The Things That Make Me Different Are The Things That Make Me
I thought today I would start with a quote from one of my favourite sources, Winnie the Pooh. When people present for therapy very often they are concerned about the things that make them different. This things are often seen as problematic or weaknesses. It is true that perhaps som of the things that makes them different are problematic and prevent the person from becoming what and who they want to be.
However, these things are also part of the personality of the client. As Pooh says the things that make them who they are. One of the most difficult things for people to sometimes deal with is their own innate uniqueness. We live in a world of conformity and sameness, and sometimes this can curtail uniqueness and individuality.
We must learn to embrace the unique part of ourselves rather than to fear it. Where needed we can always look to improve it or enhance it, but first, foremost and primarily we need to accept it as part of ourselves. Just because we do this, it does not mean that we are powerless to change it. Indeed the recognition of our differences is the first step to therapeutic change and enhancement. So embrace the positive, and acknowledge and work to change the negative and you will improve your life more than you can imagine.