Coaching sessions can be conducted by phone, email or in person at my office. Sessions in my office are scheduled for 90 minutes. If you ask experts, they will tell you that many of the functions of the body and brain are set to operate in cycles of approximately 90 minutes. It is called an ultradian rhythm. According to Dr. Roseanne Armitage at the University of Michigan, our bodies are set for performance of most tasks in 90 minute cycles. Staying in tune with body cycles helps maximize the experience and aligns us with peak performance. I have discovered that this time frame is very effective and encourages a successful outcome. 90 minutes creates the opportunity for each client to move through the process at their own pace and allows time to reinforce the insights gained during the session.
Holistic Coaching • Intuitive Practitioner Consulting • Peak Performance Training • Academic Performance • Stress Management Training • Transpersonal Hypnotherapy • Career or Life Transitions
Intuition is often used in conjunction with traditional medical modalities. I work with physicians, psychiatrists, psychotherapists and physical therapists as an intuitive practitioner to help address some of the contributing factors in their patient’s illness. I work with pre and post surgical treatments, as well as, grief, anxiety and chronic illness to name a few. Their patients come to me and together we explore the metaphor of how life choices, thoughts, beliefs and habitual patterns may be a significant factor in the role of illness in their life. Together we look to reframe the situation as an opportunity to transform and grow. In 20 years, I have not had one client who was willing to reject any single experience in their life. They have all said that the gifts the experiences revealed were far greater than the suffering or stress they had to endure. Intuitive Consulting can also be useful as self work for the spiritually aware.
I work with professional, amateur and recreational athlete. We work together to develop and enhance focus, mental clarity, concentration, relaxation and motivation. Peak Performance Skills are easy to learn. Clients can experience shifts that are immediate, reliable, effortless and lasting. These skills transfer seamlessly to their sport and help them achieve a more successful, enjoyable athletic experience.
The same techniques listed above are also extremely effective in academic settings. When the MindBody is in a state of “relaxed alertness” otherwise known as “The Zone” comprehension, memory and creativity are enhanced. Simply stated, when we are relaxed, we learn.
According to Dr. Carla Hannaford when stressed or frustrated, the heart rate pattern was shown to become incoherent, causing incoherent patterns in the brain. These incoherent patterns decreased the brain’s ability to take in information and act on it appropriately. The ability to learn is greatly reduced during an incoherent state. Mihalyi Czikszentmihalyi coined the term “FLOW” for this state of coherence. (Adapted excerpt from Dr Hannaford’s book “Awakening the Child Heart”)
I have extensive training in simple, easy to learn techniques that immediately shift the physiology of “Fight, Flight or Freeze” to “Learn and Live with Ease”.
From a biological perspective, our body’s primary function is to protect us, allowing us to survive as long as possible. However, stress is different than survival. Both survival and stress set up incoherent patterns in the heart and brain, allowing for quick reactions to danger, but this decreases the system’s ability to learn, remember or create.
• Is useless for actual survival because it depletes and harms the body.
• Inhibits our freedom to grow physically, emotionally, intellectually and spiritually
• Activates behaviors which alienate us from love
• Is the progenitor of depression, hyperactivity, memory loss, learning difficulties, and diseases like cancer and multiple sclerosis. (Adapted excerpt from Dr. Hannaford’s book, “Awakening the Child Heart”)
I use simple techniques to “remind” the body to “return” to its optimal state of wellness. These techniques can be learned in one session and reinforced in just a few minutes a day. The techniques can be useful in the workplace to increase productivity, effectiveness and improve interpersonal relationships. Create a “Can Do” attitude.
Transpersonal Hypnotherapy emphasizes a four fold or “Four Wave” approach to enhancing awareness:
1. The First Wave studies the root cause of the underlying issue.
2. The Second Wave utilizes environmental modifications to alter habit or change a pattern.
3. The Third Wave acknowledges our ultimate striving toward self-actualization; a healthy integration of our Body, Mind and Spirit.
4. The Fourth Wave is the striving toward self transcendence and realization of our spiritual potential.
Simply said, “Together we discover the core issue, create a healthier pattern that allows you to move towards personal mastery and spiritual fulfillment. Transpersonal Hypnotherapy helps you awaken to who you truly are, connect to your own inner wisdom and move this “new” awareness into your daily life. Transpersonal Hypnotherapy uses many gentle, yet profound methods to facilitate this transformation including Regression Therapy, Time Line Therapy and NLP. YOU are the director of your experience. The facilitator is simply a guide that supports and encourages you as you “navigate” through the unfolding adventure of the experience.
Nothing is more challenging than change. As a philosopher once said, “Change is the only constant”. Change is inevitable. Learning how to handle it effectively is necessary. In today’s world, we are experiencing an unprecedented technological acceleration.
We are constantly challenged to change or go. Instead, we can choose to Change AND Grow. Together we will identify your skills, desires and life experiences that clearly reflect the many opportunities that your future holds. One of the reasons we get “stuck” is that we can’t see beyond our current situation. We can’t imagine a “future” that looks any different than an extension of our “present”. When we create “possible” futures we are more willing to “step out” of our present circumstances and “move into” a new more fulfilling destiny.