Saying goodbye to a beloved pet is one of the hardest things we do as a pet caregiver. If you are close to having to make a life-changing decision about your furry family member’s health, having support can shift thoughts and feeling of anxiety, helplessness and worry to more inner peace and affirming you are doing the very best you can on their behalf. This can help create spaciousness especially around making medical decisions or heart wrenching options around the end of life journey.
Life transitions often happen without our choosing. But it can also be the perfect opportunity for you to look at what obstacles may be getting in the way of what you want, and creating a plan of this next part of your life.
What you can expect:
What a recent client experienced:
I knew O’Malley was going to die between 12 and 15 years, just from statistics. And I think in my cells I knew that he was sick when I set up my session. I think I literally said to you: I am going to be a wreck when he dies, and I need to figure out how to be resilient when it happens, or I might not survive it. He was 11 when I first reached out. He died at 12 years and 3 months and your intervention made a HUGE difference. Truly. In fact, the work you and I did helped me to be a more resilient person in LIFE. Surviving the death of my soul dog, the fact that it didn’t actually kill me, was a huge revelation. Thank you. —Allison Walsh | Missoula, Montana—
“Working with trauma is as much about remembering how we survived it is about what is broken.” —Bessel Van Der Kolk—
Trauma resides in all of us. It’s what happens to a person where there is too much, too soon, too much for too long, or not enough for too long (Duros & Crowley, 2014)
When we encounter stress, our body goes into fight or flight, a survival response. With survival being your only option, your autonomic system goes into protection mode, fight or flight.
As a child, if we find ourselves in a state of mis-attunement, new patters form. Patterns where there is no room for connection or safety. In trauma, we survive in whatever way we can. Our nervous system is stunned and end up in a state of autonomic imbalance. We are merely trying to get out of the situation we are in. Over time, patterns form in how we respond to stress and challenging life transitions.
For those who are in the role of helping others, the stress of this is repetitive. Without coping tools, this can lead to compassion fatigue, secondary trauma, burnout and even chronic illness and dis- ease.
My motto is “come as you are”. I love using my claircognizance to help illuminate what has been there in us all along. Clients I’ve worked with says I bring a new perspective to “getting through it”. Let us focus on the “here and now” versus the past. Instead of surviving to keep it all “together” my role is to hold space and ask you very powerful and sometimes simple questions you have not seen. To reach a deeper part of your psyche so that you will be empowered to find the answers within yourself.
Whether you’ve recently experienced a life transition or am about to face the most difficulty journey ahead of you, your wisdom may have a different message in store for you. Think of it is less “fixing” and more “being with”.
What a recent client experienced:
” As a Tarot reader and Art Therapist, I was struggling with leaving behind art therapy in favor of Tarot, since most people prefer the “give-me-the-answer-now” interaction rather than wanting to work on the patterns that brought on the situation in the first place. I’ve had some ideas on how to make it work, but couldn’t figure out how to put it together. In a matter of describing my dilemma to Claire, she was able to “see” how to put the two together and the steps I needed to take to make it a reality. Her gift of being able to laser-focus on how a person can best present their unique gifts to the world is amazing.” —Karin Volpp-Gardela—