True Growth Counselling - Formerly Inspired Living

Winner of the African Corporate Award of Excellence - Best in Psychological Counselling 2016

Blog of the Month - Surviving the "Winter" Seasons of Life

Nothing in life stays the same forever, except for God. Life has it's series of ups and downs, how well we weather the rough times depends a lot on our thoughts and beliefs (i.e attitude). In Psychology we get what we refer to as "confirmation bias"; this is the tendency to search for, interpret, favour and recall information in a way that confirms one's preexisting beliefs. For example, if I am in a negative space I will specifically notice everything that supports my current view and vice versa if I am in a positive space. This means that things may often appear far worse than what they actually are.

By beginning to speak positively over oneself and by CHOOSING to see the positive in life, one will be amazed how this impacts the weathering of tough times in life. Choosing to be positive does not mean ignoring the reality of a situation but rather becoming more solution-focused than problem-focused. Focusing on a problem for too long results in us getting "stuck", seeking a solution spurs us into action. Done consistently over time, it becomes easier to naturally find the positive in a situation.

It is sometimes tough to realise and accept that most things are out of our control but by seeing "winter" seasons as an opportunity to grow as a person makes the season far easier to endure and can significantly enhance one's character for the better.

"Change is inevitable, change is optional" John C. Maxwell

Latest News - Our New Offices

Our new offices are located in a tranquil and homely atmosphere in Meyerspark, Pretoria. To go along with our new offices we have also had to change our name in order to be able to register, (we were formerly Inspired Living) but we are now True Growth Counselling.


 


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Published Article Contributions

Dating for Single Parents
Your Baby 217 July-August 2014 pg 38.pdf (3.51MB)
Dating for Single Parents
Your Baby 217 July-August 2014 pg 38.pdf (3.51MB)

 

 

Single Mom's Survival Guide
Your Baby 215 March-April 2015 pg44-45.pdf (1.72MB)
Single Mom's Survival Guide
Your Baby 215 March-April 2015 pg44-45.pdf (1.72MB)

 

 

Abusive Relationships

 

 

 Warning Signs of an Abuser: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7vvzfYWdDo0