Love, Soul, and Material Spiritualism

"Jung said that the soul itself is fundamentally oriented toward life--the soul, he said, is the archetype of life--while the search for meaning or the quest for higher consciousness has some other root. The soul finds its home in the ...
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MONEY & TRAUMA

I quite like Kimberly Johnson's self-awareness and teachings & this is a topic that I am very passionate about. If you know me, I always like to start with Focusing, which means asking ~ "What sensations or images arise when ...
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The Problem with Empathy in Teens: supporting friends AND holding personal boundaries

It's not uncommon that I work with people who identify as empaths. Many remember when they were a teenager that they had friends who are struggling and leaning on them for support. Receiving trauma stories can be traumatic in and ...
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the thing about thoughts

The thing about thoughts is that they aren't feelings. I have great respect for so many therapeutic orientations that are analytic, especially the depth psychological approaches, which have traditionally been more cognitive in nature. I also have great respect for ...
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I picked a word for 2022. Did you?

It's been said that feelings last 90 seconds. Anyone who has spent time making consistent contact with their inner experience knows that's probably about right. Feelings are not something solid. They're made up of energy, and tend to shift quickly when we ...
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Psilocybin in Psychotherapy

I'd love to share a little bit about something beautiful that I have had the pleasure and privilege of being involved in ~ legal, end-of-life psilocybin journeys. The first two journeys I sat were with Bruce (in the photo above)... ...
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The Erotic As Power

Audre Lorde reads the essay "Uses of the Erotic: the Erotic as Power" ... one of the most important essays of the 20th century. She talks about eros, "the personification of love in all it's aspects" - "the lifeforce of ...
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A Moment of Focusing

Hi! I'm Angela, and I offer in-person, telehealth sessions and walk-and-talk therapy. I am a strengths-based, person-centered, depth psychotherapist who provides therapy to adults who are seeking support in healing and growing through various life challenges. I've been a therapist ...
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Love, Soul, and Material Spiritualism

"Jung said that the soul itself is fundamentally oriented toward life--the soul, he said, is the archetype of life--while the search for meaning or the quest for higher consciousness has some other root. The soul finds its home in the ordinary details of everyday life and does not in itself have an urgent need for understanding or achievement. James Hillman, Jung's unorthodox follower, picks up ...
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MONEY & TRAUMA

I quite like Kimberly Johnson's self-awareness and teachings & this is a topic that I am very passionate about. If you know me, I always like to start with Focusing, which means asking ~ "What sensations or images arise when my close my eyes and sense into my body around money?" From there, let the stories or relationships with money unravel. Make sure to have ...
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The Problem with Empathy in Teens: supporting friends AND holding personal boundaries

It's not uncommon that I work with people who identify as empaths. Many remember when they were a teenager that they had friends who are struggling and leaning on them for support. Receiving trauma stories can be traumatic in and of itself...especially when the young listener is asked to keep it a secret. If you've been in this situation, or you are a parent who ...
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the thing about thoughts

The thing about thoughts is that they aren't feelings. I have great respect for so many therapeutic orientations that are analytic, especially the depth psychological approaches, which have traditionally been more cognitive in nature. I also have great respect for thoughts, words, and words strung together thoughtfully. But, it was not until I began guiding legal psilocybin journeys that something began to land in me ...
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I picked a word for 2022. Did you?

It's been said that feelings last 90 seconds. Anyone who has spent time making consistent contact with their inner experience knows that's probably about right. Feelings are not something solid. They're made up of energy, and tend to shift quickly when we can be present with them. We can also get stuck in them when we're swept off our main current into whirlpools of shame, embarrassment, pain or ...
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Psilocybin in Psychotherapy

I'd love to share a little bit about something beautiful that I have had the pleasure and privilege of being involved in ~ legal, end-of-life psilocybin journeys. The first two journeys I sat were with Bruce (in the photo above)... one was featured in Vice (last November: https://www.vice.com/en/article/4adw4w/canada-is-allowing-people-with-depression-to-do-psychedelic-mushrooms) and on CBC (https://www.cbc.ca/player/play/1865904707679). The next was a beautiful human was facing off with the psychological battle ...
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PRAISE

“Circlework provided for me a space to reflect and feel connected to myself and other women. To be able to take that feeling—that space—with me day to day provided me with a sense of empowerment and reassurance to any challenges I may face.”

-NADIA, VANCOUVER, BC