Integrating Spirituality into Healthy Emotional Life.
- Support to develop individual beliefs and integrate them into life.
- Development of Present Moment Awareness and Mindfulness
- Guided Imagery
- Native American and Celtic journey work
- Buddhist teachings
- Connecting to nature as a spiritual practice
Since the early years of my working with clients, I have been aware of the benefits of including spirituality with psychotherapy for those who wish to do so. I have always specialized in working with people with childhood trauma and recovery from addictions. My clients who are in 12-step groups continue to show me how spirituality supports them to stabilize their lives and maintain their recovery. By incorporating spiritual healing, trauma survivors are able to bring hope and positive meaning back into their lives as they face the tragedies of their past.
For some clients, traditional religions meet their needs for connections to a higher power, while others are searching for new ways to make spiritual connection and bring a larger sense of meaning to their lives.
In my practice, I work with people to find alternative forms of spirituality when traditional ones are not working for them. I use guided imagery to help create stability and ease the shame and self-judgment that is internalized during dysfunctional and abusive childhoods.
Buddhism, with its focus on mindfulness, compassion, and acceptance, helps clients integrate a positive sense of self and live life fully in the present moment. Connecting to nature is a very strong healing force. Native American and Celtic practices help facilitate an inward healing path to reintegration with the natural world that has helped so many survivors connect with a higher power.