Trust: Trusting Your Inner Voice / Trusting Yourself!
Hi there graduating and new therapists! I wanted to spend some time on the important subject of trusting yourself, trusting your inner voice, your inner guide.
Sometimes it can be hard to hear our inner voice…but it’s there. We might just need to quiet the external noise so that we can connect more with ourselves. With our inner state so that we can hear what we need more clearly so that we can then make decisions that fuel and inspire us.
Circling back to how this relates to you as your enter your new profession. Or, maybe you’re also a new mom and juggling how to grow your private practice and also balance new parenthood. Wherever you are in this journey, I hope this speaks to you…
As you enter this new transition. This new stage in your life, there can sometimes be a lot of external noise that can impact your decisions. External noise can often come in the form of other’s opinions of what is best for you. Other’s guidance on what they think you should do. And some of this might be extremely helpful and welcomed…but what I’m more talking about is the noise that confuses you. That takes you off of your path. That makes you think…”am I doing this wrong?” Sometimes this is a helpful thought, it can help us change direction that’s actually helpful. But, this isn’t what I’m talking about in this post…I’m referring more about the fuzziness this can create in you. The indecision it can result in.
That’s the noise I’m referring to.
And that’s where quieting the external noise to get back to what matters to you is so important.
When It Comes To Your Private Practice Building
You can create the private practice that you want. You can!
It might take time to build but you can start to take the steps needed now. Whatever those steps are. If it’s looking for office space, building an online presence, networking, finding a supervisor, etc. Take one action toward making your dreams a reality. Take that one step today.
Maybe that one step is vision planning. Maybe you’re in creation mode and are brainstorming what you want. Take that step. Start that vision planning. Create your goals. Maybe think about creating flexible quarterly goals that can help keep you on the path you envision. If you need help with this, I can help you, just reach out and we can work together through coaching calls to get you started.
Clearing Out the Noise and Connecting With Your Inner Voice
Some ideas on how to quiet the noise…
- If you like being out in nature, go on a walk. Or, sit at a park. Go outside and be with yourself. Take in the surroundings and use this time to connect inward. Quiet the chatter thoughts and try to stay present in the moment. I find that the more present we are, the more creative we can be!
- I also find that exercising is another way to connect to my inner voice. I find that it helps me clear out the external clutter and helps me reconnect to me. For me this is usually when I’m on a run…but for you it might be something different. Whatever it is, this could be one way to reconnect to yourself.
- Meditate. Take some quiet time to breath. You don’t have to be an expert meditator, what I mean more is just take some time to breath and focus on that breathing to calm and relax our mind and body. It can be a walking meditation. Or one where you are sitting. Where you are allowing yourself to be present with your breath and allowing your mind and body to relax.
Coaching If You’d Like Help With This
Please let me know if you’d like support and help with this…and also let me know if you’d like more blog articles on this or other topics.