We are drawn to the familiar. To experience something new, we need to become familiar with the thoughts and feelings in our minds and guide them to be consistent with the life of our dreams.

Our thoughts are the guiding force of our behaviors. Habitual thoughts may cause us to repeat unhappy patterns. These weekly Affirmations and Tips are designed to help you replace these habitual thoughts to enhance your life and your relationships.  

 

 

Accept 

I accept others as they are and encourage them to operate from their own truth.

I realize there are lots of factors influencing the ones I love, and I am not responsible for their choices or the outcome of their choices. I might advise or share my hopes, but I accept they have the freedom to use their own discretion and experience their own outcomes. I realize they are in their own growth process.

When other adults are making decisions that frighten or concern me, I openly share my concerns, feelings, and needs. Then I allow and accept their choices. I also carefully accept my own choices and accept responsibility for taking actions that reflect my values and support my needs. I honor my own freedom and the freedom of others.

  

Tip: Honoring your own freedom and the freedom of others can feel like a loss of control. Many relationships might qualify as co-dependent, in which one person feels responsible for the well-being or happiness of the other to the detriment of their own happiness. Healthy relationships are open, honest, and empower both people to live in a manner congruent with their values. The more open and honest you are, the more clarity you each will gain in decisions that honor both people.

Imago Therapy is a safe place to learn to have those deeper dialogues. Utilizing Imago Therapy with your partner can deepen your relationship and your love and acceptance of one another.
 

©2019 Laura Aube

 

 

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Imago Relationship Therapy

Imago Relationship Therapy provides you and your partner a safe place to learn how to engage in healthy communication. Utilizing Imago Therapy with your partner can deepen your relationship and your love and acceptance of one another. In a private couples or family Imago Therapy session, you receive expert guidance and practice using tools like curiosity, listening, receptivity, and understanding.

I would be honored to help you on your journey of living from your true self and creating relaxed, joyful relationships. To learn more or schedule a session, call (816) 359-1885 or email laura@creativegrowthandhealing.com. 

  

 

Laura Aube, LPC, ATR-BC, Certified Imago Therapist
creativegrowthandhealing.com
Email: laura@creativegrowthandhealing.com

Phone:  816-359-1885
Address:  207 South Washington Street, Raymore, MO 64083

Laura Aube is a licensed Counselor in the State of Missouri. She has advanced training as a Certified Imago Relationship Therapist, as well as a fully-credentialed Art Therapist. Laura has twenty-five years of experience as a therapist and specialized expertise in grief, trauma, couples, and family therapy.