One of humanities greatest troubles and mysteries is power: who has it, who does not? One of the biggest difficulties I see in therapy is if you have it how do you use it? It is unusual for someone to identify with being powerful without the fear of abusing that power. This fear is problematic. It creates a denial of power that banishes it. It makes power inaccessible when needed. Most people have power. Think of someone you know who says they are weak but has the power to make you change your plans, even your life, without asking directly for what they want.
Power can show up in your relationships through conflicts, either implicit conflicts or explicit ones. It can show up in blocks and impedances to hoped-for outcomes in life. While working with physical symptoms I have seen a lot of power emerge. While this sounds unlikely read on and see how Andri transformed the power of his symptom into vitality and hope in life. Read more ›Tags: healing, Process Work, ranks, symptoms
Performance on depression
Performance is a way of exploring layers of experience that are not obvious to your everyday mind. The everyday mind is the tendency to focus on the rational understanding of ourselves and the world around us. That which can be explained in the Taoist tradition is the Tao that can be said, experience that can be talked about. The same realm as the everyday mind. The realm of mysterious and inexplicable experiences needs a home. Art and performance opens a space for both known and unknown experience to come together. Read more ›Tags: art, healing, performance, video