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The Nature of Suffering

The Nature of Suffering

Discovering the Self I think one of the really beautiful things about therapy is that the process can be a deeply spiritual journey of discovering the self and pondering questions such as "Who am I?" and "what does it mean to have life as a human?"  Today I have...

Alchemy and Sovereignty

Alchemy and Sovereignty

Personal Sovereignty The definition of sovereignty is as follows: a supreme power or authority.  A self-governing state. So what does this mean for an individual when we're talking about personal sovereignty on a psychological level?  It means that the person is...

What are the Benefits of Art Making?

What are the Benefits of Art Making?

What are the therapeutic benefits of drawing or painting? Recently someone asked me the above question.  I thought that it was worth sharing here too.  The question seems simple enough, but the answer is extensive.  Furthermore, the benefits depend on the treatment...

More on Individuation in Therapy

More on Individuation in Therapy

The Hero's Journey Once upon a time, a youth, headed to the city to seek their fortune.  However, they stepped off the main road and curiously, took the footpath that leads them into the woods.  The cool, shade of the forest envelops them as they walk further.  The...

Beyond Coping Skills

Beyond Coping Skills

The Medical Model Acute mental health care programs and interventions focus on coping skills to manage symptoms.  That doesn't always have to be the final goal though. Yes, I'm saying that long-term depth work can help you fully heal yourself and thrive in a life that...

Corralling our Thoughts

Corralling our Thoughts

You are not your Thoughts One of the things I say often is that "You are not your thoughts.  Not everything you think is true. Not everything you think is useful."  Just because you think something doesn't mean you have to listen to it.  Likewise, this is why we have...

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