Clinical Supervision for State LicensureI offer group and individual clinical supervision for therapists who have completed graduate school and are practicing toward State Board approved licensure as a Licensed Professional Counselor or a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. We focus on clinical skills competency, State Administrative and legal requirements for your practice as well as counter transfer your may experience while you are early in your practice.
Clinical Supervision for Licensed TherapistsI offer group and individual clinical supervision for licensed therapists who want to deepen or expand their knowledge and skill. We focus on deepening your clinical point of view and techniques, requirements for a successful and balanced practice
MentorshipI offer mentorship for healers, energy and light workers and empaths and psychics who want to expand their consciousness and techniques for healing. We focus on energy psychology theory and practice with a hands on approach.
I have had so many clients ask how to make next year really count. Most of the people I talk with feel like there are big changes coming – and it feels positive. So how do we wisely capitalize on the positive energy flow we are all feeling? The key is to consider your whole being, and how YOUR energy flows and interacts with reality all around you. [go to the video now]
That was the topic of the Karmic Alchemy Online Healing Circle this last week. I taught for about 45 minutes on the 7 Life Energy Areas that we must consider if we want to achieve our specific goals AND global improvement in your life enjoyment. The Healing Circle loved it, and we had a great conversation on how to apply the lessons of the month in specific ways. [go to the video now]
I am offering this teaching portion to you as my gift and hope that your next year is even better than you expect. You can watch the video and download the PDF without even entering an email – so feel free to pass it on without worrying that your friends will have to sign up. [there is a sign up form on the page, just in case people do want to sign up – it’s not a trick ?][go to the video now]
If you’re local and want to come to an amazing bonfire Winter Solstice Celebration next Saturday, you can learn more about it. We’d love to see you there!
Also, if you already know you want to do a deep dive in January, to learn more about your self and root into who you want to become this year, please consider joining me for Reboot Your Root Chakra workshop on January 11, 2020. Read more about it or sign up.
As always, I wish you the best,
Better Than Romance
by Tabatha Bird Weaver, MA
There is something amazing that happens when you connect deeply. The world is different somehow and you are better for it. The colors of nature are more vivid. Problems don’t seem so big. The future is more hopeful. you feel like you are not alone.
Relationships come in various packages – family, friends, colleagues, romance. They can be fulfilling, torturous or anywhere in between. As you know, relationships can be vastly different depending on circumstance. However, the one thing that is constant in all your relationships is YOU. On one hand, this is an amazing realization: you have power and influence in all your relationships. You can even choose whether there is a relationship. On the other hand, if you take this realization to heart you recognize that you are ultimately responsible for the condition of your relationships. It is up to you to make your relationship what you want it to be.
When we neglect our relationships, they can sour or fade. Nurturing, deep listening, honesty and action are cornerstones to a solid, satisfying relationships. These qualities can transform and elevate a relationship beyond your expectations. But how do you learn to do that? And consider this: are you in a good relationship with yourself? Are you caring about your needs and wants? And are you honest with yourself about what you need to change?
“Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to
seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.” ~ Rumi
Brent and I founded and created a program and support system to help other couples. We discovered that the work and dedication we put into our life together created a relationship that was deeper, more meaningful and more passionate than ever before. It was better than shallow romance – it was fulfilling.
We created this program because we didn’t want other couples to suffer a long or work as hard as we did. I remember the day when all these ideas became real to me – it was that kind of out of body experience where you can see things clearly. I married a good man. Our first several years together were filled with a lot of happy times and also some stress. Sometimes we argued. Eventually, our arguments were going around in circles: same old crud with no resolution. Outside of our disagreements we had a good life and were connected. But the disagreements were painful and eventually left us feeling hopeless about improvement.
I stopped in my tracks when I thought, “I could still be a relationship expert if we can’t do this.”
That thought was not okay with me: I wanted to be with my husband. I realized that he was having a similar experience during our disagreements: no resolution and points of deep pain. So, I decided to listen to him, own up to where I was adding to the problem and change some things. I also decided to be honest with him about things I was afraid to bring up. Happily, he heard me and decided to shift some things too. Our relationship is better than ever – and better than we thought it could be!
These experiences are not unusual – I hear these things from clients every day. If you have suffered with relationship pain, chances are you are sick of it or exhausted from the efforts to fix it. Many of my individual and couples clients tell me that they have struggled with the pain of unfulfilled needs and relationships for years – even decades. Some say they lost hope that they would find connection or they began to believe it was not even possible to have a satisfying relationship. Other says they always choose the “wrong type” or leave relationships at the first sign of trouble. Sound familiar? Couples also have a great relationship, but they know they want more, or could do better. They are looking to make a fine relationship fantastic. I reply, “Yes, please.”
Through years of clinical experience, consuming hundreds of conferences, workshops, books and articles and my own life experience I have figured out a clear path so that you don’t have to struggle like we did. With a few changes you can move from pain or dissatisfaction to a satisfying, deep, real relationship. Kick it up a notch and ignite your passion!
