This poem was kindly contributed by Morwenna Lewis for this issue of Perspectives. She explains its special significance to her:
“I have chosen this very short poem by Raymond Carver, as it so simply touches into the heart of psychotherapy as I see it… To offer love to another, that they can take into themselves, so that they can come to believe they are truly loveable. This is the healing I know from my own experience, and is the essence of what I hope to offer in my practice. When I get worried about not knowing enough theory, not remembering my client’s story well enough or any of the other failings I might berate myself with, I can come back to the simple idea that in the end it’s all about love.”
Morwenna Lewis is in her third year of training at BCPC, on the Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapy MA. She has a particular interest in nature connection, and is looking to integrate aspects of positive psychology as her practice develops. She works mainly from the Bath Practice Rooms.
Perspectives, Spring 2016 – Links to other articles in this issue
An interview with the art psychotherapist Cyndy Walker on the nature and the advantages of art therapy.
An exploration of the history and the practice of ‘Body Mapping’ with the psychotherapist Annette Schwalbe.
TPR spoke to the hypnobirthing specialist Kirsty Wick about the complexities of childbirth and her multifaceted approach to helping expectant mothers prepare for the event.
Dawn McHale discusses the benefits of creative writing both as a technique for self-development and as a means of complementing therapy.
The healer and shamanic practitioner Hannah Pearson explores the links between wellbeing and self-development.
‘Reflexology for Fertility: A Comprehensive Practitioner’s Guide to Natural and Assisted Conception’. Written by Barbara Scott; diagrams by Harriet Combes.
Treatment swaps are valuable both as a means of discovering different types of therapies and of supporting one another’s practice and wellbeing. This column relates some of our practitioners’ experiences.