Like many of my colleagues that feel deeply connected to the practice of psychotherapy, I believe that I was built for this kind of work. When in the therapy room, I feel capable, confident, and clear – this is what I have always done; this is what I do. When I attend trainings on methods … Continue reading Therapy is my calling, but writing is nurturing my soul.
Winter is not a stretchy season. It's cold all of the time, and we're indoors alot, and things can start to feel a little cramped. With all this time to huddle up, it's a very good season for some intentional emotional work and self-reflection. How about considering how to take a leap and put yourself … Continue reading How to Get Big & Take Up Space, Emotionally Speaking.
This past summer I attended an IFS conference featuring Richard Schwartz in Cape Cod. The setting was gorgeous (seals, guys), the weather was beautiful, and the information was riveting. In one of the sessions, Schwartz was discussing how traditional therapeutic methods allow for daily functioning, but do not address the deep healing that needs to … Continue reading Don’t just survive; thrive.
My father is the greatest singer in the world. You likely do not believe this, but that is only because you have never heard him sing. I swear to you that it's the truth. When I was growing up, my dad worked for the Atlantic City casinos, in marketing. I don't know why exactly he chose … Continue reading Sing anyway!
Self-work is a process. It does not produce results overnight (or, much to the chagrin of our insurance companies, after eight prescribed therapy sessions). It is not achieved by rote behavioral changes (though these are Useful survival techniques) or by shaming ourselves into being different. It works gradually, through regular self-reflection and checking in … Continue reading Little Thought of the Day: Slow and gentle change is the reward of self-work.