As once my professor said- We humans are not logical, but psychological in nature. Our thoughts and feelings can guide and lead us to a unique set of experiences, at times comfortable and at times difficult. Counseling for me is a process of accepting and validating our feelings, at the same time navigating through them to reconstruct our reality. One can grow as a person, only when they understand themselves better.
While in school, I witnessed a lot of my friends going through emotional difficulties and most of them were embedded in unfulfilled expectations and trapped in the ideas of the perfection.
Belief systems fascinated me, and the fact that they overlap with facts made each of them perceive same situation differently.
How magically a change in perspective, just like a rubik’s cube, can sort the most difficult situation. This feeling intrigued me and pushed me to further pursue this field.
We all want to have ourselves fully accepted as a person as well as have our unique experiences acknowledged. We are so gappled in should and should nots that we fail to identify who we really are and what do we really want. I believe, any unhappiness that we experience is proportional to the gap between what we are and what we would like to be.
This makes Client Centered Therapy close to my heart. A Talk Therapy which requires a non judgmental conversation at the same time having the person reach the solutions on their own.
Empowerment. We are the choices we make. And often our choices are the reflection of external validation rather than our own happiness.
Talking it out with a friend and bringing myself closer to my support system, dealing with my worries by building action plans to combat them, and reading a book mostly for a fresh imagination away from my concerns :)
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