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Dr. W


I often envision the therapy process as graduate school with myself as the course of study. Dr. W. has been a guide, listener, advisor, commentator, catalyst and a source of empowering energy. He is also a great story teller; using folk tales, myth, Eastern and Western history and religion along with jokes from the junior high school set to illuminate his observations. The therapy is focused on, me, the client, but with this portrait I hoped to penetrate the mirror to see the man who holds it.

In dreaming of my graduation, I find that though I still have much to learn I now have a firm foundation and an incisive tool to work with. Luckily, I was in Wyoming when I had this dream, a great place to be when looking for a knife. This gift from my dream self has a round wooden handle with silver inlays, a silver blade and a leather sheath. The knife is no longer a threat to me but a symbol of self-mastery.


Dream:

I had been taking classes to bring myself up to a level where I could begin my postgraduate studies. I graduated from these studies and bought myself a gift as a symbol of what I’d learned and as a tool for further studies. It was also a reward. It was a knife.


Chapters: Intro | 01 | 02 | 03 | 04 | 05 | 06 | 07 | 08