From the Desk of Dr. Steven Fonso
For over 2 decades now, I’ve had the privilege to work with over 140,000 sessions with people from all walks of life.
From chronic stress and anxiety, physical and emotional pain and trauma, depression, family relationships you name it. When you are in the healing arena long enough, you see a lot and work with a ton, and I have to say, I’ve seen some incredibly frustrating and stubborn cases, but I’ve witnessed healing and transformation that's blown my mind.
There is not one ounce of me that questions whether change is possible. I might question whether I’m the right person, but I don’t question if change is possible. The right time, the right place, the right questions, the right strategies, and a willing participant, and BAM, things can change.
According to the CDC, 75% of all doctors visits are stress related, 90% of all primary care doctor visits are stress related, and emotional stress is a leading contributor to the 6 major causes of death. Emotional distress is a heavy burden on the quality of life for the individual, family, and society as a whole.
Coincidentally, the most prevalent time of life to experience emotional stress such as anxiety, depression and life confusion, is the same time that Harvard research has shown an inherent call to deepen our relationship with ourselves. The call, they estimate begins at age 36 and from that point, the peeling away and waking up of oneself ensues.
There is a convergence between anxiety, depression and confusion of yourself and life, and the urgent call for introspection to sort out who you really are, and redefining your role in the world.