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What Is It That You Most Want For Yourself?
“The spontaneous movement in all of us is toward connection, health, and aliveness. No matter how withdrawn and isolated we have become ... on the deepest level, just as a plant spontaneously moves toward sunlight is in each of us an impulse moving toward connection and healing.”
Laurence Heller, PhD & Aline Lapierre, PsyD
Hello and welcome to my site. My name is Brianna.
I support people to increase their capacity for living and feeling at home within themselves, to do & express themselves in a way that’s integral to who they are. Together we explore and digest such issues as self-rejection and difficult relational dynamics that may hamper one’s authenticity and aliveness. Being able to be with all experiences in mind, body, emotions is a gateway to feeling whole and having a more stable foundation for spiritual embodiment and actualizing what we desire in our lives.
Early attachment, developmental and/or shock trauma can cause us to feel unsafe and insecure within ourselves, our world and even with God/Source. Such disturbances can lead to adaptive survival strategies which limit our creative resourceful self and contribute to difficulties throughout life.
Accumulated stress from developmental trauma, plus any shock traumas such as car accidents, falls, surgery and physical abuse, can lead to symptoms such as despair, anxiety or pain. Supporting regulation and cultivating coherence in the nervous system are vital to allow disempowering internal states and behaviors to shift.
If you've been on a spiritual path for a long time, you might still find it challenging to surrender into your Beingness and your vastness. Often the survival part, “I’m the doer, it’s all up to me,” has a hard time trusting to let go, the trust that comes from a good enough early holding environment. I’ve come to accept these ideas from Psycho-spiritual teacher, Miranda Macpherson and Julie Brown Yau, PhD that our relationship to the divine can be impacted by the attachment relationship to our caregivers, and dissolving into vastness can trigger terror of early trauma when it may have felt like annihilation or not-existing.
Big spiritual energies can feel so liberating but can bring early traumas to the surface with emotional instability following the highs. Rather than feeling stuck, dissociating and spiritually bypassing, we can process and integrate early distresses such as mis-attunement, neglect and abuse, which allow you to embody your essence with more grace and ease.
"The transforming power of Grace wants to harness the energy within your most pernicious knot of suffering as a launching pad to the infinite. Your part in this transformation is to drop in through the very thing you have spent a lifetime trying to avoid."