Wednesday, 11 June 2014

Let the summer begin...sort of!

Well it's been over a month since my last post. Three of those weeks I was back home in Canada on "vacation" which really means I'm just as busy there as I am when I'm in school. Just a different kind of busy, less stressful!

Summer classes started last week so I am already back to the grind. Last week I had Group Process in DMT which was a week long intensive class. The professor was amazing and although it was a draining week, I learned a lot about myself and how I am in groups as a member, witness and a leader.

This past weekend I had my first of two weekends for the course Body Oriented Psychotherapy. Wow was my mind blown in that course! I was expecting it to be similar to dance therapy and I was very wrong. It's a completely different field, using touch mostly, based in psychoanalysis and I have fallen in love with it. The professor is amazing and in two weeks when we meet for our last weekend together I plan on finding out how I can become certified in this work!

This upcoming weekend I have my first weekend of Standards and Ethics which I think will be a heavy course full of rich discussions. Already have a couple of assignments due the first class on Friday which I am trying to work my way through. I think after the week intensive followed by the weekend intensive my mind is resistant to getting work done.

Instead I have been catching up with friends, knocking things off my "To-Do" list and trying to get back into my Pilates workout routine (and trying to find a new place to live!). Don't get me wrong, I have been doing some work obviously but it's hard to give it my full attention when the sun is shining and technically it should be summer break.

I am noticing that I have been finding it hard to devote as much time as I would like to this blog and am finding some blocks when I do go to write. Any feedback from the readers?


  1. Hi Liz, I understand what you mean about summer time and dedicating yourself to reading etc. I used to struggle a lot when taking summer courses. I eventually forced myself to combine sitting in the sun on a chaise lounge and reading so I could do both. But it was still hard. I couldn't even consider summer right now with my clowning schedule. Blogs are also hard. I was really faithful for almost a year...but have not been consistent and you have to make it a habit, but also have something worthwhile for others to read. It is a challenge. I would rather wait a few days and then blog if it was just me sharing every little thing I do with others wit h no important stream of thought. Combining it into the process of art journaling might make it interesting and easier...just a thought.

    1. Thanks for your thoughts Sheri! I hadn't thought of sharing any of the art I've been doing until I was really struck by the two I did share. Maybe I will start sharing more of it. Thanks again!