Life seems to get increasingly busier, making it hard to find a quiet moment to drop into our inner world. In a counselling session, it is all about you. You get the time you need to explore distressing feelings and their driving thought patterns.
When we experience a problem, our system contracts: The body tightens, and the mind slots into one-dimensional repetitive thinking and our emotions run high and create discomfort.
As I see it, my job is to guide you through this process by being present, listening, asking questions, and offering suggestions. I will also provide tools and exercises, specially designed for you and your situation.
It is not so much about ‘fixing’ you or your problem; it is more about expanding your field of mental and emotional wisdom and increasing your potential. As we relax, answers, insights, and solutions can come floating towards us.
A relationship conflict often means a communication breakdown and a lack of understanding of each other. Couple counselling sessions are designed to support you both to:
- See yourself and the other more clearly.
- Identify your underlying motives and fears.
- Communicate with honesty and vulnerability.
- Change patterns and dynamics that no longer serve you both.
- Manage distressing feelings that tend to arise in all relationships.
Is Your Relationship a Little Different?
I meet people from all walks of life. No matter your gender identity, sexual orientation, or relationship format, you are welcome. I work with monogamous couples, polyamorous couples, and any other kind of non-traditional relationships.
Meditation and Relaxation
Meditation, as I practice it, is the art of sitting in stillness and listening. If you have never tried it, it might feel strange or unfamiliar at first. The body might feel uncomfortable, and the mind can get very loud. You can learn to observe, identify, and accept mental noise. Then, a different experience can set in: a sense of expansion and stillness. This experience can feel refreshing, rejuvenating, and instil a sense of happiness.
Finding Your Meditation Routine
Our lives are busy, and it can be challenging to find a daily or weekly routine. My invitation is to be creative when it comes to developing your meditation practice. Whatever setup you choose, if you don’t look forward to your practice, you might skip it.
We are hardly ever upset for the reasons we think we are. The Work was developed by Byron Katie. It is a powerful technique that can lead you straight to the core of your distress and help you to see more clearly what is really going on. It consists of four questions whose answers to those questions will come from you, for you. They will guide you to a deeper understanding of yourself, others, and your situation. Learning the technique can give you independence because you can do The Work on your own, any time, anywhere.
Drawing, painting, creative writing, and poetry can be a tool to find out more about your subconscious. As a visual artist and creative writer, I can guide you to express and explore your thoughts and emotions. You don’t need any prior artistic experience.
Kickstart Your Creativity
Do you want to be creative but don’t know how to start? As I see it, anyone can paint, draw, sculpt, write, make music – anybody can create. It is not reserved for a chosen few. If you feel a desire to be creative, but it is not happening, you most likely have a belief system that limits you. We all have an inner critic who restricts us from exploring and playing freely. Kickstart your Creativity is specially designed to work on your mental blocks and free your creative spirit.
Would you like to run a workshop and share your skills with people? Maybe you don’t have the experience yet to plan and structure a workshop. Workshop mentoring covers:
- Support in planning and conducting a workshop.
- Identifying insecurities and fears.
- How to become a good facilitator.
- Tools and exercises designed for your participants.
If you are working with people, you may face challenging moments. Maybe a client touches your own story and vulnerability. As facilitators, we can even encounter our own blind spots or trigger points. In those cases, you may benefit from talking with a non-biased person in a supportive environment. Your and your clients confidentiality is always a priority during supervision.