Creation of Spectrum
The name SPECTRUM naturally emerged as an encompassment of many facets and philosophies of my life and therapeutic practice.
17th century from Latin, literally 'image, apparition, from specere 'to look'.
Definition of Spectrum as a Metaphor of the self
A band of colours, as seen in a rainbow, produced by separation of the components of light by their different degrees of refraction according to wavelength.
Used to classify something in terms of its position on a scale between two extreme points: the left or the right.
Awareness, to look at and tolerate every extremity of the self by examining and experiencing all colours and components of the self. Experience the overlapping, the degrees of refraction between your own and others emotions.
Firstly, I truly valued my work in supporting children with Autism, learning disabilities, aspergers and the like. These are not clearly defined disabilities but are placed along a SPECTRUM of extremities; from 'aspergers' to 'high functioning' to 'high level' autism.
Secondly, the song 'over the rainbow' has always touched my soul, heart and intuition since I performed it at primary school. The song has aways inspired me to believe that we can fly like the bluebirds and dreams really can come true if we believe them enough. However, I acknowledge we may have blocks to believing in these dreams which therapy can help work through.