When people start the journey toward a better life, they often ask, "what does it take to make it work," or "How long will it take until I am happy?"
Well, truth to be told, that depends on you. But let me have you do a quick exercise to help you better understand:
I want you to image there was a magic spell that could take your negative and painful thoughts and feelings away. How much would you be wiling to pay for it? Seriously, stay with the exercise. Now if there was a way to make your misery disappear forever, how much would you pay:
Unfortunately, there isn't really a magic spell to do that; however, there are therapy and coaching techniques that can!. Not over night and not instantly, but successfully, nevertheless.
Now you need to understand that cost isn't necessarily measured in dollars, though you do need to pay for the session fees. The real cost is measured in time and effort.
We have often heard "a person can only change if they want to;" do you want to? If you said you'd be willing to pay a huge amount of money for the magic spell then its safe to say you want positive change.
But lets be honest with ourselves, sometimes we think we want to change, but neglect to own that maybe part of us likes things being the way they are. Let's face it, sometimes staying the same is easier, we know what it's like so we become comfortable with it. We've so rehearsed our dialogs and monologs about our current miserable situation. Our daily routines have become our familiar blanket, a familiar way of understanding the world. To change that would mean a time where things are different, unfamiliar, maybe even scary or uncomfortable.
Change, lasting change, takes work and sometimes is painful. But if we stick with the work, fight through the moments of pain, on the other side is the life we've always wanted.
Imagine what it would be like to be happier more days then not. What would it be like waking up every day with that comfortable "knowing" that today was going to be a good day?
Now, this isn't fluff or rose colored glasses or a nice piece of real estate in the land of make believe. This is, a researched scientific fact; research has shown that we get more of what we talk about or think about. What this means is that what you complain about you will get more of. A trained mental health professional, such as a Psychologist, Marriage and Family Therapist, Counselor, Life Coach, etc., knows techniques that can help you learn to talk about and think about things in a way that will bring joy and happiness to your life. By using proven techniques from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution Focused Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Hypnosis, and Neurolinguistic Programming, I can help you make the changes that will positively transform your life.
So, if you are ready to take the steps toward living the life you dream of, then call me today.