“The greatest achievement of humanity is not its works of art, science, or technology, but the recognition of its own dysfunction.”
~ Eckhart Tolle
This quote points to the value of being introspective and noticing what is happening in your life. So that you look for patterns that may have started to be supportive but then become detrimental.
Dr. Gabor Mate says, “addiction is manifested in any behavior that a person craves, finds temporary pleasure or relief in; but then experiences negative consequences in the long term and doesn’t give it up.”
I work with clients to help them recognize these behaviors and explore with them a path for self-empowerment in dealing with behaviors that no longer support their life.
My healing care involves helping clients to look at the causes and considerations beneath the surface of addiction such as traumatic events, family turmoil, toxic shame, low self-esteem, lack of direction or purpose in life (boredom), angst in interpersonal relationships, PTSD, learning disabilities, physical pain, loneliness, lack of a sense of belonging, depression, fear, anxiety, discontent, and other mental health issues.
I take a community-based, team approach when working with clients. This includes providing them with access to or working in partnership with specialty needs not offered at SoulWork LA but may help to further advance their recovery. And in many cases complements my efforts with our client.
Our work goes beyond talk therapy. We incorporate somatic practices. This opens the client and me up in sessions to experience life in a fresh, spontaneous, unbiased way. Leaving the client feeling grounded and safer to think more clearly. Free from the fear of change. And at this expansive edge, we can create new avenues for getting at pain and problems and resourcing solutions to them.