I have had the opportunity to witness the most tender side another human being has to offer. Where they get touched so deeply in their heart, a look of humility tends to their face, and an acknowledgement occurs. This is a place where healing happens.
It is in these moments the work is happening. And I believe it works because of the relationship WE have created together. Without the relationship, we can never get to this place. The recipe is building a relationship, building trust, and then time.
Therapy takes time. This place within us is not to be rushed to. We need to trust whoever we take to this place will be able to sit in this feeling with us. To see what is really there. To see a piece of who we really are. To be gentle with us.
We can quantify certain aspects of the human condition and come up with scientific based approaches for certain symptoms. I am convinced though that the human spirit is unquantifiable and is more than science could ever show us.
I am grateful daily for the work I do and for those who allow me to enter into those dark caverns of their heart and mind and explore together.