Suffering as a whole is the result of something not fitting with one’s spirit. This could be an experience not fitting with your spirit (a traumatic event for example), a current life circumstance not fitting with your spirit (such as choosing a profession that doesn’t bring you joy), or perhaps a relationship (romantic, platonic, familial, etc.) that doesn’t fit with your spirit any longer. When different parts of life aren’t aligned with your higher self (your spirit/essence/soul), it creates unrest within you that shows up as feeling anxious or depressed, overeating, difficulty with sleep, feeling disconnected from yourself, or finding it harder and harder to find joy in the things that used to excite you.
My approach to helping ease suffering and fostering reconnection to joy is highly integrative; I use the psychological fundamentals that I was trained in as a Clinical Psychologist, while bringing in a number of different holistic healing modalities (check out my offerings to get a sense of what these modalities entail) to aid in the process. The initial focus of our work will be on identifying, understanding, and then changing the negative thought patterns and beliefs that have become the noose around your neck. As those thoughts and beliefs transform, it gives way to the creative aspect of one’s journey. Desire returns, imagination comes back to life, and we then get to work on creating a life that suits you, rather than figuring out ways for you to fit into a prepackaged life.
Empathically, I always meet my clients where they are in their journey (emotionally, psychically, mentally, and spiritually), but I also infuse our work with the energy needed to make changes happen. It takes effort and inspiration, sometimes an incredible amount of both, in order to create a new life for oneself.
I’m fortunate to have been trained traditionally but have also practiced nontraditionally. It has given me the blessed opportunity to bring many different forms of healing to all that are interested, in all the ways that their spirit is hungry for.