Some people are not looking for intensive psychotherapy, but just want to expand their ability to live a vibrant life.
We can meet together to discuss;
- tools to reduce the impact of stress and trauma
- practicing self-compassion to ease suffering and promote well-being and joy
- the role of play, laughter and emotional positivity in promoting creativity, optimism and resilience
- using mindfulness to learn how to be interested in one’s own thoughts and feelings with compassion and without judgement
- skills of emotional and relational intelligence, to increase our sense of safety, trust and belonging
- how to progress through life transitions with grace, purpose and acceptance.
Over my years of practice, I have noticed a huge majority of my clients, colleagues and friends yearning to find an outlet to express themselves creatively. Having a creative outlet is a wonderful pathway to discovering meaning and purpose inlife. I have been fortunate to attract many creative clients – some productive, some feeling stuck.
I can help in 3 ways:
1. For people yearning to connect with their creativity, but unsure of how to proceed, I can offer creativity exercises, both with visual art media and with writing prompts, to jumpstart each person’s connection to their own well of creativity. We can explore all the options available, such as visual art, writing, theatre, music, and dance. We will explore the inhibitions that may keep us from connecting with this valuable source of meaning and expression.
2. For practicing creatives who may be stuck at an impasse of some sort, either with a particular work, or in general, we can create a dialogue exploring what may be the psychological meaning of the impasse, and come up with ideas of how to gently push through self-imposed barriers.
3. For people who do not feel a draw to express themselves through traditional expressions of creativity, we can explore what it means to live a creative life, how to express one’s self authentically and to design an life that nurtures our individuality and enhances connection with self and other. We do not have to be an “artiste’ to be a creative person and live creative life.
Everybody is original if they tell the truth,
if they speak from their true self.
But it must be from their true self
and not from the self they think they should be.
So remember these two things:
You are talented
and you are original.
I am offering one to one and small group consultation for already licensed new and mid career therapists. I am interested in working with therapists to explore their use of self, as opposed to teaching the foundations of a particular theoretical model.
During the 30 years I have been in practice, I have pursued constant education, consultation and personal therapy. I am currently in 2 modern analytic training groups, 2 peer consultation groups (for individual and couples work), am pursuing ongoing training in the latest research concerning attachment and affective neuroscience, and am in my own ongoing therapy.
Over the years, I have trained in varied approaches: traditional psychodynamic, Sullivanian interpersonal, Systems Centered Therapy with Yvonne Agazarian, couples and family systems work with Carol Middelberg, and Modern Analytic Therapy. I work in a relational style, integrating all that I have studied, with a focus on attachment, emotional feelings and physical sensations, and teaching mindfulness.