When you’re suffering, you have four basic options.
Whether the seed of suffering was planted in you at a young age, or has come along with the natural process of life, you could:
Solve the problem by changing the situation, avoid or leave the situation, or get out of it for good.
Feel better about the problem by changing or regulating your emotional response to the problem.
Tolerate the problem by accepting and tolerating (the problem and your response to) the problem.
Stay miserable and maybe even make the problem worse – but, is that really an option you want to choose?
You don’t have to live a life full of anxiety or plagued by depression. The good news is…there’s hope.
Hope is as a state of mind that believes and wants a positive outcome to any given situation in your life.
It’s believing that things will turn out for the best.
Hope looks forward to a positive outcome and is cultivated when we set goals and are determined to achieve those goals.
Hope is not a dream or a fantasy, but something that is intentional.
We’ll talk about your hopes for the future and help you set an intentional plan with specific steps to work towards your goals.
As you begin to see progress towards those goals, it will generate more hope within you.
It doesn’t always come easy.
When we live in the pain of the past or worry about the future, it’s nearly impossible to be present and enjoy life with serenity, as it unfolds moment by moment.
Parkside Psychotherapy can help.
At Parkside Psychotherapy, we will teach you mindfulness and use other tools, like Clinical Hypnotherapy or Dialectical Behavior Therapy, to help you cope with anxiety.
Hope breeds hope.
Call Parkside Psychotherapy today to schedule your appointment, and begin to live your life with serenity, hope, and happiness!