There is a formula I often share with my clients. It is something I made up during grad school when trying to explain the process of therapy to clients, friends and family alike. I thought it would be a good start to the Insight of the Week posts. Here is how it goes...
Awareness + Insight = Change
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What? Why? How?
Awareness answers the question WHAT. What is it that is going on, what is bothering me, or what is getting in the way of life?
Insight answers the question WHY. Why is this happening, where does this come from, and why now? Adds a deeper level of understanding to the WHAT.
Change answers the question HOW. How is this going to change, how will I take this information and do something different? Now that I know WHAT and WHY I can't help but find HOW to change ________.
"I don't know what is wrong with me but I know I can't keep feeling this way" or "I know I keep having relationship issues but I don't understand why this keeps happening" or "Tell me how to fix this" are examples of often what I hear clients say and honestly, what we all are thinking sometimes.
Clients come in at all stages of this formula and some come in having yet to start it. No matter where you are with this, it helps to manage what needs evaluating and shifting for your continued growth and happiness.
Take a look at the formula... WHERE do you fall?