We often think about counselling as something you do when you hit rock bottom. And often times, it is the case. Breaking point has arrived, we’re in the water and yelling out for a lifesaver. That’s totally ok, and sometimes it takes the shock of the situation to get us to put our hand up.
But today, let’s look at this from a different angle. You’re on the boat, you can see the horizon, and you need some wind in your sails to push you forward. You’ve got a goal – and you’d like to work towards it as a team.
In other words, counselling isn’t just there for you when you’re drowning. It’s there for you when you have a goal you want to achieve.
Your goal might be one of a million things, such as:
- To find happiness
- Achieve a promotion or success at work
- Learn to meditate
- Improve a relationship
- Deal with stress better
- Run a marathon
Now, on the last point, physically I’m not going to run laps with you (although, never say never!), but mentally I can help build your resilience and strength. If there’s a block in your progress, let’s find out what it is. Let’s get you fit up top!
The first thing we’ll talk about in our session is your goal. Your goal guides our process, and it’s what we aim towards together. Like a coach, I’ll keep our progress on track. I’ll bring you back when you get distracted or side tracked. I’ll respect you, and keep it real. As they say, two heads are better than one, and together we’ll do the work.
You’ll have resources you’re already using and may not be fully aware of. When we’ve done things a certain way our whole lives – even positive things – we can lose sight of them. Tapping in to your inner strength and harnessing your energy is really powerful.
Know what you’re doing, and you can shape it, draw on it and use it.
Finding purpose and meaning gives our lives direction. Once we’ve found it, we’re usually pretty keen to make it happen, and we start setting goals. Keep in mind, when we start working on something different, it’s also unknown and new. So having someone there to support you can give you the edge, and the point of difference you might need to achieve.
So, got a goal? Let’s go.