Some of the goals of therapy

To find ways to love and accept love

How to stop getting stuck in feeling bad about yourself

To create a fuller and happier life

To find ways out of helplessness and the feelings of being overwhelmed

To find a way out of the unnecessary pains, sadness, and losses in our lives

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

The Push of Sexuality

Our Media is filled with headlines regarding sexual behavior.  From heads of state to sexual predators the push of sexuality exerts its presence.   From married couples to single persons our lives are swayed and altered by sexuality.  There are  many things we could say about the sexual life of humans.  Sexual differentiation is the propulsive force for evolution.  The first organisms to reproduce sexually were related to the blue green algae.   For our species sexuality has a tremendous push/pull in our mental life and our behavior.    Each of us has to learn to integrate this force in our lives.  How to recognize its influence and many faces.  Many times the push of sexuality, especially for males, overtakes their conscious self and leads to sexual experiences which have terrible consequences for their lives.  This alienated sexual state/moment subordinates the future and relationships for the immediate.   One task of therapy is to help undue this alienation, to bring thought and understanding to the push so that informed choice can happen.