"The wound is the place where the Light enters you.”. . . Rumi
The journey we take in therapy may be to discover and work with what is most troubling in our lives at the moment. At the same time we unfold the essence of who we truly are. This unfolding allows not only the immediate issues of maybe grief, depression, anxiety, self hatred in all its forms, relationship, or family issues and/or addictions to be held and explored but we uncover the patterns that overlay the qualities of our deepest nature. This in turn allows our truest self to be heard and seen enabling us to meet what appears in our everyday lives in balance and harmony.
As you start to walk out on the way, the way appears.” . . Rumi
Psychotherapy offers a precious container not just to deal with the presenting crisis but to honour the whole of who we are, body, mind, heart and spirit. we hold all these perspectives holistically keeping in mind our values, purpose and meaning. To be able to talk through what is happening for us is an important way to find our way through.
"Do not be satisfied with the stories that come before you. Unfold your own myth.” . . . Rumi
This doesn't mean the therapeutic journey is easy. Personal change doesn’t just happen. It goes through stages and we usually need support while change is happening for us. We need a place to offload, to explore our thoughts and feelings with the chance to see things from new perspectives.
It takes courage and commitment for this deep unfolding to occur, and to move forward into the life we are called to live.
If you plan on being anything less than you are capable of being, you will probably be unhappy all the days of your life. . . Abraham Maslow
“I am not what happened to me,
I am what I choose to become."
Dr Carl Jung