The Self-Awareness Series
Welcome! This series of affirmations and tips are designed to enhance your self-awareness, the quality of your relationships, and your overall happiness.
Our patterns of thinking lead to our perceptions of ourselves and others, and out of those perceptions we react and take action. By selecting our thoughts, we begin to form new ways of processing our experiences and develop conscious, productive ways of interacting with life.
I courageously accept responsibility for my feelings
and explore my inner world.
I realize that there are many ways to perceive any given situation and how I process my circumstances and others impacts my emotional experience. I consider how my past conclusions may be influencing the conclusions I draw now.
Since my most impressionable years were in my youth, many of my habitual ways of interpreting come from experiences I had as a child. I courageously consider my childhood and allow myself to reinterpret in ways that are more open minded and receptive to the positive intentions of others.
A New Way of Seeing
Allow yourself to reconsider thoughts and ideas that you have held. Many of the ideas we hold are in place as a way to protect us from painful feelings. It takes courage to consider a new viewpoint.
For the good of your relationships, stretch into assuming positive intent of those around you. While you might not know how those in your life make sense, take the time to recognize that your negative feelings and reactions are likely coming from past negative experiences. Allow yourself to be curious and trust that others in your life are acting from a place that is logical, hopeful, or has a positive goal.
Courageously, allow yourself to become open to gaining a new understanding.
The following practices were encouraged over the last eight weeks and are available for your review:
Self-awareness – Three times a day sit quietly and observe your mind.
Calm – Take time to go within and self soothe when you become stressed.
Nurture – Ask yourself how you feel and what you need.
Authenticity – Dedicate time to spend with yourself and self-reflect.
Notice – Slow down and assess your internal and external experiences.
Ground – Develop awareness and a sense of being in your body.
Bring it – Focus on what positive action you can take in the present moment.
- Courage – Open yourself to a new way of seeing things.
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Making lasting change requires persistence and support. I am here to support you in identifying specific barriers in your process and to help you practice new approaches consistent with your best self. Call me at (816) 359-1885 to schedule an Individual Session or Couples Imago Therapy.
©2021 Laura Aube
In Imago Therapy, I help clients create healthy communication in their relationships and move toward the life they desire. This is accomplished through learning the balance of self-awareness and deeply listening and responding with empathy to significant others. If you have any questions or would like to schedule an Individual or Couple's Session, call or email me today.
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Thank you! Laura
Laura Aube, LPC, ATR-BC, Certified Imago Therapist
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.