Portland Therapy Blog
Local experts share the latest information and resources on all things mental health.
Jungian psychotherapy, a therapeutic practice based on the ideas of Swiss psychiatrist Carl Jung, can provide transformative results, helping clients to develop a rich inner life and, ultimately, a more meaningful existence.
For most of us, the Valentine’s Day, Hallmark, fairytale influences of our culture have imprinted an aspirational “happily ever after” quality on our notion of love. But how we love ourselves and how we love others is influenced by the conditions of our childhoods and of the present.
Many people have a complicated relationship with food. It is required to nourish our bodies and to maintain good physical and mental health. So often, though, food is used as a diversion from our feelings, as an escape from being with ourselves in this moment, right now. It is such a human habit to look outside of ourselves for things to make us happy. And there is often harsh self-judgement when we don't live up to impossible and constricting expectations.
So you’re thinking about cheating on your partner? Maybe the honeymoon is over. Maybe you don’t have as much sex. Maybe you’ve been married for a while and it’s not as hot as you thought it would be. Maybe you met someone who is totally the opposite of your current partner and now you are questioning everything because you’re attracted to them. Maybe you’re just bored. There are tons of reasons for wanting to cheat and none of them are that original. I’ve heard them all.