Intellectualizing vs. Experiencing.

"How much true it is today, when almost everybody sees, hears, feels, and tastes with his thoughts rather than the power within himself which can see, hear, feel and taste." - Erich Fromm ( Pschoanalysis and Zen Buddhism) Except for the evident exclusionary gender terms in the above lines, a profound truth can be understood. … Continue reading Intellectualizing vs. Experiencing.

Attacking the connections that exist between emotions, thoughts and body is a self destructive behavior!

My client Hema (imaginary) had been suffering from insomnia from few months. She cannot sleep in the nights. She kept on describing how difficult it is to manage. She feels tired and exhausted in the day time. But I figured out that there is something fishy in her description. She told me so many times … Continue reading Attacking the connections that exist between emotions, thoughts and body is a self destructive behavior!

Are you a Doctor.!? This is what I feel for you.!!

Why are we not able to empathize with them? Whether all doctors have empathy towards self and others? Can we empathize with them as well? or at-least can we understand what they are going through in their lives? Are they obligated to face these challenges? Are they not being traumatized? Why they feel insecure about … Continue reading Are you a Doctor.!? This is what I feel for you.!!

Why do we parentify our romantic partners?

Questions like "What do you expect in your romantic partner?" leads to interesting answers. One of the most common answer I've come across is, "I want to be myself around them. Someone who will accept me for everything that I am."  At first glance, this expectation seems perfectly valid. After all we don't want to … Continue reading Why do we parentify our romantic partners?