GOLD SOUL COACHING IS FOR YOU IF:

~ You are wanting to experience more intimacy in your relationships
~ You are wanting to feel more confident dating
~ You desire to experiment with your sexuality in creative, pleasurable ways
~ You want to stop feeling guilty about your desires so that you can fully claim, celebrate and fulfill them!
~ You are interested in exploring conscious kink, BDSM, and power dynamics
~ You are ready to build healthy self-esteem and self-worth
~ You are excited to feel more comfortable in your own skin
~ You want to get clear about what you want in your relationships, so that you can create it
~ You want to explore ethical non-monogamy in a healthy, conscious way
~ You want to develop more conscious communication skills
~ You want to learn more about consent as a foundational practice for healthy relating
~ You want to feel more clear and confident in identifying, sharing, and responding to boundaries
~ You want to understand more about your emotions, and how to create space for them in a way that creates more intimacy, rather than less
~ You want to embrace a playful approach to relationships
~ You want to learn how to approach and move through conflict in a way that feels more easeful, more respectful, and more fun!
~ You would benefit from support in recovering from relational trauma
~ You want support in feeling safe to open your heart again
~ You want to cultivate intuition, discernment and trust
~ You want to shift your relationship to painful family patterns and dynamics
~ You want to understand more clearly who you are, so that you can show up in your relationships more authentically
~ You want to refine your skills of self-reflection
~ You want to experience your relationships in a more embodied way
~ You are ready to experience more presence in relating
~ You want to free yourself from unhealthy patterns of relating
~ You want to better understand the internal relationship between different parts of your self
~ You are interested in building bridges with others who may not share your beliefs and perspectives
~ You are interested in fostering healthier, more generative professional relationships
~ You want to improve and expand your business through understanding why relationship skills make all the difference 
~ You are ready to move beyond self-defeating patterns and self-sabotage
~ You are wanting to experience more compassion - both for yourself and for others
~ You are ready to attract and sustain relationships in which you feel met, seen, inspired, and loved
~ You want to feel more whole
~ You long to feel a true sense of belonging

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ABOUT ME

I Am An Ally To Support You To Live In The Comfort Of Your Own Skin
I Am A Loving Permissionary That Celebrates Radical Exploration Of Wildness
I Am Passionate About Cultivating Intimacy Rooted in Wholeness
I Am Committed To Your Right To An Innate Sense Of Belonging

My personal and professional life has been a rich exploration into embodiment, mindfulness, reclamation of sexual energy as life force, and conscious relating as pathways to experience a peaceful sense of ease and connection.


My background is in psychology, Hatha yoga, Thai massage, herbalism, various forms of expressive movement and dance, conscious communication practices (including The Way of Council and Non Violent Communication), sacred sexuality and kink, the intersections of grief and pleasure, and exploring the unconscious through art, dreamwork, and movement. These explorations have supported me to experience greater sovereignty and intimacy, with the ultimate goal of experiencing true belonging with self, others and the natural world.


My spiritual path is one of learning to be human, learning to be in a body, and learning to consciously communicate and connect with self, others, and nature in service to what I see as the reason we are here: to be in relationship with the aliveness within and around us through a multi sensory experience, and to enjoy a sense of belonging within this experience. In cultivating an ever more conscious and loving relationship with the aliveness that is unfolding, exactly as it is unfolding in each moment, we come to see how everything has it’s place. We also begin to access our innate capacity to shape our own experience in ways that open the aperture on what is possible for us to create for ourselves. 


Radically accepting what is has no complacency in it. It is not a process of looking at oppressive internal and external structures and saying “Ok, I guess that’s how it’s going to be so I’ll just submit to this inevitable and tragic reality.” No, it is not that. Rather, it is a courageous willingness to perceive what is, as it is, and thus open ourselves to perceive what is possible to create with the situation or the materials at hand. It’s saying “Ok, this is what’s happening, AND, I would prefer to exist within a structure that supports safety, liberated expression, and belonging for all beings. What are the materials I can see, and how might I use those materials in conjunction with my own gift and interests, to help create a new system more in alignment with my own values?” Through this process of acceptance that leads to clear seeing, we begin to discover greater agency and choice in how we play with the materials of our life. We start to take ownership over each moment as a choice point: how do I want to respond or play with what is here, in this moment? And to what end? 


Imagine two artists faced with a seemingly discordant array of materials: some conventionally pretty; some frustratingly unwieldy to work with; some downright confounding; some so tiny as to seem maddeningly elusive and imperceptible. One artist looks at the materials and throws up his hands in defeat, believing he will never be able to create beauty from this madness, disheartened as he is that these were not the materials he had wanted. The second artist, rather patiently and with playful experimentation, begins to make choices about how to relate with the materials, orienting them together in space and time in various configurations until coherence emerges. And in the event that coherence does not emerge, there is the possibility of a simple delight at the creativity and learning that happened in the process. 


Which kind of artist do you want to be on the canvas of your life? 

 

APPROACH

Creative Alchemy Rooted in Embodiment

Our work is anchored in a relationship to the physical body, utilizing breath and sensation as a point of focus and ground. In circumstances where the relationship to the physical body does not yet feel fully safe or available, we use relationship to the Earth body and environment as the primary anchor.


Within this container, which honors your body and beingness as your Guru (Gee, You Are You), my role is one of presence and paying attention on multiple levels, in order to identify key themes of your life experience. 

“To pay attention means we care, which means we really love.” - Krishnamurti

I weave what I perceive into a coherent message, and deliver that message to you with clarity, kindness, compassion, and curiosity. The process of reflecting your Self to you is intended to support self understanding, self compassion, and eventually integration as you move towards an ever more friendly and loving relationship with your whole self, exactly as you are. There are no problems to fix. Growth and transformation occur naturally in the field of radical self acceptance. Once we see clearly what materials you are working with, we begin an alchemical process of transforming the raw material of your experiences into a meaningful, creative life story. 


I pay attention to the following as the foundation of my practice:


1) Somatic cues (posture, breath, facial expression, movement and stillness patterns, gestures).

2) Emotional states (attuning to perceive overt or underlying presence of fear, grief, anger, shame, joy).

3) Mental states (attuning to communication style, mental habits, thought patterns, language choice).

4) Relationship states (description of relationships, ways of relating witnessed in sessions, consent capacity, responsiveness, reactivity, receptivity, capacity to take in connection, attunement to desires, relationship to sexual energy).

5) Intuition/messages from soul/spirit/psyche (does not depend on any particular set of spiritual beliefs, but it helps if you believe in some kind of higher power. Includes working with the unconscious, messages from spirit guides, and messages from the land/the elements).

My intention and desire is to support you in encountering yourself in increasingly kind, compassionate, creative, exciting, inspiring, and possibility-oriented ways, at a pace that feels both safe and appropriately challenging. I take joy in meeting you where you're at and walking alongside you in the direction you most want to go.

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LIFE COACHING SESSION

Life throws many surprises at us, and while we cannot predict the outcome of any situation, we can take control of how we respond to certain situations. With my coaching sessions, you’ll learn about acceptance and how to exert your power of choice over whatever life may throw at you.

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CAREER COACHING SESSION

This service is a favorite among many of my clients, as it is often times one of the keys to a happier, healthier life. My job is to give you the tools and techniques to achieve a balanced and fulfilling lifestyle. After several sessions, you will become well-versed at handling issues whenever and wherever they arise. Call now to schedule a session.

 
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“Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does”

William James

 

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500 Terry Francois Street San Francisco, CA 94158

123-456-7890

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