Let's face it.... we were not created to live on an island or to be isolated from other individuals. We were born into this world with a need to develop relationships. This innate need to develop secure attachments is often disrupted during infancy and childhood. This disruption causes long-term effects that impact our personal and professional relationships. The long-term effects of toxic relationships impact our mental, emotional, and physical well-being.
During this workshop, you will have the opportunity to identify and address those fears that are developed throughout your lifespan. Through exploration of the development of these fears, you can begin to identify specific areas of your life that have been negatively impacted and caused a disruption in your emotional development. Learn how you can begin the process of overcoming these fears to live a more fulfilling life!
"The Fear of Being Alone"
Have you ever dreaded the idea of reaching out to connect with someone; only to find that there is no one around to respond to your emotional needs? The fear of being ignored, and left alone, and the perceived notion of being unimportant can be at the core fear of many close relationships. Learn how this fear can be the foundational root of many dysfunctional relationships.
"The Fear of Intimacy"
Have you ever been overwhelmed by the fear of becoming too close to others or felt uncomfortable when people share intimate details of their life? Learn how previously frightening and painful experiences have an impact on the ability to make emotional connections with others. Explore how life experiences can influence the feeling that the odds of developing healthy relationships are stacked against you. Find out why people withdraw from any resemblance of having an intimate relationship.
"The Fear of Abandonment"
Have you ever experienced the feeling that the world is undependable, and that people are unreliable? Some individuals live in constant fear of emotional abandonment which results in becoming clingy, dependent, or overly independent. Learn more about how this fear influences behavioral tendencies in personal and professional relationships.
"The Fear of Self-Advocacy"
Have you allowed your fear of rejection to create a fear of setting and enforcing boundaries? Have you experienced punishment for self-expression that influences your inability to express your needs in your relationships? If you have said, "Yes" to both of these questions, you may feel as if the world does not allow for you to live authentically. You could very well be one of those individuals who has allowed your fears to influence your approach to life. Explore how the development of a passive-aggressive interaction with others has stopped many individuals from developing healthy relationships in life.
"The Fear of Being Invisible"
Have you ever sat in a room filled with people, yet felt invisible? Those who do not get acceptance, confirmation, or validation from relationships often feel as if they are not recognized or validated as an important entity in their personal and/or professional relationships. Explore the basis of this core fear resulting in the feeling of not being respected or loved for being one's the authentic self.
"The Fear of Competitive Relationships"
Have you ever been in a love-hate relationship with an individual who prompted you to feel as if you had to compete for some level of love, affection, or attention? Rollercoaster relationships can leave one feeling as if they have loved and lost, tried, failed, and succeeded but with the attachment of the fear of guilt or retaliation. Explore how these unhealthy competitive experiences can leave one feeling stagnant in their ability to find fulfillment in relationships. The fear of competitive relationships leaves one to learn to hold back in love and in life.
"The Fear of Being Fully Alive"
Have you noticed that you have worked hard for so long that life seemed to have passed you by? Do you feel that you may have worked so long to make someone else happy in your personal or professional relationships that you have not found fulfillment in your own relationships? The demands of life can conflict with the ability to live life to the fullest as the individual attempts to address factors involving family, work, religion, culture, and society. Learn how being "mature" or "responsible" can prompt the belief that one must curtail their enjoyment to meet the demands or expectations set out be the world. Consider how inhibitions develop out of fear causes the lack of investing in the ability to have fun, feel alive, and be full of energy.