My personal Treatment Philosophy begins with these words:
“I approach coaching, counseling, and psychotherapy as processes of self-discovery that are intended to lead to deep insight, focused clarity, and significant personal transformation.”
In this post I would like to focus upon the idea of “significant personal transformation,” as expressed via the remedial dynamic and stage of Renewal.
While coaching, counseling, and psychotherapy do indeed provide many tangible benefits (i.e., Surrender, Co-journey, Release, Revelation), Renewal stands as the capstone dynamic and stage through which affective integration is whole-heartedly experienced. Let us consider how this occurs.
As a psychotherapeutic dynamic, Renewal refers to an experience of emotional healing, clarity, and focus. It is a time where one feels that all of the previous work coalesces and solidifies into a feeling of success and completion. Clients and Patients often recite the old Johnny Nash song lyrics “I can see clearly now, the rain is gone” to describe the feelings experienced at this point in their work. Others compare it to a kind of “psychological rebirth” not unlike what many have reported within the context of spiritual beliefs and practices.
As a psychotherapeutic stage, Renewal stands as a place of attainment and completion of the process of affective (feeling) integration where one can experience the healing and resolution of previous emotional patterns and disruptions. It is the sum of all previous stages on the Journey to Wholeness as well as the portal through which we pass to the next five dynamics and stages of cognitive (thinking) integration (Authenticity, Actualization, Adaptability, Resilience, Transcendence). We graduate from healing to the pursuit of optimization, and ultimately to personal mastery.
Are you in need of personal healing regarding un-resolved experiences and resulting consequences in your life? Are you interested in deeper joy, contentment, and fulfillment in your days, weeks, months, and years? Does a process of healing, optimization, and personal mastery interest you?
If the answer to any of these questions is “Yes,” then please step out this very day and at this very moment by surrendering to the process, and by seeking out a competent Therapist with whom to co-journey through the remaining dynamics and stages of the Journey to Wholeness. Not only can I say that I have never known a person who would say they regretted such a decision, I do indeed know many people who would report that it turned out to be a truly transformative and often life-saving experience.