As I have written before, I believe in the group process and the possibilities of growth far beyond that of talk therapy (which, obviously, I also believe in). We have begun two new experiential groups this month: Freedom to Be and Freedom to Be II, our continuing alumni group for graduates of Freedom to Be. Our
This past week I was contacted by a Greenwood High School student reporting on school safety for their newspaper. She sought my opinions about mental illness within the high school population and my thoughts about the Parkland shooting. My first thoughts were, I’m exhausted from a week of seeing clients in my private practice and
Remember when your science teacher taught you that an atom is the smallest unit of matter that contains the properties of an element? In social psychology, we look to J.L. Moreno who taught that the smallest unit of humankind is not self, but the social atom: self + essential relationships. No man is an island.
Recently, I had the opportunity to travel to Tennessee where I interned with Onsite’s Living Centered Program. I am always amazed at the personal transformations that occur in such a brief time on that campus. Fifty or so strangers from around the world—most following a long day of travel—arrive on that first evening feeling awkward,
Fear is a core emotion we all experience. It’s neither good nor bad. By design, it protects us, but can also paralyze us. It may provide the physical energy we need to fight or take flight. A quick survey of our Monday group, Freedom To Be, revealed a myriad of fears: heights, public speaking, dogs,