Welcome To PoliPsych … Where Politics And Psychology Meet!
This blog is here to help you navigate the world of politics through the lens of the unique understanding of depth psychology. In this blog, I will explore with you both the psychology underlying political events … and also how to use the actions of our leaders as a mirror to ourselves, to heal and transform our individual perceptions of politics and our individual lives … and in doing so, help to create the healing we would all love to see in our world.
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Imagine being empowered by the union of psychology and politics!
Imagine utilizing the joining of psychology and politics to heal not only your own life, but also the life of our country and our world!
Have you felt helpless and powerless when you thought about politics, government, and the world situation?
Have news and events in the political arena brought up raw, intense feelings for you?
Have you felt that almost everything has become political?
Have you wanted to help the world situation, but then thought “I’m only one person … what can I do?”
My name is Judith Barr. I am a depth psychotherapist in private practice in Brookfield, CT. Through my work with individuals, couples, and groups, and my supervision and training of healing arts professionals, I help people safely heal to the root and eliminate needless suffering in our lives, in our families, in our communities, and in our world. Through live events, web- and tele- conferences, my work in broadcast and print media, my online home study courses, my book Power Abused, Power Healed, and this blog, I help people connect the dots between our individual healing and global healing, and, in doing so, help make sustainable change in our world …from the inside out.
Most people think of politics only as “here-and-now.” But I can tell you from hours and hours of experience with clients, colleagues, friends … politics, both for those who are directly involved in the political arena and for the average citizen, is intrinsically interwoven with our individual psychological histories as we directly experienced them, and as our experience was impacted by previous generations of family and culture. Those in the political arena are, after all, human … with wounds from their own childhood which, if left unexplored and unhealed, can affect how they use their power and how they govern. Only by working with their own childhood traumas can people in office help ensure that they are able to use the power of office for the good of our citizens, our local communities, our nation, and our world.
As citizens, with our own positions of power in our lives, often when we read or hear about political issues, scandals, actions, or appointments, deep feelings are triggered in us. Our voting choices are often colored by our own inner life, and the experiences of our childhood. When something happens in the world of politics, whether it be something we are happy to see happen or something which causes us sadness or anxiety, we may begin to look outside for solutions to the world’s problems, assigning blame or praise, or the responsibility to fix things …rather than using the world of politics as a mirror of ourselves, to help us, and our world, heal to the root.
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