Gut instinct

There’s a good reason people use the term “gut instinct.” If cranial thinking sets us apart from the world, thinking in the belly joins us to it. If the cranial brain believes itself surrounded by a knowable world that can be controlled, the brain in our belly is in touch with the world’s mystery. The…

Fear for sure

Every client is afraid. Every practitioner is afraid. Fear to a greater or lesser extent is to be acknowledged. How I acknowledge my own fear is by recognizing that it exists and that my experience in dealing with it exists.  Before facing a fear provoking event, I scan it in my mind beforehand using before/during/&…

T’is the Season

It’s the time of year to express our hopes and dreams, no matter what our religious or cultural background may be.   As a psychotherapist who has practised in Toronto for almost three decades, I wish that every childhood could be care free, for meaningful work for everyone, for sustained and recovering health, for meaningful lives for every senior, shelter from…