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Moments of Meaning for National Psychotherapy Day
September 25 (in the US) is National Psychotherapy Day.
Moments of Meaning is a moving series of talks about what it is really like to be in therapy.
Check out these wonderful counsellors and psychotherapists sharing their own moments of meaning, as clients and as therapists.
This talk particularly spoke to me – Can Therapists Really Love Their Clients? by Stephanie Law, Psy.D.
For me personally – the unconditional love I felt from my psychotherapist helped me recover from addiction and bulimia nervosa.
Now as a counsellor and psychotherapist – the answer to ‘can therapists really love their clients?’ It’s a big YES from me.
If you are thinking about going to therapy – this might freak you out a bit! I’m not talking about romantic love. In A Psychotherapy of Love, Psychosynthesis practitioners Firman & Gila describe it as,
“…it is a love that facilitates the innate drive of synthesis, wholeness, and actualization.; love that supports the human journey over the course of a lifetime, love that allows the human spirit to thrive. This is a type of love that can see and embrace the whole of who we are – in short, an empathic love.”
Did you miss the National Psychotherapy Day Instagram Photo-A-Day Challenge? Check it out and hit the #nationalpsychotherapyday tag to see all of the photos from therapists around the globe.