I aim to provide a trusted partnership and soulful alliance of curious and deep listening, authentic connection between us, and sacredly held space so you can access within you what you normally aren't able to be in day-to-day life.
Sessions are both practical as well as respectful your emerging process which holds the clues to what needs our attention. I help you listen to your own inner callings, and invite the qualities of your deeper presence to shine through.
Your essence, or what we may call ‘soul’, is regarded as unique, residing within the core of you. This dimension of Self houses intelligence and guidance that we can come to recognize and live by. When we do, benefits such as feeling freer, clearer, more centered, passionate, creative, easeful and joyous commonly occur within our daily lives. I believe it is a soul-led life that takes us into deeper realms of intimacy within ourselves, the hearts of others, the natural world, and Great Mystery.
Within this central, core being we may conceive that there lies the DNA-like “code” of your vision and purpose, a navigational system and calibrator of personal truth and authentic power. The compass, qualities, and seeds of vision that you were born with.
When we work together, whether in mentoring, or another hat I wear, we start from the assumption that you are inherently whole, and that, beyond the persona, beyond defenses, it is possible to live more consistently from the essence of who you are.
This more natural state of being is more readily available to us when we can release the overly protective function of the ego-based personality, which is often shaped by trauma, conditioning, and coping strategies.
Those coping strategies have been gotten us through whatever we had to adapt to or protect ourselves from, so the release work around this is like a gentle, respectful dissipation of them whilst strengthening our resources of wholeness.
Soul-based Mentoring is not for the work of addressing common psychological symptoms, however, when I do work as a psychologist or do see symptoms arise with a mentoring client, I offer a perspective that symptoms such as depression and anxiety may have a component that is perhaps akin to the voice of the soul trying to get our attention.
Whereas usually in the medical field the emphasis is on restabilisation and symptom reduction or management, my philosophy in either modality is that symptoms can also be opportunities for healing, growth and wisdom.
We listen to the parts of self that are connected to the symptoms and tend to learn about what personal material may be asking to be brought into healing, balance, resolution, or discovery. And as a consequence, symptoms generally do abate anyway.
To enjoy the benefits of transpersonal or soul-based work, you do not need to hold any particular spiritual or religious belief. Whilst the word “soul” can be associated with an afterlife, an eternal realm, or be used in the context of religion, here, “soul” is referred to as the aspect of self that is uniquely you, your essence, and is that same being you would be regardless of how conditioning or culture has shaped you at the level of your personality.
“Soul” is distinct from the persona, the ego, or the physical self, yet expresses through these. “Soul” also refers to the unique place you can most powerfully and congruently be in the world.
Whilst the upward-like spiritual path of transcendence supports our awakening into divine union and states of oneness beyond separation, the path of soul is like a descent inward and downward. The work we do together can assist both the paths of spiritual fulfilment and a deep dive inward, and mostly, my work is to support the latter.
The “soul journey” is a phrase used here to describe the mystery, themes, and significance of our deeper process at play within our day-to-day lives.
Relating at a soul level takes us into the present moment, with heart. Whilst this is challenging to describe, we might say that soul-level relating in a helping context encourages authenticity, transparency, vulnerability, spontaneity, and being in touch with both feeling and inner guidance.
This is distinct from staying stuck in our heads, our roles, agendas, defenses, or identification with what is happening within the personality.
Soul-level relating encourages curiosity about the mystery at play in our lives, and what we can learn and integrate from our experiences in a growth-full way.
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