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Many, if not all, of life circumstances are compatible with an engaged approach to personal growth. Many people are compelled to pursue personal growth in the midst of hardship, but the absence of crisis is also suitable. Increasing well being, peace of mind, and contentment is not a problem to be fixed but a life long endeavor that is central to the human experience. There are many ways to be engaged and intentional with personal growth. Psychotherapy is one powerful way of focusing on personal growth that can fit the unique needs of the individual.
Anxiety can be a particularly challenging obstacle to wellbeing. People often find them selves unable to manage their anxiety and become disconnected from that which is important to them. It is possible to gain awareness of the emotional patterns giving rise to anxiety, and develop new ways of responding skillfully. Through a combination of consciousness raising and learning new skills anxiety can be addressed in the service of a rich and meaningful life.
Depression can be a powerful force disrupting quality of life. It impacts the individual's thoughts, emotions, and physical health. It can be helpful to address depression from the "outside in" with specific planning and support to get reengaged with life "out there". Also it can be helpful to address depression from the "inside out" by learning new ways to related to challenging emotions and by gaining insight into the underpinnings of each person's unique emotional patterns. Compassionate, intentional, and skillful approaches to depression can transform a person's inner and outer life as a means to rise out of depression.