My Approach to Helping
Deep down we are all whole, healthy individuals. Along the way we all learned strategies to help us get along in the world. You may now find that these ways of being no longer serve you. I can help you bridge the gaps that may exist between who you have learned to be and who you really are. Though mindfulness of your own moment by moment experience you can bring your body, emotions, mind, and soul back into alignment. Creativity and nature support this process by helping you see your experience as part of the natural cycles of change. Methods like Hakomi, EMDR and DBT can also help you release the past and learn new skills to create the kind of future you want.
More Info About My Practice
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My View on the Purpose of Psychotherapy
Psychotherapy helps us unearth our own intrinsic wisdom and wholeness. Over time difficult life experiences can get stuck in our minds and bodies and lead to habitual reactions. In therapy, these old experiences can be healed and you can find new fresh creative responses to life. By mindfully experimenting with new ways of being in relationship with yourself, others, and the world you can change old habits that no longer serve you. This creates a renewed sense of joy, purpose and aliveness.
What I Say to People Concerned about the Therapy Process
Working with painful emotions involves the development of two kinds of skills. One is learning how to get out of difficult emotional places so that you don't find yourself stuck and overwhelmed by them. I can help you experiment with different kinds of mindfulness, resourcing, grounding and breathing exercises so that you have a toolbox of skills within your own body.
On the other hand, symptoms give us important messages and painful emotions have their own wisdom. So you'll also develop the ability to listen to them and hear what they are teaching you about your healing. I can help you to slow down and listen to your body and emotions. Over time, this can reduce the intensity and frequency of painful feelings. Building relationships with these parts of us that we find difficult, creates a deeper level of self-knowledge and a sense of inner comfort and support.