Thursday, March 11, 2010


In my book, Getting Back Up From An Emotional Down," I used the title phrase. I did not mean it in a crude sense, but in the sense that one of the many jobs of a psychotherapist or counselor is to offer a hopeful future to a less than hopeful person. In fact, now that I think about it that was my motivation for starting this blog at a time we faced a severe economic depression.

It is much easier to do this today as a therapist than it was in past times. We know so much more. We have so many tools in our kit. Modern psychiatric meds have contributed greatly to a more rapid recovery. No one having the symptoms I had in the 70's would have had to endure a five year, three time a week analysis. Today, we could name that tune in three to nine months of once weekly visits.

Often, I can guarantee relief and resolution if the person stays with the regimen and keeps coming to counseling. Now that is what I call hope. I only wish someone was able to offer that to me back in those dark days of despair and depression. None-the-less, I am here to tell the tale which suggests to me that even without hope, persistence pays. As the sign in my office reads,NEVER,NEVER,NEVER GIVE UP!!!

Here's hoping you feel hopeful today and everyday.

Happy to send you a copy of the Getting Back Up... book as a gift.

Bye For Now,


1 comment:

  1. Looking forward to what the day brings, always hopeful and keeping in mind the lessons learned through working with you. If any readers would like a copy of Dr. Penzers book and/or his new relaxation dvd, give me a call, I'll be happy to provide these materials for you.

    Mimi Victoria Gegg
    The Tranquility Center
    Willliam Penzer, Ph.D and associates