“We don’t have to do it all alone. We were never meant to.” -Brene Brown
Despite our unique strengths and resilience, compounded stressors and everyday life can overwhelm us. Relationship struggles, misguided beliefs about who we are and what we are capable of and past traumatic events can all keep us from effectively and compassionately navigating life and feeling our best. By exploring your own wilderness within while in relationship – with me, with horses, and with the present moment beyond past and future worries and thoughts – you can reconnect with your innate wisdom, heal from old wounds, and thrive with confidence, heart, lightness and resounding strength.
The solution to many of your unique challenges lies within. As such, my role as a therapist is not to be an expert, but rather a guide you to access you own strengths and resilience. Given that our bodies are sensitive instruments designed to take in the world – and often are dominated by the thoughts and demands of our minds – they contain a reservoir of healing. By entering into a relationship in the present moment, it is possible to quiet built up defenses, experience authenticity beyond thought and tap into the precious wisdom locked within.
Human life revolves around relationship and connection, its presence or absence, its success or failure and the far reach of such effects into every feature of our lives. Our need to make connections is an essential component of being human. It is my belief that our wounds occur in relationship; therefore, we need to be in relationship in order to heal those wounds. I strive to create a safe environment in which to experience feelings and behaviors in the here and now while being in relationship with another, be they child, parent, partner, therapist, or equine partner.
Whether you are participating in therapy in the office or with the horses, I help you connect with the present moment. Beyond negative emotions and future worries, the present moment allows you to connect with a deeper truth, move through old wounds, and cultivate the clear seeing needed to live the life you have imagined. In the here-and-now, you have the opportunity to release the inner wisdom of your body. By being aware of your body, you can feel what needs to be felt, release what needs to be released, and have greater access to your body in harmony. The greater connection you feel within will naturally radiate outward, allowing for more authentic connection with your Self and those around you.