I am in the position, in my vocation, of supporting growth and change, and even of offering teachings and learnings, to be taken or not; it's really up to the client to choose. I am also in the position to receive, and I do. Very Much. I have the fortune of sitting with children and teens, mothers and fathers, women, and men, couples, and even dogs at times. The stories are unique, poignant, inspiring, and often heart-breaking. What they all have in common is the reflection of the sensitivity of the nervous system, the great need for love and attachment. I work with that, and I am lucky for it.
Where are you at with your experience of yourself, of the world, your partner, your child? What speaks to you? What may be screaming at you? Or what may you be screaming at others? What do you need? What is precious to you? What is old and outdated? What is asking to be born?
This list is circulating around social media. I like it. Of all the things we can say to our child/children in a day, using a few of those can go a long way to make our parent-child bond strong, and encourage our little ones, and not so little, to shine, authentically. But parents, don't stop at your children!! This list is also full of connection-making, validating statements for your romantic partner or spouse.
When thinking about my "first" post on this new version of my practice website, what keeps coming to mind and heart is my fascination with OCD, the wonders of Exposure Therapy, and lately, my experience of seeing clients outside of the office, in the big world "out there". So, this is a place holder for when I can sit down for a chunk of time, and get into these topics. For now, it's on to doing therapy! Check back.