Hello and welcome. My name is Edward Traversa and I run and maintain this website. That is me in the picture on the left.
I try and do my best to provide people with good information on how to overcome obstacles and get the most of life. The articles on here mainly focus on the psychological or spiritual – though it must be said that these are often one and the same. The aim of the site is to provide a free high-quality resource where people can glean
I hold advanced degrees in psychology and have worked as a psychotherapist for a few decades. I am passionate about trying to help people. I try and stay up to date with research that I think may help clients progress in their aims for lives. Currently, I am in private practice. If you have some interest in working with me in a therapeutic setting head over to the psychotherapy page https://edwardtraversa.com/psychotherapy-services/, where there is more information on the services I offer.
Apart from the academic side of things, I have had to work through some challenging life experiences at various stages of my life. I have been in therapy myself and know what it is like to sit in the client’s chair. I intend to write a little more about some of the difficulties I have faced and what I believe may be helpful to others in overcoming similar challenges. I believe I have a practical approach where what is learned in therapy must also be applied to daily life.
I am in the 6th decade of my life which has caused me to think about the challenges of ageing. I am a believer in that you are never too old to change the course of a life. To this end, I took up Taichi about a year ago – mainly because I was starting to feel old. Embedded within the classes are some physical exercises designed to help build a fitness base. Taichi coming from Taoists roots also fits in with some of my philosophy on life. If you want to know how to live a good life, I highly recommend reading the Tao Te Ching -perhaps read a few different interpretations and see what fits for you. It is important to apply what you read and not just leave it at the level of insight and knowledge.
At the risk of sounding like an advertisement for a date site, yes, I am single (but not looking) here are a few things I thoroughly enjoy. I love to cook and try and push myself to take on new recipes. I was born in Italy and consequently was raised on Italian food. I am still heavily influenced by my love for Italian recipes, although I am trying to cut back on the carbohydrates. I am a gamer who loves to play computer games. Currently (June, 2020) I am playing World of Warcraft. Something else which I like to do is watch movies, both foreign films and western films. These movies offer an escapism which I find appealing given that I am often focussed on being present with others. Along similar lines, I am a fan of science fiction and fantasy books. My nightly ritual tends to involve reading before I sleep. In case you have not guessed it, I am an avid and voracious reader.
Please drop me a note if you have questions, feedback, or suggestions. I will try and get back to you as soon as I am able to.