Much of how I understand who I am and the world around me has been framed by Black, Indigenous and other women of colour activists like Audre Lorde, Kimberlé Williams Crenshaw and Gloria E. Anzaldúa. These scholars have helped me to understand that my intersectional identities are a source of strength and resilience. I welcome and honour all the identities and stories you wish to bring into our counselling sessions.
I incorporate mindfulness based approaches into my counselling because I have personally benefited from the transformational power of mindfulness practice. I was first introduced to mindfulness in 2002 and am grateful to these teachers for their guidance: angel kyodo williams, Viveka Chen, Thich Nhat Hanh. I hope to share the benefits of mindfulness in a universal way that is appropriate for anyone.
The intention and capacity to listen deeply, to accept simply, and to hold gently ourselves and each other.
The intention and capacity to mindfully be with our own suffering and the suffering of others and when possible ease that suffering in some way.
The intention and capacity for peace and contentment, to rejoice in our own wellbeing and the wellbeing of others.
The intention and capacity to practice the wisdom of open heartedness, to notice dualities without being a duality..