As in the case of Don Draper from TV’s “Mad Men,” getting stuck in unhealthy patterns of behavior can make it very difficult to see clearly and find your way out. Therapy can help.
Defining Moments For Therapists
If therapy is a relational process, it takes a person on the therapist’s end. The goal of the project is to capture the therapist’s evolving sense of self as it is shaped by our experiences as active participants in a creative interaction.
The essays in this book are first-person accounts, by eleven therapists, of some “Aha!” moments when they got to understand themselves better, and to understand better why they do what they do.
Publication date: April 18, 2013
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The behavioral and emotional effects can either point outward, when children become violent to others, or inward, when children become violent to themselves. Peer relationships and the ability to understand others’ feelings also are compromised. Cognitive functioning is not effected, but the individual is more likely to resort to aggressive means than to seek compromise, since aggression has been a model. After the children have grown up, they are more likely to suffer from depression, anxiety, and feelings of worthlessness. Needless to say, the ability to trust others is a problem, too.
The day the world fell down, when planes turned into guided missiles and people became dust, I walked dazed from my office to hear people talk in the street and try to follow the news. No one could understand the incomprehensible at first.
Then I called my husband and children and made sure they were all right. My daughter in law was in downtown New York, trying to get away, on a bus headed to my house, looking for safety for herself and for her soon to be born baby. She spent the evening with us, then the next day… Continue reading →