Choose by Your Concern
This service is a single online meeting during which we address a goal or issue in your life. This coaching is intended to address the biggest issues / questions, ones you might call existential.
I help people make breakthroughs in the most important areas of their lives. How? By challenging their assumptions and opening new perspectives through philosophical and spiritual enquiry.
My approach draws from and refers to a number of wisdom traditions, including Advaita Vedanta, Taoism, Tanta, Vipassana, Heart Path and Dzogchen. We can adapt our session to emphasise or even restrict ourselves to a particular tradition, if you like.
If you opt for multiple sessions, over time we will explore the role of story (your interpretation or cognition of your direct experience) in your life. You will work with the sensations of your body toward improved self-awareness and acceptance. In this investigation, you will become increasingly aware of your interdependence with all of life and existence. Ultimately, you may see that you are not a person with a body and a mind but rather the Awareness in which all bodily and mental experiences arise, are known and subside.
I coach and teach on topics of personal growth, professional growth and spiritual enquiry.
My aim is to help people live with greater freedom, courage, creativity, and responsibility.
My practice recognises the importance of both clarity (top-down, head-based) and embodiment (down-up, body-based) in evolving self-awareness and acceptance, ultimately pointing to our true, non-dual nature.
This service is a single online meeting during which we address your spiritual questions. If you do not have specific questions, we can start with a brief teaching and then address questions that arise from it.
My approach draws from and refers to a numb…
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Hi Joan - this work helps relieve stress and anxiety. It also makes you more robust to whatever stress and anxiety continue to arise. The work does that by uncovering inaccurate assumptions that lie behind much anxiety and by changing your relationship with the negative aspects of your life experience. I hope that helps.
All my best,
Hello! Will this practice help me to relieve stress and anxiety? Thank you in advance!