In order to make the kind of changes I sought, I had to become open, nonjudgmental, and present to myself. And not just once a week or twice a month, but every day.
— Linda Trichter-Metcalf
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Aliveness is a daily process of giving over. Of not reaching for the “answer” but allowing the flow of life to teach you what is here for you in this moment.

You still make choices. Important choices. But your mind is not the boss. Instead, you draw equal wisdom from your body, heart, mind, and spirit.

Aliveness is messy and unrelenting and doesn’t necessarily look like what you want it to look like. It has nothing to do with idealized images. It blows past shame, cultural constraints, and grandiosity. It is about living and loving the fullest expression of yourself, with nothing left out. And in doing so finding the pathway to what you long for.

We tend to think of ourselves as having body, mind, heart, and spirit.

Healing can be thought of as addressing these different parts of us.

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BODY

Your body has been with you through every experience you have had. It provides so much information. Often it feels pain and so we don’t want to be in it. Body practices help you feel and respond to your body in all its pain, pleasure, energy, fatigue, needs, and satisfaction.

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MIND

We tend to think we are the same as our thoughts. Our culture emphasizes the mind. Developing a relationship with your thinking allows you to enjoy the aliveness of your mind and also put it in nourishing balance with your body, heart, and spirit.

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HEART

When a person speaks from the heart we can feel it. Opening the heart and letting it guide you will change your life. We need support to open to the truth of what we feel.


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SPIRIT

As we sense our body, relax the dominance of our mind, and open our heart, we have glimpses of something more. Of our interconnectedness and our impact.

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What I bring to my work, I bring to my personal practice.

Through private sessions for healing or psychotherapy, group experiences, and writing, I describe and facilitate healing and change—integrating my deep experiences with various parts of myself. I spend hours every week healing and more deeply inhabiting my own body, mind, heart, and spirit and have done so for more than 20 years. Over and over again I face my fears and transform and hold space and wisdom for you to do the same.

My Influences

I resist the categorization of us beings into trademarked modalities. I am influenced by many.

 
  • PSYCHOTHERAPY

    Registered Psychotherapist, Diploma from the Centre for Training in Psychotherapy, Toronto. Bi-weekly work with a psychotherapy supervisor.

  • PROPRIOCEPTIVE WRITING

    Ann Mullen, Linda Trichter-Metcalf

  • BODY-SOUL, JUNGIAN ANALYSIS, and DREAMWORK

    Marion Woodman, Judith Harris

  • CONTINUUM

    Kim Brodey, Robin Becker

  • YOGA TEACHER TRAINING

    Michael Stone, Lida Jind

  • RADICAL ALIVENESS

    Ann Bradney, Jonathan Godfrey

  • COACHING

    Adler Trained Coach

  • CORE ENERGETICS

    JoAnn Lovascio, Anna Timmermans, Klaus Stinshoff

  • CORE SHAMANISM

    Sandra Ingerman, Daniel Leonard

  • SACRED SEXUALITY

    Quodoushka I&II

  • PLANT MEDICINE

    Nihue Rao, Iquitos, Peru

  • KAMBO CEREMONY

  • REIKI

    Level I with Daniel Leonard

  • BELVASPATA

    Grand Master

  • ASTROLOGY

    Julie Simmons, John Frawley, Stephanie Azaria, Susan Grace, David Leskowitz

  • ZEN BUDDHISM

    Nenates Pineda

  • RADICAL ETHICS

    Donna Orange

  • EMOTIONALLY FOCUSED THERAPY

    Sue Johnson

  • CREATING AND LEADING TRANSFORMATIONAL WORKSHOPS

    Ken Nelson, Lesli Lang

  • TRAUMA THERAPY

    Janina Fischer

  • FINANCE

    CFA Charterholder, M.S. Computational Finance, Carnegie Mellon University


    When your needs exceed my skills, my community is your community.

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WORDS THAT EXCITE ME

transformation. serious. possibility. miracle. careful thinking. feminist. spiritual. psychoanalytic. bold. brave. political. raw.