So, we’re a week into 2015 – the time-travelling year that Michael J. Fox visited in the 1980s film Back to the Future II. The movie envisioned many hi-tech, seemingly impossible things, like flying cars, power laces and hoverboards.
But what many people remember from the movie was not the super-duper gadgets. It was the edge-of-the-seat decisions by Marty McFly (Fox’s character) that could make or break the future for his family and his own survival.
Transport yourself into your own 2015, and what does your year hold? Does your diary for the year ahead feel daunting – stretching ahead like a treadmill with a sense of ‘so what’? Is it filled with potential arguments that threaten to derail your relationship? Planning to write this year off as just another 12 months when you’re miserable and not worthy of love? Or do you harbour some secret ambitions to live more, laugh more, stress less?
If you sometimes feel like Marty MyFly, with pressure to make decisions right now, then counselling may help you decide your priorities. Counselling won’t tell you what to do, but it can help you explore your feelings about current situations, clarify your thoughts, and help you find the resources within to create the future you want for yourself.
If you feel patterns from our past are having a destructive influence on your future (as Marty McFly found in Back to the Future I and II) then psychotherapy could be the route for you. Psychotherapy helps you explore the dynamics from the past that might be playing out in the present, enabling you to make more informed and conscious choices about what’s right for you.
Small, subtle changes you make today could have huge impacts on the future for you and the world around you. How would it feel to look back on 2015 as the future you had always envisioned?
If you’d like to step on that hoverboard to your future, call 020 8673 4545 and we can match you with a therapist who will help you get there.
Being in therapy can help you come to peace with your past and help empower you to a life of your own choosing.
Futuristic DeLorean car ride not necessary.