What will counseling be like for you?
Integral counseling helps you develop an authentic connection with your true self. Many people get dominated by the activity of their mind, and miss out on valuable signals and guidance from their emotions, physical body, and spiritual self. Therefore, we will not just talk about your issues, we will explore within you to help you gain full access to yourself. This is what I call awakening to yourself.
When you feel most stuck on your journey, you will often find that your progress is impeded by unresolved grief, fear, anger, and other blocks held in the body. Integral counseling moves you through such obstacles with a balanced and comprehensive approach that clears barriers. It draws from many counseling styles to help you experience a cohesive, holistic healing process.
There is no prescribed path of evolution toward your truth. You, like everyone else, travel through life according to your unique experiences and beliefs. You move and grow at a pace that is right for you. Therefore, your process in therapy is dependent on what unfolds. Below are levels of yourself that we will explore.
The mind and its mental constructs are extremely powerful. We humans exceed our technological goals, travel in outer space, and drill into the depths of the earth--yet we are limited in our ability to understand and master our own mental activities.
Our mental constructs--our past beliefs, habits, experiences, and story--are useful to help us survive, but they can also limit us from conscious communication and expansion.
Integral counseling can bring you to greater awareness of your mind and its workings, so you can expand it consciously, in the present moment. When you develop a keen awareness of your mind and improve your ability to communicate, you become less entrapped by the obstacles it presents.
Many people fear the damage that could be done if they just let their emotions run wild. This is because their life experiences are typically imprinted into the physical body. This imprinting creates filters which influence their emotions and reactions . The thicker the filters, the less authentically the emotions are expressed, and the more reactionary they become.
Integral counseling helps you disintegrate the imprinting of past experiences and the filters that cloud your authenticity. Gaining clarity around your emotions allows for more conscious expression of them, greater compassion for yourself, and more empathy for others.