Communicating without words (Therapy Thursday)

There is it.  You’ve stopped in your tracks.  This beautiful painting that has prohibited you from moving on, drawn you in and now you are lost in and held captive by its images. Frustrated, sitting in traffic.  Then you hear it. That song.  You crank up the dial.  Forgetting the traffic, getting lost in the…

Staying stuck- Therapy Thursdays

I really don’t know what I am doing. I jumped without a parachute. And as I am falling. I am freaking out. Scrambling. Searching. Closing my eyes and praying. What the f*ck did I just do? I have sat in this place of misery. The burnout The fatigue. The drain. The exhaustion. I have wallowed…

A Healer, A Shaman and A Catholic (Psychosis and Spirituality)

I was blessed to be able to interview a few people about their thoughts and feelings about psychosis and spirituality.  Here is what I learned: Robin Wiggs the phenomenal healing owner of Alchemy of Light. My spiritual beliefs:  I was brought up in a Christian home and while, even as a child, many of the teachings…

Nightmares and the manifestation of fear in dreams- Therapy Thursday

And so it happened again. The nightmare that comes every so often shaking you to the core. Or perhaps it’s THAT dream. The one that haunts you throughout your day. Wither nightmare or dream, you cannot shake the images and no matter how hard to try, you still feel unsettled.

Empath’s Tool Kit- Therapy Thursday

Tools to help: 1.     Know you. Awareness and acknowledgement. Listen to your gut.  Address your needs.  It is easy to become a sponge sucking up everyone’s emotions and losing your own.  Know when you are overwhelmed.  Know when to set boundaries.  Know when you need time to decompress and sort through the web of emotions…

Dream Tending- Therapy Thursdays

I was going to delve into anxiety. As it seems to be ever pervasive in our lives. However, I wanted to dance with dreams. A space of creativity and messages. A lighter space, full of hopes and dreams. A place of inspiration and motivation. A place to pull you out of reality and give you…

Surviving today – Therapy Thursdays

The world feels unbearable, stifling and madding. At times, as if it is spinning out of control with no end in sight. You question who you can trust and every day you are astonished by what the media reports and what you hear others say. You see the cracks in the systems. Where society is…

Can’t Say Haunting (Part of Psychosis and Spirituality)

The other night at work (the Crisis Stabilization Unit) a client awoke from a bad dream. It was extremely windy with rain and snow. The wind was audible. Whistling and moaning through the old building. It was unnerving, as if someone was with you. well, in this building that is almost always the case, some…

Fractured (Therapy Thursday)

When the soul endures more than it can fathom.  When the psychic can no longer remain intact.  The soul and psyche splinter, split and break.  Leaving pieces of ourselves behind. For some, different personas emerge to maintain. To keep the body intact. Each serving a role or function. Each entity breaks through the veil of the…