"Being a good steward of your pain…involves being alive to your life. It involves taking the risk of being open, of reaching out, of keeping in touch with the pain as well as the joy of what happens because at no time more than at a painful time do we live out of the depths of who we are instead of out of the shallows."

- Frederick Buechner, The Clown in the Belfry

guiding you through grief, loss, and new life

THE WORK

DEEP RIVER HEALING takes an integrative approach to grief and loss, making space for new life to emerge through self-healing led by your Spirit. By tuning in to your body wisdom and inner knowing, I facilitate your healing journey. The way forward lies within you.

LOSS COMES WITH CHANGE. Never at a convenient time, rarely welcome. But when you are felled by grief, take heart. Loss shakes us into the present moment, an awakening moment. You are in a fertile time for soul growth and deep healing. The act of grieving and honoring your losses takes you somewhere new, makes you someone new.

Loss takes many forms:

  • the death of a beloved person
  • the death of a beloved animal
  • the end of a job or career
  • a breakup or divorce
  • a change in your family role
  • an end to a stage in your life
  • an injury or illness
  • a move from home
  • a change in sense of self
  • global or environmental devastation.

You are an infinite Soul living in a finite body in an ever-changing world. Moving with the currents of change is a good practice. Engaging, not denying, your losses keeps you fresh and clear. Unlocking the grief bound in the physical body allows the energy and emotions to move. Being Present for yourself makes you more resilient and able to keep on loving and letting go.

But how do you go beyond surviving your losses to really thriving, enriched by what and whom you’ve loved and lost? You engage the emotions and sensations and throw out any pre-made plan or timeline about grieving. You get curious and bring Presence to how it all is moving through you now and what your Spirit is moving you to do next.

DEEP RIVER HEALING follows these basic principles:

  • You heal and create in Present time.
  • Your way of moving with grief and loss is unique and led by your Spirit.
  • Your body wisdom expresses vital info through emotions and sensations.
  • Your system is always moving towards greater health.

I’m here to support you to experience, trust, and act on these principles. Sessions are specially tailored to meet your needs and may include one or more of these complementary approaches.

Hands-on, subtle bodywork invites more space and stillness to naturally release pain and stuck emotions, letting your system reset and balance according to your inherent treatment plan.

Intuition Medicine® is a registered trademark of Francesca McCartney, PhD, being used with permission. Intuitive reading and energy self-healing led by your Spirit. May include grounding, chakra and aura maintenance, past life healing, emotional de-cording, soul contract updating, etc.

Akin to acupuncture without needles, Tapping clears stuck emotions, physical pain, and mental looping. Creates space to reprogram the body-mind with more supportive intentions. Great self-help takeaway tool.

Access your unconscious, your Soul, and your body wisdom to discover new meaning with creative practices: collage, mindful movement, storytelling, shamanic journeys, altars, and ritual.

Healing Quotes

“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

“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

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

– Chogyam Trungpa

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

– James Schuyler

“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

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

– W. S. Merwin

“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 are the facilitators of our own creative evolution.”

– Bill Hicks

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

– Alex Grey

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

– Ram Dass

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

– Joseph Campbell

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

– Elizabeth A. Behnke

“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

“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

“Our only security is our ability to change.”

– John Lilly

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

– Katherine Mansfield