Focusing-oriented therapy

Good Grief: We need to stop hyper-labelling our experience and start actually experiencing!

By Angela Cara | December 27, 2020

“Grief is subversive, undermining the quiet agreement to behave and be in control of our emotions. It is an act of protest that declares our refusal to live numb and small. There is something feral about grief, something essentially outside the ordained and sanctioned behaviors of our culture. Because of that, grief is necessary to…

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How Long Does Therapy Take?

By Angela Cara | December 11, 2020

In my experience, people often say that they feel at least a little bit lighter even after the first session. As everyone will have different intentions for the work, you will not be limited by any number of sessions.  Most clients attend weekly sessions ongoingly until they have integrated the shifts they receive in session…

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Taking a Walk on the Dark Side: an article by Bruce Tobin

By Angela Cara | December 4, 2020

For those interested in the Psychedelics in Psychotherapy movement, I’d like to share with you my friend & teacher Dr. Bruce Tobin’s paper about how it could be the greatest enthusiasts for psychedelics, not skeptics, that get in the way of the success of Psychedelic Renaissance 2.0: “Research to date shows that many patients require…

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Am I a Culturally Competent Therapist?

By Angela Cara | December 4, 2020

Apparently therapists rate themselves higher than their clients rate them when it comes to cultural competence. I’ve done lots of therapy training focused on sociocultural awareness and the importance of social advocacy. But I think that how we hold ourselves in the work shows immediately in how we honour the relationships that are forming and…

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How to Choose a Therapist

By Angela Cara | November 15, 2020

When I entered therapy training in 2007 I had never seen a therapist! People in my program would ask “So common, what’s your trauma? You must have something!” The truth is that we all have many somethings, but at the point in which I entered grad school I really didn’t identify in any way with…

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Ep.10 What More is There to a Fulfilled Sex-life Than “how many times a week?” with Kati Kimchi

By Angela Cara | January 21, 2020

What’s Really Driving Your Sex Drive? Kati Kimchi is a Focusing-oriented Co-ordinator who has been teaching and facilitating Focusing in her clinic for more than 10 years. The crossing of Focusing and Sexuality was born out of a her need to explore the sensitive issues of sexuality. Because she is a curious person she was…

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