Southwest Counseling and Mindfulness Center
Lucy K. Ziegler LPC, MBSR, LLC
MBSR 8-week In-person Program
And to deal with it
we use whatever coping techniques and skills that worked in the past.
That is normal.
That is what human beings do.
We repeat what was learned from past experiences that have worked well.
The problem comes when the old coping techniques aren’t working.
– It may be a new or a different kind of “stuff” that must be dealt with.
– Maybe the old techniques have been outgrown?
– 0r … there may be suck-y side effects that come with old coping techniques that are undesirable.
That is where our work begins.
In counseling, we believe that out of all the coping techniques available:
Eating, exercising, worrying, avoiding, denying, sleeping, staying busy…
Even over doing it with alcohol or drugs,
The best is words.
The ability to use words for talking, listening, reading, writing, praying, composing, is unique to humans.
At times, we all need help sorting out life’s complexities and coping with the events of our lives.
Our clients tend to be ordinary people who want to make changes in their lives. Many seek more substantive, more fulfilling relationships with their spouse or children. Some want to find more clarity of purpose, more meaning in their work. Others need help negotiating life’s natural transitions, like aging or loss and grief. Still others struggle to resolve traumatic childhood events. Finally, many are looking for a way to reduce the stress in their lives.
Together, we navigate their emotional roadblocks – anger, anxiety, depression, pain, shame – to help them move toward a life of greater satisfaction. Most clients find this challenging work, but emerge with a better sense of what they want, and the resources to enjoy life more fully.
Our collaboration, communication, and compassion has served our clients well since we began counseling in 1995. If you would like to make changes in your life or if change has been thrust upon you and you need help coping with it, let us help.