As humans we all have intense feelings, and often during these times our mind and body goes into a stress response and we are flooded by cortisol and unable to access our rational thinking.
Ideally we need somebody there to help us manage all this, calm us, reassure us, and help us to calm, breathe and to self regulate – Somebody who we feel safe with, and will not judge us but who will help us draw from our own inner resources and resiliency.
So the invite is to journey with me as your healing companion, I would love to be your guide to accompany you on this journey back to yourself and the freedom that this brings to Our lives.
I know how much courage it takes to open to another, so you will always be met with warmth, understanding and empathy.
Together we will gently explore your present experience so you can gain a greater awareness of who you are and what you need. The way I work will help you make new connections that can lead to a greater understanding of your past, which allows you to move forward with more awareness into a better future.
Through this warm, supportive relationship, whatever situation you find yourself in, I will help you navigate your way out.
My way of working will help you see your life differently, change unhelpful thoughts and patterns & experience more choice and inner freedom.
I can work with anything that is currently challenging you. My gift is that I understand quickly what is going on and can identify the best way to support you through it, because I come not only from a place of understanding pain, trauma and healing academically and cognitively, but also from a deeply embodied gone through my own shit and know how bloody hard and painful it is place as well.
I have developed tools to create emotional resilience, not only to support the challenging issues, but also to transform them.
Together we will cultivate the emotional resources needed to restore balance, purpose and vitality in your life, relationships, work and hopes for your future.
You will be met in a safe space to take a fresh look at your life and to talk freely and openly about your thoughts, feelings and concerns in a way that is rarely possible in our daily life.
You will be supported to make sense of your life in a way that leads to a renewed sense of hope and lasting change.
You can learn skillful tools that will support your well being, calm stress and anxiety and teach your brain how to take care of its self.
The more aware you become the more you can heal and change.
I work very much in the here and now of my clients experience. A mindfulness based therapy places greater emphasis upon being present with our emotions as they are felt in our body – our ‘felt sense.’
What is so valuable is opening to the fullness of our experience as it is, rather than too quickly moving towards cognitive understanding and the finding of meaning.
This is more about ‘being with’ than ‘doing’ (figuring out, fixing, striving, over thinking) which can move you away from the experience.
Learning to listen and stay with what our body feels in a kind and tender way, leads to feeling more understood, and thus more healing through feeling ‘got’ understood and acknowledged. This way of working deeply resonates with my heart.
I have found that by leaning into our experiences and feeling them fully helps to grow a more relational and kindly acceptance, which serves as a vehicle for deep inner healing.
For all of us, the journey of understanding and befriending our experience requires great tenderness, gentleness and patience towards ourselves.
Have you noticed, we can all have a deep, and at times persistent tendency to think that there is something ‘wrong with us’, that in some way we are ‘not enough’ or okay. This can feel like a prison, which prevents us from living and loving fully, and it can lead to a deep inner loneliness.
Yet as we learn to meet whatever arises in our body, heart and mind with a loving, kind acceptance and a friendly interest, we discover a new freedom.
Rather than being ‘identified’ as imperfect and ‘not enough’, we can come to trust what Buddhists call our Buddha Nature – the awareness and goodness that are our true essence.