Emotions as Enemies Emotions as Intelligence
When it comes to emotions, different ideals and expectations are passed on by our respective cultures, religions/spiritualities, and families: there is usually a premium placed on the experience and expression of certain feelings while others are devalued. Regardless of those differences we all have certain things in common: We’re all human beings with emotional spectrums that are natural to the human condition, and we’re all raised within cultures, religions/spiritualities, and families who have impacted, and in many cases severely wounded our relationships to our emotional beings. Many come into therapy with feelings that are conflicted, intrusive, confusing and overwhelming. Some find them to be absent, numb, flat or indistinctive. Without a clear emotional barometer, it’s hard to be intuitive, decisive and creative in life.
Psychotherapy can help you to understand and heal your emotional difficulties, whether you are feeling emotionally chaotic and overwhelmed, or numbed out and flat. We all live somewhere on that continuum, and depending on which end you’re coming from, you can learn to better contain and manage your experience, or learn to allow for more aliveness. With the assistance of an empathic therapist you can come to understand the logic of your emotions and create enough safety within yourself to allow them to be fluid; It is in this fluidity that we find ourselves to be most creatively and intuitively alive. In therapy I will help you to navigate your way through this experience in a safe, respectful, and supportive environment.
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