We are living in challenging times of fear, uncertainty and confusion,
Many people are noticing our differences rather than what unites and connects us all.
It’s easy to get distracted or even addicted to relying on what the media want us to focus on and worry about, whilst losing our sense of self.
We’re not taught or encouraged in many western establishments these days to practice self-inquiry or reflection. This is not good for personal autonomy or building courage or confidence.
It’s also easy for us to lose touch with how we feel, perhaps because we are afraid of what others might think of us if we dare to think differently.
Thankfully coming to counselling and other self-development work can be a way of learning to manage and cope with uncertainty. And get back in touch with what is important to us, and reconnect with our true feelings and senses.
From here we can grow both mentally and physically stronger and more confident of who we are, and what is right for us and our loved ones.
I always want my work to be first and foremost about being of service to others.
I’ve had an awareness for many years that much of the suffering and terrible things that happen in the world are fundamentally unnecessary and wrong. And that collectively we can help each other to grow stronger and more resourceful individuals and communities.
Self-development is not only an investment in yourself, but it’s also an investment in society in that we are saying we are committed to becoming a better version of ourselves each day.
Maybe now is the perfect time to invest in yourself? More and more people are seeking to become more self-actualizing and to reach their true potential.
What would you like to understand better, react differently to, grow stronger in, or be more accepting of?
One of the ways we can do this is by, when possible, making use of the challenges and adversity we face by seeing them as opportunities to grow. Of course, this is not always easy!
I have found through activities like ‘Wim Hof method’ cold therapy training. What doesn’t kill us can most definitely make us stronger.
If we take sensible risks and practice over-riding our fight-flight responses, we can develop the resilience we need through gentle repetitive exposure to what we find challenging. This can help us to re-write our responses.
As well as reducing the need to over-rely on medication to function, which also risks putting harmful toxins into our bodies as well as having potentially negative side effects including addiction.
It’s far better to get back in touch with our true nature the way our ancestors were.