My Approach to Helping
The heart of my approach is self-acceptance. I am passionate in my belief that what truly allows us to live full, happy lives is by discovering who we really are. Very few of us are fortunate enough to grow up in families where we are allowed to unfold into our natural being. Instead, most of us have layers of programming and conditioning that came from family, community, culture, religions, often extorting us to be other than who we truly are. Our work together would be about unblocking the programming and allowing you to discover your true Self.
My work is to help you to feel safe and supported so that old patterns and habits that no longer serve can be released, trauma healed and awareness grown. And while self-acceptance is the core of my approach, empowerment is the goal. That when we are firmly grounded from knowing, accepting and loving who we are, then we really do step into our power.
For me, the model is this: When we don't accept parts of ourselves, we hide it from others. This creates distance and stops us from real intimacy (intimacy being defined as being able to openly and vulnerably share with another). When we learn to communicate with honesty and an ability to speak to our inner emotional experience, then we can achieve real intimacy with others.