Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Living life authentically

Sharing Mental Health Ideas: Authenticity

A big part of counselling is to help people to accept them for who they are and to live life true to who they are. Live life authentically so to speak.

The problem is, many don't really know who they are and their core values. They may take on their parents' values or their peer's values or influenced my Hollywood and media. A big part of counseling in my opinion is to define that for people.

In counselling, we help people to define their values about work, about family, kids, parents, siblings, friends, and community.  Then we help them to use it as their "inner compass" and live life authentically.
This is partly a principle of ACT... Acceptance Commitment Therapy.

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