Coaching for Deep Healing and Wholeness
All inner healing involves bringing love and fear into contact with each other. When this essential condition is met, Love always “wins,” because Love can include fear, whereas fear cannot subsume Love.
Our coaching program is rooted in the knowledge that each client has at their core the innate intelligence for connecting and healing. Sadly, access to this unblemished core can be shut off by overwhelming painful experience. This is the definition of trauma, and our job as coaches is to facilitate our clients’ reconnection to their essential core and heal those wounds. We do this via the practice of respectful and welcoming Presence to all parts of our clients’ experience, inviting all to be known and understood for their role in the client’s survival of hurtful experience, and all to be healed and restored. Unlike psychotherapists, whose training compels orientation to a psychiatric diagnosis, we are trained as coaches to meet each client and all their parts on their terms. Together, we create the brave space for the client’s fears, shame, and unhealed wounds to be known, met, and healed by Love.
We encourage a commitment of 8-10 weeks to start, as healing is a process that takes trust, and trust takes time and focus. Our clients experience caring and skillful connectedness aimed at reopening their safety and attachment circuits to restore the calm setting of their nervous systems. As this calm setting is reestablished, body and mind are relieved of the burdens contributing to illness, enabling healing and authentic wholeness to emerge and be lived.
Trauma Recovery Coach
I firmly believe that all beings possess an innate, organic, healing intelligence. I believe this because of my own journey of healing from complex trauma. Having experienced significant liberation from depression, anxiety, chronic illness, and debilitating pain, I am inspired to accompany others on the path of healing and psychospiritual growth. I approach this work with an optimistic, non-pathologizing view and an understanding that all forms of chronic suffering are invitations to know ourselves – the ways our experiences have shaped us, the brilliance of our survival and coping mechanisms, how these may no longer be serving us, and ultimately, the wisdom and compassion that is our essence, our True Self.
I am a lifelong learner, keenly interested in neuroscience, Polyvagal Theory, Internal Family Systems, and various somatic healing disciplines. I am certified as both an addiction recovery and psychedelic integration coach and as a trauma-sensitive mindfulness practitioner. All of these inform the way I approach my ongoing personal healing work and my work with clients, as does my deep appreciation and reverence for the healing power of a safe, nurturing connection.
Internal Family Systems Practitioner & Resilience Coach
My practice is an ever-evolving weave of polyvagal orientation to nervous system regulation, Internal Family Systems theory with somatic focus, and ketamine-assisted therapy. The living thread connecting these is kindly presence to my clients, their histories, and their parts. What I’ve learned accompanying my clients on their healing path, and treading my own, is this: the ways we have been wounded ~~ particularly in early experience ~~ imprint a deep sense of aloneness on our psyches and nervous systems, often reinforced by core beliefs of our unworthiness of love or happiness. These traumatic imprints are the roots of patterns that impair our physiological health and our capacity for happiness. Our work together, taking advantage of neuroplasticity that is innate to us as biological beings, is essentially an update of nervous system and psyche to the reality of our innate goodness and wisdom. This in turn builds resilience and calm into our nervous systems, which gives our body access to its healing, and our essential wholeness access to expression. I welcome clients looking for support to step out of painful and discouraging patterns of anxiety and depression. Well-being, authenticity, and fulfillment await.
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