Types of Methods
Grappling with the likelihood of societal and environmental collapse leaves us with little solid ground. Acknowledging it can lead people to a crisis-point in their life, or a slow and terrifying sense of unravelling. We may struggle with grief, guilt, anger, anxiety and despair. We may find ourselves undertaking what Francis Weller calls a “painful apprenticeship with sorrow”, as we consider the enormity of what we may lose, and the difficulties we or younger generations will face.
Deep Adaptation calls us both to navigate this inner crisis, and to consider our practical response. How can we dismantle the scaffolding of all we have known, and not collapse ourselves? Is it possible to avoid retreating in fear, and keep our hearts open to the world and to others? Can we ease the inevitable suffering of the world and our communities? How might we realign our values and our livelihood with changing realities?
My role as a Deep Adaptation guide is to journey alongside you, helping you to understand where you are, and to process how you respond to life in that place. We will pay attention to your thoughts and emotions, and also to your somatic responses, to access the subtle knowings that lie outside of conscious awareness. Together we can meet whatever arises, and discover what inner resources and wisdom you can draw upon. And we can begin to find a way through the dark and stuck places of the soul.
My work is informed not just by my professional training as a psychotherapist, but also by 25 years of meditation and mindfulness practice, and a deep personal interest in Buddhist philosophy. These approaches emphasise the importance of not turning away from, or exiling, what is difficult in our experience. They call on us to meet our deepest pain with curiosity, compassion and care.
Since facing my own crisis of anxiety and despair, I have worked with many others traveling on this path. I recognise it takes enormous courage to face such outrageous loss and seismic change, and find a way forwards. But you don’t have to make the journey alone.
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