“The fairy tale journey may look like an outward trek across plains and mountains, through castles and forests, but the actual movement is inward, into the lands of the soul.” - Terri Windling
In many classic fairy tales,
the woods are where we find ourselves when our old strategies for being in the world no longer work. The light dims. Shadows - or are they fantastical beings? - loom behind rocks and brambles. The path we’ve been following forks unexpectedly, or becomes less and less distinguishable from its surroundings, sometimes seeming to disintegrate altogether.
To find our way under these circumstances we must learn to navigate uncharted territory, undertake immense tasks, and call on inner resources we didn’t know we had. As your therapist - and as someone who knows the woods well - I strive to bring this spirit of exploration to our work together.