I grew up in the Midwest. My parents were the salt of the earth, Catholic and farm-raised. They had no idea that the car accident that sent me at the age of 3 into a children’s ward of the hospital for 10 days and then to foster care for another two months would leave an indelible mark on my nervous system and challenge my ability to trust in relationships.
I diagnosed myself in graduate school. I realized I had been living with a moderate fear/anxiety level my whole life . This new awareness sent me on the quest to heal myself. In those days, after my degree I received training in Gestalt Therapy and Bio-Energetics. I experienced Rolfing and became an active Path Work member.
These experiences sent me on a deeper journey.
I have more than 30 years of experience in helping people. During that time I have also done my own personal work and deep exploration. I know that understanding is important. It does not, however, break long held emotional patterns (also viewed as nervous system patterns) or bring relief from our mind’s incessant chatter.
Understanding is simply step one.