Translating Meaning Into Life: A Taoist Parable, by Alan Briskin

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It may be helpful for therapists to think of themselves as gardeners of synchronicity.

One of my mentors, Dr. Milton Erickson spoke of encouraging clients to go out and see the world, and be open to experiences and “accidents” which their own consciousness’ could integrate as new ways of learning and dealing with difficulties.

As well, this article stresses the value of restoring “balance and meaning in ourselves”.

Another reminder of the necessity of self-care…. And considering that our own search for meaning, our own curiosity, both models a way of living as well as subtly  encourages their search. Without this “search ” the therapeutic endeavour is difficult. Good therapy is a joint search for  meaning with one explorer assisting another.