My offerings are as follows :
I offer Somatic Experiencing sessions, which is a potent psychobiological method for resolving trauma symptoms and relieving chronic stress. It resets the nervous system, restores inner balance, enhances resilience to stress, and increases people’s vitality, equanimity, and capacity to actively engage in life.
Although I consider somatic work to be primary and irreducible, I offer to my Somatic Experiencing clients (if they wish) an overall context which can be derived from an analysis of their astrology chart. Astrology doesn’t give anwers, but rather supports a worldview where the psyche is endowed with meaning and intelligence through time—past, present, and future—that continues to unfold. While not necessary to support a clients healing, astrology fosters curiosity in the larger narrative of ones life, and introduces a mythological language which can enrich a sense of archetypal meaning and integration when combined with the somatic work.
I offer East/West Somatic Integration Seminars which are public classes that utilize the practices of Tai Chi, Qi Gong, and Yoga Asanas to foster and nourish deep well being and health. With the Somatic Experiencing model as a foundation, the Eastern forms can be practiced in light of the collective need for the integration of trauma, with the cultivation of resiliency as an aim. Cultivation of resiliency has an important social aspect that requires group dynamic. Self regulation is deeply connected to feeling welcome and accepted within a supportive and inclusive community. “The way to get it together,” said a wise man, “is together.
~ Since my background is in working as an consulting editor, I support all my clients to take up a regular writing practice and engage the narrative circuits of the brain. I believe much insight, personal delight and enjoyment can be cultivated through the regular practice of writing, or any art form. Sharing ones work with others can extend this into the collective as a gift to nourish both the community and a healthy sense of self that is creative and authentic.
~ I regularly send out essays of my musings on the process of working somatically, astrologically, poetically, in east/west traditions; the discoveries I make in my own personal practice and my practice with others. If you would like to be put on the email list to receive these writings please write to me at [email protected].
My office is located in the mile end of Montreal. I am also available to work via Skype.
* Four the past four years I have offered a free Astrology consultation at 3 p.m. every Thursday and this is always open and available to anyone who asks. It is a source of great joy for me to offer my work once a week in this way.