What is INTUITIVE PSYCHOTHERAPY?
I believe we are all born with natural intuitive gifts and knowing. When we are very young, we FEEL what is right or wrong. Its an inner knowing, or "gut feeling", about a situation, person, or place. Children are also highly attuned to the spiritual world for the first several years of their lives. What adults tend to call "make believe or vivid imaginations" is also a child communicating with spirits. Then as we grow older or have experiences where adults encourage these innate abilities to close, the natural tendency to listen to our intuition, decreases. Intuition can also be called "messages from spirit", "gut feeling", "knowing something without knowing how", or other ways of describing having information without logical reasoning behind it. It's listening with your heart vs. your mind. You just KNOW.
Spirit is known by many titles, names, or descriptors across time and space. Some will call spirit: God, Allah, Buddha, Great Spirit, Jehovah, Yahweh, or many other terms to describe a force/energy greater than oneself. No matter your belief system, the spirits that show up to support my work with you, will have messages specifically for you. That is what matters in the end.
When I engage in intuitive psychotherapy with my clients, I will connect with greater spirit first. Through this connection, I am able to access an accurate "knowing" of information. The inside knowledge about spirit is that it tends to have an "agenda" that overrides the human spirit's agenda. So a client may ask a specific question or seek a specific topic, and greater spirit will prioritize something else entirely. The important take home here, is that it is important to TRUST the process and remain OPEN MINDED and in OPEN HEART as we work together. There is a natural flow to the universe and the timeline of when our human aspects are ready to hear information and act on information. When you are ready, the information will flow in. Its a gentle unfolding of a lotus flower, petal by petal opening, allowing the beautiful flower to emerge. You can't force a flower to bloom before its ready. You can tend to the soil, allow light to feed, and offer nurturing energy, preparing the optimal environment for when it is ready to bloom. I've also found that the more OPEN a client is to the process, there is a greater ease and connection with spirit to offer information. When there is stress, hesitation, disbelief, shame, or resistance to the process, spirit knows this. We may need to address the resistance, disbelief, or other feelings first before you will find the great benefit from Intuitive Therapy. This may be part of your preparation of the optimal environment, before your lotus flower can fully bloom. I am happy to meet you where you arrive, trusting and respecting your internal process, knowing shifts CAN and WILL take place in time.
What are the GOALS of INTUITIVE PSYCHOTHERAPY?
Intuitive Psychotherapy BLENDS Mind, Body, & Soul: CREATING HOLISTIC WELL-BEING
I am a highly trained and seasoned Licensed Psychologist. I have trained to understand the underlying principals to human behavior and personality. How our life experiences and major attachment figures influence our patterns that emerge in life. This includes how we cope with our feelings, how we relate and connect with other humans, and ultimately how we internally process every interaction we have with our external world.
I shifted into the Intuitive aspect, when I realized that traditional psychotherapy focuses primarily on the mind. What I realized over time, is that the two other MAJOR aspects of the human self were missing: BODY and SOUL. Throughout history, there is documentation of these principals, from Eckhart Tolle or Deepok Chopra in present day, to Carl Jung's theories of archetypes that derive from the collective unconscious and are the psychic counterpart of instinct, to many cultures practices of Shamanic Healing, to Buddhist or Taoist philosophies on the path of enlightenment, or across the same timeline where artifacts are found across Egypt and South America that included overlapping religious themes despite the vast separation with land mass, ocean, and distance. These themes of mind, body, and soul creating spirit, is within our world wide knowledge now and across time. So, I started to research, learn, and train in order to understand how it all worked together. I wanted to understand how to help my clients THRIVE in life, not just survive. I was determined to help others truly HEAL on all levels.
I began by learning about Past Life Regression and Reincarnation. I was trained in Clinical Hypnosis using Past Life Regression, as my focus (Dr. Brian Weiss). This helped me understand the complexity of our soul. We've lived several 100's to 1,000's of times already. And we carry this information across each incarnation, hoping to receive healing and relief from previous lives' traumas (soul aspects) or unresolved interpersonal contracts (also known as Karma). I understood that many people can have "good upbringings" this lifetime, but still carry wounds into this lifetime from previous lifetimes. The answers to some symptoms were not always easily traced back to this life (where traditional psychotherapy focuses). Suddenly traditional therapy couldn't address symptoms clients were presenting with. I was thankful to understand this new layer to help clients heal. We can access past lives that are influencing your current lifetime, and heal those aspects of your self, freeing you from present day symptoms like anxiety or depression. This was accessing the missing SOUL link I had been seeking, in the healing process.
I then began to learn about Energy Medicine. I was trained by two practitioners (Cyndi Dale and Alexander Hermosillo), to better understand the energetic nature of our bodies. Our bodies are complex energetic houses, filled with chakras, auric fields, and meridians that put an energy into the world around us and within us. This energy that flows within us, is programmed initially by our epigenetic (Original Founder Conrad Waddington in 1940's) material within the first 4 splits of egg-sperm during conception. This epigenetic material holds memories from our ancestors non-coding "junk" DNA that is actually viral (viruses and bacteria that afflicted our ancestors). So your body is programmed from the energetics that your DNA family holds across time, as well as, your soul's historical data of previous lifetimes. Each chakra and auric field is programmed energetically to repeat familial patterns. This creates the Law of Attraction, that we draw in energetically what matches our own energetic vibration. All of this doesn't even take into consideration experiences we have through life and interactions with others, which is also coding our energetic system in present time. There is also subtle energy, that comes from the automatic thoughts, that influence ours and others energetic fields. If you think someone is stupid, they will feel this energetically, and ultimately FEEL stupid. The words "you're stupid" don't even need to be said, and the person can still energetically feel your thoughts. While this is all quite amazing that researchers can now see and measure this energetic connection, it can also create a sense of hopelessness at the ability to ever truly heal. There are many layers that traditional psychotherapy doesn't touch, that can keep someone stuck in energetic patterns. Through learning Energy Medicine, I have learned strategies that can help shift someone's energetic coding. There are physical modalities clients can use (moving energy with yoga, tai chi, crystals, sound therapy, reiki, massage, focused meditation, etc), as well as, intuitive healing modalities (that I use in our Intuitive Psychotherapy). This was accessing the missing BODY link I had been seeking, in the healing process.
For individuals who have been seeking traditional western medical approaches (psychotherapy &/or medical intervention), and haven't found relief, these modalities can help access and shift layers within our MIND, BODY, SOUL. Ultimately bringing healing in a new and profound manner. Not only will I support you in healing, you will also notice a dramatic shift in your own access to these layers on your own: MIND, BODY, and SOUL. Most clients begin to listen to their own inner intuition. This is where lasting change unfolds: you step into POWER and RESPONSIBILITY of your own life path.
Here are 3 diagrams to help explain the underlying concepts explained above.
First is from Research Article (Figure 1):
Second (#29 and 32) are from the book: Vibrational Medicine by Richard Gerber, M.D.