In order 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 we want to live. When we shift our thoughts and self-talk, our approach to life changes. Everything and everyone around us will be touched by that shift, and we will have the opportunity for a new experience as a result.
Use these weekly Affirmations and Tips to try out a new thought or approach. Let me know how it works for you. I’d love to hear from you!
I am wonderful!
I support myself in being myself. I do not have to emulate, feel jealous of, or in any way compare myself to someone else. I seek to freely express myself from a place of self-love. From this place, I can be truly funny, fun, inspired, and loving. I like myself. So today, I make a commitment to be myself!
Tip: When we are guarded or self-conscious, we may stagnate our relationships. For communication to flow freely, we need to commit to being ourselves. Take a moment to reflect on your inhibitions about being your full self. Did they come from a critical or punishing parent? Or perhaps you had a negative junior high or high school experience. Proclaim the truth that you no longer need to please a parent or impress insecure teenagers. You are free, and the time is now to be your true self.
©2019 Laura Aube
Save the Date for Our New Year Workshop!
Growth Gifts Creative Art Therapy Workshop
Saturday, January 11, 2020
9 AM – 4 PM
$85.00 per person. Art supplies and a light lunch provided.
Did You Experience a Challenging Change or a Loss in 2019?
Learn to Utilize Difficulties for Self-Development
In any given year, many of us will face challenges — the loss of a job, divorce, death, illness or diagnosis, interpersonal conflict, a rebellious or troubled child, or children leaving for college. It's not uncommon to isolate during times of trauma and difficulty. Research tells us that being able to process and have our story witnessed is critically important for healing and growth.
Join us for a Creative Arts Therapy Workshop in the new year to honor your growth gifts of 2019.
- Make art with supportive others.
- Enjoy a safe place to reflect on your challenges in 2019 through both two-dimensional and three-dimensional art-making. Although sharing is not required, you will have the chance to process your experience.
- Learn how to process changes and difficulties through the lens of appreciation for the inner strength, support system, spiritual guidance, and inspiration that allowed you to get through.
- Solidify your learning and growth from your experience and feel sturdier as you enter 2020.
Honor the gifts of your growth. We look forward to seeing you in the new year!
Reserve your spot at the workshop:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Laura Aube, LPC, ATR-BC, Certified Imago Therapist
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.