This donation-based, weekly event is intended to broaden access to those seeking inner resourcing and psychological healing from an Internal Family Systems (IFS) approach, which is a model that focuses on creating inner harmony. All are welcome who wish to deepen their inner healing.
I am Margaret, I help pregnant moms map out what they want for their home birth so that they are confident and have sovereignty in their bodies and space.
I provider one on one support along with a group program to support pregnant moms along their transformative journey of pregnancy and birth. I also will be providing post partum Ayurvedic doula services which include a 42 day sacred window of rest and bonding for mom and baby.
Benefits of working with me.
- You will stand in your power and trust your body’s innate ability to birth at home without being swayed by unnecessary interventions or protocol that you do not want.
- You will have a customized plan for your home birth with all the pieces in place so that you feel great about and ready for your birth.
- You will have a solid connection to yourself that strengthens the connection to your baby, partner, and others who you chose to be part of your birth.
Hatha Yoga teacher 500hours
Prenatal and Postpartum yoga teacher
Birth Café with Margaret- A month virtual birth café. To discuss issues and hear home birth stories.
Are you experiencing critical thoughts or feeling that you’re not good enough? Have these thoughts started to cloud your sense of who you are and weigh you down?
I am here to help you put these painful thoughts to rest.
The burdens of tough experiences pile up and cause both an emotional and a physical toll. You may have noticed that not only are you feeling down, but your work and relationships are also suffering. When our feelings have not been sorted out, it is common to feel the weight of them and to feel stuck.
I view myself as a guide to walk side-by-side with you, supporting you with getting to know the parts of yourself that at times lead you to spiral as well as the parts of yourself that help you to thrive. Confidence, courage and connection are a few of the natural results of working mindfully to manage both what is pleasant and unpleasant.
As you learn to experience calm, it helps with resilience and continued self-discovery so that you enter into a sustainable relationship with yourself and those around you.
When you feel good on the inside, you radiate on the outside.
Click on the “web site” button to schedule a consultation so that we can learn more about one another. I’m excited to hear about the goals you have for yourself and explore ways I can help you to accomplish them.
Mindfulness practice is essential for therapists, to hold space and provide body-based
attunement and presence for clients, and to provide ourselves with ongoing self-care.
This supportive group will include time for meditation as well as discussion and readings with topics such as self-care, personal meditation practice, mindfulness-based client support and approaches, and any other topics important to the group, and will provide:
-Connection with others
-Support of ongoing regular meditation
-Discussion of mindfulness therapy-based
-Short guided meditations
-A place for self-care in the midst of your
-A caring, nurturing community!
I entered the clinical field of psychotherapy from a background in experiential education and adventure therapy in the Sierra Nevada Mountains of California. After receiving my MA in Marriage and Family Therapy from Syracuse University, New York, in 1999, I worked as a therapist and advocate for survivors of sexual trauma for four years at the Syracuse Rape Crisis Center. I restored from this demanding work by competing internationally as a professional road cyclist alongside Olympians on the World Cup Circuit–one of the most invigorating experiences of my life. The two jobs complemented each other remarkably well. Work hard and restore hard was my motto!
In 2003, I moved to Spokane from Syracuse, NY, with my spouse, who is a philosophy professor at Gonzaga University. (Go Zags!) While building my private practice, I consulted with the GU Administration on developing their sexual assault response policy and taught a senior seminar to GU Psychology majors for several years, introducing them to the field of family systems therapy.
I was unexpectedly introduced to IFS and its founder, Dr. Richard Schwartz, in 2008. Following that workshop, my foundation for the Model was built working individually with Dick for a year. After years of intensive training, supervision and clinical practice, I became a Certified IFS Therapist in 2010. I continue to consult with Dick regularly and have maintained therapy and supervision with two IFS Lead Trainers for over twelve years.
I’m passionate about teaching IFS and supporting clinicians doing their own work so they can be more Self led, effective and energized. I lead IFS consultation and process groups for healing professionals around the world. I assist at IFS Trainings and lead IFS workshops.
During this challenging time, you might be feeling stressed and overwhelmed with life – all while being stuck at home.
-You might be having trouble sleeping at night because of anxious thoughts
-You might be feeling overwhelmed with job stress and disconnected from your coworkers because you are working from home.
