“The moment we awaken to know that we are lost – to realize, as Jung says, that the ego is not the master in the house – then we have begun the journey.” – Helen Luke
“What is not ex-pressed is de-pressed.” – Mark Nepo
“Emotion is the core and focus. Thoughts and bodily experience are clues of what we feel. Breathing is the way we get to progress from reacting to our feelings, to responding to our feelings. This is Emotion Focused Mindfulness.” – Mariki Smith
Dr Mariki Smith is a registered counselling psychologist with 25 years of experience, practicing in Westdene, Bloemfontein. As the common humanity aspect of self-compassion teach us, “nobody is perfect, and nobody’s life is perfect.” Sometimes we all experience times of “groundlessness”. During such times of uncertainty, distressing times, or when life asks us to grow, Dr Smith will walk the journey with you for the most difficult steps with non-judgmental guidance. She offers individual therapy for adolescents (from the age of 16 years), adults couples and families. Therapy includes dealing with stress, burnout, depression, anxiety, loss, trauma and finding meaning during challenging times.