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Jaye Moyer, LCSW, TEP
A s a psychotherapist and as a person I am convinced that compassion and humor are essential keys to emotional health and the relief of chronic unhappiness.
An important intention in my practice is to help clients relate to their problems as opportunities for awakening and growth, rather than as obstacles that must be uprooted. Our practice and work is learning how to hold difficult feelings with kindness and care. We create a therapeutic environment – a supportive and encouraging space in which to express curiosity and develop a capacity for compassion, spontaneity and creativity. Please check my approach page.
A consistent goal, regardless of the presenting challenge, is to increase ones capacity for spontaneity and creativity. Whether it means being more flexible in our responses to a difficult situation or feeling state, or learning how to identify habitual patterns that no longer serve a useful purpose. Each of us has a growing edge. Part of our work is to define that edge and to grow the edge. I have been taught that we can only expand our edge to the extent that we are grounded.
I have expanded my approach to psychotherapy through a continuing practice of meditation and study of Buddhist Psychology, I have found that while Meditation can enhance conventional therapeutic approaches, Buddhist principles embody both compassion and mindfulness.
I am drawn to the collaboration between psychotherapy, creativity and mindfulness practice, (an interest which grew out of my early involvement in the performing arts). I received my formal psychodramatic training at The Sociometric Institute in NYC. Psychodrama allows me the option of using experiential action, (role play, enactment, movement and art), as an additional avenue of examination and learning.
Short video of Jaye talking about the pause and Victor Frankel’s quote.
“I have deep gratitude for all the learning experiences I have had with Jacquie and Jaye. They have an inspiring gentle presence that they bring to all of their workshops… Jacquie and Jaye have perfectly merged the here & now philosophy of psychodrama with the practice of mindfulness allowing people to develop and rehearse the behaviors of compassion… I encourage every clinician to learn from Jacquie and Jaye as it will grow your own compassion, bring the practice of compassion to your clients, which indeed transforms our communities and world.”
— Scottie Urmey, LCSW, TEP, Psychodrama New Jersey