“Our mind/body experience is at the core of the sense of self that we develop and recognize as ‘who we are.’ By working directly on not only thoughts and feelings but also sensations in our bodies, we can get new levels of meaning, of relationship, of experience and new levels of personal identity.”
“Therapists help clients to contain and soothe painful emotions and to explore and transform maladaptive emotions.”
“A secure sense of connection with caring people is the foundation of personality development.”
“If you did not receive enough compassion, understanding, and consistent emotional regulation from your parents, it’s not too late. You can get this from good therapy.”
“It makes life such a constant struggle if we are unable to manage stress well, and there are so many people who just can’t do it. Seeking therapy in later life can be a real second chance to develop effective stress – regulating systems in the brain.”
“Until one is committed there is always hesitancy, the chance to draw back, always ineffectiveness… The moment one definitely commits oneself, then providence moves too. All sorts of things occur to help, that would never otherwise have occurred.