This thing we call consciousness is, without a doubt, the most truly amazing aspect of our reality. Its power and influence over life is just beginning to be understood. Unfortunately, there has been a long history of ignorance of its basic operating principles, and it has too often been misused. Changing this may take some time. In the last century or so, we have seen many technological changes. But, they have resulted from the application of only one simple aspect of consciousness, logic. Development of other aspects is still in its infancy. Even the science of Psychology has just barely scratched the surface of what may be possible in the future. But, at last, things are changing.
Our modern approach to healing the mind was introduced by Freud in the early 1900’s. Since then, evolution in psychotherapy has been slow and deliberate, as evidenced by the fact that many are still practitioners of his techniques almost a century later. In the meantime, several other ‘styles’ have been introduced, each with its own set of ‘tools’ to offer. Yet, when viewed objectively, none of these have shown themselves to be outstandingly effective in assisting with personal transformation. It seems that most people have simply tended to choose a technique that felt most comfortable, and with which they were able to remain long enough to see some results. In fact, comparative studies have repeatedly confirmed that it is not the type of therapy, but the client-therapist relationship that most often influences outcome.
Paul Solari, MA, LPC Licensed Professional Counselor
Somatic, EMDR, Trauma Holistic Approach Individuals and Couples