Relationship with others
The majority of our wounding and challenges in life stem from our issues in relating with others; whether it is our parents, siblings, children, partners, friends, colleagues, employers or employees. Because we are social, relational beings, a significant part of our healing can only happen through relating, authentically. By this we mean learning to communicate honestly and vulnerably what we feel and sense. True connection and intimacy, which we all crave, can only be created by being honest. At the same time, relating with others in a mature way also means learning to take responsibility for our feelings and needs.
We often fear that we will be rejected if we show the parts of ourselves that like to remain hidden, parts we deem unacceptable or shameful. But ironically, when we muster up the courage to do so, it generally creates more connection, not less. It is the hiding that creates distance, not the truth. True connection and intimacy, which we all crave, can only be created by being honest.
We strongly believe in the value of group settings, where we can safely explore relating to one another in a held and loving space. Tremendous healing comes from being witnessed and accepted as who we are. The group also provides a container for deep insights by acting as a mirror: it reflects back to us aspects of ourselves, and reveals to us what we project onto others. Relating with others in a mature way means becoming aware of and taking responsibility for how our psychological make-up influences our experience, both of ourselves and of others.