While you don't have to literally climb mountains (unless you want to!), learning to find and use your voice can have a similar exhilarating and empowering effect like reaching the summit of a mountain. But this, is an inner mountain. A mountain that has been in your way and holding you back from expressing your real voice. Your real thoughts. Your real emotions. Your real opinions. It's been keeping you small and holding you back from living your real life.
Find it. Reclaim it. Speak it.
One of the things that is important to me is helping women find their true, individual, grounded, empowered voice and the healing around that. I know that it can feel so difficult, scary, or even impossible to speak up, fully and honestly.
Have you ever experienced difficulty with speaking up, sharing your opinions and ideas, asking for help, saying no, telling someone how you feel, or asking for what you need?
It's more common than you may realize. Some of the reasons are fear of offending or hurting others, fear of being rejected, left out, stonewalled or abandoned, or fear of being judged.
So instead, you keep quiet while underneath you may be seething with anger or rage tired of being a doormat to others. You continue to give so much and take care of others with little or nothing left for yourself. And maybe when you do try to speak up it comes out all jumbled up along with a bunch of emotions and you still don't feel heard or understood.
This pattern can leave you feeling small and insignificant, anxious, confused, overwhelmed, sad, betrayed, hopeless and increasingly losing your self-worth.
The Real You. Yes, all of it.
When you find and use your voice, you feel valuable and important enough to :
speak up - your feelings, your needs, your truth, your dreams, your desires, you name it
advocate for your Self
create and enjoy your life more
live from a grounded, centered and peaceful place within
feel successful in life - work and/or personal
live with healthy boundaries
build and have stronger, more connected relationships
live from an empowered, authentic Self
Are you protecting yourself from Being and Becoming your Self?
Our life vitality lies within our Self. It's a big, bright, beautiful, unique fire that over time can get dimmed down or even so small that it's barely a flicker. Difficult life experiences and our adaptations to them can impact how we feel and how we show up in the world.
We will explore :
what happened to your sense of inner power and connection to your Self
how parts of you - like the people-pleaser, inner critic, inner judger, perfectionist, good girl, agreeable one, caretaker, high achiever, etc. (do you recognize any of these?) - may be impacting you
unhelpful habits you use to cope - such as shopping sprees, excessive drinking or eating, cleaning frenzy or let the mess continue to pile up, procrastinate, social media scrolling, compare yourself to others, feel crappy, numb out
unhelpful reactions like angry outbursts, being passive-aggressive, gossip, try to control everything, anxiously cling to others or give others the cold shoulder and cut people off
Then clear the way and steer you in the direction of where you want to be :
identify your goals, vision, dreams
discover what your inner parts are really trying to tell you
learn tools and resources
create loving boundaries
to advocate for your Self
say no to over-commitment, people-pleasing, and other self-destructive modes
say yes to daily habits, rituals, and other ways to nourish your Self
to speak your truth and be able to ask for what you want and need
So, what do you say? Is it time to make a change?
Are you ready to fan that inner flame and create the transformation? When you allow your Self to have a voice ... you will be able to move mountains. When you are connected to your Self, referencing inside rather than outside, everything becomes possible. You, yes you, are worth it. You matter.
If you're ready ...
If you're ready to include yourself fully in your life. Find, reclaim, and speak your voice. I look forward to hearing it.
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Find, reclaim, and speak your voice. You life needs it. The world needs it.
- MICHELE WOLF
Michele Wolf - Registered Psychotherapist - Aware Within - Psychotherapy
Located from the Collingwood Blue Mountains area and virtually serving all of Ontario including Collingwood, Barrie, Guelph, Hamilton, Kitchener-Waterloo, Orangeville, Ottawa, Thunder Bay, and all other areas.