Most of you know already that I worked as a director of a group home for 8 female teenagers. What you don’t know is that the facility was about to close its doors one year ago. During the process I was facing all kind of conflicting emotions and preparing myself to look for
As psychotherapists we are often working with the present and the past. This article has some important suggestions for working in the future. Enjoy reading it. Warmly, Richard
Pasado, presente y futuro
Como psicoterapeutas a menudo trabajamos con el presente y el pasado. Este artículo tiene importantes sugerencias sobre cómo trabajar en el futuro.
I cried several times as I read Marye O'Reilly Knapp's new book entitled Beyond Survival: Breaking the Code of Silence.
This short book is about a her personal journey in therapy to resolve the physiological and mental effects of parental neglect and sexual abuse. I have enjoyed reading this well written book and
Dear Richard, Dear Joshua, Dear Friends,
I think I have already proved myself as a “slightly emotional” being with my moment during the evaluation debriefing on Wednesday evening. I wanted to save this extra piece for an this blog post, in order not to create further drama during the conference 🙂
I have one experience,
On my last day in Milano, my colleague and friend, Gregor, kindly purchased a pistachio gelato ice cream for me. When I tasted it, I was happy in so many places. I wanted to share what it felt like with everyone, but I did not have words.
This conference was like a pistachio gelato
Hi My Dear Friends:
Last week I was teaching at Deusto University in Bilbao and they did a short interview on aspects of Integrative Psychotherapy. Perhaps you would like to see the short video and share it with your colleagues ( https://youtu.be/sZWuxUVhl3s ).
I am Istanbul doing a workshop and then on my way to
I just saw a movie that I would like to recommend you. I have related it to many of the comments you wrote on the blog during the previous weeks, referring to the last elections in the United States and the extremist political movements around the world.
It’s based on a novel by Timur
A poem I wrote a few years ago when implicit memories surfaced - reflecting on my growth since then
My Body is Now Remembering by Chris Redfern
There are life experiences I remember so clearly
I close my eyes and I'm back there in the moment
I can almost reach out my hand
And touch the scene
I have known for quite a long time a mature woman who is just in a tremendous shock due to a cruel act from her father (who passed away recently): he has disinherited her, as she has found out from a testament written 13 years ago.
I disliked her father, especially for the way
Having completed a recent workshop in Bilbao with Richard and Amaia I'm still processing and reflecting on the work that I did as well as the work I saw.
'In the Present or in the Past' is a poem I've just written as part of my reflection, knowing the milliseconds in which we can