Facing Your Giants (2) By Dr. Michael Brooks
This week we will continue facing your giants, let’s look at what causes some of the giants you face. So my question for you today is: what are the Giants that you’re facing and want help to confront today? You may have one or several Giants that control you. I will share with you one of my Giants and that is Abandonment. I was raised in a military family and we moved all over the world. We never stayed in one place very long and it was rare that you would make any real friends because you’d soon move to another base. My parents were always at officers parties in the evening, my sister and I were dropped off at the baby sitters on the base. As soon as my sister and I found out that another night was going to be spent at the baby sitters, I would beg to not to go. Heck, I was only six years old and remembered so well feeling abandoned by my mom and dad. That was a painful childhood memory and stayed with me until I finally dealt with the problem. So, I sit back and reminisce and ask myself, what are the Giants I have stored in the back of my mind and want to get rid of? I know I needed help and wanted to have a clear conscience. So what are your giants and what are your next steps to deal with them?
I will cover the ones that I know personally and have help my clients deal with on a one on one counseling/coaching session. If you relate to any of these and you want to come to some resolution in eliminating them, let’s talk. I have some great idea’s on how to resolve them. Don’t let your Giants hold you back from becoming all that you can be or do. Let’s look at these Giants and how to deal with them.
Fear, what are you fearful of? Fear can hold you back in many ways. It can prevent you from moving forward in your family, life, and work. Here is a definition of fear: an unpleasant emotion caused by the belief that someone or something is dangerous, likely to cause pain, or a threat. Fear has many names and strikes many of us at all levels. The fear of death is very real for most people, especially people over the age of 60 years old. When I talk to people about death, I ask them what is their biggest fear, believe it or not, dying alone! I am a pretty positive person and I ask them about family and friends, do they have close people in their lives? Then I ask them about their health, are they exercising and eating right? I give them a talk about how they can improve their health by living a healthy lifestyle. Fear can be looked at in a logical way and solutions can be found, if only you focus on finding answers. . Next week we will continue the article facing your giants, see if any of the giants you face are ones others face as well.
Do you need help in overcoming the giants of your past? Do you struggle with memories of broken relationships, illness, self-worth, confidence? What are the giants that you currently face and need help in defeating them? Giants can be debilitating and keep you from enjoying life and successful life. Call Dr. Mike and he can help you through the process of taking your giants head on and help you to move forward with your life. Why live in a defeated and hurtful past, when you can enjoy a stress-free present and future?
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