"Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom"
- Aristotles -
"The principle aim of Psychotherapy is not to transport one to an impossible state of happiness, but to help the client acquire steadfastness and patience in the face of suffering."
- C.G. Jung -
Body centered Psychotherapy is a process that, when productive, leads to a profoundly matured attitude towards one's life and a deeper knowledge of one's self. Within the context of the evolving relationship with the therapist, whose role and authority it is to facilitate this process, the client explores the emotional, physical and relational symptoms of suffering in order to help him/her recognize and address past experiences that remain "stuck" in the person's mind-body system. The split within the individual's intra-psychic structure is often hidden in plain sight, but because psychotherapy foregrounds a person's relationship to one's self, the process leads to a reconciliation between the mind and the body, between the present and the past, and between the self and the other. When this happens the individual mind becomes free to function and a heretofore unknown ability to adapt spontaneously and creatively to life's adversities emerges, and so a person finds new meaning and satisfaction in the present moment. This journey can be a difficult, frightening and painful one and often takes several years to accomplish, but the rewards include a richer understanding of one's individual existence.
"The Purpose of Psychotherapy is to set people free"
- Rollo May -
"When we remember that we are all mad, the mysteries disappear and life
stands explained." - Mark Twain -
Counseling helps a person handle specific life situations. This process aims at helping the client to develop new behaviors, designed to adapt and cope more effectively with difficult and/or adverse situations.Often counseling and psychotherapy are used concurrently, though counseling alone is less concerned with the exploration the individual's unconscious intra-psychic structure.
"It is not a lack of love, but a lack of friendship that makes
unhappy marriage" - Friedrich Nietzsche -
Couples Counseling aims at improving the dysfunctional relationship between two individuals. It focuses less on the psychology of the two individuals and more on their habitual style of relating to one another. By exploring and examining the relational interaction the counselor attempts to lead the two individuals into a deeper and a more intimate understanding of how and why they relate to each other the way they do, which in turn fosters more effective communication and a deeper appreciation of one for the other.
"Until you make the unconscious conscious, it will direct your life and you will call it fate".
- C G Jung -