If you are a dreamer, come in,
If you are a dreamer, a wisher, a liar,
A hope-er, a pray-er, a magic bean buyer…
If you’re a pretender, come sit by my fire
For we have some flax-golden tales to spin.
Invitation by Shel Silverstein was my very first favorite poem; this is a photo of the copy I keep framed in my office. For me, it represents one of the two main tenets of my therapeutic framework: storytelling and patterns.
In therapy, I use a variety of resources to try to help people navigate their journey to arrive in a place of mental, spiritual and psychological wellness. By encouraging my clients to engage in storytelling, I try to help them identify patterns that keep recurring in their lives. Together, we can work to identify ways to cultivate, nourish, and sustain the positive patterns; and weed out, remedy, and change the patterns that are problematic.
I attempt to achieve this clarity in my own life, in great part, through the stories of others. With this blog, I hope to share stories and resources that have helped and continue to help me cultivate my own story.
This blog is part of my journey. Join me.