Men from all ages, from adolescence to youth to old age, have personal and interpersonal struggles. The times were in are showing a glaring truth of this matter. I have been working with male-identified populations on issues particularly relating to them, navigating difficulty and sensitive areas that block us from living fully and perhaps with community.
Whether its burden by daily life, wanting something more meaningful, ready for the next step, or simply depressed or experiencing anxiety, what ever it may be, personal growth is a solution-focused and strengths based approach that also includes shadow-work of the parts of ourselves we would rather not look at. We can not grow if we leave behind parts of ourselves asking to be transformed. A huge part of my work is laying the groundwork for deep inner transformation.
There is so much talk of ADHD these days. And what's to show? I believe ADHD is not an attention-deficit disorder, rather it is struggle with time-perception, time management, and ultimately executive functioning. It is not that someone with ADHD doesn't know what to do to help themselves, they do, its just that they can not get through the steps to do it. So how do you treat this? well I'll start by saying its possible, yet potentially will take lifelong management, that can lead to mastery.
This stems from a mind-body-soul approach, where everything matters and the approaches are holistic in that everything is considered. I am trained and received my Masters in Integral Counseling Psychology. This includes somatic work, depth psychology, an emphasis on relationship and behavior, and as well as working with meaning and transpersonal themes, an awareness and importance on environmental, systemic factors, and incorporating current neuropsychological understandings.
This therapy includes states of awareness and consciousness beyond normal waking consciousness and factors influencing our lives beyond personal identity.
Sometimes we need to change our angle. Depression can perhaps be seen aw a crisis of meaning; or a long, arduous journey of the soul. The notion "dark night of the soul" is a near-ancient phrase, encompassing and pointing out so much to us, pointing the way if we listen. Descent, and respecting it is just as important for our souls journey as our longing.