I believe pain and disease can be physical, emotional, pyschological, and spiritual. Often times, it transcends these borders and penetrates many layers of our being. We all know pain, we all know suffering. It affects each of us differently, but it always has an impact upon the quality of our lives: our work, our play, our relationships.
“This human body that we have been conditioned to see as a system of chemicals, pulleys, pumps, and plumbing is an expressive entity of great subtlety and nuance. This subtle body is alive, diaphanous, full of meanings, poetic, expressive in every organ and part, intimately connected to emotion and feeling, and, by no means least, beautiful.” ~Thomas Moore
I believe that we must attempt to understand all of the factors in one’s life that are contributing to a person’s current state of dis-ease. What about the way we’re living, strong feelings or attitudes that may be related to the illness, or whether life has meaning?
Within the whole person model, I address: work, home and family, relationships, diet and exercise, self-care, spiritual and creative life, and life dreams. My “soul-centric” approach allows us to honor the body as infinitely more than simply chemical and mechanical processes.
I HAVE FOUND THAT I HAVE HAD THE MOST SUCCESS WITH PEOPLE WHO SHARE THESE VALUES AND INTERESTS:
self-care and self-inquiry
active engagement in the healing process
commitment to personal growth