Oh, the things we can do!
I'm not just your every day university grad looking to start up a new helping career. I've been doing work of this kind for almost 20 years! As a mediator and coach in the military and then in the police, I've been helping clients process difficult situations using mindfulness processes in both a proactive and reactive way since the turn of the millenium! So what's the difference now?
I've deepened my learning around how the mind works and how we process the emotions in our experiences. I've reinforced my past processes with a richer and broader access to the tools that can help you see the perspectives that are in the shadows. I've become even more committed to my understanding that the client is their own expert and that the ultimate goal is to return you to the helm as the master of your ship and the captain of your soul.
What's at the heart of my proccess?
Carl Rogers is a large influence on my counselling style. He was a pioneer in psychology who believed in a client-centered approach based and what he called unconditional positive regard. His perspective dovetails completely with my notion of appreciation, inclusion and respect in the counselling process.
Another mentor in my life, is Rick Carson, the author of Taming Your Gremlin® and the creator of the Gremlin Taming Institute. I'm proud to say he's been a personal friend and teacher in my learning journey and I'm excited to share his processes with you.
Lastly, there's a new kid on the block in my work. Kristen Neff's and Christopher Germer's Mindful Self-Compassion model has a cornucopia of research behind it to show the power of inward compassion to resolve the stings of life's experiences. I'm looking forward to telling you more about it and sharing its power with you.
Emotional growth and mindfulness are my sandbox!
The evidence is in and the research is solid. Mindful awareness of our emotional response is fundamental to creating a rich, rewarding and fulfilling life experiene. I've got the tools to provide the data you need to create this positive change in your life. Let's get together and see how we can do it for you!