Dr. Caroline Deutsch's Blog
Blog posts reflecting many of the issues that bring people to counselling. Enjoy!
Many clients talk about losses, a pattern recently is of clients who have lost beloved pets, dogs and cats. Their mourning is real, their furry friends have spent "a heck of a long time with us" they say.
Funerals may be delayed or changed due to public health restrictions but what is the significance of a ritual anyway? What function does a funeral play? How do we grieve and what would you need or others?
"He's gone to a better place" Ahhh . . . People mean well when they offer us solace. But have you ever found that certain stock phrases, like "We are all in this together!" fail to offer the comfort people wish us to have . . .
Did you ever think you'd be living through a pandemic? Working at home? On furlough? Not being able to see your extended family members and friends due to quarantine, lock down or flattening the curve measures?
Another day at work - all I do is work! - Ever say that to yourself? What does it mean? Are you tired? Getting enough sleep? Bored in your job? The monotony of the constant cycle of ....
If your co-worker is more productive, why should you care?
Ever say? . . . My co-worker is more productive than me or Why does he get all the glory? . . . He is ruining my job and my life!
Our statements and questions about work can reveal are..