When imaging therapy, most of us think of dreadingly giving a linear monologue of the painful past events of our life. While this can be true, it is rarely the full picture of what therapy is.
Recounting the Past to Understand Our Present
Therapy is a recount of the past events, both nurturing and painful, that are influencing our present moment behavior and feelings. We explore the past through the lens of the present moment. What is contained in the present moment can consist of emotions, stories we tell about ourselves and others, sensations in our body and beliefs we are attached to about our future. Together with a therapist, we learn skills to turn toward the present moment with more curiosity, spaciousness and acceptance so that we can more consciously choose the direction of our future.
Gaining Clarity on Our Future
A key part of therapy is gaining clarity and committed action on how we want the future to look. We explore the past not as a cycle to relive or get stuck in, but rather as a stepping stone to build a future that is more aligned with our values. As we align our dreams and goals for the future with committed action, we will see positive influences in relationships, careers, self-esteem, and more. This approach allows us to use the challenges and events from our past as a stepping stone to a better future.
Start Overcoming Your Past for a Better Future Today
We work with individuals who are trying to recount that part of themselves who had big dreams or are trying to get back to a place where the dreams seem attainable. Our team of therapists use science backed tools to align with that version of yourself. Request an appointment today to explore how therapy can reinvigorate your own potential.