Holistic and Spiritual Psychotherapy
I use a dynamic approach, working with you in partnership, to bring about cohesion between body, mind and spiritual functioning. The process enables you to work through patterns, beliefs and behaviors that keep you stuck; and supports you in opening to greater aspects of the Self.
Intellectual understanding of your situation is necessary as a first step. It provides you with the lay of the land, but it cannot move you through your situation. It is in slowly opening to deeper subconscious layers that form the core of the situation and in addressing the emotional, physical and spiritual aspects that momentum begins to build, allowing for movement to occur naturally.
There is no one particular way that works for all. Everyone is so different in what their needs are and in what works for them. The sessions are tailored to meet your particular needs and requirements. You may wish space to share what you have been carrying for so long, or perhaps enjoy honest, caring, insightful and intuitive feedback and communication. Or you may wish to go really deeply into carefully exploring your inner terrain, and there are many ways to do that.
What really matters most is that we follow and respect your own internal flow. In that way, the work progresses according to the innate wisdom of your unconscious. The unconscious is a lot smarter than the conscious mind. It knows exactly where you need to go. As a result, new ways of seeing your self will emerge to support your moving forward in ways that seem almost effortless.
Emotional understanding opens you to expression of previously unacknowledged feelings or awareness. Finding creative ways to express these energies allows breathing room for other, more uplifting feelings to manifest.
Learning to trust and safely express your feelings is key. This will allow you to feel clearer inside and give you a real sense of control. Underneath anger is power, and underneath power is love. When anger is used in the service of love, it becomes a powerful motivating force for growth and healing. You will begin to grow through honoring all of your feelings and directing them in a loving and powerful way.
Physical understanding may include manifestation of dis-ease. Intense emotions, painful situations or memories that are not acknowledged or adequately dealt with on an emotional or verbal level can lead to difficulties in the emotional, mental, spiritual, or physical bodies and in the functioning of the organs. This can be worked with through art therapy, hypnotic work or dialogue processes. Opening to what the symptoms are expressing can lead back to homeostasis as well as to greater states of being.
Sometimes illness has a story to tell that is important for healing. The illness may be a result of bottled-up feelings that lacked an external outlet. There is the potential for much transformation in healing the mind, for the mind is the builder of the body.
You can access and unfold the meaningful flow of life, which symptoms express. You can communicate with your symptoms and uncover the messages they have for you. Working with your health challenge can be a potentially life-renewing, creative process.
Physical understanding may also include body energetics: the quality of your voice, how you hold your body, or how you dress or carry yourself. These may reflect some of the ways in which you keep tied to old patterns, beliefs and needs, and keep emotionally restricted. These issues are explored and addressed, according to the need of each client.
It is easy to get bogged down in the smaller picture fear has created. Developing a perspective based on a larger picture as well, by putting your problem into context, can help you find the meaning as well as part of the solution to your problem. Both levels need to be attended to, each in their own time frame.
Healing emotionally, physically and spiritually entails approaching what is unlike love in your own circumstances and in your being. By making friends with all parts of the self, these parts can transform and help you manifest the life you were meant to live and become the person you were meant to be.
We are spiritual beings in human bodies and are born with a mission and a purpose. Regardless of the situation we have been born into, we are here to learn and grow through it. It’s not so much about the deck of cards you’ve been dealt, but how you work with the deck you’ve been given. It is about becoming an alchemist in your life, by turning garbage into compost. Everything can be used as a vehicle for awakening. Trauma is one of the vehicles through which healers and shamans are born. The pain you move through can bring you to new directions, understandings, talents, deeper levels of being, and new life.