A: That their current state is not their identity. It's not who they are. It's how they're feeling. No matter how long it’s been or how many things they’ve tried, there is a key for every lock. Sometimes it takes more than a few different tries to find it.
This is why I felt compelled to offer a warranty in my practice. So many in my long career have felt hopeless or been financially devastated by the search for answers that I felt morally bound to offer that sense of security. To support the courage to try one more time.
I wish not just my clients, but everybody knew that every part of us in intimately connected to every other part. Our minds, bodies, diet, physical activity, sleep habits, memories, family history and the stories we tell ourselves are all inextricably intertwined; even how our genes behave, known as gene expression. Aside from the highly effective Emotional Freedom tools I use to allow the conscious and subconscious minds to collaborate in figuring out the “rest of the story” one safe piece at a time, improving any other aspects of life will support and accelerate recovery and wholeness.
Simply going for a 30 minute stroll outdoors each day provides a surprising number of physical, mental and emotional advantages. There’s no need to be speed walking or going with the intent to “exercise”. Just the act of moving in the outdoors is free, safe and highly beneficial.
Research shows that taking a walk; seeing other people and being seen is beneficial to the deeply depressed; even if no word is spoken . Another study found that just the act of seeking something to be grateful for each day helped those with major depression. Even if they couldn't identify a single thing to be grateful for, the act of searching helped their mood. Likely by redirecting their focus.
Changing everything at once isn't practical for most people, but small incremental changes along with healing the traumas, fears and limiting subconscious beliefs can have profound effects.
I wish you all good physical, mental and emotional health.