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So far Lysle Shaw has created 9 blog entries.

Depth Psychotherapy: Connecting with Your Deeper Self

We all seek meaning and purpose. We all ponder and grapple with the deep questions of life – it’s our human nature to do so. In a sense, we are always becoming and always emerging into that unique person we are meant to be. Carl Jung, father of analytical psychology, whose work informs the approach of depth therapy, also known as depth psychotherapy, says, “The privilege of a lifetime is to become who you truly are.” I like to connect this quote with Brene Brown, widely known author, researcher, and storyteller. Brown says, “True belonging only happens when we [...]

2023-12-07T14:39:56-06:00Depth Therapy|

Existential Angst: Finding Meaning in Life with Depth Therapy

In the hustle and bustle of modern life, we can find ourselves entangled in a web of responsibilities, expectations, and the managing of others, whether it be family, coworkers, or friends. Day-to-day life can become robotic in the sense that we find ourselves barely getting through the day. In our effort to control life, our own and others, we can lose sight of who we are, what we want, and what our purpose is. This is where the transformative practice of depth therapy comes in. At times like this, we can begin to feel a sense of existential angst, [...]

2023-12-07T14:46:05-06:00Depth Therapy|

Embracing Life’s Messiness into New Growth: Insight from a Depth Therapist

Fall is finally here and after one of the hottest Texas summers on record, I want to be outside every minute I can. The call to get my hands dirty, to feel the earth between my fingers and under my nails so strong that digging in the dirt is what I found myself doing recently. With intention, I dug with bare hands, no gloves or a shovel! I simply couldn’t wait to get my hands dirty. Delightful it was, even though I was a bit messy when done - dirty hands, feet, knees and even my face and the [...]

2023-11-30T21:21:06-06:00Depth Therapist|

Reconnect and Thrive: How Individual Therapy Can Rejuvenate Your Relationship

Relationships can be both the source of our greatest joy and our deepest challenges. When the connection with your partner begins to fray, and you find yourselves drifting apart or grappling with persistent conflicts, it's natural to seek solutions. While couples therapy is a common choice, individual therapy can also play a significant role in revitalizing your relationship. In this blog post from Lysle Shaw Psychotherapy, I will explore how individual therapy for relationship issues can help you reconnect with yourself and your partner, ultimately leading to a healthier, thriving relationship. Understanding the Role of Individual Therapy for Relationship Issues [...]

Breaking Free From Codependency: Insights from a Relational Therapist

Understanding Codependency Codependency is a complex and often misunderstood issue that can have a profound impact on your relationships and overall well-being. As a relational therapist, I've witnessed the struggles that individuals face when caught in the web of codependency, but I've also seen the incredible transformations that can occur when they embark on the journey to break free. Codependent individuals tend to rely excessively on others for emotional support, validation, and a sense of self-worth. It often manifests as an unhealthy preoccupation with the needs and feelings of others to the detriment of one's own well-being. This behavior is [...]


Going Deep with Depth Therapy

Depth therapy, a form of psychotherapy that delves into the underlying causes of emotional and psychological challenges is transformative. Going deep allows you to unpack layers of defense that prevent you from living a full and expansive life. This type of therapy dives deep to uncover hidden or unresolved conflicts that might be contributing to your current challenges. Lysle Shaw Psychotherapy gets to the root of your pain so you can begin to understand and grow beyond it. My approach combines deep exploration of the psyche and intentional attunement to your body and nervous system. In this blog, we'll [...]

What happened to you? Understanding the Impact of Developmental Trauma

Trauma and PTSD are buzzwords that are built into the language of society. I have noticed of late that developmental trauma is a word of common use as well. The awareness of such trauma is welcome but misunderstandings about the nature and impact can be misleading. So, let’s look at what developmental trauma really is, how it impacts mental health, and the neuroscience behind the hope for healing. What is Developmental Trauma? Developmental trauma comes from repeated exposure to negative experiences during childhood. This can disrupt the healthy development of a child's brain and emotional well-being. It is often characterized [...]


Nurturing the Wounds: A Journey to Healing from Emotional Abuse

In the darkest corners of our lives, emotional abuse can cast long and painful shadows, leaving us wounded and struggling to find light and hope. However, in the face of adversity, the human spirit is resilient. Healing is a courageous journey of self-discovery, self-compassion, and empowerment. In this blog, we will look at what emotional abuse is, how it impacts you, and explore the path to healing. What is Emotional Abuse? Emotional abuse, also known as psychological or mental abuse, is a type of relational trauma that includes repeated non-physical behaviors meant to control or isolate you. This may present [...]

2023-12-01T21:03:21-06:00Emotional Trauma|

Neuroscience and the Soul: A Journey to Healing Relational Trauma

Relational trauma is an umbrella term for any re-occurring trauma that happens within a relationship. Most trauma is relational trauma. It can stem from a one-on-one relationship, relationships within families, intimate partnerships, friendships, or our relationship with the world we live in. This blog post focuses on the broader term relational trauma, its impact on the core of who you are, and how you CAN heal. Growth is a part of being human. We are in a sense always becoming and always emerging into that unique person we are meant to be. A major part of becoming, becoming who we [...]

2023-11-13T13:30:50-06:00Relational Trauma|
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