Reclaim the fullness of your gifted self through mindful, depth-based exploration
"May your mind come alive to the invisible geography that invites you to new frontiers..."
― John O'Donohue
Depth coaching is a guided process that focuses on remembering and reclaiming the parts of your gifted self that have been repressed from conscious awareness by familial and cultural conditioning. Grounded in the innate wisdom each person carries for their own becoming, depth work guides you toward gaining insight into the full range of your giftedness (including both conscious and unconscious aspects) , releasing energy that is bound up in repressed parts, and initiating a transformation where deeper, more creative parts of your gifted self can emerge.
Although the misunderstood, exiled parts of the gifted self are different for everyone, they often include aspects of creative, embodied, emotional and spiritual being, in addition to intellectual being. The intense, multi-layered nature of these repressed parts utilizes a significant amount of energy that often separates gifted individuals from the deeper, more meaningful realities they long to actualize.
GIFTED ADULTS OFTEN FIND THEIR WAY TO DEPTH WORK AFTER ENGAGING IN GROWTH AND DISCOVERY WORK FOR SOME TIME, YET STILL (OR AGAIN) FIND THEMSELVES STUCK IN MOVING THEIR LIFE FORWARD IN AN ALIGNED WAY.
In our sessions, we get in touch with the deeper layers of your gifted being using a holistic model of giftedness and a combination of mindfulness-based approaches that align with your unique constellation of traits. Approaches include: dialogue, active imagination, dream images and stories, somatic experience, creative expression and recurring life patterns, and the ways these expressions are supporting your process of coming into gifted wholeness. We look at complex patterns and themes over time to allow for an organic unfolding of transformation to manifest as well as a greater sense of gifted flow and direction in your life.
The approaches central to depth work are particularly well-suited to gifted adults. They engage abstract thinking, creativity, and embodied imagination; explore complex patterns and multi-layered meaning of experience; and engender the deep process of soul tending.
DEPTH COACHING GUIDES YOU TOWARDS EMBRACING THE INNATE WISDOM OF YOUR GIFTED BEING.
I know that the deepest guidance you seek on your journey is already within you waiting to be discovered and translated into action. I embrace giftedness within the process of entelechy – the vital life force that is guiding you towards your unique expression – and bring curiosity, compassion, and creativity to each session to support this.
My interest in weaving mindfulness and depth psychologies to support gifted and twice-exceptional adults has emerged out of my work as a contemplative practitioner, facilitator, and psychologist within the gifted community over many years. You can read more about my training and experience here. To deepen this work, I am currently completing formal training in Jungian and Post-Jungian clinical studies as well as clinical embodied dreamwork and will be taking new clients in January 2024.