When doing therapeutic work with people, I begin with presence.
I believe we must explore the whole person and where s/he is in life – psychically, behaviorally, bodily, and spiritually – before we can decide where we’re going. Even though we are often driven by emotions, as humans we work creatively and unconsciously to avoid feeling them. When using the body and spirit in the present moment, truths are often revealed more readily than via our verbal mind.
Life is about evolving out of dissatisfying “ways of being” and adapting to different behaviors which feel better. Using a holistic and fairly directive approach, considering various dimensions of a person, helps us better understand our relationship to emotions, our path thus far, and where we can possibly go from there.
I especially love working with clients to access their “truth” and pursuit in living a more integral life. Ultimately, through exaggeration, creativity, postures, mindfulness, breath and humor, I encourage clients to let go of patterns holding them back from greatness.