- By admin
- August 30, 2017
As a therapist the one thing I am always curious about my clients is their support network. In my opinion, support and community is an integral aspect of staying healthier and happier. When it is absent overcoming mental illness can be incredibly difficult.
As we turn to technology more and more frequently our sense of isolation on the physical sense is becoming more and more exacerbated. Yes, the internet and social media does bring us closer together on some level but on another it diverts us from real life human contact and connection.
So what has happened to our real life human connections? Part of surviving as a human being involves connection with others. I cannot stress enough the value and importance of human relationships. Human connection sustains our health and wellbeing and increases our ability to learn and thrive as individuals.
- By admin
- August 21, 2017
The power of forgiveness lies in the fact that without forgiveness there is no love therefore forgiveness is the most essential key to happiness. Whether it be forgiving another or forgiving ourselves, human suffering continues until we are able to forgive.
This comes at a very apt time when in the past week I have had a death in the family. Like many families, conflict is no stranger in my family and on both sides of my family members have been estranged. In my view, death can be the perfect opportunity to resolve past hurts and anguish and to find a sense of forgiveness especially among family members. I mean really life is too short right?
However this has not been the case with this most recent death that our family has experienced. It saddens me that such conflict can occur between blood and that human nature continues to accept fighting and anguish as the answer to resolving ones hurt and pain rather than peace and forgiveness. At the end of the day we are all human, on this earth wanting one thing…..to be loved.
- By admin
- August 8, 2017
Last year, for my final assessment for my Masters Degree in Gestalt Psychotherapy, we were to engage in a Passion Project. Throughout my training I had been very passionate about working with clients with Eating Disorders. Having had experienced Anorexia Nervosa myself in my late teens, going into the profession of psychotherapy I thought it only natural that I be interested in this field.
Having had several clients that were experiencing eating issues, it became very clear to me that there were some common factors that presented themselves with this illness. One of the most common factors I found, and in my own illness as well, was feelings of isolation.