When you’re struggling with something new like embarking on a new project, being presented with a challenge within a relationship with your partner or feeling uncertainty with a concerning behavior your dog is expressing, you feel fear.
Fear creeps in because what you’re presented with is unchartered territory and you have no experience with addressing this, you’re being pushed out of your comfort zone.
Your confidence lags.
You “think” gathering more information on the specific area of focus will somehow bestow confidence on you.
You scour FB groups, read blogs and check out websites to find the solution.
Still, the confidence doesn’t show up.
You feel lost and directionless.
Our minds are terrific at processing information and laying out a plan.
What you’re missing in your quest in gaining confidence for yourself and your situation is turning on the light within yourself that you believe you can get to the other side of the problem.
You aren’t just your thoughts. You are experiencing the world outside of yourself through you ability to see, taste, hear, touch and of course feeling what is is happening within and outside of you.
When you allow yourself to experience the world coming through you and listening to you inner knowing of where you go from here, you create your plan.
The individuals and families I serve value their dogs’ emotional needs because they are emotionally invested in their dogs’ well-being.
They have carefully researched their options and link up with me because we are on the same page. Our partnership is based on mutual trust and we have shared values!
This alone allows for sharing of thoughts and ideas which makes it easy for them to implement the skills.
When they do, they see changes take shape before their eyes. But the doing isn’t the only thing that’s most important.
The felt experience of of their dogs feeling more comfortable, relaxed and safe allows their people to also experience the same. Together, they feel more hope and experience more confidence in handling any situation that comes along.
They’ve quieted the fear.
Now, they can see their path illuminate and see what’s possible.