Life can be unpredictable, and there are moments when we find ourselves running late or experiencing a wave of negative emotions. If this is what you are going through, the idea of canceling an appointment can be tempting. After all, who wouldn't want to avoid discomfort and retreat to the safety of solitude? However, there is a transformative power in facing challenges head-on and showing up as we are, even when it's hard.
Acknowledging Our Emotions
Before making the decision to cancel an appointment, it's essential to acknowledge and validate our emotions. It's okay to feel overwhelmed, anxious, or upset. Emotions are a typical part of the human experience, and suppressing them may not always be the best approach. Recognizing these feelings can lead to a deeper understanding of ourselves and our emotional landscape. We get to notice them and let them be- thanks for the message, I heard you LOUD and CLEAR!
Confronting Resistance and Cultivating Resilience
Choosing to keep an appointment when we're facing adversity is an act of confronting resistance. By pushing through discomfort, we can build resilience and develop coping mechanisms to deal with future challenges. Each time we embrace discomfort, we strengthen our ability to navigate difficult situations with grace and fortitude.
The Power of Vulnerability
Being vulnerable and showing up authentically, even when we're not at our best, can create genuine connections with others. Sharing our struggles and emotions can lead to deeper and more meaningful relationships, as it allows others to see us as we truly are. There is beauty in vulnerability, and it is a pathway to authentic connection and understanding. After all, isn't that why you booked the session in the first place?
Enhancing Somatic Experiencing
Somatic experiencing involves being in tune with our bodies and the physical sensations we experience. By keeping our appointments during challenging times, we remain present and in touch with our sensations as well as our emotions. This enables us to identify and process the physical sensations linked to our feelings, ultimately leading to a deeper level of self-awareness. It's an opportunity!
The Practice of Mindfulness
Mindfulness is about being fully present in the moment without judgment. When we choose to keep our appointments despite adversity, we cultivate mindfulness. We become more attuned to our thoughts, emotions, and bodily sensations. Engaging in mindfulness during challenging moments helps us build emotional resilience and fosters a calmer, more centered approach to life.
In the face of discomfort and difficult emotions, it may be tempting to cancel appointments. Choosing to show up as we are, with all our vulnerabilities and imperfections, can lead to profound personal growth. Embracing these moments allows us to cultivate resilience, deepen our connections with others, and develop a greater sense of self-awareness. So, I invite you to embrace the discomfort and honor your authentic self by showing up to our session as you are. Together, we can explore the transformative power of courage and compassion.
Your messy is welcome here.