Psychotherapist, Artist, Author, Qi Gong and Taoist Meditation Teacher
Welcome to another episode of The Coach’s Circle Podcast!
Our show is all about showing you everything the world of coaching has to offer–what it is, what it isn’t, and whether it might be the right career choice for you.
Through our conversations with professionals in a variety of different mental health and wellness fields, you’ll gain valuable, real-world insight into their careers and consider how their experiences might impact your own career choices. Our interviews will feature coaches, therapists, counselors, personal trainers, and other professionals who incorporate coaching into their practices. Our hope is that these varied perspectives will help you come to understand exactly the type of coach you were meant to be.
Today’s special guest is Michael Robbins, a Licensed Psychotherapist, Qi Gong and Taoist meditation teacher, artist and poet based in Somerville, MA.
- How Michael’s childhood experiences influenced his interest in psychotherapy
- Comparing the practice and benefits of Qi Gong and yoga
- How psychotherapy is coming to embrace mindfulness and the mind-body connection
- Why Michael chooses to publish his artwork and poetry on his therapy website
“Younger therapists […] often ask me, “How do I become a better therapist?” What I tell them universally is “Work on yourself. Do you own personal development.” That’s the core. You can learn tons of techniques, but without your own personal development, those techniques are going to be rather hollow. They’re not going to have the transformative value that they could. What makes any technique truly transformational is the personal development of the practitioner.”