Integral Counseling combines East and West philosophies, ancient and modern healing methods, and is grounded in the observation that body, emotion, mind, and soul are inseparable in this life. The deep and transformative changes that occur in our lives, both positive and negative, naturally manifest and register on all of these levels, and therefore any true and lasting change for the better requires consciously and mindfully working with all of them.
Integral Counseling combines this “bodymind” perspective with tried and true practices such as yoga, meditation, and shamanism in order to help ground people in their authentic nature while giving rise to a true self. This begins with an understanding of how your past manifests in the present. Past adaptations to relationships, stress, and/or traumas tend to evolve into a unique and habitual bodymind formation in the present, which is often referred to as “character”. While aspects of this character formation may have been appropriate in the past, its protective and defensive functions often become obstacles in the present here and now.
In the context of Integral Counseling and spiritual inquiry, we explore how your unique character formation may be sabotaging your life with its chronic and defensive way of being. Our goal is the deepening of your capacity for love, joy, and intimacy, especially as you seek the fulfillment of maturity and purpose. Moving forward may require reclaiming your body from the suffering of the past, rekindling your passions left behind, learning the language of truth-telling, and expanding your world beyond your comfort zone. You are much more than your character suggests.