It's possible to get unstuck--to make radical breakthroughs--in a single day. This opposes the grain of our thinking. We're accustomed to believe that change, especially radical change, occurs at best over time, and from great strain of effort.
As a psychotherapist with 25 years' clinical experience, I've seen something else. Change--even transformative, radical change--can sometimes occur in relative flashes; and from a deeply focused, radical application of insight and motivation.
Certain factors make "radical change" more possible and plausible. Factors that have interested me for decades. I have utilized these factors to promote radical change for many clients.
And I can them use them to facilitate yours.
What is a radical breakthrough?
A radical breakthrough is any self-defeating, self-sabotaging attitude or pattern that's "held you back," impaired your fulfillment, productivity and relationships, from whose grip you're ready to free yourself.
This could mean a whole new management of what impedes you. Or the relegation of it to a place that just no longer harms you (and your interests). Or it can mean the outright retirement, the outright "letting go" of it.
Individuals stuck in pain and conflict can make radical breakthroughs. And so can struggling couples, who've lost touch with each other, and left each other feeling devalued and de-prioritized.
Making Big Breakthroughs In a Single Day
Let me share a discovery I've made. I often work (and work productively) in the traditional 45-minute psychotherapy-hour model. This is the conventional model of delivering psychotherapy services, and, of course, it can confer wonderful benefits.
But as the consulting aspect of my practice grew, clients began seeking my services from farther away. To accommodate them, I began (at their request) to see them for longer, more concentrated periods of time--for extended sessions of two, three hours; sometimes dedicating a half-day (four hours), or full day (six hours) to them.