I have experienced many transitions on my journey. The first included a career as a traditional psychotherapist. For 4 years, I worked as a crisis counselor at residential treatment centers serving troubled adolescents and their families. I loved my clients, but the work was demanding and intense.
When I began experiencing symptoms of "burn-out", I decided to focus on prevention rather than crisis intervention. (They say you teach best what you need to learn). That decision led to my creating and facilitating Stress Reduction and Life Enrichment Workshops and, eventually, a new career direction--academia.
I discovered how much I loved teaching and began another rewarding career as a psychology professor. During that time, I broadened my knowledge about the unconscious mind and earned a doctorate in Clinical Hypnotherapy. My interest in states of consciousness expanded (excuse the pun), and my students and I began exploring sleep dreams and their powerful, hidden messages.
Approximately 10 years later, after being promoted to a senior professor position, I began experiencing Divine Discontent in my personal and work life. I wanted to deepen my connection with Universal Wisdom and to bring more of the sacred into my daily living. I honored that desire by becoming a Certified Spiritual Counselor.
As I began listening more closely to my inner guidance, I started receiving information regarding my next career step. As my passion for dream work grew stronger, the small, still voice within me grew louder, repeating over and over: "Trust...take a leap of faith...let go...and the new form will come." Despite the deafening fears that were also vying for my attention, I ended my inner struggle by releasing my full-time teaching position and choosing to "follow my bliss" (Joseph Campbell must be smiling broadly now).
Amazingly, the right people at just the right time began showing up in my life to support me on my journey (and continue to do so). Today, along with being a Faculty Member of University of Yourself, Journey of Your Dreams. Com, and its mission to provide integrated mind/body/spirit services for a happier, healthier, and abundant life, is a reality!
Trusting in My Life's Dream, and the Power that gifted me with it, has been very much like driving a car at night. The headlights only illuminate several feet of the road ahead; and, at times, there are unexpected curves, bumps, and detours. However as I continue down the road, I always arrive--safely and joyfully--HOME.
Thank you for joining me on the Journey.