Presence, Spontaneity, Compassion
Life brings us both challenges and opportunities. What is often most difficult and painful for us is the very gateway to our greatest growth. My intention for our work is to help you relate to challenges as opportunities for awakening and growing.
Compassion, kindness and humor are essential keys to emotional health and the relief of chronic unhappiness. I believe that our “problems” really aren’t the issue. Our “problem” is how we respond.
My approach is to attend to difficult feelings with kind curiosity in a “holding environment” – a safe, supportive and encouraging space. This may seem to be counterintuitive, but healing is about embracing all parts of ourselves, even the “worst” parts, the parts of us that are most difficult to turn towards.
In simply slowing down, we find that we have access to more choice in our response.
When we are feeling distressed, we often forget that there is a larger view.
From articles to books, here is a list of suggested reading that will help you learn more about psychotherapy, compassion and mindful awareness.
Here are a few links to sites about Mindfulness that you might enjoy, such as Barre Center for Buddhist Studies, Susan and Bill Morgan and the Natural Dharma Fellowship.
For many clients, the entry point to healing is in relating his or her story to someone who will listen with openness, acceptance, and kindness.
I work with individuals for short, intermittent periods as well as long-term courses. There is no “one size fits all”.
It’s said that there is nothing more challenging than another person. This is definitely true, but I would like to add, there is nothing more rewarding.
Some of our suffering comes from our belief that we are alone in our suffering. Some of our suffering comes from our belief that we are alone in our suffering. Ironically, the experience of suffering connects us to each other. Even though the source of our suffering may be different, nevertheless, we all experience loss, impermanence, disappointment and vulnerability in the same way. In groups, we address the illusion of aloneness and deepen our connections with self and with others.
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Like our clients, therapists also need a safe, caring place to unload, to talk about difficulties and challenges, to acknowledge limitations and growing edges, to take comfort, and to laugh.
From articles to books, here is a list of suggested reading that might interest you.
A nice way to start and support your day.
Come in for a soft landing.
Center, ground, and consider a simple reflection.
All are welcome.
Join Jaye Wednesdays mornings
9:30-10:15 AM (Eastern) via Zoom.
Anyone interested should contact Jaye for a Zoom link.
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(This sitting is offered freely in the tradition of Dana.)
E.P.I.C: Embodiment, Presence, Intimate Investigation, Compassion.
Mindful awareness can be simply defined as moment-to-moment awareness. It is paying attention to our surroundings, our experience, and our reaction as each moment arrives and passes.
By practicing mindful awareness, we are learning how to “be” with what is occurring, without perpetually getting hooked into our stories.
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“I have deep gratitude for all the learning experiences I have had with Jacquie and Jaye. They have an inspiring gentle presence that they bring to all of their workshops… Jacquie and Jaye have perfectly merged the here & now philosophy of psychodrama with the practice of mindfulness allowing people to develop and rehearse the behaviors of compassion… I encourage every clinician to learn from Jacquie and Jaye as it will grow your own compassion, bring the practice of compassion to your clients, which indeed transforms our communities and world.”