We are in the final throes of winter – this can feel like the “enduring" phase! Many of us are craving a shift in season. We yearn for more light, expansion, and any signals of spring. It is coming!
A friend recently e-mailed me with the direct question, What inspires you? She shared that she felt inundated with so much information that felt meaningless. Do you relate? Her question made me pause. I thought it was an excellent one, and well worth pondering.
When I take stock and drill down, I realize that these are the main ingredients that fuel my soul:
Heartfelt Connection - being in relationships with trusted human beings with whom I can be real, intimate, and vulnerable.
Being around people who unabashedly embody their purpose with passion. This further motivates me to pursue mine.
Nature - being in concert with the natural world and remembering that I am a small, integrated part of the whole.
Learning - engaging in ongoing growth and development. There is SO much to learn! What piques your curiosity?
Moving and Breathing - in part, to remember that I am much more than my thoughts.
Discovering Spiritual Quotations - I put them up on my kitchen blackboard so I can be reminded, and the message can permeate. This quote by Pema Chodro is currently up:"Fear is a natural reaction to moving closer to the truth."
Beauty - savouring unique people, places, objects, music, art, photographs, and nature all around us.
Early Mornings - they are quiet, still and ripe with potential.
Courage - I love this definition I am working with; “to speak one’s mind by revealing one’s heart.”
Kindness - tenderheartedness touches me deeply.
Travel - it shakes things up, shifts my perspective, and expands my senses.
My Clients - you teach me about compassion, hope, love, and transformation; I am grateful.
When I choose to attune to these things, I feel more alive, engaged and creative! What enlivens your soul? Send me an e-mail - share with me.
Here are two wonderful and inspiring BOOKS that I am reading:
Here are two thought provoking FILMS that I recommend:
The WEBSITE onbeing.org is a wonderful place. The On Being Project is a media and public life initiative, featuring a public radio show, podcasts, and tools for the art of living.
RELATIONAL SOMATIC COUNSELING
Did you know that I offer relational somatic counseling?
If you are looking to make change in your life, my role as a relational somatic facilitator could be to guide you to pay compassionate attention to sensations and feelings in your body. The body is a precious, therapeutic tool to work with.
So often we are stuck in our heads. Somatic means dealing with the body. This experiential way of exploring draws on the natural intelligence of the body, breath, mind, emotions, and spirit. In sessions our work will be to shine a light on habits and patterns that can both protect and restrain you from experiencing greater freedom and ease.
I believe that healing occurs within the context of a safe relationship. Drawing on my skills in adult education, mindfulness, yoga, and psychotherapy I see myself as a witness and guide to your process.
If this sounds interesting to you, please reach out to me. I see clients on Mondays at The Healing Therapy Alliance and am available at 889 Community from Tuesday through Friday (please contact me directly to schedule an appointment).
FIND ME TEACHING:
With change comes opportunity. I am teaching two classes on the new 889 schedule that will be implemented on March 6th, 2019. They have new names, but are similar offerings to my previous classes.
We received excellent feedback on our first Authentic Communication Workshop held this January at 889 Community and have therefore decided to make this workshop more available.
This workshop helps to improve communication of all kinds in a variety of milieus.The skills and strategies we teach will help you communicate better within your workplace culture, and/or enhance meaningful relationships between you and your clients, stakeholders or partners.
We are happy to offer this workshop in partnership with you in your environment. It can be delivered to:
Please reach out to meand we can discuss how to address your needs and make this workshop applicable to your setting.
I am consciously choosing to devote the majority of my time and energy to seeing people individually. Being of service in this way is extremely fulfilling to me and provides the opportunity to really get to know people and help them orchestrate positive change in their lives.
As always if I may be of service, please connect.