Just 7 hours ago, I left Shannon after a lengthy appointment that included chatting, meditation and a drive to an amazing and special place, that lifted my mood and my hope, immediately. I am an anxious, single, 39 year old, who’s seen numerous psychologists, all in the hopes of helping me work towards my dreams.
I went to Shannon with lots of “it’s too late” and “I could never do that” and “that’s just never gonna happen”.
When asked what I liked to do for myself, I found all my answers pointed to others and family and being there with and for them. I couldn’t answers questions, simply about me. I learnt that I was actually repelling people!!
In the first 20min of my appointment, I had shared more about myself than I’ve ever told my nearest and dearest friends and things that it had taken years to tell therapists. But there was something about Shannon’s honesty and genuine concern for me and my wellbeing that made me feel safe, and I didn’t hesitate. I answered with all the honesty I had. What I didn’t know was that I’d been ripping myself off of a life!! I’d given up on myself and had lost any empowerment over my own life.
I haven’t been living, I’ve been surviving, scraping through, existing. I haven’t been living!! At all, it turns out!!
I don’t know how to put into words the experience I had today. Shannon went above and beyond, because it was exactly what I needed…ME! I can’t believe what happened in the time I was with him, listening to him, taking in every word, looking at things I hadn’t been paying attention to because apparently I didn’t feel worthy enough to see or connect to anything.
All I can say is, I left Shannon thanking him for being the first person to give me hope!! I mean, he really had me walking out, after just one session, believing I might actually get what I’ve always dreamed of! Hope and a better belief and a way to work on myself, for myself, by myself, so that I can follow the journey I was put here for!! Intention!! What’s my intention? I have so much to think about, so many affirmations to remind myself of. This is just the beginning, but now I actually have ways to train my mind to think in a better way that will serve me, as I deserve!
But this is just MY story. I honestly believed I’d seen all the professionals I could see, but I hadn’t met Shannon, until today…and now, things will never be the same and that’s the greatest news I’ve ever heard…AND it feels so doable…so OK 🙂
Thank You Shannon…thank you!