What is Psyche-Services
Psyche-Services is a private Psychological and Counseling practice offered by Kathy Mays, PhD, Jungian Analyst.
Who is Kathy Mays, PhD, Jungian Analyst
Kathy Mays, PhD, Jungian Analyst is a Zurich trained and Certified Diplomate Jungian Analyst since 2000. She has over 30 years experience working with individuals and couples as a counselor and psychotherapist. Kathy trained as an LCSW in the USA and was a Board Certified and Licensed Psychotherapist in the USA until recently. She lives and practices in Europe.
These are exceptionally difficult times. Right now the world is reeling from the Corona virus. This has changed our lives. We can resist the changes or we can accept and embrace change. Possibly, by accepting what has to change, we find at least a minimum of comfort and regain a sense of control. What the world is experiencing now, during this collective corona virus pandemic, is frightening and stressful. Yet it is also transformational. Transformation is in process on every level. The earth, the collective psyche and the individual psyche are impacted by this global event.
The world will not “go back” to normal. Just as we can’t “go back” to childhood. The world continues to move forward. Resisting change or embracing it during crisis is stressful because what change brings is generally unknown. The unknown tends to be stressful. Yet life is full of stress and changes are happening constantly. To be alive means to face stressful times and to change. Most of us know intuitively that we come out the other side of any stressful situation. Of course we’re changed by these experiences. We can’t avoid that either.
Every path taken has at least some stress associated with it. Some paths may create other unforeseen difficulties. It’s hard to know what will come because the future is always unknown. These are facts of life we all must navigate during the course of a life time. Stress becomes more acute and more obvious when we are in the midst of a global crisis.
The path of acceptance and embracing change is stressful too. There is no doubt about that either. However, the path of acceptance can lead to inner calm and self control within a situation which, is out of our control. Try to grasp that. Control what you can, such as your attitude, your actions and your thoughts. Accept what you can’t control, like this unseen virus, other people’s actions and the stock market. Accept and find serenity in letting go of what you can’t control. This path means acknowledging the unknown and accepting and embracing what being part of the living brings. Do the best you can at any given moment. Ground yourself in whatever faith means to you. Anchor yourself in the here and now. Anchor yourself in your physical being. This path takes courage, faith and perspective. Embracing and accepting the here and now keeps us in the flow of life and moves us forward within life but it also might make us aware of the pain and fear we are experiencing. I’m not saying this is an easy path, but life moves forward whether we actively participate or struggle against it.
In light of the current pandemic and global situation, my analytic practice (Psyche-Services) is in the process of change as well. I am therefore reimagining the future of Psyche-Services within the “new normal” that will come. Right here right now, this means that I don’t know where Psyche-Services is heading. Still processing.
So please hang in there, be patient, take care of yourself and those around you. Do what you need to do to feel safe and secure as well as keeping others safe. Recognize and respect your place in the collective. Connect to family, friends or when necessary reach out to an available professional. Maybe accept this time as a gift from the universe allowing you to be still, to self reflect and for spiritual retreat.
Psyche-Services is Reimagining… Refocusing…Reinventing…Rebalancing…Rejuvenating…Renewing…Recuperating…Recovering…Rebirthing…Rejoicing
“Your visions will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.” C.G. Jung
“To find out what is truly individual in ourselves, profound reflection is needed; and suddenly we realize how uncommonly difficult the discovery of individuality is.”
― C.G. Jung
Thank you for visiting Psyche-Services. Please stay safe and well during this exceptionally difficult, yet transformative time. Most of us are being forced to stay home and are feeling isolated while we wait for the worst of this global pandemic to pass. Why not use this lockdown and alone time as an opportunity to cocoon, to gather new energy and strength while keeping focused on what really matters most to you. As with everything in this temporal world, this too shall pass.