Even as a little girl, I always wanted to help people, and it is a blessing and privilege to have accumulated a wide variety of trainings and certifications that allow me to do just that. If you ever wondered about how one transforms T/trauma, comes to do this work, or what kind of person/goals/challenges befits such a person, you can read a deep dive into Bethany Perry in my interview with Brainz Magazine. I invite you to get to know me, before I may get to know you and come to help you transform your life to a whole life healed.
While it is healthy to strive to continually improve, this all to often involves looking at ourselves through a harsh lens. We are self-critical, pushing ourselves to become someone we can THEN love. How we go about goal setting and trying to achieve those goals is dictated by the driver which can be self-loathing, or self-loving. Who is driving your vehicle to self-improvement, and how can you reform your driver? I’ve written an article on this very topic for Brainz magazine, and invite you to read up on the differences, and tools for healthier goal setting.
It is easy to find strife, conflict, and intolerance, but what about the beauty, growth, and harmony of differing notes, and opinions. How can we achieve cognitive flexibility, learn from one another, and reach new potential from communal sharing and discourse. It is a practice to love and respect ourselves as well as others, it is something we must consciously choose. It can be challenging in stressful times like these with uncommonly high cognitive load. We all have so much on our minds from the pandemic, to economics, to world events, to personal challenges we may face. All this leads us to sometimes lead from a place of stress and fear, but we can challenge ourselves to new perspectives. Our brains, ourselves, and our communities are capable of wondrous things.
Many of us have an understanding of the terms ‘existential crisis’, or ‘existential dread’, these deal with questioning life’s meaning, and feeling lost for purpose. There is a lot of uncertainty in life, but an abundance of this can leave us unsettled, and overly stressed about our life’s path leading to ‘existential trauma.’