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    ~we are all in this together ~

  • A newness in everyday, an opportunity, an awakening, to laugh off the sloughy bits and open to the great mystery...

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    Sharing insights & wisdoms from my patients', clients' & colleagues' stories of suffering,

    endurance & above all their resilient & determined persistence

    that led them to bigger, better Selves

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  • Acknowledge the past, acknowledge the wrongs, and the rights, those who were there, those who were not...

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    "Long before modern biology formulated its theories about the descent of man, traditional therapies were instinctively drawing upon an evolutionary priority older than family & society, rooted in the foundations of life itself: the claim of the nurturing planet upon our loyalty. Where our society seeks to gain security by domination and conquest, tribal societies have relied on trust, expecting their loyalty to be fairly equitted…"

    ~ Theodore Roszak

  • Looking into the future, looking past the suffering, seeing afresh and stepping forward, onward...

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  • About Ruth

    Trauma Care Mental Health Professional

    Psychotherapist

    Credentialed Mental Health Professional, CMHN, RN, Life Coach, Secondary Trauma Specialist Clinical Supervisor

    Masters - Mental Health, Trauma Care; B. Nursing; Dip Transformational Life Coaching; Cert. CBT;

    Internationally Certified Compassion Fatigue Educator;

    Bulk-Billing option available with GP referral when eligible

    ~ 43,000+ hrs helping people in serious strife ~

    Trauma Care Requires Many Modalities:

    Psychotherapy drawing on Gestalt, CBT, Mindfulness, Mind-Body Medicine, Compassion Building, Meditative Techniques...

    Positive Forward Movement using Possibility Thinking with a Solution Focused Orientation - the Stuff of Dreams, of Good Living, of Enhanced Life Opportunities.

    Need Support? Traumatised?

    If you're in a space of fear, shock, horror, distress, overwhelm or similar, then talking it through with me helps ease the anguish.

    Chances are I don't have solutions to your problems, or guaranteed methods to right the wrongs. What I do have is the capacity for re-orienting you to your strong & capable self. Regardless of what's happened to you, accessing your power is key to making it through well. Working together, you'll rediscover yourself in ways that allow for post-traumatic growth & begin the journey towards a future worth striving for.

     

    If you're in a position where you can't say what's happened to you for some reason (e.g. professional commitments or it's just too hard to say the words) then we can use techniques that don't require disclosure.

    Working Towards a Better Life Experience? A Bigger Contribution?

    Maybe you're doing well & would like to access a better you, a greater future trajectory, more enriched life experiences & access to your potential? Dreaming, planning & working towards your project in creative & accountable actions to implement your best work & make that dreaming real can be tough going.

     

    Optimal Life Experiences don't just happen - they require action, knowledge, skill, determination & being accountable to someone for enabling your potential is essential. I'll keep you accountable to yourself, to your dreams whilst ensuring flexibility is maintained and your ability to stay true to yourself stands strong despite the dream-killers that inevitably show up the minute we decide to go for something better.

    Philosophy

    I'm a big believer in the power of the individual - everything starts with 1 person, 1 idea, 1 determined decision to improve something. Whether you're recovering from something awful or striving towards something great - or both - your greatest power lies within, desperate to get out and start implementing your unique contribution.

     

    The renaissance 'doctors of the soul' claimed the calamities of our lives, our dreams and yearning for meaning, are actually the demands of the soul - demands for something bigger & better than prevailing life circumstances...

     

    Maybe they were right -

    It's the tough stuff like illness, violence & trauma that demands us to stretch beyond what we know, & reach to a bigger way of being, a more enhanced life, a greater contribution.

     

    In modern theoretical psychological terms, it's called 'post traumatic growth' - where you come through your big hairy experience & shout out to the world, "Yes!" living ever closer to your greatest potential self.

     

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