As I have started to learn about the different theories and techniques in counseling through my master’s program, I have found that I identify with the cognitive-behavioral theory. This theory is based on the idea that the way we think about what happens to us causes us more pain that what actually happens to us. While this concept is something I have believed in for a while now, I find myself riddled with anxiety over nothing more than my thoughts about different situations. After reading about this theory, it dawned on me that I may be connecting with particular methods because they are the ones I need to apply to myself the most.
Although I am so busy trying to keep my business going and successful and pursuing my masters in counseling, I am loving all of the self-reflection. I love digging deeper into not only why other people do things, but why I do some of the very same things. I look forward to learning more and following my passions. I am hopeful that I will have enough time to write once a week and share some of this journey with those who may be interested in hearing about it.