At some point in our lives each of us experiences a moment (or moments) that cause us to re-evaluate how we align our intentions and actions as a partner, parent, sibling, friend, co-worker, or leader. For many, therapy is an invaluable resource to help us explore how we got to where we are through insight and how we'd like to move forward in growth with integrity. I am not a therapist, nor do I have the credentials to offer therapy. However, I have spent the last decade walking with people through grief, life and developmental transitions, spiritual struggle, engaging in truth telling, and embracing the mysterious process of helping persons come to find and own their voice. Some persons may not need therapy but could use a skillful spiritual coach to help them see more clearly the ways they might embrace their life as a spiritual adventure with the goal of improving their relationships to the sacred, others, and themselves. If you'd like to explore whether this might be a good fit for the challenges or invitations to growth in your life, let's talk.
One of the most difficult experiences for many persons living with grief, experiencing the effects of negative coping methods, or recovering from trauma is the isolation they feel in their experience. A support group offers a safe container within which a group of persons comes together in a confidential space to share their struggles in order to find support, experience normalization of feelings, communicate insights, receive helpful education, and experience connectedness through empathy for another's experience. Examples of support group facilitation include (but are not limited to): divorce recovery, grief and loss, and emotional abuse recovery. If you or someone you know could benefit from participating in a support group led by a spiritually informed and sensitive facilitator with nearly ten years of experience leading groups, please contact me for more information.
Speaking & Education
“Wholly unprepared, we embark upon the second half of life. Or are there perhaps colleges for forty-year-olds which prepare them for their coming life and its demands as the ordinary colleges introduce our young people to a knowledge of the world? No, thoroughly unprepared we take the step into the afternoon of life; worse still we take this step with the false assumption that our truths and ideals will serve us as hitherto. But we cannot live the afternoon of life according to the program of life's morning; for what was great in the morning will be little at evening, and what in the morning was true will at evening have become a lie.”
This quote from Carl Jung serves as a confrontational reminder for many of us that we did not receive all of the information we needed to live our lives from a grounded center, a place of wholeheartedness, that connects us to the sacred, to ourselves, and to others in ways that take seriously the wisdom that comes from lived experience. Rarely do we emerge from high school or college with sufficient skills or developmental stature to meet the demands placed upon us by the holding environments within which we operate. Jaco Hamman refers to these defining areas as personhood, partnering, parenthood, and profession. I am available to speak on these and other topics including spiritual care skills, grief and loss, emotional abuse and toxic personalities, vocation and leadership, codependence and recovery, constructive developmental theory, and leading from within. Contact me for more information.