The relationship we have with ourselves is often the most difficult
We often have automatic self beliefs that stop us from seeing ourselves accurately. If I believe that I’m not enough in some way, my brain will selectively seek out examples that support this belief. I might ignore the many signs that contradict it.
Group involvement offers a chance to get to know ourselves better. It’s an opportunity for growth. By seeing ourselves through the compassionate lens of others, we alter the way in which we view ourselves.
The stories we make up about ourselves may not always be true. They might just be habits. When we can name these things, we take away some of their power. We have a chance to tell the story differently.
Are you carrying any stories that you might like to re-write?
We’d love to hear from you.
Belinda Seagram, Ph.D., R. Psych.
Executive Director, Landing Strong