Is it worth reading Tarot Cards in psychological therapy?
"I am sitting in a wooden chair, next to a wooden table. I am in a room with yellow walls to talk about my divorcing. In fact, I'm not even married at the moment.
I constantly bite my nails, instinctively touch the phone, constantly. I do not sleep more than four hours a night, for months. It may seem like I have a hell of a life, but in fact not.
I have a good job at a newspaper. I am engaged. My Instagram has beautiful photos of the time I spend drinking Proseço. Or when I was doing yoga during my last vacation days.
But in reality I feel overwhelmed, anxious, completely distracted and scared of the marriage I still don’t have. I think mine (when I have it) will end up in divorce just like my parents'. And as if all this were not enough, I learned that my ex-boyfriend, with whom I had the worst and most painful separation, works a block away from my house ", this is the story of a girl who went to the room who was waiting for her therapist to speak, found Tarot cards on the table.
If you are wondering what a clinical psychologist has to do with Tarot cards you should know that it is not at all surprising.
Tarot cards have deep roots in psychological treatments. Psychoanalyst Carl Jung explained that they were a simple way to represent universal traits such as strength, ambition and passion and therefore described them as the ideal tool in therapy and mental health.
"Tarot cards are universally readable and can create a visualization of the situation," says Inna Semetsky, PhD, of Columbia University.
She adds that these letters help the problem to come to the surface, for the patient to accept the problem and in this case you have done half the work. Identifying the problem and then the acceptance phase lead to the right path, that of solution.
According to the Pew Research Center, our interest in mysticism and spirituality is growing.
"Using Tarot cards in an appropriate way can improve therapy. "They are a tool to give you a signal to meditate," said Jayni Bloch, an Ontario psychologist.
It tells the story of a couple who were at loggerheads for months after he had betrayed her. Both had agreed on marital therapy.
"I asked them both to choose from three Tarot cards. So they pulled out the letter and I explained. The first letter was the problem. The second action and the third, the result. Thus they would reflect on the basis of what they would see. The first letter the man chose, for example, was the image of a woman. He blushed and admitted aloud: She is still in my mind. "Therefore, they did not explain that he was not completely detached from his history", says psychology.
The protagonist of this story shows that she first started therapy when she was 12 years old. When the parents separated. She confesses that during her life she has returned to therapy several times at key moments. But it did not always work.
"Finding the right therapist is like going to a series of romantic meetings, meeting and meeting, until you find the right one. I found her with Jessica Dore, a licensed social worker. An energetic 33-year-old, passionate about work. An Aries that gives valuable advice. "She is the very therapist I first met with."