Session #18

Christmas. It has arrived and in full force this year, earlier than ever. Since leaving the Jehovah’s Witnesses back in 2008, I’ve only really experienced this holiday a few times in it’s flavour and colours. The last few years were celebrated with minimal flair and not really much enthusiasm. I could not get into it … More Session #18

Session #17

The last six weeks of my life have been filled with more ups and downs than a roller coaster on it’s high setting.. Some weeks have included lows that I hope to never revisit again in my lifetime and others with such highs that I welcome them again and again. Before my vacation to San … More Session #17

Session #16

As I’ve matured, many things have occurred at intervals that constitute an “ah-hah” moment. You know those times when everything simply falls int place and we know it has cemented itself in our brain. One of the basic foundations of our learning and maturation process is critical thinking. For me, this didn’t really start to … More Session #16

Session #15

As we grow and mature during this life, so many things are learned and unlearned. Traits and manners of being that will either help propel and progress us to being the type of personality we desire or become negative aspects. In my own case I can honestly say that many of my own behavioural patterns … More Session #15

Session #14

There are times when I look back on my many years as a Jehovah’s Witness and have positive memories as well as thankful thoughts for some of the training given to me. So not all of those years were a waste nor negative. Among these things I’d add public speaking, confidence in approaching others as … More Session #14

Session #13

The past is something we are supposed to learn from and not cling to. Something we can look back on with a keen sense of intelligence and understanding, not as being so close we can still sense and feel it. Of course, this is not always the case. For myself, it does creep back into … More Session #13

Session #12

How people around me view religion has been on my mind a lot over the last few weeks. Religion, the afterlife and what really means the most to others in my circles. Seems most of my friends are atheist/agnostic or mildly religious. Many are very spiritual and maintain a lifestyle that supports this or the … More Session #12

Session #11

As my life moves along nicely and enters deeper middle age, I reflect daily at how the good things have overtaken the bad. Most of the time when coming to the therapist here I’m reflecting about bad or negative things from the past. Last session I complained about not having many male friends and while how I … More Session #11

Session #10

Friends and friendships. We all want them, need them and many of us depend on them. Most people have friends and these take the form of acquaintances, workmates, close friends and intimate friends. You know the latter case being those you could tell everything and anything to and not show the slightest hesitation. When I … More Session #10

Session #9

OK, so the last few sessions have been dealing with various issues arising from my years as a Jehovah’s Witness. Some days are better than others and I don’t think about it at all. Then, like yesterday, some days are crowded with hours on end of realizing what I had been involved with and part … More Session #9