Let's take a walk through the ecosystem of your mind. Gaard means "farm" in Norwegian. A farm, on the intersection between nature and culture and the human being; with you in the center of this intersection. Let us identify together the equilibrium between intervention, when necessary, and trusting the natural processes of life to unfold in your mind, when possible. We will talk through what has brought you here, to this space of therapy. This is the space in which your questions can unfold, and in which my questions can bring you closer to defining what has gone wrong, and what you want to bring back to balance in your life.
In the systems approach we will be interested in what is happening today, in your everyday life. As we take this walk through the ecology of your life and of your mind, we will observe the dynamics that are going well, and we will observe the parts where there is a possibility for us to intervene, in order for all your resources to flourish according to their best potential. We will take as long as it needs, until you discover that the problem has been resolved or that your wound has been healed, and not a day longer. I am going to be very clear about making certain that our work together is useful every step of the way, and that it brings you the changes that you want. As soon as the ecological balance of your life and your mind has reemerged, we will bid each other good-bye. My goal is your autonomy and empowerment. You have, and you always have had, the wisdom within you to heal. Our work is simply, with the help of the tools that I offer, to find the path that leads to health within you and in your relationships. The word whole is beautiful. The word heal comes from the word whole, and the word holy also comes from the whole. Healed. Whole. Holy.
When we have a clear picture, a map of the ecological interactions that create this feeling of being stuck, we are so much closer to their resolution
We all get caught in repetitions, in loops, and we can feel stuck. It's always about what we do, say, and think, but sometimes the things we do in order to deal with our problems, are precisely what make them worse. We can feel that our capacity for adaptation has diminished and our system has become rigid, repetitious. Let us explore this together. And when we have a clear picture, a map of the ecological interactions that create this feeling of being stuck, we are so much closer to their resolution. At that point, I can offer tasks that you can bring with you back to your everyday life. You will try out these other ways of thinking, acting or speaking, and at the next session, we will analyze together the effects of these tasks. You will discover how these simple changes can offer quite new perspectives on what you are going through. You will find that your adaptive capability increases again, offering new textures of experience.