My work integrates contemplative, mindfulness-based, and somatic (body-oriented) methods and approaches.
Psychotherapist in Eugene, OR
Supervised by Susan Wolfer, LCSW
Working in an intentional state receptive and relational mindfulness, the Hakomi Method is a highly effective yet gentle approach for accessing what we refer to as, "core material'. This includes very basic embodied believes such as "people can be trusted", or "I am worthy of love". This immersive and integrative work invites the organic wisdom that already resides within you to access, engage, and transform those aspects of yourself that are most in need of attention.
When we work together experientially, the aim is to bring your attention and energy into present time, transforming your relationship to the weight of your history, liberating you to make subtle but incredibly powerful “inner choices” that invite and empower your full potential as a human being.
Attachment is about how organize in relationship to others and in relationship to the Self. Wounded or insecure attachment can be healed through safe and nourishing relationships with others and through the development and strengthening of our inner relationship to Self.
To a greater or lesser degree, the struggles and challenges we experience in our lives are not only our individual issues. We inherit and our bodies and nervous systems retain the history of what might be called “legacy burdens” from the suffering experienced by previous generations in our families and communities. We all have the burden, but also the privilege, of healing, in our own bodies, the wounds of our own lives as well as those who have come before.
In addition to working with thoughts, emotions, and behaviors, we are learning more and more that the body and nervous system, particularly when we are talking about trauma and overwhelming or chronic stress, plays a central role in our well being. This is why I integrate Hakomi Mindful Somatic Psychotherapy and Somatic Experiencing into all of my work.