I seek to find the balance of effort and receptivity.
My approach as a practitioner is one of subtle rebellion against a capitalistic culture in which I deconstruct beliefs that we need to strive, be better, and fix. I do not stand with forcing or approaching transformation from a place of judgment or deficiency. I look instead to creating strong foundations, and expanded containers of resiliency. Awareness is the key.
I believe that it is through the deep understanding of each individuals life material – patterns, themes, challenges, resources, and more – one can brave compassion and internal resource that engender shifts on the emotional, behavioral, physical, and soul seated levels.
I recognize that changing patterns is difficult. That often patterns know more about their reasons for being there than we may know ourselves. I honor the speed and timing of the individual who is looking to do something different. My role is to be kind, offer from what I know, and create a space to encounter, with curiosity, what is ready to be revealed.
I value becoming authentic, vulnerable, and honest with oneself to gain an opportunity to embrace our own humanity, to soften, have a sense of humor and maintain perspective. As a educator and practitioner, I give you back to yourself, letting you have your insights, victories and losses, so that you develop independence and freedom.
Healing, or as I call it, integration, is not a finished product that can be neatly packaged and checked off the list. It is a process – sometimes messy, chaotic; sometimes exalted, joyful.
It is yours.