Margaret Howard Blog
What does "The Wild Therapist" mean?
I use "Wild" to point to that need in all of us to uncover and return to our essential natures. That essential nature is the heart of who we are, our truth, our connection our life's real purpose. It's pretty difficult to get to that essential nature when we're constantly questioning whether we're feeling the "right" feelings or thinking the "right" thoughts or looking the "right" way, or whatever. It's impossible to live in our true selves when we're externally, rather than internally focused and directed. Yes, thoughts matter. But they are not the whole story. Which is way cognitive therapy is only one component of the work we do together. The body, dreams, and spirit (if you're into that) are also brought into the work.
A big part of my job is to support you in your process of discovering and healing, uncovering and befriending your "Wild Self," your essential, true self, so that you may live in your purpose as fully as you choose. I call that "Wild" because I observe that the true self is that original self, and that nature, our dreams, and our hearts are naturally full of that freeing wildness/wilderness -- we just at times need to engage in a process that supports and assists its uncovering. That process of recognition and healing, through body, mind, and spirit, can bring us back to our true, and thus "wild," selves.