the joy of celebrating our uniqueness
The difficult times we are living through due to the pandemic have eaten away at the roots not only of our physical wellbeing but also of our psychological balance as well. We may no longer recognize ourselves, we explode – or crash – too easily, we feel disoriented and fragile.
Finding ourselves again, feeling calmer and more in harmony with events around us is possible – but we may need therapeutic support. Antonella Dazzi is a psychotherapist who trained in Sweden and practiced there for 25 years, specializing in relational and couples therapy and sex counseling, and who has devoted her life to helping her patients. She has been back in Italy for about three years and now practices in Milan and Forte dei Marmi.
“Inner malaise may be linked to feelings of disorientation and to sleep disturbances. And when we are no longer connected to our inner compass, our authenticity is undermined,” Dr. Dazzi explains in a gentle yet strong voice. “This happens more frequently to women, who are often the victims of a type of education that suffocates their identities and offers only unattainable models of perfection. Just think of fairy tales: to be saved, the princess needs a prince charming, since she can never count on her own forces alone. On the contrary, building high self-esteem can help us to express our potential, strong in the knowledge that nothing within us needs changing. Without judging, but gently embracing what we discover about ourselves.” “Self-esteem,” concludes Dr. Dazzi, “is an attitude, good psychic posture that helps us celebrate our unique natures – because everything we need is already alive and well within us. And one or two sessions can be sufficient to find a suitable path toward realizing our potential.”