Modalities and Methods

When you engage in a support process with me, I have a number of modalities and tools I apply according to your needs and my intuitive sensibilities for what may serve you.

Below is an overview of these modalities, and what you may expect from each. These may be used individually or integrated together in a single session. 

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Energy Work

Energy can neither be created nor destroyed, it can only be changed. This is a fundamental and universal principle that I operate from. We are not attempting to destroy any part of you, nor create something that doesn’t already exist. What we will do is change the type of information that has been held inside your physical body, your mind and emotions, and the field of energy that surrounds the dense material of your body vehicle. In doing so, can unblock interference, shift and balance polarities, and bring in quantum Source waves to support your healing and development.

In energy work, subtle information such as light and vibration are the foundation for changes in the gross/physical layers of reality.

Personal energy centers and energy channels may be engaged, along with non-personal energy forms, to support quantum level change. In fact, many shamans and traditional healers utilize energy in their ceremonies — songs and vocal toning, and the use of elements (fire, earth, water, air) combined with the specific type of light provided by plant and fungi consciousness, are often held within a group energy field to bring about healing.

Some methods will require active participation and others are more passive. The intent is to help you bypass the ordinary mental pathways to access vast resources, clear past experiences, develop agency, and balance the self into a harmonic vibration that is compatible and aligned with higher self-development.

Energy Work

Energy can neither be created nor destroyed, it can only be changed. This is a fundamental and universal principle that I operate from. We are not attempting to destroy any part of you, nor create something that doesn’t already exist. What we will do is change the type of information that has been held inside your physical body, your mind and emotions, and the field of energy that surrounds the dense material of your body vehicle. In doing so, can unblock interference, shift and balance polarities, and bring in quantum Source waves to support your healing and development.  

In energy work, subtle information such as light and vibration are the foundation for changes in the gross/physical layers of reality. 

Personal energy centers and energy channels may be engaged, along with non-personal energy forms, to support quantum level change. In fact, many shamans and traditional healers utilize energy in their ceremonies — songs and vocal toning, and the use of elements (fire, earth, water, air) combined with the specific type of light provided by plant and fungi consciousness, are often held within a group energy field to bring about healing. 

Some methods will require active participation and others are more passive. The intent is to help you bypass the ordinary mental pathways to access vast resources, clear past experiences, develop agency, and balance the self into a harmonic vibration that is compatible and aligned with higher self-development. 

Embodiment, Somatics, and Breathwork

Embodiment

Non-Verbal Communication

Felt Sense

5 Sense Perception

Physiology and Nervous System

Movement

Breath

Through embodiment and somatics, we engage your body, breath, movement, posture/gesture, sensory perception, and felt sense to experientially hone in on the descriptive truth of the present moment. You’ll be asked to slow things down to bring mindful awareness so that you can accurately describe what occurs, and respond to this, rather than sourcing from habits of mentally rehearsed narratives about your situation. In doing so, interpretations can be deconstructed into new information and the subconscious mind-body complex has space to become foreground. 

Non-verbal communication and spaciousness is an important characteristic permitting subtle information to arise as expanded awareness is invoked. Keeping language simple and descriptive generally provides the best canvas for this format to emerge upon, which minimizes the story-telling tendencies of mental-emotional patterns. Furthermore, allowing the body to “speak” promotes improved listening and discernment to what is actually coherent and true for you in any given moment, unfettered by outside preferences. 

Through embodiment, it is possible for you to expand narrowed tendencies, practice resilience in the face of challenge, have greater discernment between thought-based states and genuine inner alignment, and make choices that are reflective of what you KNOW to do rather than what you or others think you SHOULD do. 

Stress and trauma often impact the function and structure of the central, autonomic, and somatic nervous systems, with direct implications to daily life functioning. Dysfunctional states or patterns can become locked into the body and nervous system, and can be altered through neural-plasticity with repetition. Client education about the nervous system and trauma is an integral component of body-oriented therapy. Experiential techniques that may be used to impact trauma held in the nervous system includes: breathwork, resourcing, pendulation between and movement through various nervous systems states, following autonomic nervous system responses towards resolution. Through such methods, it is anticipated that implicit body memories and events will begin to hold less charge and clients have increased distress tolerance and capacity for daily life challenges.   

In becoming embodied, you develop intimate familiarity with the felt sense of your lived experience. Being connected to many facets of your experience activates fuller capacities, freeing up vitality and life force to create more balance between effort and flow, so you don’t end up pushing and depleted!

 

Embodiments asks us to practice the non-verbal languages of sensory perception, sensation, posture, gesture, movement, breath, and sound. These elements make up as much as 90% of interpersonal communication, and inform your  everyday life, even if you aren’t fully aware of it. Better to bring more awareness in, right? To become skilled in the non-verbal realm, it’s essential to let the descriptive/observing/expansive mind lead, while the judging/interpreting/narrow mind must take a back seat. This is putting mindfulness into high-level practice.   

 

Developing and integrating embodiment

Yes, embodiment is a way of being… a full-body presence in which your body, energy, and emotions are well-integrated and aligned with your rational mental understanding of information. It is an integrated stage, making genuine embodiment a higher-order level of development that both dismantles and synthesizes previous and present lived experience. 

Whatever happens in and to your body has an effect on your energetic-emotional-mental state. Orienting to this body-to-mind pathway is referred to as “bottom-up” processing of experience.  Whatever happens in your mind, of course, also has effect on your emotional-energetic-physical state. Orienting to this mind-to-body pathway is referred to as “top-down” processing of experience. 

