Today’s new episode of Bridging the Social distance interviews psychotherapist Shane Smyth of Spacious Mind Counselling and Psychotherapy Centre. Shane is based out of Guelph, but during this interview I reached him in a small Cree community in Northern Quebec. We talk about the role and space for counselling and support in times of crisis, the process of trying to adapt to online for platforms for therapy, mindfulness, ADD, and lots of other interesting topics. Shane shares a quote, how we “can’t remember the future”, and don’t yet know the full potential we have for caring for each other. While recognizing the heaviness of our current situation, we also explore the positive possibilities, including moving away from the patriarchy towards the feminist concept of the sharing of power.
This interview was originally recorded on March 25th 2020.