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Maybe Every Therapist Should or Could

Posted by: Barry D'Souza on April 24, 2015 12:05 pm

I’m not sure how it works for others, but for me, being and feeling a part of a community of like-minded therapists on a journey of experiential learning and good fellowship is an important thing. I am referring to the mindfulness meditation group that I meet with the second Friday evening of every month. Therapists in other cities maybe doing similarly already – they call it ‘convergent evolution’ – but, if they aren’t already, I put it out there as something to consider.balance-110850_640

Here’s how it’s been looking so far these first few months. Each in our group of ten take a turn hosting.  The host mcees the evening and introduces whatever suggestions for ritual they’d like to put in place. After a number of meetings now we’ve adopted a basic structure for how we like to do the evening. We begin with meditation for fifteen-twenty minutes.  Always so nice after a busy week, I have to say. We then breath into a ‘mindful sharing of the moment’ check-in, that is surely guided by the spontaneous impression, perhaps gestalt, of the moment that emerges. Being therapists it is not hard to imagine that there is a level of open and natural sharing of ‘what’s up’.   Most of us can’t but help ourselves here. We meditate a second time for twenty minutes. Share ‘mindfully’ a second time, this time usually with a guiding theme, question or consideration. We then meditate a third time before we smile a deep inner satisfaction, and move into the closing of the evening – the mindful ‘breaking of a little bread’, potluck style. This past group we ate in mindful silence!

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Blog Posts are for Sharing

Posted by: Dawn Schell on April 22, 2015 10:12 am

I have favourite bloggers whose work I regularly read and enjoy.   The bloggers are friends, counsellors, writers, lawyers, artists, students, teachers, business leaders, coaches,…the list goes on.   They come from a variety of age groups and I find the writers to be creative, inspiring, fun, humorous, playful, and thought-provoking.

As I read I often find posts that I think are worth sharing with clients.   The response when I have done so has invariably been positive. Some clients have then shared the posts with others.   Which tells me it’s hit a chord.

In sharing these posts with clients I am careful to state that my sharing is not meant as a wholehearted endorsement of everything on the site.   I share what I think is relevant and I let clients know why I think this might be relevant for them to read.

Here are a few of my favourites:

This mother talks about how one sentence changed the way she interacts with her family.   It is a post that I have often thought about, referred back to and shared.

The six words? “I love to watch you play”
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