Healer Heal Thyself

Posted by: Victoria Lorient-Faibish on April 15, 2011 9:48 am

Hello, my name is Victoria Lorient-Faibish MEd, CCC. I am a holistic Psychotherapist and I have been in my field, since 1990. In addition to my Masters degree in Educational Psychology, I have over 8 years of training in eastern philosophy body-centred modalities including, Polarity Therapy, Reiki, and Craniosacral. My passion for the holistic way has evolved into both a unique and powerful, transformational therapy, in which people of all walks of life successfully come to change, empower, recreate, and heal their lives. I provides brief and long-term Transformational Holistic Psychotherapy, Motivation and Inspiration, Life Coaching, Parts Integration Therapy, Meditation and Stress-Reduction, New Decision Therapy™, Couples Therapy, Polarity Therapy, Reiki, and Trauma Therapy.

Through the years I have learned that the most important thing to my practice is me! If I am not ok, my practice is not ok. I can only take my clients as far as I myself am willing to go. I need to be the example and really walk my talk. I have found that clients sense the therapist’s vitality or lack thereof.

One of the keys to maintaining a strong vitality is to set boundaries well. I find I am at my best when I am working with clear boundaries. For example establishing clear cancellation policies, staying within the timeframe set up, always working within a session context for all processing, and always getting paid for what I do are all examples of clear boundaries.

We can’t do everything for everyone! As therapists I feel we are not here to save our clients but to empathize, facilitate and to cultivate an authentic presence in which the client feels heard and seen and space to self transform. Preventing burn out is the name of the game since we will be doing this for a long time. Ideally we want to remain fresh and enthused all week long.

This brings me to taking time off. This is crucial. Having a life that is satisfying outside the office is so important. If during my time off I include a portion of time that is dedicated to doing exactly what I like to do, I am much more apt to arrive Monday morning in my office in a great mood ready to tackle the problems I am about to become exposed to.

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