The ultimate goal of my practice is to help people return to their natural instinctive self. In this experience, people come back to making choices from their gut, rather than from past or present painful experiences and conditioning from external influences. As Albert Einstein put it, “No problem can be solved from the same level of consciousness that created it.” My sessions consist of asking questions, offering simple psychology principles to provide context and sending people home with tools for daily improvement.
When I began my own experience in marriage counseling, each counselor made it known that they could not guarantee they would be able to save our marriage. Now, as a spiritual counselor, I still agree with this sentiment, it would have been powerful if they had shared a message of understanding for the foundation and function of marriage. So, I will share mine with you. We live in a world ripe with human whimsy and a desire for instant gratification. This cultural phenomenon runs perfectly counter to the sacredness and sanctity of marriage. Rather than a traditional view of marriage, I hold a real world view of marriage. The basis of intimate relationships is for the betterment and evolution of both individuals. Our culture doesn’t support the aspect that in marriage spouses will experience times of connectedness and times of separation. It is in these experiences where the most beautiful personal growth is available.
It is my job as an intermediary to recognize what dysfunction may be present. Dysfunction always has two sides and so navigating this through personal boundary work is a large key to success.
Depression is a tool of the psyche to save itself from overwhelming pain that the person is not yet ready to deal. In the short term, depression is a good thing. In the long run, it has the effect of diminishing returns. If you’re reaching out for help, you are most likely to start dealing with the pain that has caused your depression.
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder is the symptom from Post Traumatic Soul Disconnection. In all realms of my counseling it will boil down to the relationship we have with our soul. For soldiers and others who are affected by egregious experiences, this can be extremely painful and disconcerting. The most difficult part of PTSD is the inability to sleep and rid haunting thoughts. We work together in three realms of dealing with turning this part of life around. If you have PTSD and don’t resonate with my approach, again, please seek out someone who can help. This issue is overwhelming. Seeking help is a real sign of maturity.