Imagine someone (or life) shoots an arrow at you, and that arrow hits a target inside of you and causes fear, pain, anger and/or distress. Our tendency is to either shield ourselves from the pain by hardening around the target, or to constantly duck and move around in order to avoid more arrows coming our way. When we do either of these, we find ourselves closing down more and more in life, losing our joy, freedom and our feeling of safety.
Shadow work invites a different approach. Instead of focusing all our energy on avoiding the arrows we likely have little or no control over, we instead focus our energy on bringing to light the target within us that reacts in pain, fear etc. when it is hit. We work with the target itself until it grows so light and so transparent that, when an arrow comes shooting by, there is no target and no impact. The arrow flies right through, leaving no trace.
There are endless benefits or as I like to call them “side effects” to the awakening of awareness. You may find yourself more energetic, more joyful, more loving. You may shed unwanted habits, patterns, or addictions. You might just find yourself living and feeling more alive than ever before. But most of all, awareness cultivates authenticity and Self love, connects you with your power, and brings with it a genuine, healing freedom. The best way to understand this work, is to experience it.
In Depth Inner Work
What we do in each session is driven by your needs. Because of this, each session is completely individualized. We start from wherever is most beneficial for you in the present moment, with whatever tools most resonate with you, and move forward from there.
A very important aspect of in depth inner work is “tracking” our own Shadows. One of the basic tenants of Shadow work is that everything brings a gift, and every gift needs to be known. Because of this, experiences and situations may present themselves to us over and over again until we recognize the gift hidden deep inside. Every challenge is an opportunity to connect with our own inner wisdom. If engaged skillfully, life challenges cultivate self-development and self-awakening. This process can also be described as lifting the veils of our awareness to reveal the True Self.
I offer a wide range of flexible tools that will help increase your Self awareness. As we work together, you will be given detail explanation of the tools we use so that you can understand the techniques and thus be able to use them by yourself when necessary, in your life’s journey, allowing you to move toward your own independence.
The tools I offer are grounded in integrative transpersonal counseling and psychotherapy methods, creative expression (through writing, art, etc.), somatic work (body awareness and breath-work), meditation, mindfulness, active imagination and visualization techniques. Want to learn more? Check out my website.
Retreats, Trainings, and Workshops
We engage with ourselves and our personality, so we can then transcend by touching our innermost essence, perhaps you can call it Soul or Spirit, and last but not least we learn how to integrate the knowledge that we acquired back to our everyday life so it can translate to wisdom, love and happiness.
All of life’s experience is part of our personal developmental challenge, our evolutionary journey. Often it is not easy to see how a difficult experience can be helping us grow. Increasing awareness helps us understand and transform our struggles into gifts. The result is increased happiness, love, freedom, and wisdom in our life.
The way I practice is by establishing a safe, trusting relationship in which the client feels free to express personal thoughts and emotions. It is through this free expression that we gain deep, personal insight and have the opportunity to integrate the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual aspects of our personality. I aim to help clients explore their true potential, to develop their inner resources, and to access their creativity. I also teach mindfulness, helping individuals to process difficult feelings, reduce and manage stress (at home, work etc.), improve relationships and optimize authentic expression, creativity, and productivity.
It is my passion to guide people all over the world into the sacred flame of the heart. Come and learn more about me and how I can help you here.
At the early age of eighteen, I discovered the Eastern traditions and immediately resonated with mindfulness and mediation. From that time on, I devoted my life to studying and practicing such modalities as depth psychology, psychotherapy, dream work, hands-on-healing, Tai-Chi, Sufi mysticism, Shamanism, somatic (body) work, NLP and Alchemy.
I was born in Greece. I lived and studied in London, U.K. And I have traveled the world to learn, teach, and grow.
Traveling, learning, and meeting new people