“We’re constantly being re-created. There is this little creative fountain inside us that begins to spring and cast up new thoughts and unexpected laughter and wisdom. If you are very tired, strained, have no solitude, run too many errands, talk to too many people, drink too many cocktails, this little fountain is muddied over and covered with a lot of debris. The result is you stop living from the center, the creative fountain, and you live from the periphery, from externals. That is why, when someone has listened to you, you go home rested and lighthearted. It is when people really listen to us, with quiet fascinated attention, that the little fountain begins to work again, to accelerate in the most surprising way.” Brenda Ueland
One-on-one sessions in which I hold space with you as you listen inwardly for what you want, need and value, and why. You’re promised my full, quiet attention, utmost respect for the process as it unfolds for you, and no interruption. My role is to offer you a quality of calm, appreciative attention that empowers you to sit with the issues and questions that really matter to you; that encourages you to trust your own feelings, ideas, and personal experience, face what you need to face, and sense into what’s wanting to come alive in and through you. We recognise that “silence is a place of great power and healing” – you’re free to be silent as often, and for as long, as you need to be.
When appropriate I’ll volunteer one or two simple questions that can help you examine attitudes and assumptions that might be limiting you, but only with your permission, and only if I feel sure doing so won’t interfere with your explorations. I won’t analyse, push, or tell you what to do or how to do it. Away from distracting noise and clutter you’re invited to return to the vital centre of your being, accept whatever arises, let go of patterns that no longer serve, and cultivate the courage to take the next step.
At the outset I will ask you if you’d like to include time outdoors, silent meditation/ prayer, creative writing/ journaling, or dreamwork in the process.
“Listening is the oldest and perhaps the most powerful tool of healing. It is often through the quality of our listening and not the wisdom of our words that we are able to effect the most profound changes in the people around us. When we listen, we offer with our attention an opportunity for wholeness. Our listening creates sanctuary for the homeless parts within the other person. That which has been denied, unloved, devalued by themselves and others. That which is hidden.” Rachel Naomi Remen