Witchcraft + Psychology

Witchcraft + Psychology

Whats up mates,

I am new right here; that is my first put up on Reddit (aside from this one time I responded to an infinite thread asking about one factor that outlined the 90s with the remark ‘brown lipstick’). Nailed it.

Anyway, I not too long ago left remedy as a result of I noticed that I wish to join my witchcraft with my psychological well being in a extra structured method. Seems, it is actually arduous to discover a licensed psychological well being practitioner who can also be a witch. I am questioning if any of you’ve got any recommendations on this. I am within the NYC space and do not wish to do video calls and ideally, I might work with somebody who accepted insurance coverage.

For now, maybe my greatest guess is to make use of the hour I had scheduled ever week for remedy to do spellcraft on my own, however I had hoped to mix scientific remedy with our follow. I am grateful for you enter.

Blessed be,

Cicada

9 thoughts on “Witchcraft + Psychology”

  1. I think you, yourself could connect your therapy to your craft without the aid of your therapist, though, right? When I go to therapy, I often leave with a task or goal for the week, which is just another way of setting intentions, right? That could easily be woven into a spell.

  2. As a psychology student and a witch, I think keeping the profession of psychology separate from the craft is pretty important (in regards to a professional psychologist). It’s hard to incorporate your craft with your practice.

    But as a client I would perhaps take what you learn and your goals from your psychologist and perhaps use your craft to help with that. Or you could see your psychologist and a local witch who has experience with healing on top of it?

    I recommend continuing to see a psychologist though definitely in regards to any mental health concerns!

  3. A big problem you will find and why working witchcraft into traditional therapy is difficult is belief in magic is considered a qualifier for schitzo-affective disorders. Many psychologists are uncomfortable with prayer, magick and such being utilized. That does not mean you can’t draw connections. Is your therapist trying to help you quit a destructive habit, work a self binding spell as well. Use herbs, stones and what not to supplement (check with the doc before starting herbs as they can have interactions with medicine/ illnesses). Most mindfulness exercises are just meditation. Even if you found a doc that was a practicing witch, they most likely leave their religion at the door.

  4. I know of a hospital psychiatrist who is a witch, but he’s in Europe so wouldn’t be much use to you. Don’t give up hope, though. Such people do exist, hidden in the system somewhere.

  5. Have you considered approaching this a amassing a medical team? Like you may not find a therapist who is willing or able to work with the craft. But, you can totally find a therapist who’s willing to take that as a part of your identity/ spiritual practice and listen to you talk about it and understand how it affects your everyday. Then you find a spiritual practitioner that will do the craft work. Have an open dialogue with both of them on what the other is doing. Basically, this could be a backup plan.

    Practically, I think you’ll find therapists that have graduated more recently and a more psychodynamic background will be a bit more open minded. Programs have started to emphasize cultural awareness more and that includes magickal thinking and figuring out how to work holistically with a person’s beliefs, so that should help. Just shop around and eventually you’ll find someone that works with you.

  6. The way I have sort of gotten around this is that I have combined different therapies, but the key stone is a good psychologist with a sound knowledge of trauma informed practice. She then referred me to a therapist who does Somatic Experiencing, which aligns with my spiritually, witchcraft and shamanistic practice. I see them on alternate months and go to regular shamanic practice workshops or sweat lodges, eat a balanced diet, exercise five times a week for about 40 mins and have begun to practice mindfulness each morning when I wake up. My psychologist has some really open minded views and speaks to me on my level, respects my craft and validated my experience. She doesn’t need to be a witch, because she has all the qualities anyway.

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