Q. Why do you call your practice core acceptance therapy?
A. Our core relationship is with our self. How we regard and treat our self moment-to-moment shapes our on-going internal state. Whatever we practice, we get good at. Practicing self-acceptance delivers the unconditional part of unconditional love. Self- acceptance is the foundation of inner-peace and inner-love.
Q. What types of problems can your special therapeutic method be used for?
A. Depression, anxiety, PTSD and stress as well as self-growth and self-actualization. Stress reduction is key to all problem solving. Returning to composure allows you to think and feel more clearly.
Q. How does mindfulness and acceptance function in your therapy practice?
A. Practicing mindfulness brings us back into this moment. We have no power in the past or in the future. Again, the ability to think and feel clearly, in this moment, is our greatest internal resource.
Q. How do you holistically integrate different healing modalities into a therapeutic practice?
A. My underlying goal is to introduce people to Sahdana, the daily practice of proactively pursuing well-being by spending quality time with oneself by going inward to access the innate wisdom, love, and peace that resides within.
Facing our fears, feeling our sadness, and dumping our anger is the natural way to let go of stress, anxiety, and depression. Aversion to feeling our feelings keeps us stuck spinning our wheels repeating the same thoughts over and over again, instead of moving through our experiences.
It's amazing how quickly a young child moves through upsets if the parents are not overly reactive and practice being fully present and supportive. Self-acceptance practice (Sahdana) is re-parenting the self.
Q. What happens in a typical session?
A. The client and I work together to move from the over-reactive self-judgement to the stabilizing force of self-acceptance. Disfunction and complaint move to shadow and light (yin and yang) by using a variety of modalities appropriate to each individual.
Q. How many sessions, under normal circumstances, are necessary before I will see a change for the better?
A. The changes are immediate. Moving from overreacting to life to moving with life's changing nature always returns you to feeling a sense of composure. These are lifestyle changes through daily practices vs objectifying the self and trying to fix the self. We are an ever-changing process, not an object.
Q. Does your therapeutic method work with other types of therapy?
A. Yes. Learning self-acceptance practices augments all healing modalities.
Q. Do you offer Skype and phone sessions?
A. Yes. Please contact us for details.