Western culture is waking up to the evolutionary potential of vulnerability.  The impenetrable dominant man is losing its grip as the ideal of human development.  Instead, true maturity is now one who is both externally behaviourally strong, yet also with interior psychological depths.  To be confident, yet also sensitive and complex.  Vulnerability is the keyContinue reading “Vulnerability”

Removal Versus Surrender Healing – Outside to Inside

Holistic integrated psychotherapy uses both removal and surrender healing to achieve the desired therapeutic goal.  The integration of removal and surrender healing brings a rich complexity of healing patterns, specifically applied to each individual person.  Complex healing between the will to remove and overcome, and the faith to surrender to depth and root causes. Initially,Continue reading “Removal Versus Surrender Healing – Outside to Inside”

Removal Versus Surrender Healing Systems – Working Together

     The most complex healing comes from the combination of removal and surrender healing.  Together they hold incredible evolutionary potential.  The goal is to reduce the symptom while connecting somebody to the depth of their being.  For example, removing surface level physical pain is needed in order for depth psychic work.  If a person isContinue reading “Removal Versus Surrender Healing Systems – Working Together”

Removal Vs. Surrender Healing Systems – An Introduction

            There is a polarity in orientation in the western healing community between surrendering to suffering versus removing suffering.  The diverse healing modalities, both within bodily and psychologically oriented traditions, live on this continuum.  In (what I am calling) ‘removal healing’ systems, when a symptom of suffering manifests, the primary mode is to remove,Continue reading “Removal Vs. Surrender Healing Systems – An Introduction”

Nature Human Integration – Psychological Activism

       Wilderness therapy is for those who like the wilderness.  Yet many who like the wilderness also like the city.  There is a major challenge in integrating the two different psychic states.  The difficulty of integrating one’s experience of nature into the city.  Equally challenging, to integrate the consciousness of the city into nature. ExperiencingContinue reading “Nature Human Integration – Psychological Activism”

Social Media and the Psyche – Narcissism

Narcissism is currently expanding and being exploited within social media.  However, the growth in narcissism wasn’t created by social media.  Instead, it is simply revealing an existing problem within western culture. Therefore, let’s start to really understand social media narcissism, and heal our culture’s collective narcissism.  WARNING: This writing selectively highlights the difficulties within socialContinue reading “Social Media and the Psyche – Narcissism”

Social Media and the Psyche – An Introduction

Social Media is changing human consciousness.  Our lives are transforming into the psychological realities of social media.  Many people value this social communication, pointing to its ability to connect and create new relationships.  Others state that social media is causing a loss of genuine communication and intimacy.  However, whatever way you look at it, socialContinue reading “Social Media and the Psyche – An Introduction”

Coming Into the World – Healing From Inside Out

Integrating the depth of your soul into your life is incredibly beautiful.  While psychotherapy often focuses on inner psychic healing, having a guide in your outward path is equally important.  This writing highlights this evolutionary edge, showing the common challenges and progressions everybody faces in this movement of depth into life.  Holistic integrated psychotherapy valuesContinue reading “Coming Into the World – Healing From Inside Out”

A Guide Into Psychotherapy

Thought for my first blog post I’d keep it simple, and go over the history of western psychotherapy.  Thought that people interested in healing might get something out of a short synopsis of psychotherapy. To illustrate the soup psychotherapy is currently swimming in.  The therapeutic model I use, holistic integrated psychotherapy, integrates all of theseContinue reading “A Guide Into Psychotherapy”