Working Together

The Relationship

Often during loss and transition, we find ourselves in new terrain and we’re challenged with deep self-exploration. Investigating who we are, at the core, is not for the faint of heart. Wisely, we turn to different people and groups to help steady ourselves. But sometimes we need additional support. Sharing personal narrative with a skilled listener decreases isolation and enhances clarity as old wounds heal. The healing relationship between a psychotherapist and client includes:

  • Objectivity in a safe environment
  • A non-judgmental view under all circumstances
  • Active collaboration to find the best approach
  • Warmth and caring
  • A sense of humor, when appropriate
  • Honesty, clarity and guidance

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Being curious helps us heal. Shining a gentle light on emotions and beliefs illuminates what holds us back and helps us understand how we can move forward. Through collaborative inquiry, we prompt discovery, build self-awareness and encourage further growth. Questions might include:

  • How does it feel right now in the present moment?
  • What am I learning from this experience?
  • What is most important?
  • Am I responding with truth in my relationships under all circumstances?
  • Are my actions and thoughts nurturing of myself and of others?
  • Am I able to give genuinely to others and to receive in return?

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Know well what leads you forward and what holds you back, and choose the path that leads to wisdom."