My Approach to Helping
Today's life can be chaotic. We have all become overwhelmed, confused and unsure about how to handle situations in life, whether they be responsibilities, schedules, family, work, personal time, that are all vying for our attention.
How we respond to situations could be coming from how we were viewed by other people in our life. We may have incorporated their views about us without realizing those views weren't our own. Yet, we have behaved or reacted to situations as if those views were ours. It might be prudent to explore the underlying assumptions that we hold about ourselves, and how those views have influenced our self-esteem and self-confidence. For example, we might be afraid of applying ourselves in certain situations, because we don't believe we "have what it takes". We might be applying old mechanisms to deal with our life's issues, only to find that they're not working anymore, if they ever worked at all.
My approach is to help you help yourself, through questions, examination, gentle guidance, and mindful exercises and homework. By empowering us to redefine ourselves, get validation from within ourselves, rather than at the hands of others, we begin to believe in ourselves, trust ourselves and our instincts, and eliminate many of the past methods that have often been the bases of our ability (or inability) to understand, cope with, or fail to move through life.