My Philosophy

under-construction-sign-clip-art-at-clker-com-vector-clip-art-online-ElQ70N-clipartTherapeutically, I have a foundation in Family Systems Theory and my approach is client-centered, process-oriented, and experiential in nature.   I draw from numerous other modalities including holistic health & laughter coaching, Emotional Freedom Techniques (meridian tapping), Laughter Yoga and the tenets of Positive Psychology.  I am extremely interested in the therapeutic benefits of play and lightheartedness. At the same time, I do not use these tools as a way to avoid what is, but rather to gain perspective and movement once you have recognized your feelings and stuckness. All of my work is overlaid by a transpersonal or spiritual perspective and the belief that we are all connected through our human experience.

I value understanding and connection. I bring a curious, intuitive approach and can easily hold safe space for big emotions. I believe that feelings are not good or bad, they just are and when we hold back on one emotion it affects our ability to experience all of our emotions. I am full of love and compassion peppered with a healthy dose of silliness. Personally, I draw from a wealth of experience with overwhelm, despair, illness and loss, as such I am especially interested in grief & transition work.

Some of my basic assumptions are that we all have the gift of choice and can choose the meaning we assign to the circumstances and stories of our lives. Most of us, including myself, have simply learned from our culture and families to focus on the negative. I truly believe that exercising our right to choose is an often neglected, yet powerful gift.  A tiny dose of awareness and one step forward can change your momentum and make all of the difference. I believe that we are not alone in our struggles even when we think we are; that healing is found in connection. And finally, I believe we are here to teach what we most need to learn. By reminding others of these truths we can also remind ourselves.

I refer to my work as Alignment Coaching. It is my goal to help those in transition live more holistic, mindful & authentic lives by helping them align their daily lifestyle (habits, self-care) with their journey or path – Their highest calling. When you make the decision to live your soul’s purpose you may begin to realize that some things need to change. Maybe you need to clean up your diet or finally buckle down and meditate or journal everyday. You might need to do some more drastic things to get in alignment like end unhealthy relationships. Your self-care becomes more than a nicety. You realize it is a necessity. I believe that exercising our right to choose is an often neglected, yet powerful gift. By recognizing the power in this gift and choosing to cultivate intention and gratitude we can build a joyful life which we absolutely love.

I am very experiential. Getting into the body is a big part of my personal journey and thus my work. I am also eclectic, so I may call on many tools to help you along your soul’s journey, such as: holistic health coaching, laughter, Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT or tapping), a transpersonal approach, Family Systems Theory, essential oils, breathing exercises, some of the scientific findings from the field of positive psychology like the practice of gratitude, and the practice of deep soul writing). Of course, at any time we will only go were you agree to go. I believe that incorporating mindfulness, gratitude and laughter, along with a whole foods diet & over all healthy lifestyle we begin to develop more awareness of the power in our every day choices and can fulfill our soul’s purpose beyond our wildest imaginings.

When this unfolds, the previously mundane can become extraordinary!

You slowly begin to realize that you can choose to develop new habits, you can make choices that nourish rather than deplete, you can choose your reaction (laughter vs. anger, love vs. fear) or you can choose to remain on auto-pilot and live the same story over and over again, day in and day out.

The choice is yours.

I can be your personal advocate towards living a more balanced and mindful life. One that you are energized and passionate about. One free from the huge blocks that inhibit your growth. Whatever your concerns are, my passion is to help you find the self-care and lifestyle choices which work best for you and the life you desire – the path you choose.  My goal as an Alignment Coach is to help clients tap their inner strength to live their best life by focusing on extreme self-care, gratitude and finding joy in everyday living.

Contact me today for a free consultation. 

I love to empower people to break through their blocks to joy & self-love using EFT. It’s my preference, once we’ve uncovered and transformed your limiting beliefs using EFT, that I go on to provide you with additional tools to reduce stress and help you achieve vibrant emotional and physical health with a strong spiritual foundation. Whatever spirit means to you. This is my Alignment model, involving all of you, whichever aspects you need. However, you can also elect to simply do transpersonal counseling, EFT or laughter coaching or have a general wellness consult with me. We will discuss your goals and the results you are after during your initial consultation and I can recommend the right fit.

Some of the specific problems or blocks I help people solve are a lack of self-love, self-care routines (“me time”, exercise, healthy eating, spiritual practice) and reacting to life’s stresses instead of living with intention, from a place of love. I can help solve specific blocks and limiting beliefs around living a positive, healthy lifestyle such as the belief that ‘I am not worthy of self-care’ (or “me time”), ‘there is not enough time’, ‘I can’t cook’, ‘eating healthy or cooking is hard’ or expensive etc. and on and on. I can also help you discover and dissolve blocks to furthering your spiritual growth and connection, whatever it may be. These are just some of the examples of the areas I work in.

Also, please note that limiting beliefs are often unconscious. Most of us are not openly deciding that we are not worthy, but we might be walking around saying “I can’t cook.” or “There is not enough time.” or “Why would God want to talk to me?” Part of this journey is uncovering the limiting beliefs and clearing it from the energy system. The rest of the journey is adding in new healthy patterns that support the life and path you want to take. I love working in anything related to blocks around transition, grief, nutrition, health, self-care and spirituality. EFT can be used for a variety of things – negative beliefs, blocks, health concerns etc.

Contact me today for a free consultation. This conversation could change your life.