Mentoring and Coaching
Mentoring is a practice whose roots are based in Greek methology.
Mentor was a friend of Odysseus and tutor of Telemachus. On several occasions in the Odyssey,
Athena assumes Mentor's form to give advice to Telemachus or Odysseus. His name is proverbial
for a faithful and wise adviser.
Coaches are personal trainers for the psyche. I help people prioritize and
achieve goals in their personal and professional lives. I guide clients and give them the
tools to trust their own inner expert.
For more than twenty five years, I have specialized in the treatment of trauma and other chronic
conditions. As a mentor, I now support clients in their pursuit of becoming
more conscious of their unique gifts and how to apply them in the world.
My practice reflects the teachings and psychotherapeutic concepts of Carl Jung, the phoilosophy of
Martin Heidegger and the approach of Gestalt therapist and psychiatrist Fritz Perls.
You will discover more about yourself through experiential exercises, discussions,
meditation, active imagination (one of Jung’s most powerful tools), dream work, flow of
consciousness, and more!
My approach includes
EXISTENTIALISM~ is one of the underlying philosophical approaches
in my work. This philosophy emphasizes the significance of human freedom,
the ability to freely express oneself.
The individual's starting point is characterized by what has been called "the existential attitude",
or a sense of disorientation and confusion in the face of an apparently meaningless or absurd world.
This helps reconcile the Gestalt of self perception and resolve conflict within ourselves.
INDIVIDUATION~ The central process in Jungian
Psychology is the referred to as the individuation process, which can be defined as the psyche’s
journey toward wholeness, an embodiment of the archetype of the Self. This is done in large part
by balancing or uniting the opposites within the psyche, including the feminine and masculine
principles, known as the anima and animus. It is the “process by which individual beings are
formed and differentiated (from other human beings); in particular, it is the development of the
psychological individual as a being distinct from the general, collective psychology”
(Jung, C.G. Psychological Types. Collected Works, vol. 6, par. 757).
PSYCHIC ENERGY~ It is a generally recognized truth that
physical events can be looked at in two ways: from the mechanistic and from the energic
(energetic) standpoint. The mechanistic view is purely causal; it conceives an event as the
effect of a cause, in the sense that unchanging substances change their relations to one another
according to fixed laws.
The energic point of view on the other hand is in essence final; the event is traced back from
effect to cause on the assumption that some kind of energy underlies the changes in phenomena, that
it maintains itself as a constant throughout these changes and finally leads to entropy, a
condition of general equilibrium. (Carl Jung: The Structure and Dynamics of the Psyche)