there are many ways to start your journey to a better you
Life throws us challenges daily. I believe that we can loop or feel stuck when these difficult times echo the pain we felt in our past. Our brain wants to make meaning from our experiences while our body pushes to complete action. Brain research and mindfulness offer powerful new ways to creatively transform a personal impasse into a place of strength. It is my belief that these challenging times call us to open up to more of our true selves.
I enjoy customizing mindful practice, Brain Spotting, and wellness tips into personalized programs for my clients.
Now more than ever there are effective healing therapies available. I enjoy using Brain Spotting, mindful practice, attachment modalities, shadow work, and creative arts in my practice. I work with clients to resolve past trauma, support addiction recovery, heal relationships or deepen their inner work. Life continually challenges us to develop a healthy relationship with our anger, fear, sadness, or pain. There are many paths to healing and personal freedom. Let me support your journey in my practice or help you connect with another professional or resource.
Our Amazing Brains and Trauma
New technology such as functional MRIs has allowed researchers to give us more accurate information about the human brain. We now know that our brain has the ability to learn, change, and expand until the end of life. This discovery of brain plasticity is a game changer in the field of learning and trauma resolution! I believe we are naturally wired to heal, grow, and become more of ourselves.
Most of us immediately imagine natural disasters, war, violence, accidents or abuse when we think of trauma. Trauma is individually relative. I may have a feeling of resolve about a traumatic car accident, but I can’t let go of what someone said to me in the lunch line in 5th grade. It is important to approach these places where we loop or feel stuck with acceptance and compassion. Our bodies do not understand the difference between experiencing a trauma and talking about the traumatic event. Our body, and psyche reacts just as if it is happening now. Most often we do naturally resolve or make meaning of our experienced trauma eventually, but all of us have these memories where we feel stuck or we loop in our fear. Keep in mind that our brain is wired for survival not happiness. The brain naturally imagines what we fear when it does not have complete information. We inherently have a negativity bias which has ensured the survival of our species. This is not something that should or can be changed, but we can help balance this with the awareness, nonjudgment and compassionate mindful practice. Being present and noticing the signals of the body are difficult to impossible if I am flashing back to a disturbing memory or obsessively worrying about my future. Brain Spotting therapy is a creative, natural way to allow the body and mind to resolve trauma.
Are you feeling stuck in depression? Spinning in anxiety? Are you blocked creatively? Do you need to enhance your public speaking or managerial skills to progress in your career? Are you having difficulty connecting with your partner, spouse, coworker, or child? Brain Spotting therapy can rewire your brain naturally while you learn mindfulness and listen to your internal signals with wisdom.
Living more consciously is living more authentically. When we are more aware and present in our daily lives and offer compassion to ourselves and others, we are more healthy physically, emotionally, and relationally. Read more about how I use mindful practice in my work. I also invite you to practice grounding or self-compassion emotion practice with me using the videos on this website.
I enjoy incorporating art into my work. Take a look at the Healing Art page to read more about art in my practice. I am not an Art Therapist, but I am happy to help you find a local therapist who is certified in Art therapy.
Let me design a program for your business that addresses your needs. Are your employees missing work due to stress or illness? Where is conflict being used unproductively in your organization? Would your team members benefit from individual consulting? Are your meetings productive and time efficient? Are you attracting the employees you need and retaining the people you need? Are you inspiring creativity in your workplace?