Unresolved, painful life experiences contribute to current problems, causing ongoing uncomfortable emotions and undesirable behavior. This can lead to a variety of avoidance and even addictive behaviors to block out emotional pain. Understanding how past experiences still impact your current interactions and choices is the first step to overcoming them. Clearly separating past from current issues allows them all to be resolved. People frequently feel powerless in their lives. Removing the roadblocks from trusting yourself enables you to begin re-claiming your power. Developing increased self-awareness expands your world and provides increased access to the answers that are right for you. Increases trust in yourself allows you to implement those answers.