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 pandemic has changed our lives. What the world is experiencing, during this collective corona virus pandemic, is frightening and stressful. Yet it will also be transformational. Transformation is happening on every level. The earth, the collective psyche and the individual psyche are being impacted by this global event.
The world will not “go back” to normal. Just as we can’t “go back” to childhood, we must move on with life the best we can. 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 generally come out the other side of stressful situations. Of course we’re changed by life experiences.
How to handle the stress? Control what you can, such as your attitude, your actions and your thoughts. Controlling negative thinking is a good place to start. Accept what you can’t control, like this unseen virus, other people’s actions or the impact of a pandemic on the global economy. Accept and find serenity in letting go of what you can’t control. Do the best you can at any given moment. Ground yourself in whatever “faith” means to you. Anchor yourself in the here and now. Pay attention to your physical being, your body, the basics your body needs; deep breathing, healthy food, sound sleep, moderate exercise. Embracing and accepting the here and now keeps you in the flow of life and moves you forward. This keeps you present. Life moves forward whether we actively participate or struggle against it.
So be patient with yourself and others. Take care of yourself and do what you can for those around you. Do what you need to do to feel safe and secure as well as keeping those around you safe by being responsible for yourself. Recognize and respect your significance in the collective. Connect to family, friends or when necessary reach out to an available professional.
Psyche-Services is currently not available and is in process too: reimagining how to more forward… 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.