THE ALCHEMY OF GROWTH
Healing comes when we allow our pain to fuel growth. It takes courage to welcome the life that's here - all of it - with presence and an open heart; but when we learn to listen to our pain rather than run away from it, our transformation can begin. Rather than beating ourselves up over our challenges, we can love ourselves into change and growth. We come home to our own fundamental goodness, and are free to express our full potential.
Trust your yearning for wholeness, and lean into the magic of a new beginning.
I was working at the United Nations when a neurological disorder upended life as I knew it. The plan I had for myself, that life on autopilot, wasn't an option anymore. Bedridden for months at a time, I contorted in painful spasms and wished I was dead. That is when I learned the most valuable lessons in my life: looking beneath the constant chatter in my mind, I discovered I could meet my suffering with love rather than aversion. This shift in perspective allowed me to observe and rewire my nervous system, giving me my life back. My purpose today is to help others on their path to a more present, open-hearted, wholesome life. I would be honored if you chose to join me and explore the alchemy of healing and growth with me.
My approach brings together three main pillars: Mindfulness Instruction, Coaching for Whole-Person Healing and Psychedelic Preparation and Integration. We can choose one or more for our work together.
I teach traditional Mindfulness Meditation as transmitted by my teachers Tara Brach and Jack Kornfield. I emphasize self-compassion in addition to mindful observation of our inner landscape, and integrate trauma-informed practices to promote safe inquiry. In learning to meditate, you acquire the skills to be fully present with the life that's here, welcome it with an open heart, and respond skillfully to what arises from your wisest self.
The Coaching pillar is a good fit for someone who wants to work on a specific challenge, especially around mind-body healing. Sometimes, promoting our health isn't just about targeting a problem, but about changing the way we relate to it. If this resonates with you, we can work together on understanding the patterns you're in, providing what is missing, and promoting neuroplasticity so you can create a new reality for yourself.
Psychedelic Preparation and Integration is meant for those who are interested in plant and mushroom medicine experiences for healing and personal growth. Together we can take steps to ensure the experience is safe and enriching. We will work on intention, mindset and setting before your session, and then gently integrate your experience so you can draw actionable insight from it. Please note that this is offered to those who are able to access this experience legally in their jurisdiction and with knowledgeable medical supervision.
The first step for any of these lines of work is to book a free discovery call below. I would be honoured to speak with you.
PSYCHEDELIC PREPARATION AND INTEGRATION
Make the most of plant medicine journeys and microdosing practices
In out-of-the-way places of the heart,
Where your thoughts never think to wander,
This beginning has been quietly forming,
Waiting until you were ready to emerge.
For a long time it has watched your desire,
Feeling the emptiness growing inside you,
Noticing how you willed yourself on,
Still unable to leave what you had outgrown.
It watched you play with the seduction of safety
And the gray promises that sameness whispered,
Heard the waves of turmoil rise and relent,
Wondered would you always live like this.
Then the delight, when your courage kindled,
And out you stepped onto new ground,
Your eyes young again with energy and dream,
A path of plenitude opening before you.
Though your destination is not yet clear
You can trust the promise of this opening;
Unfurl yourself into the grace of beginning
That is at one with your life's desire.
Awaken your spirit to adventure;
Hold nothing back, learn to find ease in risk;
Soon you will find home in a new rhythm,
For your soul senses the world that awaits you.
Blessing the Space Between Us, John O'Donohue
ARTICLES AND MEDITATIONS
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