Alchemy as metaphor

As I prepare for our Four Ways of Knowing Wisdom Circle – I am re-reading journal entries, workshop notes, ancient blog posts, and missives I wrote for various online groups and am marveling at my tendency to want to know EVERYTHING about something that...

Wisdom Mentors – Bill Plotkin – Wild Mind

Our upcoming wisdom circle on four ways of knowing is my integration of many teachings from many mentors. Bill Plotkin of the Animas Valley Institute profoundly changed the trajectory of my life in his work as a guide to my inner wilderness. Listen to him speak about...

The Gift of Therapy – by Irv Yalom

In addition to Love’s Executioner – The Gift of Therapy by Irv Yalom – influenced the way I experienced myself as a client. In my current life as a mental health professional – there is so much about this work that is now second nature to me...

New life in dismal places

Reflections on becoming and being a psychotherapist I like to work and always have. I am curious and have a lot of physical energy and enjoy learning new things. I am a quick study and in a few months – I figure things out and am ready for a new challenge, a...

Therapists who inspire me – Yalom

I discovered Irv Yalom during my own therapy journey. His book – The Gift of Therapy – taught me how to be a client and then taught me so much about being a therapist. Imagine my delight when I discovered there is a documentary in the works that will show...