Therapist and Coach
Hi. My name is Adi Wolpert. I have a Master’s degree in Social Sciences (Mental Health) and Systemic Organizational Change.
Who am I
I believe that everyone has the potential to find their own happiness. All you need is the want; my job is the how.
How: I work strategically, structurally and dynamically, with my extensive academic and theoretical knowledge as well as practical experience, developed over 30 years. Creativity, intuition and humour are just some attributes I use, in collaborating with you, as your change agent and/or therapist, in the process of reaching your unique desired outcomes.
I have a passion for understanding and working with the relationship between mind and body in physical and mental wellbeing. I have a book published on Amazon.com titled ‘A Systemic Paradigm for the (Mental) Health Profession.
My belief about life and therapy
My belief about people
I believe that people are mostly born happy and with good intentions. As long as our basic needs are taken care of as a baby, we are happy. We have an innate natural ability for unconditional love and compassion for ourselves and others. We are not born to hurt each other. Babies respond well to love, as do all human beings.
It is through the years of the socialization process (parents, school, media, etc.), and life experiences, that we learn about life. We experience affirming joyful times, but unfortunately, ill-fated events may also shape our lives. Layers of sadness and negative emotions accumulate upon each other and eventually can suffocate that natural core love. I believe by me assisting people to re-discover their self-worth, they instinctively develop their gift of love and compassion. Sometimes it may be necessary to develop skills and techniques to deal with those unfortunate layers. But once we participating in this process I believe we all have the ability to grow and return to our intrinsic kind and loving natures.
I approach life and work from a systemic and constructiv mind-set. Constructivist theory suggests that humans construct knowledge and meaning from their experiences. We then reflect on these experiences which reinforce our knowledge, compelling us to become active creators of our own beliefs and life. The meaning and interpretations we give about our lives and problems, influences how we may understanding and address them, which in turn affects our experiences etc.
Change is inevitable in life. Everything changes, nothing stays the same. It’s often our resistance or unfortunate inability to flow with these changes that may result in pain and suffering. Pain in life is inevitable, but suffering doesn’t always have to be necessary. For example, we can’t avoid the pain of getting sick or losing a loved one. However, the meanings and interpretations of these events and how we resist or submit to life’s impermanence will make a difference to our individual experience of suffering.
Pain also does not always need to be a negative experience. It can sometimes motivate our behaviour that will help us recover, heal or improve.
Individual, Couple and Family Therapy
As human beings, we construct our own realities and give meaning to experiences and events. This creates our unique perspectives, which is true and real for us. I provide a safe and non-judgmental space for every client to tell their own unique stories about their pain and explore how they make sense of their lives.
Life Coaching, Training and Organisational Development
Life and corporate coaching has become increasingly highly recognised and reputable. Bill Gates, Oprah and Serena Williams are just a few celebrities that have openly and proudly admitted to have worked and benefited with the assistance and support of a life coach.
As a life coach, I assist people to activate and unlock their own inner potential.
As an organisational development consultant, I'm trained as a change agent to assess and improve organisations effectiveness and efficiency to seek their desired goals.
Mind and Body.
PNI and Stress Management
PNI (Psycho Neuro Immunology) is a scientific field studying the interaction between the psychological, neurological and the immune systems. There is evidence-based studies proving unresolved stressors may weakening our immune system. This may affect the increasing risk of inflammation in the body, developing physical illnesses. Literature also demonstrates how inflammation may be an underlying factor in some cases of major depression, mood disorders, and sleep disturbances
Group therapy is created when about 4 to 10 people come together in a safe supportive setting; where they can interact with me as the therapist and other individuals with similar struggles.
Initially, it may seem a daunting thought to expose yourself to other strangers in a group setting. However you will experience that in no time group members connect, and this group cohesiveness creates a safe place for members to share their similar experiences. The support and encouragement of everyone in the group reduces loneliness, normalizes your experiences and promotes change in a meaningful way.
As I have noted above, I believe people understand their world differently and uniquely depending on their own individual experiences. I believe that therapy (whether individual, couple, family, or group) should mirror these differences. I consider everybody’s diverse needs and requirements, and what may be the most useful approaches, techniques and models for their individual therapeutic journey. Consequently, I have recognized that times and frequencies of sessions have also needed to adapt to these differences to be most useful and productive. When assessing individual therapeutic needs and processes with clients, preferred times and frequencies of sessions are discussed. Session frequency and times are organised with clients to vary; from clients/s conventional 1-hour sessions, but when appropriate and required, may be extended or increased to 2 – 4 hours. If considered valuable a client/s may request a once-off marathon session which lasts a few hours. It is about being open to unconventional, yet professional and carefully considered resourceful approaches, when it is necessary and suitable.