I came across a weekend workshop called “Loving What Is” in 2004. The title really struck me. I’d been trying so hard to change “what is”. This sounded like an invitation to stop and possibly love things and people as they are. I was really keen for this to be possible as I lived with a lot of fear. No one knew that I used to experience intense fear in certain situations. I kept this secret and judged myself for it, as it seemed so ridiculous. Images of past traumatic events would visit and I would just believe there was something wrong with me. I was highly critical of myself.
I did the work on my thoughts about the past and I no longer live with fear. I live compassionately with myself. I’ve developed a Self-Compassion that I never knew was possible. I found The Work such an effective tool to deal with my past that I now live in the present without images of the past scaring me. I feel safe in the world.
I now facilitate others to do The Work. Personally, I have experienced doing the work on past traumas, fear, anger, blame, mother, father, sister, brother, relationships, autism, and self-judgements. The work offers a way for me to meet the mind with understanding and myself with a loving kindness that continues to grow. I find that this exploration is endless. I welcome you to join me.
I am a counsellor, teacher, disability support worker and Certified Facilitator of The Work. I am available for private sessions, workshops and retreats. I work face to face, online or on the phone and look forward to hearing from you.