Often, therapy goes beyond the usual symptom alleviating brief process, to having that safe space a person needs, to process life's ongoing experiences which otherwise at times gets stuck, looping or confusing. This piece is for you, if you have been in therapy on and off for years. Read on... The funny thing about being … Continue reading Your Safe Space
When we are born, we are born with the capacity to experience. We experience basic instincts, reactions, thoughts, ideas... we grow older, and we experience the spoken word's significance, and strive for the rest of our lives in trying to articulate our conscious understanding of our on going experiences. While our experiences can be attempted … Continue reading The Gift
About an ongoing psycho-education and therapeutic support group for anxiety.
An insight oriented psychotherapist by profession for over 10 years, and someone who's been on the receiving end of therapy sporadically over the last 15 years, with the recent release of 'Dear Zindagi', here's my take on the way psychotherapy is portrayed in some movies and TV shows: (for more info on these, click on … Continue reading Psychotherapy, Counseling, Dear Zindagi and more..
(As a team, where I also consult- at our beautiful counseling center called Inner Space Counseling, we decided to do a round of defense mechanisms in pop fictional characters for Mental Health week 2016. I chose Rusty, here's an article on what could really be going on in his intelligent but dark mind.) Why True Detective … Continue reading To Rustin Cohle’s Defense 😉
Anger seems powerful: Yelling, talking loudly to a point of screeching.. all sounds aggressive, yes. But if you can look deeper, then look for the Why -in other words- When does a person reach to a point wherein he/she believes that getting loud for them is necessary or … Continue reading Anger: a second look at it
While some of us may be unaware of the connection between feelings of helplessness we experience day to day, and the resultant anxiety to that with our anxiety headaches, indigestion, loose motions, heart palpitations, etc., in which our body reacts, some are a bit too aware and analytical about it. Anxiety symptoms, are symptoms. Not … Continue reading Anxiety related bodily problems
I'm writing after a gap of a little over a year.. What better way and time to re-start, than NOW 🙂 . This post is more of a personal happy update on my clinic office, Sattva. My work space has shifted from a medical clinic set-up to a private psychotherapy office (late 2013). I've finally … Continue reading Sattva – My psychotherapy office named.
In course of a therapy session when I ask an individual to recall an incident or event from their life, different people recall different specifics. Some focus on what the event conveyed- the meaning specific to them, how they felt or how the event visually appeared to be.. But is that all that our … Continue reading What Are You Storing in Your Memory Bank??
What is Anxiety? Inacceptability of Reality. Think. That simple. Reality undigested = Being partially aware and running away from that awareness = often causing gastric trouble for e.g. A little more awareness, or a litle more of undigested reality in your face, coupled with higher intensity of desire to look in the other direction... … Continue reading What is Anxiety?