These are the guiding principles and working assumptions on which my work is based:
Human beings are a gift. As humans, our natural tendency is to care about one another and to want to contribute. Of course, whenever we are hurt, frustrated, or burnt out, we tend to hide how much we care.
Each person has a valuable contribution to make. All of us are continually trying to make sense of the world around us, given the information we have available. Yet when we feel threatened, we can become protective and defensive.
No one likes feeling stuck. While all of us can get stuck in unproductive beliefs or unhelpful interactional patterns, feeling stuck is not fun for anyone.
Whenever we experience a shift in perspective, new possibilities become apparent. As Einstein said, “We cannot solve our problems by using the same kind of thinking that we used when we created them.”
We can ALL learn how to create a space in which “shift happens”. While clients often comment that what I do “feels like magic,” my deepest satisfaction comes from helping people learn how to do this kind of work.