As a psychotherapist in Austin, TX, I spend lots of time engaged with soul. For me, “soul” is the best possible word for that which is alive and resonating in us and the world around us. You don’t have to hold any specific religious beliefs to engage with soul, and I believe soul is always moving within and between all of us. It is always expressing itself, and I believe that, unlike the typical dictionary definition, soul is not distinct from matter – I believe that fully engaging soul means also connecting with the physical world, including our bodies.
The name of this blog, Learning to Listen to Soul, reflects my interest in the many different (and sometimes subtle) manifestations of soul in our lives and the importance of being aware of them. My inaugural post for this blog, What else is true?, provides a sort of manifesto for the general approach I want to take in my explorations here and for the mindset that I feel is most helpful in getting in touch with soul.
I began to more finely tune my ear toward expressions of soul during my studies at Pacifica Graduate Institute where I received a Masters of Arts in Counseling Psychology with an Emphasis in Depth Psychology. I hope to continue that tuning process through this blog and through the continual lessons in soul that I receive in my psychotherapy work and in my personal life.
For more information about me and my psychotherapy work, I welcome you to visit my website: http://www.amandanorcross.com.