Who we are...and how we cope...is not our fault. Who we are...and how we cope...becomes our responsibility. - Paul Gilbert, Developer of Compassion Focused Therapy
One of the recurrent themes that I work with in my life and in my therapeutic practice is the fear of feelings. With regret, I see that we lack an intentional, conscious education on how to recognize, understand and accept our emotions. Instead of learning to develop flexible and adaptive strategies for coping w
'Only one who has risked the fight with the dragon and is not overcome by it wins the hoard, the 'treasure hard to attain'. - Carl Gustav Jung, founder of Analytical Psychology Trust. The fundamental quality of the hero. Without trust, he or she will not embark on what seems like an impossible quest. Trust to leave safety, comfort, security, and trust to forge into the unknown. Trust to live in uncertainty, to face obstacles and allow triumphs. Trust to continue on the chosen
Let me love your imperfections, your demons, your fears. Let me embrace your anger, let me attend to your wounds. That is the only way I know how to love you.
One of the themes I meet in my psychotherapy practice is "I am bad because I am not perfect''. This self-sabotaging thought often underpins a mild anxiety, depression, addiction, or just an ever present feeling of unhappiness. In the dialogues with my clients, I discover that ''perfect'' means for them all light and