Every client I work with gets a customized experience. As a spiritual counselor and embodiment coach, I merge the sensual and the spiritual to guide you to a deeper relationship with yourself — your emotions, body, and sensuality — and with the world around you. We explore and help relax what has been standing in the way of a deeper and more empowering connection with nature, your body, and those you love.
I integrate teachings from psychology and body-centered healing modalities — such as Qi Gong and somatic exploration — with ancient Tantric practices to guide you to access your own inner wisdom and revive the joy you were meant to know.
Are you interested in working with me? Here’s how to get started. Step 1. Schedule a complimentary, no-obligation exploratory call. You can do that right here.
Step 2.Watch your email for a calendar invitation and RSVP "Yes".
Step 3. At the scheduled time of your call, I'll call you! We’ll use the opportunity to make sure we’re the perfect fit before you say yes to working with me.
Step 4. If you decide to work with me, I’ll tell you the exact next steps for getting started. If you decide not to work with me or if we aren’t a perfect fit, I’m happy to share other resources to help you get what you need.
Have you been trying to "fix" yourself, striving (and meeting!) your own and others' stratospheric expectations for decades?
Consuming self-help and spiritual teachings like it was your job?
Feeling some improvement but ultimately, still struggling with the same issues that have been coming up forever? Doing good work exploring your childhood wounds in therapy, but still feeling stuck in the same old patterns?
Are you exhausted, run-down, and burnt out? Tired of over-giving and over-doing? Desperate for some rest and respite from the stress of having to be everything to everyone, including yourself?
I see you. And I understand. Because I've been there.
If you’re like me, you’ve spent your life exploring and curious about deeper connection. Maybe you’re wondering why it’s been so important to you and why it's so elusive. This deep connection is our heart’s longing.
Unfortunately, most of us spend years looking outside ourselves for connection when the most essential connection we are missing can only be found inside ourselves. We’ve spent our lives creating compensations and work-arounds to fill up that empty place inside. We’ve tried to find it in other people, in our activities or work, and in our identity. But until we begin to relax our ego’s strategies to get love, we will remain on a merry-go-round of new people, new places, new jobs. Always looking for what we can’t find, but what’s always been here just waiting for our curiosity and gentle exploration.
If you're here, it's likely that you've tried so many ways over the years to resolve this existential question of worthiness.
My many years of talk therapy gave me a great deal of information about myself, my history, and why I struggled, but lacked an essential feminine and body-based spiritual and practical approach to ease this universal quandary.
How We Will Work Together
We live in bodies. But our modern Western culture tells us to ignore them and their wisdom in favor of the mind. We push and strive, lacking a reverence for the intuitive wisdom that’s there to access when we make real listening a priority. But that’s where we need help. No one taught us to listen to the truths that are undeniable. Truths like:
How to trust your heart’s messages.
Realizing that the tension in your solar plexus is there as your friend to get your attention.
The way the tight place in your throat is asking you to respect your own voice.
And that enjoying the beauty and pleasure that’s here for you is core to the real healing you’re looking for.
Spirituality isn’t religion or a church or holding a mantra, it’s tuning in to deep connection. Into the inter-relatedness of all things. Into the truth that we are never really separate and never really alone. There are many ways to access this connection, and in my work, I bring us home to the body as an entryway to connecting with nature through our senses. Nature is here to heal us, to support us, to help us remember that we’re safe.
When we’re stuck in our heads, it’s dangerous territory. It takes us out of our body and into delusions and rationales and confusions. Our body is here to guide us back to safety. What happens in this spiritual work is that you tune back in to what the body is saying and you stay there, you don’t abandon yourself into your stories and hypotheses.
We’ve been taught to abandon our bodies and become overly reliant on our minds to try to figure it out and fix it. But if you can learn to stay attentive to the sensations and the emotions that live together and just breath, something transforms. Wisdom comes forth and the grip of fear can release.
But this is difficult to do by yourself! I have benefited from a guide over the years to help me begin to trust my body and its wisdom again. Otherwise, it’s so easy to fall back into old habits of reverting to my head to “figure it out”.
As your guide, I will work with you to learn to find pleasure every day and to learn to balance the inevitable daily stresses with the real beauty and pleasure that’s always here.
So what happens when we open to the wisdom of the body, when we seek pleasure as our birthright, and when we partner with nature as a healer?
"Thank you, Mary. Today was awesome. I feel so much better" - ET
What This Allows
My clients describe it as a sense of deep peace. That instead of the constant searching, the constant need to fix and push, the constant feeling like you're never gonna get there, there's an experience of dropping down into the vast well of peace and centeredness that is always available to us if we have the awareness to access it that useful tools provide.
With the awareness of your old habits of grasping for answers, and avoiding or dulling the pain, you become free to choose a different way forward.
We also work together to identify the beliefs that you've unconsciously and habitually chosen, based on your early conditioning. The ones you were taught before you were old enough to make a choice about how to understand yourself and the world around you. Together we create a safe space for you to observe these beliefs and the impact they've had on your life. Then we open to the possibility of embracing new beliefs.
You didn't have a choice then, but you do have a choice now.
A choice to access peace, irrespective of what's going on around you. A choice to nurture a maturity that allows for a beautiful life.
I would love to talk with you and see if we're a good fit to work together to achieve this vision for your life. Book your free 30-minute exploratory call today by clicking the button below.