Embodied Healing. Cultivating Freedom and Peace from Within.
Being a human being is a challenging and complex experience and usually full of different degrees of suffering that we often feel ill-equipped to deal with and that we lose ourselves in. Sometimes, in more painful moments, we choose to pause and ask for help. I believe it’s because we have a deep understanding that we have a capacity for strength, healing and growth but we don’t always know how to access it. I believe we also long to have our lived experiences seen and heard and cared for.
I am a registered clinical counsellor who has been fortunate to have spent the last 20 years supporting individuals and families living through serious illness, bereavement, divorce/separation and other forms of relational and life traumas and transitions. I am passionate about co-creating a therapeutic space with my clients where they feel comfortable enough to fully express themselves.
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I am a resiliency-focused therapist who uses mind-body approaches with clients. While I specialize in grief and loss, relational trauma, and emotion regulation, I work with a wide range of problems. Read more about What I Offer
Insights and Inspirations
Here are some poems, videos, articles, books, podcasts and other resources that I have found to be helpful and healing to my clients. Find these nuggets in my Blog
A Poem I Always Return to
Allow–Danna Faulds There is no controlling life.Try corralling a lightning bolt,containing a tornado. Dam astream and it will create a newchannel. Resist, and the tidewill sweep you off your feet.Allow, and grace will carryyou to higher ground. The onlysafety lies in letting it all in –the wild and the weak; fear,fantasies, failures and success.When loss…
Growth and Grief: A Personal Story of Bereavement
I have a vivid, all senses-engaged, memory of the first few runs I did in the forest after my 25-year-old sister died, tragically, in a hiking accident. I was 18 going on 19 at the time and prior to her death, I had never actually given much thought, in a very personal way, to the…
When We Keep Showing Up: The Personal Growth to be Gained from Our Relationships by N Paley
“Aren’t relationships the best dharma?” a close friend said to me recently. And from there, I began to pay more acute attention to this theme that was emerging so vibrantly in conversations with others about their lives and relationships in the last while; this framework of viewing relationships (all kinds–romantic, familial, platonic, collegial) as…
On Humility (Tara Brach, Western teacher of Buddhist meditation and clinical psychologist)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7C8pldy6Crw#t=25 In Buddhism and most faiths, humility – feeling that we all share common ground, feeling neither superior or inferior to others – is both a prerequisite to awakening and an expression of mature spirituality. This talk explores how our conditioning and culture reinforce a swing from ego-inflation (self-importance, feeling special, better than others) to…