An integrative wellness practice in Litchfield, CT specializing in Ayurvedic Medicine,Holistic Psychotherapy, Wellness Coaching,& Transformational Events!
Operating as usual
On Mother’s Day, I reflect upon all of the humans who i have touched souls with from a place of service since 2001. People of all ages across numerous treatment environments.
Many of these humans never knowing their biological mother and walking through life with a chronic hole of sadness. Those who have endured overt abuse or more subtle covert psychological abuse/ alienation from mothers who struggle with their own psychological demons. The difficulty related to placing one’s mother, or even more unimaginable one’s child to rest. And the contiuum of shame and sorrow associated with the intrinsic challenges related to mothering, conception, and self- identity.
One of the most powerful ways that I have connected with the archetype of the mother is being a witness to these stories through my clinical work. In vedic philosophy we refer to the power of divine unconditionally loving maternal energy as “shakti.”
When leaving our session yesterday, one of my dear clients expressed that she truly felt my love toward her. As love carries various meanings, sometimes the “L” word in a professional setting may be a springboard for concern or an ethics check in. But, not in this case. This instead was a beautiful testimonial to shakti.
The invisible energetic thread that arises through therapeutic work with clients that is safe, boundaried, pure, powerful, and a type of unconditional positive regard and universal protection. Something that humanistic psychologist Carl Rogers only scratched the surface of. It is a salve and a healing force from the divine consciousness that matches (even supersedes) any research based intervention.
Being called to work as a modern day “medicine woman” is as spiritual as it is clinical. And there is no greater joy that witnessing the embodiment of shakti in session. This translates into: authentic connection, trust, non-judgment, and deep compassion.
Sending Mother’s Day wishes to ALL women who carry this cosmic light inside; and to the men who honor this force within and are supporting a more beautiful earth. May our children, flora, fauna, and ways of living radiate fully in the balanced feminine.
It was a pleasure to attend the National Āyurvedic Medical Association (NAMA) Conference in the beautiful Sonoran desert. Tucson AZ represents a beautiful mix of vata + pitta doshic predominance colliding with the prolific Saguaro landscape (symbolic of the divine masculine). Stark arid elements birthing flowery watery precious spring life. Yin + Yang. A perfect container to soak in the infinite wisdom of Āyurvedic science + integrative research.
Āyurvedic herbology coalesces with North American herbal traditions quite beautifully! Carrying both with deep reverence as we support this world in great need of conscious care.
There is no such thing as a global one stop shop formula that is best for every single person on this earth. We need to examine each situation individually and honor everyone’s unique narrative. (See first comment!) This is an important step to decolonizing healthcare and respecting one another’s bodies and belief systems.
Research data and recommendations from qualified professionals should absolutely guide our decision making, but never automate it. Science is constantly in evolutionary flux, or it is not true science. Ten years from now, academia will beam its love lights onto new evidence based best practices that nullify or replace the old. Ten health and wellness providers with great credentialing may sit in the same room and prescribe differing remedies. Which one do you choose?
Harmful “bypassing” (spiritual or the equivalent) can occur when we use an organic or inorganic substance, movement practice, health related strategy, philosophical paradigm to become more “woke” and avoid the authenticity of our personal condition. Sometimes even the most beautiful of plants, pills, poses, or scriptures can be leveraged as vehicles for self-harm or non-serving behaviors toward another.
If we operate from the ecocentrism rather than egocentrism and approach our cognitions, decision making, and rituals from a place of balanced intuition we are positioned for success!
Co-partnering with a healing supporter who seeks to understand and respects your multidimensional human experience is of vital importance. Thus is is also in line with trauma sensitive, culturally informed treatment and should be universal baseline ethics for all employed in a healthcare service capacity.
Spring is starting to bloom here in the northeast 🌸🌿🌷🌱….
As the earth’s energies begin to biologically realign, this should serve as a reminder to us
The energy we take in becomes the energy that runs every cell and system in our body.
This energy is taken in through ALL of the senses (what we see, hear, taste/eat, touch, and smell).
When we are depleted, our vessel has only one focus= survival.
Our body will down regulate, reprioritize, and steal from other areas if it is depleted. This is when we see things like hair loss, eczema, and amenorrhea.
If our system is depleted, an herbal protocol to assist with rekindling menstruation is not ideal. We need to focus on rebalancing and nourishing the reproductive system and surrounding layers.
If our nervous system is highly anxious and hyperstimulated due to occupational overload, then a medication or therapeutic modality will likely only band-aid the “feeling” symptoms, while the chaos continues to root within.
If we are dining on nutrient dense organic foods and in a constant chronic state of stress, then the food we eat will not be appropriately digested and metabolized.
Malnourishment will prevail.
Our body needs to achieve bioalignment and metabolic safety to heal and thrive.
It can not repair itself if It is constantly in a state of parasympathetic deprivation or survival mode.
