I had an interesting conversation with an eight year old girl.
I picked her up from school. When I asked her how her day was she replied “I’m having a sad day today”
I asked her what was making her sad and she replied “I think I’m stupid”.
What makes you think that? – I asked.
I talk to the moon and the sky, she said, and that’s stupid!
I don’t think that’s stupid at all, I said. What makes you think it’s stupid?
Someone at school said I must be stupid if I talk to the moon and the sky.
I said I have lots of young friends who do that and I think it’s beautiful. I don’t think you’re stupid at all. I think you’re intelligent and that you’ve got a great imagination and I love that.
Her face lit up and she said “So I’m not stupid then?”
She gave me a hug, looked thoughtful for a few seconds, then skipped along happily…..
Donald Marmara created Core Development , a learning process which acknowledges the unity and inter-relationships of mind, body, emotions and spirit.
It draws on the principles and understanding of somatic psychotherapy, structural dynamics, and Donald’s own personal therapy, professional training and life experience.
Core development adopts a flexible approach, recognising that what works for one person may not work for another.
Donald currently resides and practices in Sydney, and is available for individual sessions, couples sessions, counselling teenagers and parents, and facilitating training programs and workshops. He is also available for Zoom and phone sessions worldwide.
He can be contacted on 0412 178 234.