Hello, and welcome to “Don’t Shake My Snowglobe.” My name is Deborah Yesu, and I am the author of this blog page. I have a Doctorate in Clinical Psychologist, and I work with children, teenagers, and adults, along with their families, in a private practice. I have an office where I work with people seeking help for all kinds of difficulties – family conflict, behavioral problems, and emotional challenges.
Although I currently work in my own little office, I’ve worked in many types of settings in the past. Whether in inpatient hospitals, residential treatment, or outpatient therapy, the nature of psychological work is about the same: helping people to restore some order to their world. When people seek treatment, it’s as if their world has been shaken up, much like the inside of a snow globe. The snow inside is spinning and swirling around, blurring their view, and disturbing the peace of their little corner of the world. Whether the challenge is with their family, with their children, or within themselves, people come to psychotherapy for help in getting their snow globe to stop shaking. We work together in therapy to help them find some stillness in their life, so that they can make clearer decisions, and hopefully, restore peace to their world.
My hope in writing this blog is to spread some of the peace and growth that occurs in my work to the rest of the world. Everyday, I get to work with others in growing the peace in their lives, which in turn, helps me to better appreciate the way that peace can positively affect the world around us. In my office, I work to help each person learn how have a more peaceful life. This person can then provide a more peaceful home and family, who go out in the world, and grow even more peace among their work, their friends, and their contacts. In this way, helping one snow globe to be still can lead more peaceful families, work places, schools, and communities. Just as anger and upset can grow like a contagion, so can peace and stillness.
This work, to help others find peace, can be challenging and at times, difficult. But the mission of my work is to grow peace in the world, by helping one person, one family, one home at a time. Through this blog, I hope to take that message beyond my little office, to a larger stage, spreading peace to more families, more homes, and more communities, maybe even to the world. What a beautiful place our world would be, if everyone’s snow globes could find quiet. If that happened, even when other people’s lives were upset, when their snow globes were shaken, those of us in our more peaceful snow globes would be better able to help them, to restore peace to those in need.
So I hope you’ll join me on this journey, helping us all find a way to quiet our homes, and live more peaceful lives in our families. Like the words John Lennon sang, let’s “give peace a chance.”