Psychotherapy

What is your map?

By |October 31st, 2014|

Ron Kurtz in his book ‘The Hakomi Method’ points out that people are self-creating, self-maintaining beings. The self starts with our genetic inheritance and is influenced by early experiences. As children we make a map of who we are and who we love and how we will communicate. We make a map of what […]

Are you there for beauty?

By |October 20th, 2014|

A man sat at a metro station in Washington DC and started to play the violin; it was a cold January morning. He played six Bach pieces for about 45 minutes. During that time, since it was rush hour, it was calculated that thousands of people went through the station, most of them on […]

It is in the middle of misery that so much becomes clear.

By |October 15th, 2014|

Refuse to fall down
If you cannot refuse to fall down,
refuse to stay down.
If you cannot refuse to stay down,
lift your heart toward heaven,
and like a hungry beggar,
ask that it be filled.
You may be pushed down.
You may be kept from rising.
But no one can keep you […]

change

By |October 9th, 2014|

In an effort to understand where suffering comes from, we often tend to search for causes or people to blame. …Most people experience some trauma in their lives however, it is the individual’s mind that keeps the suffering going, and this mind and its workings can be investigated and changed. As long as we […]

Struggle switch on or off?

By |October 1st, 2014|

Most clients come to therapy because they want to get rid of their depression, anxiety, addiction, traumatic memories, low self-esteem, fear of rejection, anger, grief and so on. They come in a state of war; they don’t want what is happening to them and what they are experiencing.
In therapy clients slowly learn to stop […]

Stop fighting your demons!

By |September 7th, 2014|

There are many sides to mindfulness psychotherapy, including living in the present moment; engaging fully in what you are doing rather than ‘getting lost’ in your thoughts; and allowing your feelings to be as they are, letting them come and go rather than trying to control them. When we stop and observe our private […]

mindfulness – you can’t do it wrong!

By |September 3rd, 2014|

Mindfulness with Rumi

By |September 1st, 2014|

“Don’t turn away. Keep your gaze on the bandaged place. That’s where the light enters you.”

    – Rumi

This quote is a reminder that the way to feeling more at peace is through “being with” and allowing that which is painful or difficult in us rather that “trying to fix”, avoid or run from it.

There’s […]

The Paradoxical Nature of Change

By |August 29th, 2014|

‘The great paradox was that it wasn’t until I accepted myself as I was, that I was free to change.’

Carl Rogers

‘Change occurs when one becomes what he is, not when he tries to become what he is not.’

Dr. Arnold Beisser, M.D.

The essential precondition for change is the acceptance of this moment.

Myths about psychotherapy

By |August 25th, 2014|

Many people would like to try psychotherapy and could benefit from it. Yet, they may have heard certain things about psychotherapy which left them confused or hesitant.
It is natural to have anxieties about something we don’t have accurate information on.
Understanding what psychotherapy is and clarifying some of the myths that surround it, could help […]