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This is How I Work

If you are my client, this is what I (continually) share with you to explain how we will take on your healing

Welcome & Entertain the Difficult

This poem by Jalaluddin Rumi, speaks on approaching our difficult thoughts and feelings in a different way. Because they are painful and uncomfortable, we usually try to suppress them, push them away, or run away from them. However, Rumi suggests that we face them.

What if they are trying to tell us something? What if entertaining them and listening to them will help us get out of the difficulties that we are trying to avoid? Instead of resisting your thoughts and feelings, together we will face them and meet them with courage, warmth and respect. 

The Guest House

This being human is a guest house.
Every morning a new arrival.

A joy, a depression, a meanness,
some momentary awareness comes
As an unexpected visitor.

Welcome and entertain them all!
Even if they’re a crowd of sorrows,
who violently sweep your house
empty of its furniture,
still treat each guest honorably.
He may be clearing you out
for some new delight.

The dark thought, the shame, the malice,
meet them at the door laughing and invite them in.

Be grateful for whoever comes,
because each has been sent
as a guide from beyond.

We're All Born Powerful

An extraTV interview with Angelina Jolie about the movie Eternals may not seem the most likely of places to find a description of how I work with clients, but her quote captures it succinctly.

As my client, you and I will work to heal, reclaim and reconnect you with your Core Self. Your Core Self (or True Self) is defined as "the template for the self as it is meant to be[...]" (SueAnne Piliero, Fierce Love). It's something that everyone is born with and we often lose sight of it due to traumas and difficult experiences in life. But it's possible to reclaim it and find healing.

Transcript of interview excerpt (starts at 2:31):

The interviewer asks: What do you want to teach your girls about being powerful?

Angelina Jolie: I don’t know if it’s about teaching them about being powerful. It’s about teaching them to be their true selves and being able to hold onto that. I think there’s a lot that breaks people down. We’re all born powerful. It’s just that we get a lot that breaks down or tells us we’re not [powerful] or that whatever version of us is not some other person’s idea of what is strong and powerful. And I think I hope that they are soft and I hope they are kind and I hope that they feel strong enough to protect that.

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