• Addiction,  Post-modern Therapy,  Relationships,  Uncategorized,  What is Therapy

    Confessions of a Love Addict

    I don’t think you can plan a life. I became a psychologist by mistake. I had actually planned to be an artist of sorts. Maybe, in some ways, I still am an artist. I hope so. What I do requires the ability to spontaneously respond to each person’s struggles, authentically. That’s surely done best when seen as an art form? But, for the most part, it has been a wonderful mistake. One that has taken me on curious adventures through the pain and joy of what it means to be human. My latest curiosity is in addiction.   What does it mean to be an addict? What if, each and…

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    I meet myself in a Labyrinth

    Enter the labyrinth. The crunch of stones beneath my feet. The chime of wind in the trees. A canvas, calling me away from my own neurotic tale. Stories upon stories turning their pages through the stillness of the morning. I turn, only to meet myself again. A young man on a padded matt, tying knots in himself, anxious to become rather than to be. If only he had met Rumi back then__ “Out beyond ideas of wrondoing and rightdoing, there is a field. I‘ll meet you there. When the soul lies down in that grass the world is too full to talk about.” I turn, again, only to meet myself.…

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    #Addiction: The hidden risk of Porn

    There was a time when, if you wanted to get your hands on an x-rated video or magazine, you would have to physically go out and buy it. You would have to wait anxiously while the cashier quickly shoved it into a brown paper bag. Rush home and hope that no one would notice the suspicious looking parcel. Hide it under your mattress just as soon as you’d given it a quick preliminary perusal. These days, such delightful ‘smut’ is just a click away. Pornography constitutes about 25% of all search-engine requests on the Internet and is apparently the 4th most common reason that people give for logging onto the Internet.…