“I’m stuck in Negative Town!”
It’s almost like the world is out to get you. You wake up and do what is expected of a responsible adult, but it just doesn’t seem like enough.
The work you do is no longer satisfying.
You get passed up for the job promotion.
Another relationship comes to an end.
Something else needs to be repaired: the car, the roof, or the back porch step.
Your beloved pet dies.
Your best friend moves away.
When will you ever get a break?!
It seems like your bad luck will never end.
You need a break, but it’s more than that.
Every day, you carry a huge weight on your shoulders, and it keeps getting bigger as you move through life.
You find yourself slowly climbing a mountain but are unable to see the summit. The negative thoughts in your head tell you that you are off track and should just give up on this journey.
You have felt down and out before, but this seems different.
How can you find moments of joy in your day and feel a sense of lightness?
It is into some rabbit hole or cave or forest wilderness that creative individuals have always withdrawn on the eve of their rebirth. The pattern of withdrawal and return.
– Arnold Toynbee
You can combat depression with a different view of life.
Listening to your struggle…
You may feel like you have no one to turn to for support. Everyone is tired of hearing your story, and you feel alone.
I am here to provide a caring and compassionate space to hear your current struggles. This allows you to process your emotions in a safe and supportive space. Through processing, you may even start to come up with some solutions on how to start making some small shifts.
Normalizing your emotions…
There are a lot of people that find themselves stuck at times in a negative space. Maybe, you are working through a difficult time in your life, and the emotions you feel are typical in this situation. Normalizing things will assist in you not feeling so alone in your struggle.
Reminding you that struggle results in growth…
It may be difficult to see, but there is typically something to be learned in our struggle. We all have to work through some difficult things in our life. Working together to reflect on the struggle and what has changed from the start of your journey to where you are today can allow space to see growth.
Building practices of self-compassion…
Showing ourselves self-compassion can go a long way in shifting from a negative mindset to a more reflective perspective on our emotions. We work together to learn about being more self-compassionate toward ourselves and do different exercises to help build this as a regular practice when things arise in our life. Self-compassion allows us to be kind to ourselves even in the face of struggle.
Creating self-care routines…
Finding ways to care for yourself is a form of self-love. We will work to make small changes in this area. I will then challenge you to notice the impact of these small changes on your mind, body, and soul. Even engaging in mini-moments of self-care can impact your overall well-being.
Fighting against negative attitudes…
We are built to look for the negatives in our environment. It is how we have survived this long on the planet. So, we have to work to see the positive in things. We will work on building a practice of gratitude and noticing the small things in life that bring us joy.
Looking at what you are consuming daily can also help shift negative attitudes. Are you watching the news and spending hours on social media? Compared to spending time in nature or watching a funny show that makes you laugh? Bringing awareness to these things can help shift negative attitudes and keep you in a positive perspective.
Communicating your desires…
When we hold things inside, they cause discomfort. This discomfort may cause a total shutdown or a big explosion in our relationships. Working together, we process what things you may need to communicate.
We then work on your communication skills to ensure you present things in a softened manner that allows you to be heard – ensuring that we share assertively rather than becoming aggressive or staying quiet. Effective communication can make you feel like you have a voice and provide space for your desires to be met.
Let’s get you on the next bus out of Negative Town!
Change is constant in this world. It’s when we hold on to the idea that nothing will ever change that suffering occurs. We all go through rough times but don’t have to stay there forever.
You CAN get through this and don’t have to do it alone. Let me walk beside you, offering you a compassionate, caring presence.
We all have gifts to offer this world. Don’t miss your chance to share yours with us!