philosophies that inspire
our work together.
is the beginning of change.
we are open to awareness about ourselves, we can
then make conscious choices as to how to respond
vs. react, and thus create profound change in our
will help you increase
your awareness of self in the many facets of your
life. With curious intention, we
will observe behavior,
thoughts and feelings which will inform your subsequent
increasingly conscious and empowered choices.
diminish life force energy & quality of life.
wounds cause behavioral
patterns that are reactive rather than proactive, cloud
our ability to clearly
view ourselves and the world,
and inhibit intimacy.
anxiety, illness, recurring
relationship challenges, and a sense of living
an 'unfulfilled life' are
symptoms that indicate
will work with you to explore
the source of your emotional dis-ease, and identify the consequences
to your life.
Our job will then be to create a
healing strategy that is responsive
to your needs.
Along the way, I will support
guide you as you navigate your
emotional world and engage
in deep healing
create our reality based on what we believe.
This is a very
powerful concept! It
is possible to experience
life as more harmonious and honoring
of your unique self.
can help you uncover the embedded faulty beliefs that
throughout our thought processes. Much like a
virus in a computer, these faulty beliefs are invasive,
insidious and destructive in the unexamined “rules” and
negative self-talk that they would have us live
by. I will teach you cognitive skills to re-examine
and “challenge” those negative beliefs
which will allow you to cultivate your life based
on a more solid, positive premise.
only sure thing in life is change.
is good news, sometimes this is bad news! Either
way, a sense of well-being in life requires that
we learn to adapt to change and to grieve our losses.
Many people recall
losing their innocence.
We all experience loss of relationships through
death, divorce, or separation.
We may lose our sense
of self through overinvestment in something outside
ourselves. Aging presents
loss of youth, body image,
health, unfulfilled dreams, and death. We lose
roles in our family,
workplace and community.
Along the way, we may find we have lost our hopes
Your grief process
may be relatively simple
or complex. While loss is inevitable, we do have
options on how we
will deal with it. The
willingness and ability to grieve can only help
us through these life challenges. Allowing
ourselves to grieve life’s
losses is necessary in
order to be more fully
open to the new beginnings
that lie ahead.
will assist you through your grieving process which
in your own time may involve accepting and experiencing
the reality of the loss, experiencing the reality
of the loss, adjusting to the changes resulting from
the loss, and integrating the loss as a significant
part of your life experience.
spiral journey of life takes us though many cycles
times of endings and beginnings,
changes that are both sought and unforeseen. We
are never in “exactly
the same place” we
once were (though it can
certainly feel like it!).
We come around to similar
life patterns and challenges
which present opportunities
for deeper healing, new growth,
and greater awareness.
will help you attune to your
unique spiral journey by sharing my observations
and ideas, and partnering with you
as you experiment to find your
way to create the qualities and direction that you
wish to see in your
the passages in our lives provides a context & bestows
Menopausal Women step into a deepening phase of
womanhood as their body changes signify that they
are entering into their wisdom years. The transition
into the second half of life is a profound passage
that is largely ignored within our youth oriented,
anti-aging culture. Women are often surprised to
find themselves unsettled within their being as
they cross this threshold. Most women do not anticipate
or understand these changes, and they likely lack
role models and guidance to help them through.
a woman who is sensitive and attuned to these concerns,
I can help you discover,
explore, acclimate and maybe even
thrive on this new ground of your
are more losses to grieve, more
changes to anticipate and prepare
for, and new possibilities to embrace.
I will serve to illuminate your
way. I envision women’s
councils to gather support and inspire each other in
our life’s season.
have our answers inside of us!
no one else knows what
is best for you. So while I don’t know your answers and won’t
tell you what to do, I
can help you learn
to listen to and honor your
I track the themes of your stories, we will deepen
the understanding of the core issues and their meaning
to your life. Together we will evaluate the obstacles
to acting on what you know, and prepare for the next
indicated steps that you choose to make in the creation
life you want to live.
Mary Franz, MA,
Laguna Women's Wisdom Counseling