Gain clarity. Flourish.
To reduce the anxiety and depression epidemic by offering empathetic, person-centered and collaborative support to enhance well-being, personal performance, and purpose. We promote the opportunity for healthier relationships with others and yourself, and we help our clients learn how to flourish.
Definition of flourish
flour·ish | \ˈflər-ish, ˈflə-rish\ flourished; flourishing; flourishes
…within an optimal range of human functioning, one that connotes goodness, generativity, growth, and resilience.
…is a state where people experience positive emotions, positive psychological functioning and positive social functioning, most of the time. In more philosophical terms, this means access to the pleasant life, the engaged or good life, and the meaningful life.
Stress, anxiety, and depression are almost always caused by psychological and/or emotional drivers.
And when we’re not taught how to manage these psychological and emotional drivers, then it makes sense that we’re left feeling as though they control us. But no matter who you are, how old you are, where you are from, or what your past is, everyone has the ability to realize their potential and live a life that is happy, healthy, and successful – a flourishing life.
Not everyone believes this. Many people believe their anxiety or depression is simply part of their personality – it’s who they are. This is not true.
- This mistaken belief can be especially dangerous for young people because their identity is beginning to take hold, to become entrenched as a “filter” through which they experience life itself.
Our strong foundations are our psychological foundations.
Specifically, our psychological foundations are primary beliefs we hold about ourselves – our sense of our power and control, coping skills, self-confidence, and social confidence. When these foundations are strong, we don’t create stress and anxiety. We don’t create fears. We effectively manage stress and anxiety through our relationship with ourselves, and through authentic and meaningful relationships with others.
We can learn to strengthen our psychological foundations.
How? First you need to understand your psychological foundations. Because once you understand what makes you tick, you’ll know what needs changing, why it needs changing, and how to go about changing it. It becomes clear, simple, and achievable. And that’s when your motivation kicks in – to put in the effort to change.
We go to the gym to strengthen our physical foundations and often with a physical fitness coach to teach us and to guide us. We can strengthen our psychological foundations with a professional mental health counselor.
A well-trained mental health counselor will teach you the evidence-based cognitive skills and emotional skills needed to reduce unhealthy stress and anxiety. They’ll do this by:
- Teaching key principles,
- Supporting new behaviors,
- Guiding new thinking habits,
- Challenging unhelpful beliefs and thinking,
- Identifying stumbling blocks,
- Uncovering the origins of thoughts, feelings, and emotions,
- Fostering accountability,
- and ultimately walking alongside you during your journey until you reach your goals.
Give yourself the gift of self-discovery.