-You might feel the anxiety in your stomach or stress in your neck and shoulders
-You feel alone in all of it and wonder if you are the only one struggling
-You are frustrated that you can’t do the normal activities of going to the gym, going out to see friends, or going to exercise classes
What is Mindfulness? Mindfulness is more than just being present and aware of your thoughts and feelings. It’s paying a special kind of attention – one that is balanced, non-judgmental, and compassionate so that you can approach life with more freedom and ease.
Mindfulness can help:
-Reduce stress so you can have more clarity of mind
-Let go of obsessive thoughts so you can sleep peacefully at night
-Quiet the inner critic and develop self-compassion
-Learn to slow down so you can decrease job burn-out
-Know your emotions better which can improve relationships
-Calm anxiety so you can feel more joy and ease
The Free Online Introductory Class is Thursday January 14th, 5:30pm-6:30pm.
The 6-week group that follows this free event will also be online on Zoom on Thursdays at 5:30pm – 7pm. 6-Week Commitment. Pay what you can afford: $25 – $50 per group.
As a psychotherapist, I work on the level of the heart. I bring warmth, presence, deep empathy, and unconditional compassion to my clients. My work is grounded in mindfulness which allows us to open up to our experience with presence and compassion which supports change rather than judgment which keeps us stuck. I believe we have a natural capacity for growth, healing, and self-actualization which often gets blocked by our beliefs. I blend mindfulness based therapies such as Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy and Somatic Awareness with other evidence-based modalities such as Internal Family Systems and Acceptance & Commitment Therapy. I also draw from Non-Violent Communication to teach effective communication skills.
What I love most about doing therapy is helping people find self-love and grow their self-worth. I’m passionate about providing an emotionally safe and physically comfortable space for people to connect with themselves and express their deepest truths. I feel a deep honor to be a compassionate witness, support, and guide through times of both darkness and light.
As a yoga teacher and healer, I give students permission to soften around the edges, to let go of doing, and enjoy a moment of just being. In the current state of society and technology, our nervous systems are often overrun and our bodies sleep deprived and disconnected. I provide a space to un-plug, decompress, and activate the body’s natural healing capacity that takes place through conscious relaxation and breathwork.
I am a therapist who is certified in Brainspotting & EMDR. I also integrate Somatic Experiencing and IFS into the therapeutic process. Self discovery, personal exploration and trauma resolution are part of the process in which healing is promoted in the therapy room. Neuroscience based methods provide quicker, more thorough and deeper healing of where trauma has been held and may be interfering with your life.
Group will promote connection, self-acceptance and mindfulness skills.
Weekly on Wednesdays via Zoom 6:00-7:30 pm
Beginning on Wednesday 7/22/2020 through 8/26/2020
Participants must be over 18
$20 per meeting
My approach is somatic, holistic and experiential. This means our work together is not just sitting and talking about what has been or how you want things to be. Working holistically means I recognize the connection between mind, body, spirit and environment. Working in any one of these realms means we’re working with all of them. Working somatically means will explore the wisdom of your body as a gateway to your emotions and the wealth of information about yourself that sometimes the mind can obscure.
All my work, whether with individuals or couples, based in Attachment Theory. Attachment Theory is a well-researched approach to understanding our lifelong development and relationships. We all develop strategies of getting our needs met early in life based on how available, absent and attuned our caregivers are. These early strategies create the blueprint for how we are in our adult relationships and the often unconscious strategies we use with those closest to us. Often what were useful strategies no longer serve us in our adult life and it is now time to learn new ways to move through the world.
Many people never get to see models of what a secure, functioning relationship can look like. Learning what it takes to truly be in one another’s care is a process, no matter what your individual attachment style is.
My work is informed by my training in Hakomi; a somatic and mindfulness approach to psychotherapy. In this approach, we get curious about your felt experience of the world and the ways in which your have organized your way of being to adapt to your experiences. We then explore how to create reparative healing experiences in the room together.
My work with couples is influenced by my training in PACT (Psychobiological Approach to Couples Therapy) and Emotionally Focused Therapy. Both approaches are attachment based and all about supporting you and your partner(s) in creating a secure, functioning relationship.