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!  

 

 

Heard 

I deserve for my feelings and needs to be heard.

I am heard when I speak of my own feelings and needs. What I have to share is significant and worth hearing. I begin by carefully identifying and validating my needs, hopes and values. Then I focus on sharing my feelings using “I statements.” As I take care in recognizing I am expressing my unique truth respectfully, I allow others the opportunity to hear me.

  

 

Tip: If you feel unheard, reflect on how you are communicating. Are you coming across in a blaming, shaming or accusing way? Make sure you are sharing about yourself rather than about what the other person is or is not doing. In this way, you create an atmosphere in which it is easier for the other person to hear you without becoming defensive.

 

©2020 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.