Do you often feel like you’re just going through the motions?
As a man, it’s not uncommon to find yourself, at different points in your life, wondering how you got there. Clear signposts for who we are, as men, how we should behave and what we should achieve, are not always readily available. Without a map, life can get difficult to navigate.
At West Hartford Holistic Counseling, our male counselors understand your journey, and are here to help guide you on the path to a richer and more fulfilling life. Ultimately, counseling for men is about learning what your needs and wants are and how to get them met and what comes out of it is a stronger sense of self, stronger relationships as well as a stronger sense of place.
Being a man at this time in our history is not simple. No matter how you identify, there are a whole host of traditional expectations that may bump up against your understanding of what that means. This experience lends a further layer of confusion about roles, responsibilities and place in society.
It’s not just about making a buck or being successful in business or professionally. It’s about feeling whole, as a human being, owning your stuff, speaking your mind authentically and standing in your power. That’s sound great, right? Well, to get there you’re going to need some tools and they are not necessarily readily available to us as we develop. That’s where counseling and coaching can help.
One of the first steps toward redefining your place in the world is understanding—and unpacking—your perceived responsibilities. One of the challenges around this kind of work is, while it’s all well and good we were given these responsibilities, they often come with little to no guidance. They are simply the ‘shoulds of manhood’, rather than a road map for what being a man really means. Growing up with an external laundry list of ‘shoulds’ that get imposed upon us by parents, teachers, caregivers and society, in general. If—or maybe it’s when—we buy into this, it puts us into a sort of social straitjacket with no real room to move.
- Are you struggling with relaxing around your perceived responsibilities and relationships, and identifying what you really want?
- Are you struggling to figure out what your role is in your relationships with your partner, your parents, or your kids?
- Have you lost a sense of meaning and fulfillment in your life?
- Does your work still hold a sense of purpose for you?
If this sounds like you and what you’re experiencing, the expert counselors at West Hartford Holistic Counseling can offer you support and tools to reach a fuller and more authentic sense of who you are and your place in the world.We are accepting new clients and will see you online in the comfort of your own home. We are here to support you in these trying and uncertain times and continuing to offer all of our services, through our secure online connection. Contact us today!