My Approach to Helping
Pain or illness can lead to profound discoveries about ourselves. In a supportive environment, I will help you decipher the message your body is sending to you, showing you who you are and who you can become.In all areas of life, we can gain tremendous insight by seeing that we are composed of parts, or selves. When we listen to the needs of our various selves, we can choose the right path in any situation, including work, relationships, and creativity. In any area where we are stuck or mystified or confused or trying to find the courage to take the next step, our inner selves can guide us.
The technique for meeting these inner selves is called Voice Dialogue. Judith Hendin is a senior Voice Dialogue facilitator, one of the most experienced in the world. Voice Dialogue is one of the most effective transformational tools available today. You are able to see many new alternatives and opportunities that were not available consciously before. Thus, old patterns are replaced with many new options for how to view oneself and one’s situation. In this way, new choices become available.
(This description of Voice Dialogue is adapted from Mary Disharoon, LMFT.)
Judith Hendin has also developed an offshoot of Voice Dialogue called Conscious Body. Conscious Body is a powerful method that uses dialogue and creative processes to decipher the messages our bodies are sending us. When faced with pain or illness, Conscious Body is an enlivening approach that helps you discover the medicine hidden within. Your discoveries will help you to expand in unexpected, transformational ways. Conscious Body is a useful adjunct to medical treatment and regular psychotherapy, and may speed the healing process.