"The privilege of a lifetime is being who you are."

- Joseph Campbell

guiding you through grief, loss, and new life

Carol

I am CAROL HARADA, a body-mind healingDSC_8781 - Version 2practitioner in San Francisco since 2000. My passion is to be with clients moving through stuck places in the creative and healing cycles. Endings and beginnings are particularly potent times. And grief and loss are special allies initiating us into deeper healing, realignment, and integration.

My spiritual practice and my healing practice invite more embodiment and coming home to the true self: grounding in present time and nesting Spirit into Body into Earth.

My greatest gifts are presence, grounding, and the ability to discern openings for new movement. As an artist and writer, I am attuned to healing as a creative process, a way to discover more authenticity and liveliness. I extend compassion and loving support as a guide and healing partner on this human path of growth and change.

 

TRAINING

  • Designed to Blossom – Human Design, Rosy Aronson, 2015-ongoing.
  • Intuition Medicine® – Master Certification, Academy of Intuition Medicine®, Francesca McCartney, 2014-2015.
  • Yoga and EFT for Grief – co-facilitating workshops with yoga teacher Ken Breniman, 2012-2013.
  • Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy – Star Institute, Gary Peterson, Certification in BCST Foundation Training, 2008-2010; advanced trainings, 2010-ongoing.
  • Reiki in tandem – The Reiki Clinic, Anna Dorian, Karla Dierks, Ravi Sappal, et al, 2009-2015.
  • Collage and Dreamwork with Dan Gronwald, Creative Cycle workshops, 2009-2010.
  • Inner Relationship Focusing – Ann Weiser Cornell, 2006-2008; Lucinda Hayden 2013; partner practice, 2006-2014.
  • Four-Fold Way – Angeles Arrien, 2003-2004, Wisdom Circle practice, 2003-ongoing.
  • Continuum Movement – Marcia Anderson, Susan Harper, Emilie Conrad, et al, 2001-ongoing.
  • Reiki 1- 4, Reiki Master Teacher – Holly Holmes Meredith, Toni Reaves, 2000-2005.
  • EFT – Holly Holmes Meredith, Carol Tuttle, Nick and Jessica Ortner, et al, 2000-ongoing.
  • Certified Clinical Hypnotherapy – Holly Holmes Meredith, et al, 1999-2000.

 

CREATIVE LIFE

I am also a collage artist and a fiction writer. My short stories, often about loss and longing, have been published in The Saturday Evening Post; Flash Flood Journal; Bryant Literary Review; Lake, Volume 4, 5, and 6, and Birdland Journal. I have a story forthcoming in Still Point Arts Quarterly and the FlashFlood National Flash-Fiction Day anthology. I have read at the literary reading series Why There Are Words. I exhibit a natural curiosity and willingness to be with the blank page, whether with image, word, or the current dilemma of a client.

Please contact me for your complimentary 20-minute phone intro.  We’ll explore ways to unlock your body wisdom and support your healing journey. I hope you’ll be inspired to embark on this great work with me.

Blessings, Carol

Healing Quotes

“Our only security is our ability to change.”

– John Lilly

“Human beings are not born once and for all on the day their mothers give birth to them…life obliges them over and over again to give birth to themselves.”

– Gabriel Garcia Marquez

“The big question is whether you are going to be able to say a hearty YES to your adventure.”

– Joseph Campbell

“Everything in life that we really accept undergoes a change. So suffering must become love. That is the mystery.”

– Katherine Mansfield

“In order to be a good warrior, one has to feel this sad and tender heart.”

– Chogyam Trungpa

“Joy moves always to new locations,
the ease of its flow never freezing.
A long winter’s tale is over. Now
with each spring day, a new story.”

– Rumi

“There is deep wisdom within our very flesh, if we can only come to our senses and feel it.”

– Elizabeth A. Behnke

“The next message you need is always right where you are.”

– Ram Dass

“It’s time again. Tear up the violets and plant something more difficult to grow.”

– James Schuyler

“The absolute tranquility is the present moment. Though it is at this moment, there is no limit to this moment, and therein is eternal delight.”

– Hui-Neng

“We must be willing to let go of the life we have planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us.”

– E. M. Forster

“Grief is not a task to finish,
And move on,
But an element of yourself –
An alteration of your being.
A new way of seeing,
A new definition of self.”

– Barb Mather

“Your absence has gone through me like thread through a needle. Everything I do is stitched with its color.”

– W. S. Merwin

“We are the facilitators of our own creative evolution.”

– Bill Hicks

“Don’t run away from grief, o soul
Look for the remedy inside the pain.
Because the rose came from the thorn
And the ruby came from a stone.”

– Rumi

“Now is the moment, Here is the place of Liberation.”

– Alex Grey