There is a saying, ‘Find some wood, build a bridge and get over it’. Although it is meant to encourage the person to get on with their life, I got to thinking about it as a metaphor for the work I do with my clients.
The wood is the building blocks for the foundations we all have within us to change. Building a bridge with the wood means you need tools and someone with bridge building experience to show you the way, something I have spent many years doing. Followed by the support and encouragement to know that the bridge you have built is strong enough to be safe for you to get over it.
The bridge takes you from the wild scary side of a raging river of emotions, to the peace and beauty of a content inner world.