People come to therapy for a variety of reasons: anxiety, depression, eating problems, addiction, trauma, stress, and so on. The inner pain, uncertainty, or perceived loss of control can feel unbearable at times. Since we can only do what we know, people often turn to unhealthy ways of coping to manage their experiences. While distracting, avoiding, or numbing may work for some time, those strategies eventually become patterns that keep us feeling stuck and lacking options.
This is a gentle process of coming back to who we are on the deepest level. By learning to quiet the mind, we can begin to open awareness, use our symptoms as signs that we are off-track, free our intuition and inner strength, and develop a sense of purpose and well-being.