You can go one step further than simply settling for who you are to lovingly accepting yourself, embracing yourself as unique and significant.
It is possible to get your deepest core needs fulfilled, and bring connection and stability.
If you feel you are not worth being loved, let me tell you, you are! You are simply because you are you.
You have the divine imprint upon you. You are made in the image and likeness of God, and He is for you, not against you.
I’ve been where you are.
I’ve felt the brokenness and have overcome it. I have overcome hypervigilance and debilitating depression. I have become whole and at peace.
I won’t ask you to go where I haven’t gone.
From my own experience, I can tell you, it is possible to find self-love, peace of mind, and acceptance. I have experienced it for myself and have been honored to guide others to it too.
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I grew up in rural Northern Alberta. I know farming, oil and gas, and the unique challenges we face in this part of the world. Our relationships can be especially challenging with work and locale. Oil-patch widow is a familiar term, and I know getting out to see people can be difficult.
Because of our unique challenges, finding the help we need if we get stuck in our grief process can be especially difficult, and when we do find someone, that professional may not be able to relate to our situation.
I can relate to you. I understand your circumstances. It is possible to overcome major depressive disorder, suicidal thoughts, anxiety disorder, and more.
Regardless of our unique scenario, there is hope; I have seen it. I believe in you, even when you don’t believe in yourself.
I have overcome so many things to get where I am now, even living in the isolation you also know. I have learned how to love people. I have learned how to let go of expectations and trust God. I have learned how to love myself, which allows me to love others.
I want to help you do so too.
Coaching and counselling are very related services. If you think of these from a chronological view, counselling is about looking into the past to improve the now, and coaching looks at the present to improve the future.
Counselling is prescriptive, where I give input to you so that you better understand, whereas coaching is observant, where we have back-and-forth conversation about where you are and what you want.
When we are in counselling mode, I am the expert giving you what you need to get well, but in coaching, you are the expert on your life, and I aid you in going from healthy to thriving.
In either case, the goal is to better understand your situation and to make plans to improve your quality of life in a trusting relationship in which you feel safe.
Grief defined simply is our experience of loss, whether an attachment to something or someone significant to us. It is our natural internal response to external changes. Grieving well means the conscious integration of that felt loss.
Grief can come when we lose someone dear to us due to circumstances like relocation or by passing away. It can come by the loss of a pet or a possession. Grief can come when we lose our identity, in our careers, or our position in our community.
Grief can also come when we realize we have missed out on a deep desire, like a parental attachment that was never fulfilled or a failed romantic relationship, which are attachments to an anticipated future that become no longer possible.
By entering into an experiential process of grieving you can come to a place of self acceptance, significant self love, and belonging. Grieving allows you to investigate who you are authentically, what you truly value and desire, and allows room for you to find peace and joy within the confines of your circumstances.