An initial session is our mutual opportunity to get to know each other a bit, though it could be said that we’ve made a connection on more subtle levels even before we schedule our first appointment!
I don’t have a set script, and the session can feel very conversational. Generally, though, I’m interested in your understanding of your present situation, how you came to be who and how you are in the present moment, how you experience and perceive yourself and your world, what (and who) matters to you, and from where/what/whom you derive strength and support.
Some questions you might consider, even before we meet, are:
What’s your interest in working with me? And why now?
What do you want to learn -- or unlearn -- about yourself?
Where and how do you get in your own way?
Are there traumas, losses, memories, limiting beliefs, habitual behavioral patterns, etc. that you can’t seem to release or move through?
Are you willing to take responsibility for your own growth and transformation?
Our first session is also your opportunity to ask me questions, get clarification, and share concerns. At the conclusion of our initial session, I’ll share with you my sense (and be interested in yours) of how we might continue working together as long as we both feel we are a good fit. If for whatever reason our working together doesn’t feel ‘right’ for either of us, I may be able to offer you some other directions to take to support you in your journey and meeting your goals.
Distance sessions are available and occur much like in-person sessions, though some additional preparation is needed on your end. Typically done via a video platform (similar to Skype but more secure and HIPAA-compliant), we’re interfacing through our laptops or tablets. Smartphones will not work as the video is very small. Whether we’re having a video or audio-only session, I ask that you:
- Make time to ground and settle prior to the session.
- Have a private, comfortable, quiet, and distraction-free space prepared for the session.
- Be comfortably seated in a chair and where you can have your feet on the floor and your hands free.
- Use earbuds.
- Be sure your device and earbuds are working properly.
For video sessions:
- Set up your device on a stable surface (not on your lap or being held in your hand during the session).
- Be sure that at least your head and torso are visible. It is important for me to attend to your breathing, movement, grounding, etc.
- Turn off your cell phone volume and vibrate mode and any email/messaging apps on your computer/tablet.
All modalities can be utilized in distance sessions, of course without the option for physical contact. The beauty of energy and working multidimensionally is that energy travels and resonates regardless of distance! I’ve found that for some sessions, especially those that are intuitive/spiritual/subtle energy healing sessions, audio-only is often more powerful than video. This bypasses the distraction and potential energy drain of attending to a video and enables me to attend and attune more clearly to dimensions beyond (that still include) the physical that will assist in your growth.
Chelsea is my compassionate, intuitive, and sometimes comedic four-legged assistant.
Always in her buddha-nature, she’s known to greet clients with tail wags and smiles (yes, she smiles!) and sometimes lay near their feet at just the right time. Her occasional long and quite audible sighs also can have uncanny timing! She spends much of our sessions curled up on her bed, offering silent wisdom and guidance from the ethers to the two-leggeds in her presence.
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