“Vulnerability is the birthplace of innovation, creativity and change.”
– Brené Brown
Sometimes life events and stressors, planned or unplanned, can accumulate and you begin to feel overwhelmed. A career change, uncertain medical report, new relationship or a call from your kid’s school can throw you off balance and eventually, your life starts to resemble a building in need of restoration. When engineers begin to restore a building, they first construct a scaffold; an intricate system of platforms and braces designed to provide essential support and reliable access for workers during the restoration. Life events can also create emotional stress fractures as people contemplate the depth and breadth of their experiences and then struggle to move beyond the problem in spite of the weakness they are feeling.
For these and many other reasons it can be extremely helpful to construct a therapeutic scaffold. A system of platforms and braces designed to protect and support people as they examine their lives and prepare for their restoration. For the process to be truly beneficial, you may need an experienced therapist helping to execute the restoration; one with extensive experience helping people to redesign, rebuild and in some cases tear down the old in order to create a new structure. I am such a therapist. I believe in a dynamic, collaborative approach to life restoration. I endeavor to build authentic rapport with my clients based on respect, patience, honesty and a healthy dose of humor.
This is challenging work, restoring one’s life, but it can be done and while it may prove difficult, it is not the least bit impossible.