Many of our clients have no experience being in a healthy relationship, not with others and, often, not with themselves. In fact when a client seeks therapy, it’s inevitably about a relationship. Work focuses either on difficulties in life with another person, OR difficulties with oneself. In this workshop we will begin by looking at the client’s fundamental relationship with “me, myself, and I”. We will explore negative ways clients treat themselves and examine if clients can tolerate their own company and if they speak to themselves with compassion or constant berating. How does their relationship with self, affect their relationships with others? And, conversely, how does their relationship with others affect their relationship with themselves?
Together we will focus on what constitutes a healthy relationship both with self and with others. When we help clients find their own voices, and learn to advocate for themselves, they are then best able to protect themselves emotionally from challenging or unhealthy relationships, and able to grow and nurture healthy relationships – especially with themselves.