WHAT IS NARRATIVE COUNSELING ???? Many ask me what is narrative counseling and how they can benefit from it? Narrative counseling can assist in forming a more flexible, more spacious, "inner story" of how an individual is able to view his life. I assist my clients by supporting them in the process of reshaping and "rewriting" the way they perceive themselves, meaningful others and life itself. Narrative counseling can assist my clients in providing them more beneficial ways t
Our ultimate freedom lies in our FREEDOM TO CHOOSE. Our freedom to choose which parts of ourselves we want to "invest" in. We make these latent choices again and again and again.
In every day of our lives, in each hour...sometimies even minute after minute... There is a beautiful story who demonstrates this freedom of choice relating to our feelings. I hope that you will enjoy it and find it beneficial as much as I do. The story of the two wolves. An old Cherokee is teachin
Can you hear this voice inside you that whispers: "What's the use of all of that???"
"What difference it will make???" How being consistent and persistence with my practice can make a real difference???? or something that goes like this:
"Whatever I do, I keep on falling into my old patterns. My efforts are just for nothing..." We all have these voices inside us and it is okay to acknowledge them and notice that they came to "visit" us again. : ) BUT, you know what? When we
There is a big difference between dwelling on a feeling versus acknowledging and noticing that we feel one way or another. When we notice and acknowledge our feelings we honor and respect them and ourselves and give them the attention that they need. we LISTEN. When I am feeling a bit out of my balance, I find it very beneficial to: 1) STOP and take a deep breath (it just takes few seconds). 2) ACKNOWLEDGE
(acknowledge that something is "starring" me, that something is happe
Victor Frankl wrote: "Between stimulus and response, there is a SPACE.
In that space is our power to choose our response.
In our response lies our growth and our freedom." When I read this quote many years ago, I kept on wondering what is this space? What this space between stimulus and our response holds? Slowly it came to me, that though the time between the stimulus and our response is short, the space that in between is huge and it holds many significant factors that a
How we nurture ourselves and others? I would like to suggest that our ability to give and to nurture others, including our children, our partner, friends, and community starts with our ability to "invest" in ourselves and to nurture ourselves first. I love this quote by Joseph Campbell and I always share it with my clients as I think this acts as a fertile ground to any process and any healing. "You must have a place in your house or in your mind or a moment in your day where
What is your definition of emotional freedom? Many years ago, before I was coping with cancer, I tended to think that emotional freedom is all about feeling a sense of balance and contentment all the time. Whenever I was "meeting" within my self these big strong feelings of sadness, anger, fears, jealousy etc', I didn't feel comfortable about them and was aiming to go back to my "happy state", again. But, Something didn't feel right... Something in me knew that I am not reall
Can you notice the on-going pendulum of your own stories??? Your interpretation of whatever is happening in your life??? We constantly judge what we think that is good and desirable in our lives and what we think is less. The question that I would like to raise and offer here is DO WE REALLY KNOW????? Here is a great story that demonstrates exactly that. One day the farmer’s only horse escaped from its corral and ran away. The neighbors came when they heard the news and stood