All individuals have a place within themselves where they are healthy and experience well-being. Difficult experiences such as trauma, loss, family dysfunction, illness or drastic life changes impact on how we function in life. At times, good intentioned strategies for coping turn into unhealthy patterns, which may manifest as relationship problems, addictions, chronic pain, illness, problems at work, depression, anger or extreme stress. Therapy from this perspective supports people in identifying with the part of themselves that is healthy. In connecting with their healthy authentic core, individuals will intentionally choose strategies and lifestyles that best serve their lives and relationships.