Good Therapy... what does it take?
Art by Annelinde Tempelman
So much healing is needed in our world....
If you or anyone you know is looking for support in creating change or navigating life's complexities and pressures, chances are a good therapist can help. But who sets the standard for this relationship? How do you know who to choose to work with, who to expose your vulnerabilities to? And how will this undertaking affect and develop you?
Our collective consciousness is evolving fast. The psychology models of 50 years ago where people needed to talk to connect the dots is no longer relevant. Today, most people understand their story, they need to be shown how to re-write it.
And to facilitate that, today's therapists need to be multi-dimensional. They need to understand how different psyches think and process, and be able to meet each person there. They need to know how to access the link between the mind and the body (the seat of the unconscious mind), and how to change the somatics of the old patterns that have become ingrained. Then, they need to balance the chakras and help the energy systems to flow safely, without the old obstructions. They need to seduce the soul to shine through more, while supporting the personality to yield, to show how to use the imagination for healing, to engage the creative forces to begin a new way of being in the world, to navigate the inner critic (because this one can cause so much harm and even undo breakthroughs) and defend authenticity, and also assist the body in holding a higher frequency each time that progress is made.
This kind of therapy cannot be read in books, or taught in classes. It demands that
the therapists have undergone deep transformation themselves whole heartedly, without holding back or hiding. For they can only lead others on such a hazardous journey when they have walked each step of the way, fallen, picked themselves back up, fallen again - god only knows how many times, gotten lost, injured, disheartened, and still continued. And despite all this, when sitting with another, the therapists need to put everything that they have learned, gathered and experienced aside in order to be fully present, to feel without reservation, to listen deeply, to intuit what is not being expressed, to follow the cues that are and let the magic happen. Oh and to keep perspective, a touch of humour here and there does not hurt. Neither does an abundance of warmth and care. This work is truly humbling more than anything else for those who partake in it.
The only thing that is left behind... well, is a sense of what it is to be human.
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