My story — and I’m sticking to it — is that everybody has the right to tell his-story or her-story.
Last night, people in my therapy group told many important and interesting stories. 99 more words
A couple of blogs ago, I talked about the five options our clients (and we) have when confronted with a problem. We can:
I thought I would share this article, because it outlines the ideas of how the stories we tell ourselves about our pasts impact the way we experience our current lives. The more we focus on the bad things and negative patterns in our lives, the more we expect those things to happen in the future - in the end, we all perform basic math and calculate these probabilities. But what if the numbers we are using are incorrect? Of course the solution to our math problem will be incorrect as well. Changing your life story is not about making things up and ignoring what actually occurred in your life. It is about shifting the focus of your story. Instead of it being a story of how things always go wrong, or people always hurt you, etc., it can become a story about how you always overcome things or a story about all the people who have been there for you along the way. Changing your personal narrative (story) is all about discovering those hidden parts of your story you have ignored all along and putting all the pieces together to create a story which more accurately reflects reality and considers both negatives AND positives.