How I Work
You may be wondering what it would be like to work together. Most sessions start with an offer of tea or water. You'll settle in by lighting a candle and/or sitting for a few minutes in silence. From there, every session varies, but the following experiences you might come to expect:
Connecting with your body
You may have been trying for a long time to solve a problem that is not resolving. You are smart. Your mind is doing its best to find solutions, but if your mind could solve it, it would have done so a long time ago. In our work we will listen to data from sources below the mind. I am continually floored by the worlds of information the body holds. When I sit with you, I notice the shapes you are making as you speak and ask you to play with them. What often evolves is connection to a source of information that is from the heart of your present experience and is often far more clear than words. This level of working gets below the conscious level, which is where deep change often originates. We then support the mind to tether with the body in a cooperative relationship, so that all parts of the self are communicating with each other.
Experiencing yourself in real time
When you experience yourself in real time, you are not in your head, but rather you are alive and awake. You are able to access your own knowing. I support you to find this place, and help you to get more in the habit of visiting this place on your own. The results are:
- a capacity to inhabit one's own cells fully
- access to a state of deep inner safety and presence
- an ability to take full responsibility for yourself and your actions
- a strong relationship with joy and satisfaction
Context of social issues
We are not separate from our social contexts. Naming social forces can often be an important force in the process of finding more freedom. Whether we benefit or are harmed by forces such as sexism, racism and homophobia, we do not go untouched by those forces. My work is informed by years of commitment to social justice work, as well as a strong relationship to common sense ways out of suffering that are sourced from Buddhism.