In therapy--as in Fiction--There’s Always Possibility
Both doing psychotherapy and the writing of fiction are about stories. The essence of the art of both pursuits is the openness to the possibility that, no matter how small, no matter how fleeting, things might not only be different, but, perhaps, better.
Swept Away: Discovering the world of the senses
A young woman discovers the world of the senses.
Travels With Blue: A Car with Heart Becomes a Soulmate
A love affair between a man and his car.
Expanding Darwin: The Evolutionary Value of Art
A new book argues that storytelling, the foundation of most psychotherapy, is an evolutionary adaptation that vastly expanded the range of human possibility.
Is there any place more filled with despair and dread than an emergency room in the middle of the night?
A Therapist Confronts Her Own Magical Thinking
A client's unexpected announcement makes a therapist confront her illusions of invulnerability.
Embracing life on the edge
Improvisational theater offers a unique way of approaching relationships—and psychotherapy—that's generous rather than closed, support rather than competitive, organic rather than scripted.
Has your memory become erratic, unreliable, fuzzy at the edges, or nowhere to be found, like those barely remembered dreams that wriggle out of your grasp in the middle of the night? If so, take heart! You're not alone.
Alone without Loneliness: Discovering the satisfactions of single-womanhood
A young woman who's on her own for the first time discovers the difference between being alone and being lonely.
Poet David Whyte Invites Us to the Edge of Discovery
Poet David Whyte offers an idiosyncratic fusion of verse, myth, story, and personal charisma, demonstrating to audiences all over the world that psychology doesn't go far enough in making us face the "dangerous truths" of life.
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