For many, the end of a year involves reflection on what is coming to an end and what might lie ahead. For some this may be an exciting prospect, a chance of starting again. For others it may be somewhat anxiety provoking, or bring up feelings of sadness. Some of us have end of year rituals, such as looking at past year’s resolutions and making new ones for the year to come. Whilst others prefer to go with the flow and see what comes their way. As this year comes to an end today, I like to reflect on my intentions for the next twelve months, or even for the years to come. Questions such as, what is my life plan, where am I going, what do I want to achieve and what kind of person do I want to become are relevant in terms of being an active agent in creating a direction for my life. This is bearing in mind my own blindspots and that there are things in life I can not control. Psychotherapy or Counselling is a way of becoming more reflective and making better, more conscious decisions through increasing awareness of our unconscious decision making processes. For many of us it is a way of turning our lives around in a positive direction. Whether this has been a good, difficult or mixed year for you, we at Brighton and Hove Psychotherapy wish you a good ending to 2014 and positive start into 2015. Whatever your intentions are for the new year, whether it is for for better relationships, inner-peace, self-development, etc, we hope that these are fulfilled in the year ahead and the ones to come.
Happy New Year