Author Archives: SGH

About SGH

Counselor, searcher

The pain of alcoholism — Part 1

In my work as a coun­selor, some­times I see and hear “themes” for the week; com­mon threads woven through the tapes­try of sto­ries I’m hear­ing. Although I am a gen­er­al­ist and work with many types of men­tal health issues, this … Con­tinue read­ing

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Soul Retrieval

I am pre­sent­ing a “Soul Retrieval” day retreat today to help fur­ther the growth process of the par­tic­i­pants. I am a great admirer of Ange­les Arrien and the ideas she has devel­oped through work­ing with Shamanic cul­tures.   Shamanic soci­eties, … Con­tinue read­ing

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We’re in it Together

  I have always said that the peo­ple with which I work are “nor­mal peo­ple who have encoun­tered bumps in the road of life,” or some such anal­ogy. I also have a child’s draw­ing that shows a fam­ily fish­ing in … Con­tinue read­ing

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As a psy­chother­a­pist I have wit­nessed cri­sis lead­ing to trans­for­ma­tion.   I have also expe­ri­enced cri­sis and trans­for­ma­tion myself. In my 50th year I expe­ri­enced great change and chal­lenges. I moved back home with my par­ents to care for my mother, … Con­tinue read­ing

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