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Sitting With Emotions

We’re often overwhelmed by such feelings as sadness, anger, fear, depression, anxiety and even boredom. In modern society we have an abundance of ways to avoid these unpleasant feelings. Our phones and other devices offer easy escape into games, movies, … Continue reading

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Experiential Psychotherapy

Whether we can know anything outside the world as we experience it is an interesting philosophical question, but it has profound implications when we try to understand another person. This is particularly true in the context of psychotherapy and trying to help another person heal. Continue reading

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Psychotherapy and Spirituality

Some people find spirituality helpful in conjunction with psychotherapy. Spirituality is not the same as religion; it is often seen as an essentially value-free experience and understanding of the world. For many people, the important point about spirituality is the experience of connection to the world as a whole, to nature, to the universe or cosmos, and to themselves. It is imperative that a therapist never pushes his views and values on the person he is working with. At the same time, it is also important that he avoids coming from a detached, overly analytic, purely “scientific” position that does not recognize the possible value of spiritual growth. Continue reading

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