Transformation and Soul Healing Methods

Here you will find various methods and practices that are transformational and transpersonal and go beyond traditional psychotherapy. You will find some key healing methods to support your personal and spiritual growth. These approaches are for people that want to fully participate in their own self-healing and self-actualize their lives. These methods embrace positive, holistic, mindfulness approaches, energetic and spiritual psychology, transformation and soul healing.

“The wound is the place where the light enters.” ~ Rumi

All healing eventually leads to soul or spiritual healing. We are spiritual beings having a physical experience. If you truly want to be your healthiest and happiest, to find real fulfillment in life, your path will take you to your soul and spiritual self.

There are limits to psychotherapy and coaching. Sometimes the issue is rooted on the spiritual level and needs to be addressed there to be resolved.

Spirituality

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Connecting with our soul and spirit is the most important and powerful aspect of psychotherapy and coaching.

Spirituality is core to every human being. All religious and spiritual beliefs are welcome in my practice, whether you are Christian, Jewish, Buddhist, or simply love Nature, or don’t think you have any spiritual belief at all. All humans desire love, inner peace and meaning in their lives. Whether we are counseling or coaching together, we are always looking to strengthen our connection to our deepest core self, heart and soul.

However we define God or the Living Source of Life, learning how to consciously live in harmony with all of life is a very important part of successful therapy and coaching.

Your spiritual self is invited and fully welcome in our sessions.

Soul Healing Process

Sometimes it is wisest and necessary to go beyond therapy and coaching and take a more direct spiritual approach to healing. Soul healing involves connecting to the Living Spirit, learning to use prayer, meditation and other spiritual or mindfulness approaches to connect with our deepest Self. Ultimately, the greatest healing and transformation takes place in our lives when we open to something greater than ourselves.

“After half a century in psychiatric practice, I know without a doubt that the source of addiction is spiritual deficiency. Irrespective of whether we are religious or atheist, all human beings are spiritual by nature and spirituality is the cornerstone of our recovery.”  ~ Dr. Abraham Twerski

I mentor, guide and counsel people that wish to have a greater connection to their soul and Spirit.

Mindfulness

Mindfulness practices teach us how to manage our stress and anxiety. They also teach us how to live life. A great part of the suffering today is caused by people over using their logical-intellectual-mental minds. Mindfulness approaches teach us to be present in the now moment, where we will find the greatest healing and peace. This is the secret of health, success and happiness. Mindfulness practices teach us how to find inner peace, stay grounded and have access to our greatest power.

In all my counseling and coaching I am always teaching and facilitating mindfulness, through inner somatic sensing, focusing, finding the felt sense; learning to contact the spaciousness within, and connecting to the deep embodied, authentic self.

“You have taught me many things, but one of the most important is that whenever I don’t know what to do or how I feel, I can quiet my mind and my spirit will lead me.” ~ Elena

Prayer

I teach the power of authentic, heart-felt prayer. Giving thanks, stating gratitude and appreciation often, for everything, is one of the highest forms of prayer. I encourage people to communicate with Divine Love, with the Living Source and Spirit that created and guides our lives. I suggest praying freely and authentically from your heart, as if you are speaking to the greatest friend you ever could imagine. Opening our hearts and minds to our Creator to give thanks, opening ourselves to guidance and help, to align ourselves, is the most important and first thing we should do in our lives.

Meditation

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Meditation and mindfulness practices reconnect us to our true selves.

Meditation practices originate in both Western and Eastern traditions, in Christian, Buddhist, Hindu, ancient and native traditions from around the world. There are many types of meditation. I teach and encourage the essence of many meditative practices. I individualize and create meditation practices for individuals for different needs and purposes. Meditation can be done in many ways, not just sitting on a pillow cross-legged! Ideally, we want to live our lives ‘in meditation’, this is part of mindfulness and being fully aware, present and alive.

Some people use meditative practices to escape and disconnect from life, the body and feelings; as a sort of spiritual escape. I discourage this sort of meditation. I teach meditation methods to increase connection to body, mind, and spirit; to become more conscious and present with others and with life.

Mindfulness and meditation practices can be very powerful tools to access, release and integrate hurt and wounded parts of ourselves.

Breathwork

Conscious breathing is a major key to all healing and transformation. It is not only of great importance for all people with stress, anxiety, sleep, depression and trauma issues, it is central to all mindfulness practices, meditation, relaxation, stress management and holistic healing methods. I suggest and teach people to have a daily conscious breathing practice, until it becomes second nature.

Guided Imagery

With origins in psychotherapy going back to Carl Jung and Roberto Assagioli, guided imagery is a very powerful tool for self-healing, therapy and creativity. I teach and use it when appropriate with both my therapy and coaching clients. I think it is wiser and more successful than common hypnotherapy and other forms of overly guided inner healing work.

Journeying

Shamanic journeying has its roots in many native and traditional cultures from around the world going back to ancient times. There are similarities with guided meditation, guided imagery, creative visualization, hypnotherapy, self-hypnosis, and other similar practices. The most important component is learning to deeply listen. It is not necessary to follow certain specific traditions or rituals. Really, the essence of shamanism is simply living an authentic, conscious, natural, spiritual life; connecting with and honoring the sacredness of all life.

Therapy and Coaching that Supports Your Heart and Soul

“The greatest mistake in the treatment of diseases is there are physicians for the body and physicians for the soul, although the two cannot be separated.” ~ Plato

My therapy, coaching and healing practice supports people in their personal and soul growth. I work with people to free themselves in all areas of their lives, and to create the lives they really want to live. I invite you to visit my contact page where you will find a number of options for contacting and meeting with me. How can I serve you?