Violence and love cannot exist in the same place. If you love, violence has no place to exist. If you are violent, love has no place to exist. That does not mean that violent people do not love, nor does it mean that people who love you are not capable of violence. We are all capable of both of these emotions. Just not at the same time. If you are listening to the voice inside, it will not be telling you to be violent. It will be telling you to seek peace. Listening to the voice within requires time to sit and listen to it and if you are a praying person, prayer. If you are listening to it on a daily basis then you will hear it in your everyday life without effort. if not then you will have to reconnect with it but taking the time to be still and listen to what it has to say. Some people call it a gut feeling, some call it your guardian angel, some call it God. Whatever you call it make sure you are naming your spirits, you do not want the wrong ones. They are violent. In order to listen you will have to be still, quiet and relaxed. You will have to be able to concentrate on hearing what your gut, angle or God is telling you. We as a people have lost that ability because we are too busy and do not take the time to be still any more. here is my relaxation video to help you relax enough to hear.
I became a therapist in an attempt to understand my own childhood and what happened there and how it made me who I am, exhibiting the behaviors that were not always positive, very often self-destructive. I used Art Therapy to help me understand things in my past that were stopping me from making better decisions in my present day. I used Behavioral Science to help me understand underlying causal factors, roots to the present day behaviors that I was seeing in myself. Both help me to change those behaviors/thoughts that were causing me to make self-destructive decisions that were causing pain in life. I have been a therapist since 1985 and have an undergraduate degree Art and behavioral science (double major) from the University of Maine. My graduate work was done at Marywood university and I have a degree in Art Therapy. I have certificates in Forensic Interviewing and Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavior therapy. I have 22 out of 30 credits toward a degree in Trauma Therapy from Drexel University. I started out as a Community Support Worker, Program Manager/Clinical Supervisor, Family therapist and Outpatient therapist. View all posts by dtoomey2015