Some Encouragement…

This is a little post to encourage any of you that feel that your past, your present or your feelings will never be redeemed. Maybe you have been incredibly hurt by the actions of other people, or have experienced the sort of traumas that are so hard to recover from. Maybe you yourself have not made great decisions when it comes to relationships, life, money etc.

I want all of you to know that you are worthy of a better life, no matter who you are. No matter how bad things are, they can be improved. Sometimes the smallest of changes can make a big difference to the way you feel or the decisions you make.

Keep people in your life who support your dreams, who want the best from you. If you have no-one like this then maybe it is time to make a fresh start and meet some new people.

Most of all, don’t ever feel like you are doomed to walk the same life forever. You can have something different if YOU want it. The key to this is that this does depend on you. Don’t wait for other people to save you, they will never understand exactly what you need. You are the only expert on your life.

Take care. This is the start of your journey to something different. You may not see what is ahead in the distance but take a step on to your new bridge anyway.

So what’s this all about?

Most of us have heard the phrase “just build a bridge and get over it” when we have complained to someone about things that are not going well in our life. To be honest, that is a pretty unsympathetic way of responding – but not without a measure of truth.

Without sounding cliched, life is a series of inter-twining journeys – our childhood, teenage years, parenting, work experiences, major relationships etc. At times things get complicated, difficult and even hopeless….. to the point where we can not see a way out.

Some people carry long term trauma which never really leaves. Others have survived difficult circumstances or live with mental health issues of varying degrees. We all have times where we can imagine a better, happier future but just cannot see how to get there.

A bridge is a way of getting from one place to another, one circumstance to another. As a therapist I use strength building conversations to help someone build their bridge to a happier life and take a step on to it. Now this may take a while. Sometimes our trauma has been so great that it never goes away entirely – instead we find a way to manage and build a bridge around it.

To help someone get to a better place in life is an amazing thing. I am not perfect, I have my own challenges just like anyone else. This blog is designed for me and you, and everyone. To support, encourage and be honest about moving forward in life. There is often no ‘quick fix’ solution, but things can always change.

Feel free to comment and get involved. We often need a community around us to really make things better.

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