Self-awareness is the bedrock of all therapy
The degree to which you are self aware will shape everything in your life
Self-awareness is the bedrock of all therapy. The degree to which you are self aware will shape everything in your life – your relationships, how you handle challenges and obstacles, how you deal with failure, and whether or not you can rise from the ashes and recreate your life anew. A lack of self-awareness, on the other hand, corrodes relationships with those you care about and creates enemies where there were none before. It exacerbates emotional and psychological issues such as phobias, anxiety and depression to the point where you can become a liability both to yourself and others.
So why don’t more people face into this life task? Simply put, they haven’t yet woken up to the necessity of doing so. They haven’t faced the fact that as adults they alone are responsible for the life they are choosing to live, moving forward. They often feel that they don’t have a choice, that they are stuck in a set of circumstances from which they can see no easy exit or solution. Some circumstances are indeed harsh and rigid, but how we frame them, how we see them, our attitude towards this outer reality is something we can change. And the remarkable thing is that when we change ourselves and our thinking, the outer circumstance often shifts.
We all have to ultimately accept that, for whatever reason, we have landed here in this body, this personality, this set of circumstances, and we are the only ones who can live our lives. We are the only ones who can make changes or do something different with this life.
I have had over 24 years of helping clients become more self-aware. I can help you reclaim your joy and find new purpose and meaning in your life.
Together we will face into this from many angles:
- we will try to understand what your deepest Self is trying to show you through your dreams, analyzing the how the unconscious is manifesting in the images. The inner teacher/guide is often most present in the underlying wisdom of the dream
- we will explore the deep knowing and wisdom that is locked in your body’s symptoms and the deeply held patterns in your body. As we unlock these deeply held patterns, there is often a deep sense of understanding and insight
- we will explore family history and other important relationships that have shaped you and had a pivotal affect on you
- we will explore various therapeutic modalities, psychodynamic, Jungian, cognitive, behavioural, relational and others to ascertain which method seems most effective in dealing with your particular issue and personality.