I care about people and I am in service to healing...
Deep listening and truly receiving the other is my practice. To the best of my capacity, I offer support and guidance, reflecting and encouraging the inner healer within my client. I know that the deepest healing emerges from authentic relationship... and I trust the process. I also use a variety of tools that I describe below and in further detail on my Intro to Tools blog.
SoulCollage® is a simple process I offer in client sessions, workshops and retreats whereby you'd make a card using images I've curated. Then through journaling prompts, you'd find insights into yourself, guided and held by your own internal healer. I am most passionate about SoulCollage and you'll see images of my own creation throughout my site as well as explanations of the power and potency of the cards in my SoulCollage blog and Suits of SoulCollage blog.
Internal Family Systems Therapy (IFS) brings harmony to your inner world; appreciation, consent and connection heal disparate parts for a more integrated and compassionate whole Self. I've seen true miracles with IFS work, especially for those of us struggling to accept ourselves and heal from trauma. In IFS terminology, SoulCollage cards are archetypal representations of aspects of the Self, or our "Inner Healer", emerging to guide and support us with struggles in our lives. More about this in Intro to Tools blog.
Expressive Arts Therapy is woven through many of my workshops and retreats for its function and form, finding regulation and expression through various modalities. I've been doing my own version of Narrative Therapy via a guided "Hero's Journey" for youth (in the classroom) and adults (private sessions) for decades. I'd describe that body of work as a rite of passage via writing. It is a most inspiring journey to guide and accompany my students and clients on.
Meditation and Mindfulness are a consistent practice of mine for the last 20 years (Vipassana and TM). I offer guided meditations as well as sound baths/healings with crystal singing bowls and other live instrumentation.
My greatest hope is that my care, presence and attention to your needs create a safe container for all to be seen, felt, expressed and healed. May it be so...
Fall to Winter Workshops & Retreats
Come dance, SoulCollage, breathe and dive deep to explore your Self
Women's Samhain Retreat
Thursday to Sunday, October 26-29
Shawnigan Lake Area, BC
with Cedar Mathias
As the traditional marking of the end of harvest season, Samhain invokes both the celebration of summer's blessings as well as the invitation to turn inward. It is a time to gratefully reflect upon the abundance of the year. It also a time to begin to let go of what is no longer needed as we travel toward the dark time. The thin veil between the worlds is lifted and connection with the spirit world is at its strongest, allowing us to relate more easily with the spirits of lost loved ones, with our own spirit and spirit guides as well as the spirits of the plants.
With the intention of deepening our roots we gather for self-reflection, ritual and ceremony. We come together in the safe container of sisterhood, deepening our connection to ourselves, each other, and the natural world that holds us.
This retreat is open to a small group of women who are committed to inner exploration. We'd be honoured to hold space for your deepening... ✨
Intake required to attend. Please reach out to learn more.
Please note: If you're interested in this type of retreat, we are taking names on a waitlist and will be offering another retreat like this for Beltane, April 25-28th.
Holotropic Breathwork & SoulCollage
9-7pm Saturday, December 2nd Church of Truth, Victoria, BC with Carolyn Green
Dive beneath the everyday surface of consciousness to access the power within through a combination of breathwork and SoulCollage.This one-day experiential workshop will be extended through online meetings: one to prepare for inner journey before (Wed Nov 29, 7pm) and another to integrate the experience following (Mon Dec 4, 7pm).
The Grof approach to generating extraordinary states of consciousness through holotropic breathwork is comparable to the use of psychedelic medicines. We will be using sustained, deep breathing and a musical soundscape to direct attention away from the everyday mind and into the deep psyche. SoulCollage will be used as both a preparation and integration tool for the sessions. Via in-depth breathwork, we will be drawing forth what is unconscious, working with it, and then expressing it through the SoulCollage process. Snacks and light a meal is included throughout the day.
More details are provided upon registration. You can find more information about holotropic breathwork here and register for the workshop here. Please contact Carolyn at CarolynGreen@shaw.ca with any specific questions.
Goddess Temple ~ Solstice
6:30pm - 9pm
Thursday, December 21st
Church of Truth, Victoria, BC
with Jazmin Love
Goddess Temple is an intentional space for women-identifying folk where we ground in meditation, ritualize the seasonal cycles, are carried through a dance journey, and close with a sound bath to integrate the journey.
In Pagan times the winter solstice was referred to as Yule and was a celebration of the Goddess (Moon) energy. We will gather to celebrate the deepest of the dark time, winter’s feminine yin balancing summer’s masculine yang. Let us nestle, as the roots do, in the depths of the earth’s womb, as we use this time to draw inward and reflect. Ritualizing the longest night of the year honours this dark time, where we have the capacity to do our deepest inner work with the greatest possibility of transformation. We surrender and we trust, as the light grows slowly and steadily from this time forth, guiding us through.
I will open the evening with a guided meditation and intention-setting followed by a brief ritual and close the evening with a crystal bowl sound healing. Please bring layers, blankets &/or a mat for your comfort during the closing.
An ecstatic dance journey follows the guided opening: a free-style movement experience featuring a diverse music set intended to invoke and ignite the wild feminine within. You are invited to move from the inside out and to be non-verbal during the dance, as a way of deepening into the journey. Full movement freedom, authentic embodiment and whole-hearted expression are encouraged.Music set curated by Jaz.