जहां स्त्रियों का आदर होता है, वहां देवता रमण करते हैं ।
yatra nāryastu pūjyante ramante tatra devatāḥ।
🌸 𝐖𝐡𝐞𝐧 𝐰𝐨𝐦𝐞𝐧 𝐚𝐫𝐞 𝐡𝐨𝐧𝐨𝐫𝐞𝐝, 𝐝𝐢𝐯𝐢𝐧𝐢𝐭𝐲 𝐛𝐥𝐨𝐬𝐬𝐨𝐦𝐬. 🌸
Celebrating all of the women we have come to know with love + adoration during this heart centered month.
In particular our special female clients of 10-100 who have worked through tremendous challenge with grace + resilience this formidable season.
Winter is indeed slowing thawing to unveil the vibrant roses of summer!
Photographed: A dynamic goddess collective in Spain (November 2021). Beautiful reflections of morning ritual, laughter, soul nourishment, + dialogue.
🤍 𝕃𝕠𝕧𝕖 𝔹𝕦𝕚𝕝𝕕𝕤 𝕀𝕟𝕞𝕦𝕟𝕚𝕥𝕪 🤍
When we are seated in our hearts with peace and alignment we generate an immunoprotective response in the body. Our cells vibrate higher, our stress-anxiety-depression spiral subsides, pain diminishes, gut metabolism flourishes, we assimilate vitamins + nutrients more efficiently, and the love hormones weaving through our body (i.e. dopamine, norepinephrine, oxytocin) co-create powerful immune centric insulation.
Maybe this is triggering to the single folks out there or to those who are in unhappy or unfulfilling relationships. But please read on!
There are many different “love catalysts” and a romantic partner is just one of many. Projects, artwork, connections with nature, children, family members, foods, flowers, elixirs, special places, self-appreciation, and pets are all love generators.
The ancient Greeks had the wisdom to categorize different aspects of love (𝐒𝐜𝐫𝐨𝐥𝐥 to comments ) for a few examples…
Love might be the soulful red rocks of Sedona, an ephemeral lilac in late Spring, hugging dear friends, a decadent bath with floating petals, musical lyrics that set your heart aglow, cuddles with your favorite human or fur baby, or sacred attunement to a higher power greater than yourself.
Entering the paradigm shift of connecting to your spiritual self and in turn connecting to the infinite cosmic love within all beings and our higher source energy is the ultimate experience of love. This divine love is known in the Sanskrit language as Prema (as opposed to Kama, which is pleasurable worldly love).
𝐏𝐫𝐞𝐦𝐚 & 𝐀𝐠𝐚𝐩𝐞 are the most elevated love experiences that can be beautifully reached in both aloneness + togetherness.
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#𝐭𝐫𝐮𝐭𝐡 that could not be said any better than this! Our clients are beyond inspiring + amazing.
Of note, here is an abundance of psychotherapists in our practice. Mental health professionals (along with other health care/ human service providers) who engage in their own therapy and wellness work are cultivating best practice + radical self care for themselves and also those they serve.
I know the voice of depression
Still calls to you.
I know those habits that can ruin your life;
Still send their invitations.
But you are with the Friend now
And are so much stronger.
You can stay that way
And even bloom!
Keep squeezing drops of the Sun
From your prayers and work and music
And from your companions' beautiful laughter.
Keep squeezing drops of the Sun
From the sacred hands and glance of your Beloved
And, my dear,
From the most insignificant movements
Of your own holy body.
🤍 Mental Health Evolution
For many, this is the year of adoration and despair. Paradoxical ideologies. Conflict. Mental health erosion. Spiritual inquiry, doubt, pride, and disillusionment…all awakened. At the end of the day we are all just trying our best to swim upstream, continue to breathe, and stay afloat.
We are all in the midst of an ocean of conscious thought and opinion. Even when we think we know the absolute truth, there is the possibility that we may be wrong. Politics, nutrition, disease, lifestyle….there are very few absolutes in a spiral of ambiguity.
Instead of gripping onto our safe opinions and well researched philosophies, what if we listened with a genuine desire to understand differential viewpoints?
Venturing into the rabbit hole of what feels polarizing or aversive out judgment feels unsafe. It IS a hard task, but we are braver souls than we imagine.
We are not on a giant multimodal debate team. There is nothing to win and much to lose. Never has there been *true* catharsis or philosophical shift based on tactics related to convincing or coercion.
Like inspires, but contrast expands.
Chasing intellect creates more analog. Chasing wisdom creates shift.
The brave act of radical listening is deeply transformative. Open the invitation….
We are a dynamic and integrative wellness practice located in the center of Litchfield, CT. Our work has evolved from decades of formal credentialing and clinical practice in the fields Clinical Psychology/Psychotherapy, Ayurvedic Medicine, Herbalism, Yoga and Eastern Philosophy, and Somatic/Energetic Medicine. Our providers are licensed in their respective disciplines and employ a heart centered approach to healing. We offer our a continuum of treatments/services to adults, adolescents, and routinely facilitate specialty events, workshops, and retreats.
Wisdom Humor is an org devoted to assisting you along your intuitive and spiritual development path. We explore many traditions and modalities of Self-Care and Self-Awareness, nurturing relationships with ourselves, each other, our Angels, and Source/God.
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