And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.” Anaïs Nin
Modern life is incredibly challenging; and it takes courage to live it in a way that allows us to feel a sense of integrity and wholeness. In striving to meet life’s challenges, we create strategies we believe will help us avoid pain, but that unfortunately result in us avoiding our hearts’ deepest longings. Though always there but often obscured, we lose touch with our deepest knowing, we lose connection to ourselves and even our sense of vitality, all in the effort to meet life’s challenges the best we can. Though we are conditioned to believe we should be able to handle whatever life throws at us on our own, science has shown us otherwise. We are absolutely biologically wired for connection. It’s within reliable, safe relationships that we come to know ourselves, to listen to our deepest knowing, to grow and thrive.
If you are stressed, stuck, worried, fighting all the time, suffering with self confidence or from past traumas – these are symptoms of strategies that no longer serve you. The therapeutic relationship contains the invitation to explore the difficulties you’re experiencing with curiosity and kindness, opening the door to transformation. Individual therapy with me is an opportunity for you to experience a caring relationship just for you, where your healing is our goal. We will unravel the issues that have brought you here, while discovering new ways of being in the world.
Together we’ll slow down the processes you’ve developed to avoid suffering, and sense what’s there, inside. By listening closely both to what is said and what’s left unsaid, I will meet you just where you are, with compassion and acceptance. And together we’ll follow your heart’s longing to a place of greater harmony and well-being.
Mindfulness for Anxiety, Depression, Post-Partum
I use somatic and mindfulness approaches as well as cognitive therapy in the treatment of anxiety, depression and feelings of low self-esteem. In working holistically like this, we increase your awareness of how your patterns live inside you, and the often mistaken beliefs about yourself that keep you stuck. Tuning into your experience in the present moment, in the context a safe therapeutic relationship, actually allows it to shift. Though it will likely feel challenging, you will leave our sessions with new experiences of yourself and new skills to practice during the week.
While therapy’s goal is to be helpful, it can also sometimes be uncomfortable and challenging. When we put in the effort together, some of the possible benefits you can expect are:
- More confidence, stability and trust in yourself
- Deeper, more satisfying relationships
- Less stress and an increased sense of balance
- Improved decision-making abilities
- A greater sense of safety in the world
- Improved bonding with baby
- A sense of wholeness and integrity
- Healing of the original wounding that keeps you stuck
- More personal freedom and a wider capacity for facing life’s challenges