Through yoga, psychotherapy and The Enneagram
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"The privilege of a lifetime is to become who you truly are."
- Carl Jung
Being who we truly are is the pathway to a meaningful and fulfilling life. When we are in alignment with our wants, needs and nature we make healthier choices and feel more alive. However, the struggle of living requires each of us to develop defence mechanisms and trauma responses that cover our truer nature. We begin to live more through these defences than in alignment with who we are. This manifests in common mental health concerns such as depression, anxiety, PTSD and general dissatisfaction. It is my passion to help my clients unwind patterns of thinking, feeling and behaviour that prevent them from experiencing true connection and meaning in their lives. I do this primarily through both cognitive and embodied approaches such as yoga and somatic experiencing, depth psychology from the Jungian, humanistic and existential traditions and through the complex and essential tool of the enneagram.
I am a registered psychologist, yoga and enneagram teacher with 25 years of experience in the human services industry and ten years in clinical psychotherapy practice. I have taught yoga for 20 years and the enneagram for over a decade.
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My philosophical focus...
My personal and professional life is dedicated to the following...
To acknowledge life as it is, to meet both struggle and joy with receptive curiosity.
To honour relationship - with life, self and others.
To live aware of dysfunctional patterns toward depth and authenticity.
To pursue wisdom, meaning and purpose.
To know and trust an inner intelligence that can give guidance and direction.
- When we contend with our dysfunction, face our patterns, and brave our feelings we become stronger, soulful and textured humans connected to self, life and others.
- Our bodies are the storehouses of our history and our potential.
- Our social context matters. We are influenced by socioeconomics, culture, race, gender and sexual orientation and these must be considered in mental health care.
- There is an intelligence to Life that guides us toward fulfillment. Our job is to attune to this.
- Inclusivity is the deepest form of love. Within us this means everything has a function even the difficult parts of our nature. In the world this means we must strive to give all people understanding and belonging.
- The process of growth can be difficult but is also rewarding.
- Wholeness, freedom, authenticity, connection, appreciation, meaning and wisdom are more sophisticated forms of happiness to which we must aspire in adulthood.
- Humour and taking ourselves less seriously is essential to mental health.
- Safety and challenge are both critical in growth and transformation.
"You do not have to be good.
You do not have to walk on your knees for a hundred miles through the desert repenting.
You only have to let the soft animal of your body love what it loves."
Join me as I wander through themes of psychology, embodiment, stress, soul and life.
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