Conscious Choices, Counseling for Conscious Relationships & Authentic Living, was officially “born” in 2010, but truthfully, the concept of it has been brewing in my consciousness for as long as I can remember, with glimmers of it beginning to take form as early as 1992.
At that time, I had shifted my professional focus from the corporate world to the healing field, and had visions of creating a holistic center for healing the body, mind and spirit. I did not know how at the time, but I knew the integration of all three aspects was important for optimal health and well-being.
About 20 years ago, after my own myriad experiences as a client in psychotherapy, I had come to a solid understanding of the potentially enormous value of the psychotherapeutic process – one that allows for deep exploration into uncharted (unconscious) territory to reveal the “old stories” that have defined most of us and often keep us steeped in misery and negativity, as well as to clarify the confusion about why we cannot seem to change old patterns despite our intention to do just that.
I had also begun to realize that something was missing, despite how much I had come to know my own inner workings. I still felt somewhat empty and unsatisfied. I soon realized that psychotherapy can be limited in its efficacy if it does not include an understanding that we are more than our physical body, more than our emotional feelings, and more than our defining thoughts. I realized as well that while insight is important, it is action that is critical for making permanent changes. A door opened, and I began another journey; one that was even deeper inward than I had ever gone before…