What is Embodied Spirituality?

We all function from programs. The task of healing is to become conscious of the programs that we are functioning from. It's an arduous journey, a heroic challenge, to deeply reflect and unravel the outdated ones so we can re-write ...
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Dream Questions

This is a chapter from Gendlin's book "Let Your Body Interpret Your Dreams". In my opinion, there are no other dream books necessary. Gendlin said that the first question needs to be asked every time. After that, scan the list ...
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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 ...
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Laziness Does Not Exist

I just love the book "The F*ck It Diet" by Caroline Dooner on how "eating should be easy". In her seemingly counter-intuitive approach to "simply eat whatever you want" she takes on the issues of dieting and diet culture, and ...
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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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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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What is Embodied Spirituality?

We all function from programs. The task of healing is to become conscious of the programs that we are functioning from. It's an arduous journey, a heroic challenge, to deeply reflect and unravel the outdated ones so we can re-write these programs while also living our modern lives. How do we prioritize our soulwork so that we can move forward in our lives with new ...
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Dream Questions

This is a chapter from Gendlin's book "Let Your Body Interpret Your Dreams". In my opinion, there are no other dream books necessary. Gendlin said that the first question needs to be asked every time. After that, scan the list and have fun with it. The questions are for the dreamer to ask the body. So, let the question drop down into the body. Wait ...
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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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Laziness Does Not Exist

I just love the book "The F*ck It Diet" by Caroline Dooner on how "eating should be easy". In her seemingly counter-intuitive approach to "simply eat whatever you want" she takes on the issues of dieting and diet culture, and offers a path to healing ones' relationship with food. Early in my career, I spent 3 years working only with people diagnosed with eating disorders ...
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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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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