Coping with Life!
Practical Tools for Coping with Life Challenges in Wolverhampton
Coping with life in these current times can seem like an uphill battle for many people. The economic environment, work pressures, demands of the family, pressure for the kids to perform well at school and a seemingly ever-increasing number of people suffering from ‘mental health problems’ all seem to indicate that life is just getting harder and harder!
But what if we told you that you could learn how to ‘experience’ all of these challenges in a radically different way so that your life feels fantastic? Would that be something worth knowing?
It may come as some surprise to know that life is not HAPPENING to you, but that you are actually INTERPRETING life in a certain way, and if you’re not coping with life well at the moment, then chances are that you are interpreting it in a way that’s not very ‘helpful’ to you!
Most people tend to believe that the ‘way the world is’ is exactly the same for everybody, but this is simply not true. The way we think and experience life is uniquely our own experience and no two people have the same experience. In this respect, everybody’s ‘world’ is totally unique.
Coping with Life – Key Ideas
If you want to be better at coping with life then there are a number of key points worth understanding:
- The way you experience the ‘World’ is uniquely your own which is known as perceptual constructivism
- Our ability to feel ‘in control’ of our life-path is determined by our ‘Locus of Control‘ – a core belief system
- We ‘make sense’ of events and experiences by constantly comparing them to our ‘core beliefs & values’
- When experiences don’t fit with our beliefs, we ‘make’ them ‘fit’ in a process known as Confirmation Bias
- People can (and do) change their core beliefs using proven psychological tools and techniques
Coping with Life by Creating New Perspectives
The most effective and sustainable way of coping with life is by learning how to manage your thinking processes more effectively. Life REALLY IS what you make it, rather then some sort of plan designed by somebody else that you have to follow regardless of what happens along the way (although many people, of course, do believe that their lives are ‘determined’ by ‘higher beings).
Coping with Life by Changing Your Thinking
We do not know of any better method of coping with life more effectively than by following our beliefs-based programme of CBT here at Tranceform Psychology. The programme adopts a fundamentally different way of thinking about life by teaching you a set of core skills which allow you to make better choices and decisions about what YOU want and how to go about designing yourself to make the most of life.
You won’t learn how to change the World, but you will learn how to experience life differently!
Transform Your Thinking & Start Coping with Life
If you’re dissatisfied with how you are coping with life and its challenges then we highly recommend following either our Advanced Cognitive Behavioural Therapy course with Paul, or the Changing Limiting Beliefs (CLB) Programme with Joan.
Both the CBT course and Changing Limiting Beliefs approach are highly successful & pragmatic psychological training programmes, run over 10 sessions, that will teach you everything you need to know to understand your problem, identify how unhelpful thinking and limiting beliefs might be reinforcing the issue, and then show you how to make any changes to your unhelpful thinking styles or maladaptive safety behaviours that you may have developed as part of your coping strategies.
Our CBT programme is an evidence-based, research supported approach used by mental health practitioners around the World.
FREE Initial Consultations
We offer all prospective clients a FREE initial assessment to chat about coping with life using the Thrive Programme here in Wombourne, Wolverhampton.
During this FREE 50 minute consultation we will discuss how Thrive works, why it is different and what’s involved.
At Tranceform Psychology we believe that therapy & coaching should be a collaboration between therapist and client so it’s very important to be able to meet PRIOR to agreeing any kind of help. Our policy is to help people make a fully balanced & considered decision about undertaking therapy with us, including both the financial and personal implications.
For most mental health issues we recommend following our 10 session Tranceformental CBT Programme (an advanced version of conventional Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) to overcome a wide range of mental health and behavioural problems.
CBT is a proven form of therapy for developing a fundamental level of understanding into the dynamics of your problem, but also for learning new coping skills and strategies for sustainable change over your life.
Tranceformental CBT is available On-line as well as a one-to-one format in the clinic.
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