Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Acceptance = Growth

As many of you know, I've been on a yoga retreat in Costa Rica.  Part of the experience is a morning meditation, vinyasa hot yoga class, clean eating and body work.  What I'm working on is accepting.  Accepting what is in this moment, in contrast to wishing something was different, or 'better'.  The hardest things to accept in the moment are the areas where we most need to pay attention.  If we try to bypass the acceptance phase, we continue to fight internally with ourselves.  There's the saying 'what you resist will persist'.

In therapy I'm consciously aware of the moments when clients attempt to shift the conversation or avoid talking about the more uncomfortable, vulnerable areas of their lives and relationships.  This signals to me that this is where the real healing can begin.  My ultimate goal is to work at the clients pace, retaining the integrity of their process, and being 'present' as they work through their 'stuff''.  I think we should honor our 'stuff' because that's where compassion and empathy arise.  Once we can own our stuff it makes it easier for others to do the same.

For support and guidance contact me.  I offer a free 15-minute phone consultation. Or always feel free to email me.

-Dr. Corinne Scholtz is a licensed marriage and family therapist.  She is the owner of one of S. Florida's premier locations for optional mental and emotional health.  Her expertise is working with relationships - individual therapy, couples therapy, marital counseling, teen support and more. 

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