A Fertile Therapeutic Soil
Therapeutic values are like the fertile soil that grows tender new life. To grow and thrive as human beings we need to be supported and engaged, challenged and nurtured. Effective therapy requires honesty, courage and integrity.
All change is driven by courage and integrity. Courage allows us to face the truth of our experience. When we can sit with integrity and listen deeply to our own life story we experience inner wisdom that is the heart of healing.
When things fall apart, often the only solid ground available is our personal integrity.
Also key to the healing process is hope, mercy and compassion. Hope fertilizes the soil and fosters resilience--our ability to bounce back in the face of difficulties. Compassion & mercy are like a healing salve for life's wounds.
Showing compassion & mercy for ourselves, while most essential, is often the hardest part of healing.