with Hāweatea Holly Bryson
Sessions are currently online. My approach differs to other therapists as I won’t advise nor require any commitment of sessions from you. If you become a client you have a choice of regular sessions, or for this to be a place to call on (access to my calendar for drop in's). There is a waitlist for new clients. You can sign up to the waitlist here.
If you are seeking your own healing from: a significant life event (loss, injury, illness, or betrayal trauma), a traumatic experience (shock, injury, violation, PTSD/G), traumatic relationship dynamics or power structures (childhood, family, medical, cultural or generational).
Going through a transition or turning point? If you are moving through key changes where identity, choices, behaviours, relationships or roles change. Transitions can elicit; - Aspects to complete, learn from, or close - Grief, pain and healing - Retrieving values left behind or formerly abandoned - Clarity about what's emerging - Meeting deeper needs / purpose
Our relationships enact and surface polarising themes like; being authentic vs keeping the peace, having boundaries vs being ‘good' or 'good-to’, the competition of one's own needs vs everyone else’s, freedom vs security, the burial of desires so to maintain who I am chosen/ raised/ or known to be, etc. Relationship counselling can be individual or a session with a family member.
For couples who want to feel supported and nourished in you each as two distinct people with the relationship as ‘the third’ living entity. (1) SEE below surface turmoil to deeper patterns, familiarities and needs. (2) LISTEN beneath communication styles; to recognise what's being said, being heard, and what's unsaid yet essential! (3) ATTUNE beyond the current situation. (Clear infant, childhood, cultural, intergenerational memories). Access the healing force of this relationship. (4) SENSE and treat your relationship as its own being, alive in dynamics (expansion, contraction, chemistry, tension) and carrying potential greater than two people.
It's time to change the stigma around crisis. Crisis is not reserved for a few. It is our unraveling, pushing us to find something deeper. It's a human initiation we walk through. Crisis comes when we go through dark tunnels of the Unknown. When what we knew, loved, or relied on falls away. When we can't cope. When we don't know what to do. When we forget who we are or why we are here. When we experience an amount of pain that we don't think is possible to handle. Crisis can be physical, emotional, existential and/or spiritual.
When natural openings/awakenings (Spiritual Emergence) turn into discomfort/crisis (Spiritual Emergency), it can look like: - Feeling destabilised, physically disoriented, emotionally in pieces or without anchor. - Drastic changes to your meaning system (attitude, identity, beliefs, values or focus). - Disorienting encounters and a need for spiritual boundaries. - Overwhelming sensitivity to ordinary contexts. A need for internal control regarding sensitivities, spiritual hygiene/ protocol. - This can follow transformative/peak experiences, altered states of consciousness, spiritual encounters, out-of-body experiences or near-death experiences that haven't been integrated or held in relationship.
Hello to one of the most challenging, revealing, confusing, and remarkable stretch of years. Do you feel forever changing, adapting, while also craving something solid in yourself, in who you are? Feel tested often - in small tedious ways, and all-consuming ways? We're talking friends, family, decisions, school, creativity, romance, sexuality, direction, passion, risk, confidence, and needing to prove yourself (ultimately to yourself). Now's the time to awaken curiosity, character and your own capabilities. Also the sense of wonder and possibility. If you're wrestling deeper questions going on internally, which reflect strongly who you are or how you want to be. It’s important to realise where you draw your power, joy and purpose. It’s the time to find out.
To welcome what is personally meaningful, ignite curiosities, and bring cultural healing to the forefront; a rediscovery of our deep (rather than surface) culture. I define Cultural Therapy as acknowledging that the lineage of Psychotherapy was founded by colonial, academic advancement, and recognise the thousands of years of Indigenous healing lineages; therapeutic processes and acts.
Nature is our primary guide and teacher. We need to rediscover nature because we need to break the small worlds that have been imposed by technology, work, modern culture, and ourselves. To connect with Life we need to reconnect with our living spirit. Nature is the intuitive teacher. Nature is the ever-adapting healer. Nature is a revealing experience. Nature knows.
OUR THERAPEUTIC APPROACH
"Haaweatea has done enough work in her
own life to show vulnerability as strength, transparency as a moment's truth
and laughter as necessity."
~ Tiffany H
"In one session we uncovered more pieces
than the last two months of
(our regular) couples therapy."
~ Ron and Abby
"It cleared up the past years of my life
to an understanding of myself, which I could embrace like a Heroine! It gave me an orientation for now and in the future."
~ Robbie F