If we label ourselves as hopeless cases, see ourselves as villains, or in any way de-valuate our sense of self; there is no way to use our own experience as a growth opportunity.
"Commitment is an act, not a word."
- Jean Paul Sartre
Commitment to your true sense of Self is by far, the most important thing you will ever do in your life. And yes, it makes a difference in everything. Know this. Trust this.
"We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them." - Albert Einstein
What does my life look like without the extra afterthought? Without the extra emotional roller-coaster? We all possess the innate intelligence to adapt to challenges in a growth oriented way. Cessation of psychological pain is possible, attainable and most importantly, workable.
Trauma is a complex event in the psyche. It's characterized by the experience of perceived helplessness. It is essential to explore experiences of trauma in a safe relationship in order for it to heal. My background treating combat veterans, working with law enforcement and in emergency psychiatry has given me great breathe and scope to be able to treat trauma accurately and with success.
The 21st century usually comes with a tremendous sense of overwhelm associated with it. What does building your sense of strength and resilience look like? Is it possible to surf the waves and tides?
Elated and depressed at the same time? Anxious than crashing the next minute? Or just stuck in one? What is an emotion anyway? What does this all mean for me?
Is a highly complex phenomena. It's also a very real one. Normalizing fear and chronic threats produces serious side-effects in human beings. A way through is possible. We are stronger than we know most of the time.
The endless cycle of being locked into a situation that appears to have happened before over and over again. How familiar is this? Have we been here before? How do I break the pattern?
Conflict is a source for growth. Too much conflict is a source of trauma, shut down and dissociation. What is the best way forward? What does actual growth and well-being look like in this moment?
Heartbreak in intimate relationship are a devastating experience. Whether you are still together, apart or somewhere in between - intimate relationships are one of the most difficult tasks to navigate in life.
Is available to us all. The primary witness has to do with the capacity to develop a strong observer in our experience - rather than be engaged and reactive with old survival patterns. Freshness and spaciousness towards life is always available.
Depression, fear, and anxiety are some of the most common and uncomfortable emotions that we can experience at some point in our lives. Research shows that it matters not what theoretical orientation the clinician has. What matters is the bond, trust and respect that builds in the counseling session. This is done with time and commitment from both sides.
Old attachments, distorted perceptions and strong emotions inevitably produce suffering in our lives. This is not new. I believe our greatest pain can be the source of our greatest strength. I believe in facilitating the coming about of this process.