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1 year 22 weeks
In 1974, I moved to California from the East Coast, in part to find myself through my artistic creativity, and also through the ever-growing human potential movement. After many years of study with outstanding teachers such as Martha Graham and modern dance, Karl Lindemann and opera, and David Hardy and classical painting, neither my training or performing experience adequately answered the question, "Who am I, really?" I was looking for a way to understand myself that would guide me to grow regardless of the obstacles. If I was feeling overwhelmed by my life, I wanted to be able to do something about it. The Enneagram discovery provided me with the keys I so needed to find.
As a stay at home mom, I had continuous opportunities for self-reflection, mostly when my children were napping or at school. The work that I did on myself created a window of perception for me to understand other people who were also struggling to find themselves. These days, I believe that most people are looking to integrate both the inner and outer dimensions of their lives, even if they don't know how to put their needs fully into words. This is where I come in.
When I first begin to coach a client, my goal is to make the process I have discovered available, while supporting his or her individual needs. I, myself, have come from a very troubled family. In my own recovery, I have worked through a full spectrum of issues. The insights I offer to my clients support them to find their own answers, which they absolutely have. I non-invasively coach each person to release negative patterns of anger, shame, confusion, etc., so they can move forward with their lives. For me, there is no more rewarding work. I learn as much from my clients as they learn from me.