The Most Challenging Thing About Being Human?

It's other human beings!

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If you think about it, doesn't most of the stress and upset you feel in life revolve around how you experience yourself in relation with and relative to other people?

Do you long for understanding or acceptance of who you really are, a feeling of freedom, or peace of mind? Do you want a balanced life with healthy, harmonious relationships in which you are able to both give and receive support equally? Is the quality of your relationships an accurate reflection of who you really are? Do you feel at ease with:

  • Your primary (romantic) partner
  • Your boss
  • Co-workers
  • Family
  • Friends
  • Acquaintances
  • A room full of strangers

The hidden gifts in uneasy relationships

Did you know that the discomfort you feel with anyone, or even yourself, can be advantageous in helping you uncover some surprising gifts? Does that seem counterintuitive? What if your relationships with others can provide important clues about your relationship with yourself? And what if those clues can help you unlock a gateway to a level of self-awareness and peace of mind that benefits both yourself and those around you? Is this something you might want to explore? Perhaps together with your partner? Could you use some assistance in doing that?

My name is Woody Forrieter. I'm a Canadian certified counsellor offering convenient online counselling therapy services and in-person sessions for couples and individuals. I provide those services through Core Essence Counselling, a private practice located in Mountain View County, Alberta. These relationship counselling and mental health therapies are structured to help you form stronger, more enduring and effective relationships — relationships with romantic partners, family, friends, co-workers, acquaintances, strangers — and especially your own relationship with yourself.

No relationship comes with a "how to" manual, and so we are each left trying to figure out this most important key to a happy life. You don't have to do that alone.

Before you consider booking a free 20-minute consultation with me, I invite you to learn more about couples counselling or individual counselling services.

ACCT; Association of Cooperative Counselling Therapists of Canada This counselling therapist is verified by Psychology Today