In my search for clarity and peace I come across a variety of books, audio tapes/ CDs and workshops that offer new techniques and skills.
Those that I find personally beneficial I want to share. This is the place for that.
Loving What Is - by Bryon Katie
About Byron Katie
Byron Katie, founder of The Work, has one job: to teach people how to end their own suffering. As she guides people through the powerful process of inquiry called The Work, they find that their stressful beliefsabout life, other people, or themselves radically shift and their lives are changed forever.
Based on Byron Katie's direct experience of how suffering is created and ended, The Work is an astonishingly simple process, accessible to people of all ages and backgrounds, and requires nothing more than a pen and paper and an open mind.
Through this process, anyone can learn to trace unhappiness to its source and eliminate it there. Katie (as everyone calls her) not only shows us that all the problems in the world originate in our thinking: she gives us the tool to open our minds and set ourselves free.
Katie is the author of three bestselling books:
Loving What Is (with Stephen Mitchell),
I Need Your LoveIs That True? (with Michael Katz),
A Thousand Names for Joy (with Stephen Mitchell).
Question Your Thinking, Change the World was published in 2007, and
Who Would You Be Without Your Story? in 2008.
Tiger-Tiger, Is It True?, published in 2009, is Katies first book for children; it is illustrated by Hans Wilhelm.
Services My focus is solution-oriented brief therapy. I find that most problems and concerns are based in old traumas and unresolved emotions. Using a variety of client-centered techniques we work together to clear these old traumas. My clients generally complete their therapeutic goals in 6 12 sessions. My therapeutic interventions are eclectic. I am trained in Hypnosis, Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP), Traumatic Incident Reduction (TIR), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Though Field Therapy (TFT), and Emotional Freedom Therapy. I often use humor, metaphor and insight to access the subconscious mind and assist the client in personal growth and change. My current interest is in NonViolent Communication, as taught by Marshall Rosenberg and the Center for NonViolent Communication( www.cnvc.org)
Personal Solutions My life work has been focused on personal growth.
I began meditating in 1972 with the belief that clearing my mind and body of stress and trauma would develop my full potential. I continue to believe in those principles. Studying
Neuro-linguistic Programming and Hypnosis showed me how the mind works and how to communicate with others in ways that are most efficient. I love learning about communicating and language and
I continue to play with words and ideas. I have been a devout student of the works of Milton Erickson.
At some point I discovered that I learn best by sharing and teaching others. Whenever I am learning something new I automatically begin to wonder how I will share it with others. I am a teacher, teaching meditation, hypnosis, communication skills, and techniques for trauma relief.
I am fascinated by the new "leading-edge" technology of psychology. I am trained and experienced in Energy Psychology and have been using these techniques in a wide variety of areas for over 11 years.
MA - Masters in counseling psychology, Lewis & Clark College
LPC - Licensed Professional Counselor, Oregon
LMHC - Licensed Mental Health Counselor - Washingtion
NCC - Nationally Certified Counselor
CT - Certified Traumatologist, Academy of Traumatology