Trauma (therapy Thursdays)

Empty eyes, gazing away- lost and marous. The look when trauma enters the room. It’s like a flickering light, deciding on whether or not it’s going to stay on or off. And once it’s on or off, there is no turning back. It’s like a 50 foot wave has crashed upon the person sitting across…

And do you think this is awakening ?(psychosis and spirituality)

Hello, Thank you for reading and joining me down this rabbit hole. That still produces more questions than answers. I have read several articles that discuss psychosis and psychotic breaks as a spiritual awakening.  I think that is a beautiful thought and idea. However, in working in mental health, I haven’t experienced a person who…

Power of Play (Therapy Thursday)

As adults we forget how much play does for us.  As children it comes easy.  It’s just something we do, without much thought.  It’s how we pass the time, learn, explore and grow.  As adults we find other ways to pass the time, learn, explore and grow.  Forgetting the magic of play.  Play for adults…

Broken pieces (psychosis and spirituality)

Piece by piece. Part by part. Like a trail of tear, we leave pieces of ourselves behind Easier to run then to stay. We hate being in pain. We avoid it at all costs. Magic heals. Belief heals. Desire heals. We heal.  We unconsciously emit our wounds and traumsa. They seep out affecting our perceptions…

Depression (Therapy Thursday)

We fear those emotions that we do not like to feel. As if by feeling them they will consume, swallow and change us. This fear is not unfounded. I have been swallowed by depression. Consumed with grief. Changed from melancholy. It’s the dark that we fear. The being caught in quicksand with no life rope….

What affects you- really? Are you an empath? (Therapy Thursday)

Do you know what affects you? How you engage with the world? Are you in tune with how move through the world? Some people are incredibly introspective and self aware. Adjusting and shifting every opportunity they have. Others seem oblivious to how they affect other or how others affect them. Focused on themselves, loosing sight…

Lines and Labels (Psychosis and Spirituality)

I sat with intake after intake at the community mental health crisis center. I sit with clients in my office. And each presents a different story. A different set of life situations. And each deals with traumas and dreams that affect their daily life. Some have been labeled bipolar, schizophrenic, manic-depressive and others are nothing…

The Sin of Happy and the Honor in Misery (Therapy Thursday)

Why is it so hard to be happy? Why do we fight it? Why would we rather spend time complaining then talking about the good things? Well, there are a couple of reasons. Our society thrives off of drama, look at our television shows. We find our meaning as people through suffering. Many of us…

Are we in the matrix? (psychosis and spirituality)

Over the weekend, I watched Year Million. Experts, on the show, theorize that we may already be living in the matrix and if we aren’t now, then in the future we will for sure be uploaded and living digitally. However all the same issues that exist now with the on line universe will exist in…

Reiki (therapy Thursdays)

My hands are on fire. I can feel the energy pulsating through them. And as I quiet my mind. Slow my breathing. Connect to my body. I can hear the whispers. The information that flows to me, to help you. Reiki is much more than just tapping into the stream of universal energy for healing….

Is Spirituality Changing? (Psychosis and Spirituality)

I love when the universe brings me themes. This week I had more than one conversation with three very different people about how religion was changing. I was faced with the question, is the religious dogma outdated? Is there a birth of a new tradition that encompasses multiple traditions? And does this new view of…

More questions- Psychosis and Spirituality

I recently read an article on psychopathic children. It was a fascinating read. I usually try to polish my posts but this post is fresh from my processing what I read. Straight from my mind to keyboard. I wonder about the neuroscience of psychosis and of spirituality? And then about the research that says we…