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- There’s a baby in that bath water
- Make a list of those who have loved you
- A short summary of what you probably already know about developing good self esteem
- How to share yourself with others and keep your dignity
- Where to find friends? Try personal growth groups.
- The human requirement for shared experience
- The Four Questions
- Question 1: Who should I talk to about this problem?
- Question 2: How do I need to adjust my plans and expectations because of this problem?
- Question 3: What lessons and gifts does this problem have to offer me?
Growing SafelyThis blog often contains material related to emotional healing. Please note that when undertaking emotional healing there is always the possibility of destabilizing ones emotional state and behavior in that process. Nothing presented in this blog should ever take the place of professional help, and trauma work, especially, should be done under the supervision of a psychotherapist. Though I have tried to speak about various means of healing in general terms, there are times when it can be unsafe to try what I describe here without professional help--whether for trauma or any other concern. If you have any questions, consult a licensed therapist. Do grow...but do it safely!
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Category Archives: Gestalt
Back in medieval days bath water was shared by several people. The last to get use of the water was the baby in the family, after which the water was discarded. By that time the water wasn’t very clear…and the … Continue reading
In the previous post I say that well-done experiential therapies are good at healing trauma. But what kind of therapies does this include? Several types of experiential therapy come to mind. Many of these therapies include a focus on paying … Continue reading
According to gestalt therapy you are an “organism”. Over the years as I have learned gestalt therapy I’ve not been fond of this use of an otherwise perfectly fine word. To begin with, it doesn’t seem like a very flattering … Continue reading
We can all say that we have fights inside ourselves. It’s true…one part of me takes a position on something, and another part of me disagrees. Polarities. They happen all the time. Often we try to get rid of one … Continue reading
As I continue to explore Internal Family Systems, much to the benefit of myself and my clients, occasionally an aspect of managing ones emotional life comes into sharp focus. One thing that I have particularly liked recently has been the … Continue reading
Alexandra Katehakis’ recent article in this blog about the cycle of sex addiction points out how an insidious pattern of behavior like sex addiction can develop. There is a lot of detail that can be added to any such explanation … Continue reading