Our life experiences can sometimes take hold of us and start to affect our everyday life. It is usually at this point that we decide we have had enough and reach out for help, hoping to find the magic pill that will take everything away. Why wouldn't we?! I decided to write this blog because I have had many people ask me what steps they can take to get rid of this life affecting experience. Often when I tell them that there are many steps that have to be taken and there is a process to be journeyed, they look at me in annoyance. There isn't a magic pill that I can just take?!
I have a sign in my office that reads:
"Its not about the destination, it's about the journey"
The Journey Worth Taking
I have this in my office, because I whole heartedly believe that there is often a journey that comes with healing. There isn't just a magic pill that I can offer which takes away all of the pain and suffering. I so wish that this could be the case, as it would make this journey a lot less painful. However, there is often a lot to be healed and it can be complex. When we actually sit down and face the emotions that come up because of this event or incident(s) in our life, it takes self care, self grace, and investment - which bring their own individual journey.
Therapy is an investment, both financially and emotionally. Often times, therapy falls to the bottom of our priority list because there are other things that we would rather be spending our money on, more enjoyable things. But many of my clients have found that when they don't make it a priority and they choose to keep it low on the priority list, they can go on the greatest adventures and the pain of the past still plagues them. Or, maybe this pain holds them back from being able to live.
Are you being held back from living, from embracing life?
Why I Value The Journey
Many might say, well of course you are an advocate of therapy because you are a therapist! I will tell you that my own therapy process encouraged me to further explore my dreams of becoming a therapist. I was that person that said, I can just live life and act as if none of the things in my past affected me. It wasn't until I could no longer hold it all in and it was spilling out of me that I finally decided to explore therapy. It was affecting my relationships, my marriage, my ability to see life positively, and I was not happy! I then spent a year working through my past and devoting myself to the process. I have never felt more pain than I did while in this journey, but it was pain that I hadn't let myself feel prior. It was pain that had to be felt. It was so worth the process and all of the pain, because I can now be the person that I truly want to be and not be held down by my history. I no longer had to be defined by those events.
I share this with you because I want you to know that I have been where you are. My life was affected and the core of my being was not who I was, for years. I was just as reluctant to explore this journey and truly invest in it, but my investment paid off ten fold.
What if You Mattered?
I will close with this:
If you treated yourself as if you mattered, what would you do for yourself? Would you be worth the investment?
If you are ready to make an investment in yourself, click here.
P.S. I am here for you.
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I am a Licensed Therapist in Lone Tree, Colorado and my goal for this blog is to explore taboo subjects that no one is willing to talk about and I am eager to bring awareness to.