My name is Steven.
I’m an engineer, and this is my story…….
Waking up one morning to the same thoughts that had plagued me for years I realized I had to do something.
I was stuck in a rut. It was slowly wearing me down to the point where I felt it could be irreversible. Hesitantly, I went in search of direction to help find the person I used to be, the one with a spring in my step and a smile in my heart. Amazingly, I found myself in Chiang Mai, Thailand.
Arriving in Thailand, having had many hours to reflect on my choice of holiday, I had no clear idea of what lay ahead. It was a scary place to be, even for someone that had travelled alone many times to many countries. I had no need to worry.
Arriving in Chiang Mai On My Counselling Retreat
I was warmly welcomed by Chrissy and Khun Sonthaya who took me to my hotel. The journey was a short insight to my life change holiday. Friendly and easy going, it was immediately evident that I would be alright. Any thoughts of difficult questions and emotional interrogations were well flushed away, and this is the way it remained.
From the outset the sessions felt very balanced. It was clear that the answers to the questions I had were somewhere inside me. I spent a bit of time talking about my anxieties, lack of confidence and unhappy place where I had found myself. I also looked at where I wanted to find myself in the future, and how I was going to achieve this.
During the sessions a comfortable rapport was built up with Chrissy making it very easy to discuss everything and anything, even at times, the difficult parts. All the way along, day by day I had a feeling of growth as the weight lifted from my shoulders. It felt great. I woke up one morning and just felt different, as though something had clicked into place.
From then on in it was full steam ahead. We set about making a plan that I would take away with me, to help build the life that had only been a pipe dream not so long ago. Everything in the plan is my choice, my targets, my aspirations and more importantly my responsibility. The only problem bugging me was why the hell had I not come here sooner?
Leaving Chiang Mai
It’s been two weeks since I got home and glad to report everything is still going well. The plans I’ve made are going well and even though it’s still early days, everything I left Chiang Mai with is holding strong. Failing that (and I don’t think it will) I still have the caring support of The Life Change People behind me, and with me, at the same time.
Just before I finish I want my say for Chiang Mai and everything wonderful I found there.
On my time off I spent my days doing more adventure activities as well as seeing more of the spiritual side of Thailand and Thai culture, all under the guiding hand of my new friend, Khun Son, who is very much a part of The Life Change People. My time spent in this relaxed and friendly city could only help the transition towards my new life. The people, scenery and food, pretty much add up to probably one of the best places I’ve been and would wholeheartedly recommend it to anyone, whatever your style of holiday.
I stayed at the Puripunn and am equally glad about that decision too. The hotel is amazingly welcoming and comfortable which makes your visit all you could possibly want. The staff went out of their way to accommodate my needs whilst respecting my individual space. Even though, by the time I left I had some more new friends whom I also miss.
For those still reading, (as I know I have gone on a bit) now you have got this far make the next step!!
If you do you’ll find the answer.
My best regards and many thanks to all my friends in Thailand.