Therapy can help us get in touch with who we are at a deep level. It's a supportive way to realign with all the inherent health, wisdom and well-being that resides within us at the very core of our being.
"It's not about knowing more, but about more of you knowing." Cynthia Bourgeault
Mindfulness-based psychotherapy can help us cultivate greater awareness of what is happening to us in our lives. By developing an increased knowledge and acceptance of the different aspects of ourselves, we can get to understand more of what's going on when mixed or seemingly contradictory feelings arise within us. With a spirit of inquiry as to why we may be thinking or feeling this way, we can grow to operate or respond from a position of informed choice, rather than simply reaction. Recognizing this can become a choice is truly liberating!
Inviting curiosity, kindness and respect for ourselves, we can then grow to find more peace as a result.
By getting to know ourselves better, and discovering how we can take greater steps towards self-care, we can find ourselves moving on to a life that's better suited for each of us according to our own uniqueness, and lead us to feeling more comfortable in our lives.
Our work in therapy enables us to see and develop our own individual strengths, as well as helping us to catch those behaviour patterns that might have served to defend us at one time in our lives, but now only get in the way of our joy.
Within the safe and supportive containment to be found in the therapy room, we can find ourselves able to feel the relief of no longer dealing with something alone.
"As we allow our own light to shine, we unconsciously give permission for others to do the same." Marianne Williamson Therapy is not only a way for us to look at how we might increase the quality of our own lives, it has the ripple effect of helping to create a world where those around us can feel better too.