I believe that within the consciousness of each individual lies a healing imprint of the whole authentic self. The purpose of therapy is to clear away beliefs, fears, guilt, and other limiting barriers that restrict us from living in alignment with the essential core purpose and values of that self. This uncovering is not merely a theoretical intellectual process, for the very nature of wholeness includes emotional, physical, intellectual, and spiritual dimensions. We yearn for, and seek, an intrinsic balance within our heads, hearts, and spirit. Ideally, STAR’s goal is to help establish that balance.
The most effective therapeutic environment must be one of trust. The awareness and mindset of the team is an integral part of creating this trusting environment. We must set aside personal needs and projections including limiting diagnostic judgements and expectations in order to allow the client’s healing process to unfold.
Like an archeologist on an excavation, one can never know what might be discovered or what route the quest for Self may take. We must all trust the wisdom of the healing process. Working within this spacious and judgement-free environment, STAR empowers and transforms lives. This transformation affects not only behaviors, but attitudes and ways of thinking and feeling about oneself and others. With more compassion and wisdom everyone is blessed.