Photo by Jr Korpa on Unsplash Early childhood developmental traumas, particularly early relationship traumas – birth to toddler years – can make us more susceptible & open to mystical experiences. This is an exploration with no hard truths. I invite… Read More »Trauma, Mysticism, & the Nervous System
Photo by Jr Korpa on Unsplash Process work is a therapeutic modality. More specifically, process work is a type of experiential therapy – meaning, therapy with an aim to experience – that guides my work. Process work allows for the… Read More »What is Process Work & why is it important?
It is no surprise that our world is undergoing massive shifts. The stars speak of it. The intellectuals speak of it. The spiritual teachers speak of it. It is the question of whether the human species will survive or not.… Read More »Integration Work – What It Is & Why It Matters
Do you think that mystical experiences make you crazy? Mystical experiences are more common than you might think… Second, having a mystical experience can be extremely beneficial, but is sometimes pathologized by others. I’m here to give you the pros… Read More »How to have a mystical experience
On the Wild Woman Archetype “Within every woman there is a wild and natural creature, a powerful force, filled with good instincts, passionate creativity, and ageless knowing.” – Clarissa Pinkola Estes What is the Wild Woman archetype? The Wild Woman… Read More »What is the Wild Woman archetype?
This was initially written for my master’s in consciousness, and was edited for this post. Introduction There is a need for more dialogue around how therapeutic contexts respond to non-ordinary experiences (Rominger, 2013). Non-ordinary experiences tend to be pathologized by… Read More »Secure Attachment in Therapeutic Relationships for Spiritual Emergencies: A Participatory Approach
This was initially written for my master’s in consciousness program, and has been edited for this post. “self is a process, not a thing or an entity…. [It] is a process of “I-ing,” a process that enacts an “I” and… Read More »The Cosmic Turn: Self as a process with the cosmos
In looking at the dance between transcendence and integration, some of us continue to solely seek transcendent experiences instead of also doing the work to integrate those experiences. However, this does not bring about true, authentic transformation. Integration brings about… Read More »Transcendence and Integration
Or, what does a coaching session with Andra look like? I define integrative coaching as dealing holistically with whole systems (i.e., the self, persons, etc.). I weave together various practices in a creative manner from a place of deep listening… Read More »What is Integrative Coaching?