Hello and welcome to my website. I offer mindfulness-based psychotherapy, interactive guided imagery, and classes in mindfulness meditation in Madison, Wisconsin. The basic view I hold is that we are essentially trustworthy beings for ourselves, and we each have amazing wisdom within us. My primary job, then, is to help the person I'm working with access their own truth and healing wisdom.
Beyond traditional talk therapy, I work with the mind, heart and body to:
Read the entire article of the July/August 2012 edition of Our Lives.
Mindfulness-based Psychotherapy uses the principles and tools of mindfulness to explore your challenges. This approach creates a safe and spacious atmosphere for acceptance, compassion, understanding the root of your distress and conditioned patterns, and discovering wiser, more kind and skillful ways to respond to yourself and your life. By learning to open to your direct experience with curiosity and friendliness, instead of judgment and resistance, and by staying steady with it even though it may be uncomfortable, you naturally find your way through your discomfort and suffering. This process builds trust in yourself, in your ability to be your own best friend, and in your true nature.
Mindfulness Meditation (also called Insight or Vipassana meditation) is an ancient Buddhist method for freeing the mind from its conditioned habits that cause stress and suffering. It develops the ability to be open, accepting, kind and steady with what’s happening in the present moment, allowing natural access to your wisdom, compassion and authenticity.
Interactive Guided Imagery uses mindful awareness to intentionally tap into the mind-heart-body’s natural healing intelligence through the power of your imagination. Effective and empowering, it’s useful with psychological, emotional and spiritual issues, as well as the challenges of physical illness, injury, and pain.
These methods enable us to release old painful patterns, access our vast inner resources, and discover how to respond to the challenges in life with stability and wise action.