Inner work is a trauma-informed, psycho-spiritual approach that aims to answer deeper questions about who you are, support your healing, and catalyse transformation. It's a deep dive into the unconscious in order to resurface the hidden gems of your character and find the wholeness that already exists within you.
What can inner work help with?
All living beings have a natural inner drive to transform and evolve. Just as the seed contains all that it needs to grow into a whole fruit-bearing tree, or as the caterpillar takes itself trough the painful process of metamorphosis so it can spread its wings as a butterfly, so does every human being already own the capacity to manifest its full potential in this life.
However, at times, we might find ourselves lost, or stuck. Even though we can't really put our finger on it, there's a deep feeling that something's missing from our lives. Perhaps our relationships aren't going the way we'd like them to, or our work lacks meaning. Perhaps we keep bumping against the same patterns in the people and situations we attract. Or perhaps we never got to figure out who we are, beyond the conditioning and survival mechanisms of our childhoods.
Inner work is a deep process that aims to bring you closer to your inner wholeness. Inspired by depth psychology, trauma treatment and mindfulness meditation, we bring awareness to the patterns that are currently holding you back and aim to bring compassion and healing to your wounds. This deeply embodied process aims to get you more in tune with yourself and to release old patterns of wounding, harnessing that energy towards what truly gives you meaning, and inhabiting your life more (joy)fully.
Here are some of the issues I can help with:
reconnecting with your true self and finding purpose;
harnessing the power of dreams;
healing the inner child;
understanding and moving through depression;
bringing mindfulness and compassion to anxiety;
releasing and transforming trauma;
healing attachment wounds and building better relationships;
working with perfectionism;
tapping into your innate wisdom through creative imagination;
cultivating embodiment and learning self-regulation;
breaking old patterns and creating better habits.
How does it work?
Beginning with an initial free consultation, we can get to know each other and discuss a plan that suits you. Most clients prefer to work long-term, meeting weekly at the same time, but you can also choose to begin with a 6 or 12-session pack followed by an assessment of our progress.
Sessions can be booked individually through the website, or purchased in advance as a slightly discounted plan. I also offer concessions on a case-by-case basis - so please get in touch before booking and we can discuss a rate that suits your financial situation.
“One should never think that man can reach perfection, he can only aim at completion – not to be perfect but to be complete. That would be the necessity and the indispensable condition if there were any question of perfection at all. For how can you perfect a thing if it is not complete?" - Carl Jung
"Maria makes you feel safe to open up, to cry it out, to ask yourself the right questions. She actively listens, not just to your words, but also watches your body language (even over a Zoom call). She asks you the good questions, makes sure the conversation stays focused on the topic you want to tackle. After our first session she suggested a phased approach and a tentative timeline, which made me feel more comfortable going into this big journey that is trauma healing. She made some excellent book recommendations and she prepared handouts for some sessions, which helped me do the work on my own time too. I’m thankful for her efforts and the progress we made together."
— Ramona, on Inner Work