How you behave reflects what you value most
This is why I want to share my core values that motivate me
in my life and in my work
For me, honesty is critical to living well. Honesty is a choice that is not always easily made, but it's necessary. I see honesty as a choice. It's about following what is authentic to you.
I value honesty in my life and work because the more honest I get with my myself, the more fulfilling my work, relationships become. And as a result, my self-esteem grows.
Honesty isn't about achieving perfection. It's about willingness to let go of your defenses and the story you tell yourself that is not always the truth.
Connection is essential - to myself, my clients and to those I am in relationship with. Without it, l believe I have very little.
Years ago, the facilitator of an acting workshop made a comment to me that has stayed with me to this day. Within minutes of knowing me, she said "Connection is the key for you. If you don't have it, you are going to feel insecure." She was bang on. Although acting didn't prove to be my talent, I now realize that I was drawn to it because I was interested in pursuing a deeper understanding of the human experience - and I was looking for a way to connect.
My philosophy on addiction is that addiction and codependency thrives in disconnection. I see my job as helping you access the safety in order to find connection back to yourself.
Freedom & Responsibility
When I was pursuing my Masters Degree, I was particularly struck by the philosophy of Jean-Paul Sartre who stated that humans have the freedom to do as we please, but that comes with being responsible for what we do.
Taking responsibility is not about taking all the blame. In my experience, being able to take responsiblity for our part in our lived experience is empowering. It's very tempting to feel like other people are responsible for our experiences in life. But I believe that taking responsibility for our choices and feelings is also the way to freedom.
If these values are meaningful for you, Please contact me to book a session or to find out how we could work together