This style of Freud's "talking cure" is more than words. We explore places in your body that have messages for you, like a constant tension in your chest, or stomach pangs when you think of someone. Perhaps your heart-strings are attached to people in ways that deserve attention and reconsideration. We also look at those thoughts that keep circling, those patterns of cognition that trip you up, and even those deep, core beliefs that may no longer be true. Bringing soul into therapy is a way of connecting with the larger human experience, seeing ourselves as unique while sharing in the collective. Spirit is the lens that shows us there is more to the world than meets the eye. Here we examine questions of meaning and purpose.
Tortured by racing thoughts, pressured speech, lack of sleep and irritability? Have a hard time getting out of bed or enjoying even simple pleasures? Have you lost hope of feeling anything again? Join a fellowship of people and their caregivers seeking support around Bipolar and other mood disorders, led by Matthew Breuer, a Marriage & Family Therapist Intern with his own diagnosis of Bipolar Type 1. A graduate of the California Institute of Integral Studies, he is a trained facilitator by the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) and has experience with a variety of group settings, most recently as a co-leader for a Harm Reduction group at the San Francisco AIDS Foundation. Participate to receive help with manic, depressive or mixed mood symptoms at $45 per session. We meet weekly, Wednesdays, 7:30-8:30pm at 870 Market St., Suite 800, in the Flood Building off Powell Station, above GAP and across from Westfield Mall. An intimate 10 person per week capacity. Reserve your spot today.
All too often a client thinks the therapist is going to do all the work. After all, you’re paying them, why should you have to put in any labor?