Long before Wayne Dyer was credited with coining the phrase “change your thoughts, change your life,” this concept was taught by Dr. Ernest Holmes and many others. It is the foundation of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT).
What does it mean to change your life? It means different things to different people. One may want to change their geographical location, believing that will change their life and it will, in some ways. For others it may mean ending a relationship or finding “the perfect” partner. Either will certainly change your life, again only in some ways. Others believe changing their job, education or winning the lottery will change their life. However, it has been said, “wherever you go, there you are.” In other words, your circumstances and perhaps your physical location or environment may change, but you are the same person with the same thinking, feelings, and core beliefs. Your thoughts reveal your beliefs so consider this; your best thinking got you where you are today, because thoughts create things.
Personal Transformation involves much more, and it is a process and a journey. It is not a destination. The first step in any change is recognizing there is a problem with your current state of affairs. The second step is admitting, to yourself and at least one other person, that there is a problem.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is about recognizing your thought patterns and your beliefs. This includes the process of examination and identifying core beliefs that your thinking is rooted in, as well as the feelings they trigger. Personal transformation may also include an exploration of your spiritual or religious beliefs and practices. You may also choose to create a vision statement and learn vision casting.
My commitment is to facilitate your internal exploration and insights in a way that supports your journey.