Join me in Catspring, Texas - Five Day Mindful Self-Compassion Intensive

The three key components of self-compassion are self-kindness, a sense of common humanity, and balanced, mindful awareness.

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San Diego, CA Mindful Self-Compassion, Eight Week Course

Learn how self-compassion is actually a courageous mental attitude that stands up to harm—the harm that we inflict on ourselves every day by overworking, overeating, overanalyzing, and overreacting.

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Learn the Daring Way

This workshop is based on Dr. Brené Brown’s The Daring Way™ curriculum. The method was developed to help men, women and adolescents learn how to show up, be seen, and live brave lives. The primary focus is on developing shame resilience skills and developing daily practices that transform the way we live, love, parent, and lead.

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Couples Intensive Therapy

Custom Intensive sessions are longer and make it possible to unpack a particular issue and work it all the way through the difficulty and arrive at a better understanding. This approach involves meetings of longer duration, scheduled on an as-needed basis. This option works well for people who want to delve deeper, faster on a particular issue.

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“A moment of self-compassion can change your entire day. A string of such moments can change the course of your life.” ―Christopher K. Germer

Welcome! Many people find themselves looking for a way to make life more satisfying. Facing what is not working and seeking help with it are so very important. You’re off to a good start, and you don’t have to do it alone. I’m glad you are here!

Every day I see people who have managed to get through things they never thought they could. I see people who are amazed at finding a life that is better than they ever dreamed possible.

It is my great pleasure to help people who want to find a way to decrease the difficulty in life and increase happiness. This might take the form of reducing depression or anxiety, or improving relationships, making a career change or adjusting to losing a loved one or to a difficult and chronic condition. There are many situations in which people find themselves in need of support in order to reach a better place.

If you need to make changes you can count on me to be honest, insightful, straightforward and compassionate. In spite of the pain that is often involved in making changes we may find ourselves laughing together. To the extent that the difficulty you are facing is beyond your control, I can help you to find a way of relating to your situation that reduces your pain and creates comfort and soothing.

It is important to me to help you in the way that is most likely to be effective for you, therefore I offer a wide variety of treatment options. Please feel free to explore my website and find out more about who I am, how I work, and the services I offer.