I have been considering the evolution of this blog, and the many starts and stops along the way. It’s been a little frustrating, however, there are always good reasons for behaviors. Having compassion for this therapist’s self in her process has been a great learning opportunity!
After a few years of a very full schedule of work commitments and travel, I decided to lay low the past year or so. I have been enjoying summertime ~ sunny days, time with my family, managing my light work schedule, taking time for exercise. It has been, by far, one of the more peaceful summers I have experienced in many, many years.
During this time, I have been clarifying my intentions for this blog and my professional goals. Given that one of my most passionate interests is, of course, self of the therapist exploration, I wrote a few articles to publish my framework. I began wondering what I wanted to gain from publishing, and decided I would simply like to help others experience a process that I have found helpful; I would like to pay it forward.
And so, here I begin, again, with my SOT blog... and I am motivated to keep this momentum growing.
My game plan ~ I will initially share a bit of my story and how SOT became so important to me. I will then present an overview of a framework I organized during my SOT exploration, breaking down specific aspects of this framework each week.
There will be case examples, as well as exercises for readers to explore, and a final section of each blog, Reading Reflection, encouraging you to pause and consider what you have read and how you might apply the information. Questions and topics from readers will be incorporated along the way.
Time to get started.
First up ~ Historical Significance for Development of a Framework – Author’s Experience
Hi and welcome to my blog! I am excited to have this endeavor underway. It has been many years in the making.