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Waitohi (Picton) Aotearoa New Zealand

Waitohi Aotearoa New Zealand

Waitohi (Picton) Foreshore, 27 March 2021

I am inspired by my home, Aotearoa New Zealand - The Land of the Long White Cloud. I have only ever felt a spiritual connection with the land in Aotearoa and in Australia. These two countries are where my heart is and are where I come to nourish my spirit. The photo above was taken by me as I walked along the foreshore, before catching the Interislander back to the North Island.

My Spiritual Journey

I have always been a seeker, believing there is more to life than just surviving, working and counting the days of life. My searching of my early life was dominated by the religious environment in which I was born. Once I was able to break free of its oppressive influences, I then went on to explore a number of other ways of viewing the world, including Buddhism, Existentialism, Stoicism and other areas of thought that I could squeeze into the 30+ years since I finished my Bachelor degree in Theology and became a Free Thinker.

I began meditating in 2003 and have a daily meditation practice. My spiritual practice doesn't exist only in my personal life and it informs my professional practice, including the integration of mindfulness practice into my work. Also, I am exploring the fusion of Jung with larger therapeutic and spiritual ideas, delving deeper into Narrative Therapy, exploring new areas of Positive Psychology, and developing a therapeutic practice which I am currently referring to as Loving-Awareness Cognitive Therapy. A great deal happening - much of which I hope to discuss here.

Gerald Lee Jordan

Gerald Lee Jordan, MBA, MEd, MCouns


About Therapy Aroha Ltd

Therapy Aroha Ltd is based in Aotearoa New Zealand and we provide counselling, death doula and training services online, in Wellington and the top of the South Island of Aotearoa NZ. Our online services include counselling and training and in-person services include therapeutic and educational consultations, as well as end-of-life support services.