“To love someone deeply gives you strength. Being loved by someone deeply gives you courage.” ~ Lao Tzu
Discover how to respect yourself and your partner so you both get what you need and want. Experience a deeper connection and more passion – then watch the spill over into your entire life. I want to help you learn the tools and skills to solve problems and enrich your relationship. When you release old hurts and feel valued you can stop keeping score and move forward together as partners. Begin to feel really understood, valued and deeply connected so you can enjoy your lives together. Better yet, create a sexy relationship full of spice that leave you wanting more. You can feel secure and satisfied with your partner – find the freedom of well placed trust that brings joy.
Harvest Life’s Bounty & Release the Rest
Chakradance | Fall Equinox Celebration
Doors lock promptly at 7:00PM, please do not knock.
This is a 2+ hour intensive experience, so attendance is strictly limited to 10 members. We will deeply engage with ourselves through moving meditation, guided imagery, and focused integration designed to clean and reorganize our Chakric system.
This particular Chakradance session is designed to balance and celebrate the masculine and feminine energies required to claim, release and transfer life. Fall is a time of both bounty and withering. Observe the areas of your life that need to be let go, what no longer serves you, gets in your way, and needs to wither.
Also observe the seeds of intention that you've planted at the beginning of the year and in your life. They have been steadily growing, are you aware of them? It is time to harvest the bounty of your intention and prepare for rest, recycling and nourishment. Enjoy your reward as you release any parts of yourself, your relationships and your goals which no longer serve you, rest in observation of new intentions and recycle what you have released into wisdom and nourishment. Goddess is approaching and you will be reborn with the remainder in you.
Come prepared to experience the dance of mastery as we allow our new self to manifest new clarity, motivation and personal spiritual gravity.
Chakradance puts you in touch with the sacred within yourself. It helps you re-connect with your own soul, unique and beautiful. Dancing the seven chakras is like dancing into seven different worlds, seven different facets of your whole self, each with their own lessons, meanings and stories. As a practice, it helps you to feel more balanced, more joyful, and to radiate your own true colors out into the world.
WHAT TO BRING
yoga mat or blanket, we also have some to share
snacks if you know you need them
wrap/socks if you get cold
How to protect your relationship from political stress
Since political campaigning began, and especially since the results of the 2016 election, I’ve noticed that my clients are reporting more stress. In fact, it is becoming a nationwide epidemic with an informal name: Post Election Stress Disorder. But more concerning than increased worry or anger, my clients feel disoriented in their relationships. For the first time this week I had three separate calls for couple’s counseling specifically for political differences. One client is so worried about the issue he wanted a guarantee that his partner would not be able to guess my political position. Of course, my political opinions are completely irrelevant to any work I do with clients, but people feel like they are walking on eggshells and really need a safe place.
The bottom line is that many people, since the election, feel like they “don’t even know” people they have loved for years. We have been subjected to decisive and attacking language for months and we are all triggered to the point that we feel we can’t listen to any more of it. Yet, we can’t shut down or tune it out because our relationships are intricately intertwined and we fear we will loose our connections. Here are three crucial ways you can change your mind, save the stress and stay connected.
- This is about values and morals. Our values or morals define what we think is important and the right things to do. The reason that people feel disoriented right now about their partners is because we feel like their values and morals don’t match ours like we thought they did. This leads to a sense of disillusionment, betrayal and abandonment. Instead of arguing about HOW to express morals and values, talk about the morals and values themselves. If you can both remember, for example, that you value protecting children you can talk about that instead of Planned Parenthood funding. Better yet, volunteer to help kids directly by volunteering a local charity like Juliette’s House.
- Use your own language and make it inclusive. Please be very aware that politicians and their support teams KNOW what to say and when to get the biggest reaction possible. Campaigning is their job, and political social media has made that even more pervasive and persuasive in our daily lives. It is really easy to use catch phrases and judge people when we get sucked into group think. Stop using dismissive and demeaning words like “snowflake” and “Nazi” with each other – even if you are just describing other people or ideas. Using words like “we” and “together” and “common goal” can build and mend many of bridges. If you have an area where you strongly disagree with your partner, it may be wise to use inclusive language as you agree to not talk about that topic: many people disagree and still have very happy lives together. If it is hard to get started in this conversation, please consult a professional therapist to give you a nudge. Not talking at all will build resentment.
- Increase your positive experiences ASAP. We have long known intuitively that we must have more positive experiences than negative to make being in a relationship worth it. We also know this from the field of interpersonal psychology and even a Gallop review about the Magic Ratio of positive to negative interactions (the magic number is at least 3+ to 1-). However, with the increased political stress level I recommend you increase it to “fill the bucket”. I also recommend that your fun include activities that are outdoors and new to the both of you. That way you can get some fresh air and grow together.
We are in one of the most stressful political climates of our lifetime. Be proactive in insulating your relationship. Remember, neither Hillary Clinton, Bernie Saunders, Donald Trump or Paul Ryan is going to cuddle you at night, feed you when you’re sick or share that deep knowing look that feeds your soul. Your partner will.