If you've ever read a poem by the 13th century poet Rumi, then you know what a delicious treat his words are, even today. One thing I love about Rumi is that his poems always challenge me to expand my mind and look a things in a new way.
In therapy, I sometimes offer clients something called a "reframe," which is a new perspective on their problem. With that in mind, I wanted to share with you one of my favorite Rumi pomes, one that always helps me keep my emotions in persp
Some people may think that feeling that everything is "fine" is a sign that they're "healed" and therapy is no longer necessary. Ask a therapist, however, and they'll probably tell you that this is where the therapy actually begins. For what does "fine" really mean? We say it on auto-pilot probably 5 times a day: Coffee shop clerk "hi, how are you today?" you: "I'm fine, and you?" clerk: "Fine, what will you have?" office mate: "Mornin', how are you today?" you: "I'm fine, an
This is why I love bringing art into the therapy room. Not literal pieces of art that someone else has made-although that's certainly nice to look at! I'm talking about art prompts and projects for my clients to work with in session. Why? Art--drawing, molding with clay, creative writing, painting, dancing, making music, etc, is not only good for focusing the mind and expressing oneself visually, but it's also healthy for the brain, and healing for the soul as well. Personall