My first meeting with Dorothy was over zoom. I remember I could hardly speak because I just kept crying. One thing I will never forget is the feeling of hope I started to feel during our conversation. I felt HOPE and that’s why I signed up for the programme.
I have tried counselling and cognitive-behavioural therapy before but this programme was different. Instead of talking about the past and relieving every painful experience, it was all about how the present moment can impact on my future by understanding my thinking.
I have learned that my thoughts trigger my feelings so if I am thinking negatively, I will feel negative and bad. I realised that thinking negative thoughts will only make me feel upset and continue the vicious cycle of negativity. I realised that when I think negative thoughts, I act in a negative way and that’s not helpful. I learned not to let bad thoughts overcome me.
I have learned from my own negative behaviour patterns. I am now able to be more understanding of others too. I realised that people have their own reasons to act in a particular way and it is not really about me.
I have learned to look at things from different perspectives. This horrible feeling of being stuck is gone.
The whole process was very positive and life-changing.