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How Psychotherapy Can Benefit You in 2015

In 2015, technological advancements continue to bombard our senses.  It is more important than ever to take care of our mental health and spiritual development.  The more that we create patterns of working insane hours, constantly checking emails/texts, and dealing with daily pressures of family/friends, the less time we spend with ourselves and our own inner experiences about our life.  Modern neuroscience shows us that “neurons that fire together, wire together”.  This means that our most repeated thoughts, emotions, and behaviours are hard-wired into our brain and can lead us to operate on “auto-pilot” (often without even realizing it).  By taking the time to connect with a psychotherapist (even if it is once a month), you will have support in creating self-understanding and increase your ability to create healthy patterns in your life.

When you become more aware of yourself, your “auto-pilot” tendencies, and your underlying attitudes, you can empowered to create change in your life.  If the therapy is body-centered (clinically referred to as “somatic therapy”), it will help expedite the transformation process as this type of therapy works with the mind and the body to create lasting change.  So, as you go about your day, please take a breath, and notice stress levels, happiness levels, and satisfaction levels of your life.  If any of those three areas are not where you want them or do not feel good to your mind or body, please consider treating yourself to psychotherapy.  In 2015, there is a rising wave of consciousness that everyone can benefit from psychotherapy; it is not only for “crazy” people, and that there is no shame in asking for support amidst the intensity of the pace of life in 2015.

By Jesse Hanson, Clinical Director

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