Current research informs us that comprehensive programs involving both the body and mind are the most effective way to approach psychological health. This is why I am passionate in working with movement, self-awareness practices and meditation.
This doesn’t mean that we have all the answers. But it does mean that because we take into account the psychology, physiology, anatomy, and spirituality of the person, healing becomes ever more available. Sometimes that healing is profound, while at other times it is a small but important shift that enhances quality of life.
Suffering is a normal and natural part of life. We can use our suffering as an opportunity to grow and transform, we learn where our edges are and may expand beyond them. The idea that suffering is bad and wrong actually adds to pain and sorrow, alienating us from others when we feel down or blue. To be human is to have a range of different feelings. It is by embracing this reality, rather than shrinking away from it, that we are best able to live happy and productive lives. Further, by acknowledging communal suffering we develop compassion for others, enhancing our connections to other beings, instead of becoming isolated and alone.
I would like to empower people to regulate their levels of emotional turmoil from both a psychological and physiological perspective, at the same time cultivating tolerance and acceptance so that the natural difficulties of daily life don’t need to be so upsetting. Also I would like to help people to recognize the joy that is present in the most basic of things, even in the most challenging of circumstances.