Expanded States of Consciousness

Non-ordinary states of consciousness are inherently a part of body-oriented therapy, which surfaces implicit and subconscious material. Specific techniques to invoke non-ordinary states of consciousness may be used to help the client access information that is not rational, linear, or concrete in nature. Guided meditations / visualizations, breathwork, and other mind-body practices may be used. Personal and transpersonal themes, altered states of consciousness, and various forms of spiritual emergence may be explored in a non-pathologizing manner, through the lensing of objective science and subjective experience, regardless if factual evidence of concrete experience is available. A client’s individual spiritual and existential beliefs are prioritized, with guidance from the therapist as appropriate to support archetypal narratives, soul patterning, and existential meaning.

Archetypal Patterning

Non-ordinary

Entheogenic Practice with Mushroom Magic

These services are offered to select clients only with prior screening, discussion, and approval by both the therapist and client. A separate approval process and agreement is required for any clients interested to engage in this type of work. Please refer to service descriptions and terms in the addendum document if applicable to you.

Therapeutic Touch and Hands-On Healing

Therapeutic touch can be used to clear tension and enhance client resourcing, initiate mind-body processes, and/or elicit other psycho-somatic-emotional processes which may have basis in early attachment patterns and wounds.  Touch-based therapies may provide close proximity to the body, direct contact with the body, or mediated contact with the body through the use of props or other materials. The intentions of such touch and bodywork could include: enhanced awareness and grounding / anchoring of body parts, nurturing contact and holding, promote a shift in nervous system states, prompt subconscious associations and feelings, relieve tension in the tissues and joints, encourage movement of fluids, and promote homeostasis. Touch techniques may be combined with dialogue or any other method which may prove beneficial. Clients will remain clothed or draped per professional bodywork standards at all times. While touch can be highly impactful, it is not required and may be refused at any time. 

Shamanic and Priestess Practices

Non-ordinary

Expressive Arts and Creativity

Non-ordinary

Somatic Movement & Expressive Therapy

This experiential approach is used to consciously explore the relationship between the body, mind, emotion, movement, and sensory information with an emphasis on one’s inner experience and felt sense. Non-verbal communication and expression may be incorporated through the use of postures, gestures, breath, touch, movement sequences or other creative means offered by either the client or therapist, or in relationship together. Somatic awareness, movement patterns, and means of expression are useful to determine and shift habitual patterns into expanded repertoires which have a fuller range of possibility and choice, and may result in a sense of increased personal agency.

 

Massage Therapy, Bodywork, and Therapeutic Touch

Therapeutic touch can be used to clear tension and enhance client resourcing, initiate mind-body processes, and/or elicit other psycho-somatic-emotional processes which may have basis in early attachment patterns and wounds.  Touch-based therapies may provide close proximity to the body, direct contact with the body, or mediated contact with the body through the use of props or other materials. The intentions of such touch and bodywork could include: enhanced awareness and grounding / anchoring of body parts, nurturing contact and holding, promote a shift in nervous system states, prompt subconscious associations and feelings, relieve tension in the tissues and joints, encourage movement of fluids, and promote homeostasis. Touch techniques may be combined with dialogue or any other method which may prove beneficial. Clients will remain clothed or draped per professional bodywork standards at all times. While touch can be highly impactful, it is not required and may be refused at any time. 

 

Nervous System States Integration & Trauma Resolution

Stress and trauma often impact the function and structure of the central, autonomic, and somatic nervous systems, with direct implications to daily life functioning. Dysfunctional states or patterns can become locked into the body and nervous system, and can be altered through neural-plasticity with repetition. Client education about the nervous system and trauma is an integral component of body-oriented therapy. Experiential techniques that may be used to impact trauma held in the nervous system includes: breathwork, resourcing, pendulation between and movement through various nervous systems states, following autonomic nervous system responses towards resolution. Through such methods, it is anticipated that implicit body memories and events will begin to hold less charge and clients have increased distress tolerance and capacity for daily life challenges. 

 

Energy Psychology

In energy psychology, subtle information such as symbols,  images, light, vibration, color, and visible or invisible forms of energy within and around one’s physical body and the environment are used to engage subtle processes within a quantum energy field. Personal energy centers and energy channels may be engaged for its specific psychological or physiological correlation in Eastern or Western energy systems. Specific techniques could include: Bioenergetics, EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique), Kinesiology, and Elemental theory, Reiki. Some methods will require active participation and others are more passive. The intent is to help the client access inner resources, clear past experiences, and gain insight and personal agency in the totality of their embodied experience. 

 

Non-Ordinary States Therapy

Non-ordinary states of consciousness are inherently a part of body-oriented therapy, which surfaces implicit and subconscious material. Specific techniques to invoke non-ordinary states of consciousness may be used to help the client access information that is not rational, linear, or concrete in nature. Guided meditations / visualizations, breathwork, and other mind-body practices may be used. Personal and transpersonal themes, altered states of consciousness, and various forms of spiritual emergence may be explored in a non-pathologizing manner, through the lensing of objective science and subjective experience, regardless if factual evidence of concrete experience is available. A client’s individual spiritual and existential beliefs are prioritized, with guidance from the therapist as appropriate to support archetypal narratives, soul patterning, and existential meaning.

 

Entheogenic Education, Therapy & Integration

These services are offered to select clients only with prior screening, discussion, and approval by both the therapist and client. A separate approval process and agreement is required for any clients interested to engage in this type of work. Please refer to service descriptions and terms in the addendum document if applicable to you.