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We all feel stuck from time to time, but for some people, it can feel like a way of life. You may feel chronically stuck in a job you don't like, stuck in a relationship that doesn't nourish you, or stuck on moving forward with your creative goals. Feeling stuck is like spinning your wheels when your car is stuck in mud. You can accelerate all you want, but the car won't budge.
Instead of spending a lot of time analyzing and dissecting how you came to be stuck in the first place, we will instead spend time learning how to handle challenging negative beliefs, clarifying key values in your life, and developing skills for moving forward. Therapy can serve as a source of leverage to get you moving again, just as a well placed piece of wood under the car tire can help get your car un-stuck.
“Psychological flexibility is the ability to adapt to a situation with awareness, openness, and focus and to take effective action, guided by your values.” Russ Harris, The Happiness Trap