Over the years, my psychotherapy practice has informed my meditation practice and vice versa. Because of this interrelationship, while I work with a wide range of clients addressing a wide range of issues, the clients that seek me out tend to do so because I offer an integrated model of emotional healing and spiritual cultivation. Some clients already have an established spiritual tradition or practice that gets acknowledged and incorporated into the work we do together. Other clients have never cultivated their spirituality but bring an interest in developing that aspect of themselves. Others want to bring a heightened sense of mindful awareness to their lives. And others just have a gnawing feeling, beneath the depression or anxiety, that there is a greater sense of healing and wholeness possible for them. Together we address the issues that are at the forefront for them (the inexplicable sadness, the grief of loss, the persistent self-doubt, the challenge of particular relationships), and we also explore the underlying patterns and templates that may be shaping or constricting their current lives.
The meditation that I practice and teach is a blend of Buddhism and Taoism. In addition to helping to quiet the mind, this form of meditation also heightens our awareness of the energies that move within us. We learn how to let emotional energies move through us, transforming us as they do so. We become more sensitive to the spiritual energies (or chi) within us as well, learning how to use those energies to assist ourselves and others. And, as we practice, we become increasingly able to access a deep and nourishing state of connection and stillness.