It has been a while since i have reflected on my on sense of integrity and congruence between me as a therapist and me as a human being in therapy.
Have you ever questioned yourself if you would be excused (as a therapist) if you made a mistake? Would your client still come and see you? And pay you? What are your clients’ expectations: to be cured, saved, helped, directed, forgiven…? By someone who potentially makes mistake and that at times is a mess inside and all snotty on the outside?
I have been having some similar questions, dipped into some anxiety, fear, and a pinch of subtle frustration / anger. Hence, I made a short video and I really would like to keep up a sort of diary, journal, a vlog basically in which to explore the me as a human being and the me as a therapist: do they perfectly match? Do they collide anywhere?
I know I do have a manifesto as an author and artist: is this the same as a therapist? Do they have to be the same? Do I need one as a human being? Would you expect your butcher to have a manifesto / agenda / ethical framework?
What i can tell you for sure is that my approach can be found where psychotherapy, spirituality and philosophy meet: right there. Very possibly it is also where you can find my ethics, my soul, part of my body and my Being, some of my thoughts, my fears and my shame, my inadequacy and humiliations.
I will be there.
Enjoy the video #001 : please : like, subscribe, comment, and share.
ps: and if you fancy reading my book, you can still find it here!