A Spiritual Approach to Counseling and Connection

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We were made for connection.  It is natural for us to experience a longing for unconditional love, a deep need for belonging, and a deep hunger to “just be.”  One of our deepest aches is to know and to be known, which can only be fulfilled in relation to one another.  Yet, when life’s circumstances, experiences, and personal beliefs have taught us to guard our hearts against the vulnerability of connection, we suffer and our relationships suffer.

Anne Ethier, LPC, believes that body is one of our greatest teachers. As a student of Hakomi, Anne’s approach to psychotherapy counseling sessions are highly influenced by its experiential, mindfulness based therapy. Hakomi is a somatic or body-centered approach to counseling that is an alternative to traditional talk therapy. Her goal is to hold compassionate space for you to reconnect….with self, with others, and with your Divine Source. Anne’s holistic practice of body-mind therapy offers adults and couples access to deeper connections rooted in Gestalt therapy. It is from this connection that our capacity for compassion and acceptance deepens. As new possibilities open for each of us, Anne also enjoys the exchange and interaction with other trained therapists interested in mindfulness, somatic, and experiential work. . By sharing the various approaches associated with Body-Centered Psychotherapy, we are more fully able to live the fulfilled life we were made for and we are more able to be of service to others.

If you’d like to learn more about how Body-Centered Psychotherapy could help you and live in the Athens, Ga. area, please contact me today.

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And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom. Anais Nin