Permission to Press the Pause Button

You’re allowed to stop juggling life. To say those words, to really say them……not just in your head or as a soft whisper “I want to put myself first” feels like an impossible and selfish thing. You feel like a juggler in the circus constantly working to keep everything up in the air. You never let anyone see how it feels almost impossible to keep it all going.

Many of my clients describe:

The phrases “I should have ” or “I’m drowning” are a record playing over and over in your head.  You ignore your voice, because if you stop you may fall short or mess up on one of your many, many life roles.  Everything important to you in your life will continue to still get done.  I hear that you don’t listen to your inner voice.  I invite you to listen to mine.  You can learn to stop juggling and feel free when you pause your life for a moment.  This must start with you.  You are capable.  You are deserving.  You have the power within even if it feels buried somewhere.

Keeping your life on the play button, juggling everything for everyone else can at times be fulfilling but mostly feels exhausting. Unless you commit to taking time for yourself.

You already feel like you’re doing everything alone. Figuring this out doesn’t have to feel that way.

Learn to stop juggling.

For years you’ve probably been telling yourself you’ll finally figure it all out. You push yourself harder to get it all done perfectly. Inside anxiety and an ongoing critical voice keep showing up. Asking for help means you’ve failed. Everyone will know. You try to silence it all.

But inside another voice is whispering, desperate to be heard. Listened to. A voice that says you can have it all and life CAN be easier. A voice pulling at you to please remember those times you were nicer to yourself, even recognized yourself in the mirror.

You deserve to breathe and enjoy life. Together we’ll find and hold on to that voice.

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Hi! My name is Helene Shute. I’m a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who helps people find their voice in life and feel empowered to commit to never silence it.

I work with women, men, and couples who are struggling to see they are unable to live the lives they desire because they feel like they are drowning and overwhelmed by all their life roles. Instead of feeling connected in their relationship they feel like an island surrounded by water with not a person in sight. Together we’ll find what has worked and grow from there and identify what has been in the way and work towards moving past those barriers. Doing this work, inside and out of the office moves us closer to you feeling a life of happiness and peace.

Change has already begun. You’ve noticed life isn’t working how you need it to. Further change happens when you give yourself true permission to look at your life, breathe in what growth needs to occur and exhale feelings of self-doubt, resentment and fear.

Through talk therapy and practices of mindfulness we’ll move you from a life of feeling overwhelmed and drowning to one of balance and feeling capable and fulfilled.

Growth doesn’t have to happen alone. You already have the ideas inside of you even though you are not sure how to get there and commit to keeping it.

Together we’ll get you off the constant push button of life and introduce the worlds of pause and play.

Sometimes the bravest and most important thing you can do is just show up.

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5237 Summerlin Commons Blvd. Suite 218 Ft. Myers, FL 33907