I raise up my voice—not so I can shout, but so that those without a voice can be heard...we cannot succeed when half of us are held back. ―Malala Yousafzai
I want to propose to you the question of are you getting your needs met without voicing them. Is it working? Is it leading to satisfaction?
And most often the answer is that you haven’t learned to find your voice or express your needs in a way that will be heard. Without being able to speak your truth, you may continue to struggle to have a healthy relationship with others.
I'm just talking about what I know.
It was a risk and required courage to use my voice and to feel confident on my own. When I was young and newly divorced, I made a list of everything I was afraid of: going to a movie by myself, eating a meal by myself, taking a weekend trip by myself – that list was actually a lot longer but I don’t want to bore you.
But this exercise really helped me find the confidence I needed to so I could make the changes I needed to. You don’t build confidence in therapy; you use therapy to find the confidence to take these steps.
I have learned how to help myself and others reclaim the empowerment of working through our fears and finding our personal power.
Women suffer from a skewed perspective – we are usually much better than we give ourselves credit for. Plato said, “We are always blindest to ourselves.” This problem of a skewed perspective has been around a long time!
You can learn to see and behave in ways that make yourself feel proud of who and how you are, of your unique self. But recognizing and developing an identity that is not a mask but a true reflection of your genuine self is difficult to do without guidance.
I am here to help you live the life of your dreams – not your fears.
Not having an accurate perspective or true self-acceptance is the root cause many types of suffering:
depression or low self-esteem
drug and alcohol dependence
compulsive sex behaviors
feeling empty or helpless
When you have a solid, stable core of acceptance of your strengths and limitations, it supports you when life presents challenges and when you feel stuck in a destructive situation.
Do you ever wonder why you:
are a dynamo in your chosen field and insecure in personal relationships?
come across harsh in order to appear strong?
hesitate to share thoughts and opinions?
think you feel worthy but do not stand up for yourself?
It does take courage to fight habitual, fearful ways of interacting. With empowerment counseling you can create new behaviors and positive ways of seeing yourself. You can be soft and strong, resilient and renewed, and feel integrity and self-respect.
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