What brings you to my office today?

A narrative is the story of what has happened in a person’s life. It is a construct of events created to facilitate communication, and it is influenced by emotion, perception, and motivation. Cheryl Mattingly (2000) describes a narrative as a transformative mechanism giving importance to something that might have been otherwise been forgotten. Your story... Continue Reading →

Why does it hurt?

Does the mind influence the body, and can the body alter the mind? To better understand the healing process, consideration of how illness is perceived by the patient and by the treating professional must be given. If illness is only seen as a physical phenomenon that a person’s mind has no control over, then a person’s... Continue Reading →

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