As of May 1st, we will begin seeing clients in our new art therapy space in East Austin. When we first walked into the space, we loved it. It was creative, interesting, and not at all the traditional therapy space that we were trying so hard to steer clear of. And so, we signed the lease and started thinking of what we would do with the space.
Change is not many people's forte. There are the logistical problems that go along with any new venture and the need to adapt to new surroundings. When we say yes to a new beginning, we might also need to keep an eye on the emotions that arise from something else ending.
A therapy office can often times feel like a very sacred space. We become accustomed to the set up, the smell, the art work ... and our bodies inherently begin to associate all of those things with the notion of safety. Our brain makes the connection and allows us to be vulnerable. For the therapist, the room is the container for all that is shared with us.
And so, here we are. We know this will be a wonderful move and we are also aware of the nervous energy living in the pits of our stomach. There are studies that show if you tell yourself that you are excited when you experience anxiety, you can actually positively impact the outcome of what you are anxious about. (See video below)
Definitely worth trying.