Poetry for the SOUL

As I shared in an earlier Blog, I like reading poems to clients as it allows them to explore intimate feelings that are buried in their subconscious and helps them identify how these feelings relate to their current life circumstances.

The following poem which I have revisited again through an 8 week mindfulness course, facilitated by the inspiring Marike Knight from Cool Karma Collected, sums up the work of a good Psychotherapist to me:

When Someone Deeply Listens To You                      CMBB_Counselling_Melbourne_Alexandra_Bloch_Atefi_Listening_3

When someone deeply listens to you                                        it is like holding out a dented cup
you’ve had since childhood
and watching it fill up with
cold, fresh water.
When it balances on top of the brim,
you are understood.
When it overflows and touches your skin,
you are loved.

When someone deeply listens to you
the room where you stay
starts a new life
and the place where you wrote
your first poem
begins to glow in your mind’s eye.
It is as if gold has been discovered!

When someone deeply listens to you
your barefeet are on the earth
and a beloved land that seemed distant
is now at home within you.

— John Fox

 

 

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About Mensch - Connecting Mind Body Breath

I am committed to provide empowering information, to help you cope with painful emotions and support you towards personal growth and development. I combine my PhD in Psychology with 15 years of practical experience in counselling across clinical, corporate and community settings. Contact me on 0426 558 562 for a FREE 10-minute phone consultation to talk about your needs or write me a quick email at alexandra@cmbb.com.au
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