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“Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point.”- C.S. Lewis

 

Positive Affirmations to Replace
Our Old Stale, Negative Self-Chatter

• The greatest crime in the world is not developing your potential. When you do what you do best, you are helping not only yourself, but the world.
- Roger Williams


• Be not a slave of your own past- plunge into the sublime seas, dive deep, and swim far, so you shall come back with self-respect, with new power, with an advanced experience that shall explain and overlook the old.
- Emerson


• There has never been another you. With no effort on your part you were born to be something very special and set apart. What you are going to do in appreciation of that gift is a decision only you can make.
- Dan Zadra


• Nothing is the worst thing that can happen to us.
- Richard Bach


• Be the change you wish to see in the world.
- Gandhi


• People talk about 'finding' their lives. In reality, your life is not something you find- it's something you create.
- David Phillips


• The mind can only reflect the true image of the Self when it is tranquil and wholly relaxed.
- Indira Gandhi


• You're not obligated to win. You're obligated to keep trying to do the best you can every day.
- Marian Wright Edelman

Helpful Tips on Creating
Positive Transformations in Your Life

Self-Awareness Is The First Step Toward Change.
Remember the saying by Socrates, A life not examined, is a life not worth living. When we are aware of a discrepancy between where we are and where we want to be, we can begin the process of transformation. We can think about what it is costing us to stay in this comfort zone, versus what could be gained if we stretch ourselves outside the limits imposed by our egos.

Try A Different Approach.
Albert Einstein stated, Problems are not solved in the same places they were created. If we keep trying the same approach to fix something, we are going to end up with the same results. Try brainstorming new ways to problem solve and experience the benefit of receiving new outcomes.

Feel The Power Of Choice.
Are you a survivor or a victim of life's circumstances? Growing pains are a part of life. How we choose to either react or respond to events is a choice.

Be Careful To Whom You Give Your Power.
By holding grudges, we allow others to control us. We waste energy that could be spent in more healthy and productive ways. By detaching from pain and blame and resentment, we free up our energy to live more passionately. By forgiving the past, we are opening the door to live more fully in the present and to create our dreams for the future.

Self-Care Is The Key To A More Balanced You.
Remember the safety speech that the airlines always tell us before take off…Put your oxygen mask on first, and then assist anyone traveling with you who is incapable of putting the mask. When we take care of ourselves, we are re-charging our batteries, and have more energy and love to give to those around us. When we set healthy boundaries and limits in our lives, we are putting our needs first. This is an act of self-love, not of selfishness.

MY DECLARATION OF SELF-ESTEEM

I AM ME
In all the world, there is no one else exactly like me
Everything that comes out of me is authentically me
Because I alone chose it - I own everything about me
My body, my feelings, my mouth, my voice, all my actions,
Whether they be to others or to myself - I own my fantasies,
My dreams, my hopes, my fears - I own all my triumphs and
Successes, all my failures and mistakes Because I own all of
Me, I can become intimately acquainted with me - by so doing
I can love me and be friendly with me in all my parts - I know
There are aspects about myself that puzzle me, and other
Aspects that I do not know - but as long as I am
Friendly and loving to myself, I can courageously
And hopefully look for solutions to the puzzles
And for ways to find out more about me - However I
Look and sound, whatever I say and do, and whatever
I think and feel at a given moment in time is authentically
Me - If later some parts of how I looked, sounded, thought
And felt turn out to be unfitting, I can discard that which is
Unfitting, keep the rest, and invent something new for that
Which I discarded - I can see, hear, feel, think, say, and do
I have the tools to survive, to be close to others, to be
Productive to make sense and order out of the world of
People and things outside of me - I own me, and
therefore, I can engineer me - I am me and
I AM OKAY

© Virginia Satir, 1975

     

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Psychotherapy • Life and Recovery Coaching • Telephone, Face Time and Skype Counseling • Hypnotherapy • Santa Monica, CA