Our Wake Forest counselors wanted to take a moment to wish all our clients a very happy holiday season and Merry Christmas. We are grateful each day we get to walk with people and be part of their healing process. We started our practice in 2015 and have been utterly privileged to serve our community the past five years. We are excited to enter the next decade continuing to help our clients move from darkness to light and overcoming things you thought you were stuck with forever.
The holiday season often means at least a day or two, sometimes more, off work and the ending of a year begs some reflection. We encourage folks to take stock, but we don’t invite resolutions (we’ll talk more about that in our next blog). Mindful reflecting helps us stay grounded in reality and not see things as either too good or too bad. There are always good things to look back upon and be thankful for – even if the year was really hard and we’re simply thankful for making it through it. We also can see the things we want to improve. This is called a dialectic – two opposite things that can be synthesized. One one hand there is a lot to be thankful for, on the other hand there are things to improve. It’s the essence of the now and the not yet. Sometimes it’s far too easy to get caught up in the stuff we aren’t happy with, but it’s really important to look at both what is working and healthy, moving you toward your goals. Our Wake Forest counselors help clients identify dialectics often and learn to give themselves grace.
Give it a try
Take a few moments to reflect on 2019. What are five things for which you can be thankful? What are three things you might want to improve in 2020? Consider putting these lists somewhere you can see them often, like your journal or bathroom mirror. Add to the list of things you’re thankful for, but don’t add to the things you’re working on. We can only work on so much at one time, but we want to grow in thankfulness daily.
If you’re struggling with the reflection exercise or other issues and would like to consider getting counseling, one of our Wake Forest counselors would love to talk to you. Reach out today at 919-891-0525 for your free, 15-minute consultation for counseling in Wake Forest NC.