beginnings in therapy
Beginnings and endings can be stages of their own. However, often and especially in a therapeutic relationship, a beginning is an ending. The two can become one in the same.
People all hold onto their own pools of experience in unique ways. As therapy starts, they bring those pools with them. Past beginnings and endings surface to influence the way therapy might flow.
Therapy creates a new stream for pools of experience to flow through. As the therapeutic relationship itself integrates into some one’s stream of experience, healing and new streams develop.
How and why therapy works in this way has been researched since the formation of the practice.
My understanding is that therapy creates new streams through the exchange of energy between the client and the therapist. This exchange balances like and unlike lived experiences prior to entering the therapeutic relationship. So therapy is able to pull enough energy up from the past and transfer energy in the present; empowering a new, flowing stream. How the client relates to the therapist, and visa versa, develops and is absorbed to change the way the someone sees themselves and the world around them.
My Wellbeing is positioned at the beginning of an individual’s therapeutic experience. At this point, a client often wish to hold onto their pool of experience in a different way.
When I work with My Wellbeing clients, I take caution not to disrupt the way an individual is containing their experience. I am not central in forming the nature of a new energy stream. I tread lightly and respectfully while meeting new clients to talk about their hopes for a new therapy experience.
The therapist contains and develops the new stream with the client. It is up to the client and therapist to set the pace at which the therapy flows.
It is a privilege to connect forces of energy, to be a part of new streams, and positioned at the beginning and ending of a stream of experience for others.
I find excitement in being part of energy larger, stronger, and more amorphous than myself; like water, like therapy.