Simply put, if you have been trying to achieve a goal and have had minimal or no success, you need help. It would be ridiculous to think we would expect ourselves to know how to fix every problem or deal with every situation we might encounter in our lives. Many of us have acquired ineffective coping skills, are faced with unique challenges we have not come across before, or simply do not know the solutions to the problems we face.
We only know what we know. Effective or not, we know what we have seen others do and we know what we have been taught to do. I’ll oftentimes ask clients who taught them how to cope with negative emotions in a healthy manner or who showed them to resolve conflict in a productive way. Almost always, the answer is “nobody.” If this is the case, how would we possibly know how to do these things? How would we know how to process grief and loss or other traumatic events, cope with symptoms of anxiety and depression, or manage feelings of anger if nobody has showed us how to do it?
At NorthSight Recovery we are firm believers that everyone needs professional support at one time or another. The reality is, we all have “stuff.” Stuff from childhood experiences, stuff from previous relationships, stuff that happens in life that negatively impacts us, and we can all use support and assistance sorting through and processing these things. If we knew how to successfully process and resolve the “stuff” on our own, don’t you think we would?