''KNOW THYSELF'' A message from many of the wisdom teachings of many sources.
Therapy is a helpful way for ourselves to 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, and which will guide and help us through our lives.
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. Aided by a spirit of inquiry as to why we may be thinking/feeling/behaving this way, we can grow to operate or respond more from a position of informed choice, rather than simply reaction. Recognizing this can be truly liberating!
Inviting curiosity, kindness and respect for ourselves, we can grow to find more peace as a result.
Getting to know ourselves better, and discovering how we can take greater steps towards the self-care we can put into practice in our lives, we will find ourselves moving on to a living in a way that's better suited for each of us according to our own uniqueness, leading us to feeling more comfortable in our lives.
"It's not about knowing more, but about more of you knowing." Cynthia Bourgeault
This enables us to see and develop our own individual strengths, as well as helping us to catch any behaviour patterns that might have served its purpose to defend us at one time in our lives, but now might only get in the way.