On Being a Therapist...
by Janelle Bull
These are a few of the questions I find myself asking my clients over and over:
Do you feel pain to the point that it will push you until you have the vision for your life?
At the end of the day - do ask yourself this - how could I have been more ________?
Where could I have been more _______?
Do you like yourself when you are by yourself?
Do you pull on others to be happy?
Are you clear that choices give you a range of options while your reaction gives you limited awareness?
Are you participating in your life? Or just letting it happen?
Are you in tune with your life purpose? What is it?
Are you stuck in your story?
What would it be like if you allowed yourself to stop identifying with your past?
Are you stuck in a situation (a marriage, a job, a friendship) that you are too afraid to get out of?
As a child, who's love and attention did you crave the most?
Tell me how you were loved? I will help you understand how you love.
Are you really happy or really comfortable?
If you knew that you would fail, but learn a life lesson, what would you do?
Who are you? Not a father, sister, artists....but WHO are you?
Do you really want to get better or just learn how to manage your depression? Anxiety? Bi-polar disorder?
Can you answer some of these questions?
In My Opinion
by Jamie Williams
More often than not, clients come in to talk about some “huge mistake” they’ve made and how that “mistake” has defined them. Admittedly, there was a point in my life where I felt the same. I have learned a new way of thinking about mistakes and, in my opinion, …
… everyone is human and everyone makes mistakes.
… our mistakes do not define who we are.
… it is how we correct our mistakes that define us.
… we can evolve through our mistakes.
… we need to reveal and own our mistakes. If we blame others for our mistakes – or if we hide them – they will become much bigger problems. So, we need to acknowledge our mistakes and apologize (sincerely) to those we’ve impacted.
…we need to take time to reflect on our mistakes, recognize our patterns (of thoughts, feelings, and behaviors), and implement change.
…we can all benefit from sharing our mistakes and what we have learned through our process of reparation.
…we can inspire others in the ways that we choose to handle our mistakes.
What’s your opinion?