to the Inner-healing Web Site
hosted by F. Michael
Montgomery, LCSW, LMFT
LCS 6184, MFC 15488
the heart, mind, body and spirit in a safe and healing setting
Inner-healing web site is a resource center for the support and promotion of
personal growth and healing.
My desire is to support people in their own
healing through the compassionate and courageous work of their hearts.
To have the healing we yearn for in our lives, we need to
be compassionate with ourselves. To have our peace of mind,
we need to break free of our old patterns. Our struggles
offer us a rich opportunity to bring us to our compassionate healing.
Everyday we are touched by the pushes and
pulls of our lives. Relationships and work can be so supportive and fulfilling
and yet also be a source
of frustration, hurt and anger.
To bring the healing we yearn for into our lives, we
need to be compassionate with ourselves. To have the peace of mind we seek, we need to begin with ourselves. These very human experiences that
painfully touch our lives can offer us an invaluable opportunity to break
free of the old patterns of our lives. We know
these patterns so very well but they do not take us where we want to be.
All too often, without
even realizing it, we respond in a way that is painfully self-critical. We may
feel irritated and discouraged that we are not perfect, that we are not strong enough,
that we feel "weak," or that we so often feel anxious. And so it is that when we are most in need of
support and understanding in a
painful moment, we are all too likely to instead kick ourselves
for our perceived shortcomings.
Yet our healing comes through our being able to meet ourselves in a
caring and compassionate way. Hearing this, some may think that
this means coddling ourselves or excusing our mistakes - and so we find
ourselves once again with our painful judgments of ourselves.
people honestly don't know how to be compassionate with themselves.
They may feel this readily for others yet when it comes to
themselves find that they are painfully excluded from their own
Similar issues may arise for us as a couple or in other
relationships. In our hurt or anger we may strike out or withdraw but still end up feeling unheard and not
cared about. What we are needing is to create that safe and
compassionate place for our own self and for each other in which to share our stories. This is an
idea easy to understand but much harder to live out.
These painful places in which we may find ourselves reflect our own inner
wounds. To have our own peace of mind we must first find our own inner peace.
I have found that this is more the work of our hearts than than it is the
work of our minds. It is our hearts that provide the gateway to our healing and to our peace of mind
through its compassionate understanding.
It is my purpose through this site to be a resource for healing in our
If you would like information about my background, you may check out my
resume. If you wish to contact me, you
can reach me by e-mail or through
my office. You may get more information
about my practice by downloading my brochure.
In my website here, I address a number of issues
including grief and loss, anxiety, depression and spirituality. There is also
information about somatic therapy which specifically focuses in
integrating the whole person: the body, mind, and spirit.
To assist you on your journey, please feel free to explore the areas
listed both to the left and below. These areas are described in more detail below.
It may help to see a therapist to support this process.
You can find
information about how to choose a therapist
by clicking here as well
as a link to help you find a local therapist
by clicking here.
- Stories: real
stories of people providing inspiration and encouragement regarding issues that affect our
short discussions that provide insight and promote self-awareness.
- Books: to find
out more about the above subjects, check out this collection of books
which include brief descriptions of each.
educational and inspirational quotes.
- Finding A Therapist:
what to consider in choosing a therapist as well as a link to find a local therapist.
- 9/11 &
Trauma: information and support for those struggling with
the impact of 9/11.
- My Resume:
information about my licenses, training and experience.
Please E-mail me with any suggestions, comments,
or feedback you may have. I would really like to hear from you!
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