Climbing out of the hole and scaling the mountain
Filling The Hole: When Therapy is the Right Choice
When you are feeling trapped, overwhelmed and struggling, you are in “the hole.” The struggle may be with intense emotions, painful relationships, or addictive behaviours. (Sometimes even all at the same time). When you’re in this place it can be very difficult to take action and have it be successful.
When you are in “the hole” you need the compassionate support of a highly trained therapist. Someone who is able to help you climb out of the hole and back onto solid ground. The first stages of this journey often involve self-discovery, it is a subtle, and more happens on the inside than on the outside.
Change is risky, and change is difficult. When you feel capable, resilient and confident, changes become possible to maintain, emotionally and practically. If you’re not on this space, therapy will help you get there.
Climbing The Mountain: When it’s time for Coaching
When you are in the right place for coaching, you feel generally okay. You feel strong enough to start making changes, and begin “climbing the mountain” heading for greater interest, contentment or challenge in your life. The work of this stage involves creating a plan for your new life, and figuring out how to make the plan, a reality.
You may have arrived at the base of your mountain after climbing out of the hole, you may have been on a different journey. Either way you want to improve your current circumstances and be more successful. If you’re truly ready for coaching you probably do not need the same type of emotional support therapy provides. You may just need to get clarity, make a plan, and take action. Coaching will help you get clarity about what your mountain looks like, and the practical steps you need to take to get to the top; Then support and encourage you as you walk up it.