In this space, I encourage us all to slow down our worlds for some time. Make a cup of tea, take some deep soothing breaths and say hello to your self.
It’s not news to anyone that most of our minds are running at a pace that our bodies can’t keep up with. We place extreme pressure on ourselves to meet the expectations of our times.
Many of us find that as a result of these demands, we suffer. We suffer physically, mentally or socially. We lose a sense of meaningful connection with those closest to us or we don’t produce our best work. We sometimes wonder, what is this all for?
I began “A Life I Choose” to remind myself and you to slow down. I want you to remember that your life is real and valuable. I also want you to be in touch with the reality that your life is finite, and everyone says that it passes by fast.
Through “A Life I Choose”, I nudge you to take some breathing space, and to ask yourself: Am I living a life that is meaningful to me? I do this by sharing my own reflections, by posing questions to you, by engaging in dialogue with you. I share tips and exercises that I learn along the way. I also share research that I come across through my studies, and lessons that I learn through my work with my dear clients (who will always remain anonymous).
I am a Gestalt Psychotherapist. One of Gestalt’s main aims is to empower individuals to live fuller, more satisfying lives. Gestalt Therapists do this by developing trusting relationships with their clients, whom they support and lovingly challenge to increase their awareness of themselves. Through increased self-awareness, clients become in touch with their sense of choice and responsibility. They learn to become the driver of their life, rather than a passenger. “A Life I Choose” is where I share my experiences of this work and philosophy.
Thank you for reading.
(B. Psy (Hons)) (Dipl. GPTIM)