Perhaps you are feeling depressed or anxious. Maybe it is a painful loss that leaves you feeling alone in the world. Maybe you've experienced trauma, or other extreme hardship that continues to cause you pain. And perhaps, like most humans, you have a critical judge that you suffer with every day.
All lives turn dark and difficult. Sometimes it's temporary and goes away. But if it doesn't, I understand your experience. I've been there. So wherever we go, you will be understood and held with compassion.
When we experience a wound to our bodies, everything that wound needs is already in the body. It is my belief that the same holds true for a wounded mind or a broken heart. We all have the ability to experience peace, resilience, creativity, joy and love. My job, our job is to nurture what is already in there. The family member who is going through very difficult time, said to me: "I feel like I am a diamond inside of a tumor, and I don't know what is going to happen." I did everything I could to attack the tumor with only moderate success. She got better when that diamond was nurtured. It was the diamond itself that destroyed the tumor.
I understand that no two individuals are the same, so our work together will address your fears, anger, and depression. And we will also address your specific strengths. And often we discover the strengths through self compassion.
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About Dan Gottlieb
Through personal and professional experience, Dan has learned that our greatest suffering is alienation and loneliness. That is these powerful emotions can produce prejudice, hatred, violence, withdrawal, despair and depression. He has learned that all humans long for human contact, compassion and understanding. And without compassion, our spirits wither.