Have you ever felt like a superhero? Like you're getting prepared for a big battle? During my 5 years in Madrid I couldn't help but think back to the movie 'Batman Begins' and how Bruce Wayne is trained and equipped to take on the challenges facing Gotham City.
In a land far, far away...
While in therapy overcoming depression, in a land far far away from my motherland Sweden, I often felt like I was learning the skills and gaining the strength the same way Batman did. Like for Wayne, it took a long climb up the mountain (getting rid of denial, accepting help, facing the truth) to start the training.
I learnt how to deal with negative thoughts, that I was a good person, to see patterns in the past, to trust other people, to express feelings and more - all the things I needed to take on life and make a big comeback!
The weekly sessions took place with very few people knowing about it. Until this day, I believe keeping it private was a good thing. I could easily have been swayed to return to Sweden, to interrupt what I was doing, and it would just have gotten me back to old tracks.
Changing environment, changing your life
Sometimes we've got to get out of our comfort zone (the C-zone) and move to a new exotic environment to change perspective, change our lives.
Sometimes it's good to surround yourself with new people, explore new sides of yourself in a place where people don't know your past.
Those 5 years in Madrid gave me the freedom and the new start I needed to re-discover myself, without the triggers and memories. Slowly I began seeing things from a point of strength, and my husband and others close to me are still surprised at the peace I found, knowing where I started.
I know the steps to build up confidence, take risks, and improve your life in a BIG way! That's why I want to help you do the same. I believe in you!
All the best,