My supervision is grounded in and guided by two modes of knowing and being. The first is Internal Family Systems (IFS) principles and practices. I also teach and we will explore relational mindfulness skills using a practice I developed and call Structured Self-Presence© (SSP). SSP is a wonderful tool that helps to illuminate and navigate the different dimensions of the relational field. It also provides a simple yet profound tool to develop and deepen relational self-presence. This will be a central tool framing and informing our mode of being with ourselves and one another.
While I am happy to offer some didactic teaching and discussion, all consultation groups are primarily experiential. This means that we work with our bodies and make use of our personal psychologies as the instruments for growth and healing that they are. We cannot participate in healing that which awakens fear, hatred, or judgement in us, not, until we have tended these tender bits.
When we are struggling in our work, it generally means that something in us is calling for healing. Consultation groups are a place where, for our own sake and the sake of our clients, we must grow and become more whole. In a sense, we must take healing from our clients and let them show us the way to that, in ourselves, which is in need of healing. Accepting this blessing from our clients helps us to realize more fully the wisdom with which our clients are imbued and realize that they too are part of the healing of the world.
I hope that you will come to know these groups as a kind of spiritual and professional sanctuary and exploratorium.