Transformation requires a safe environment and a professional guide.Suzanne brings empathy, compassion, and a systemic view to her work with you.
She will help you find paths that lead to living from a place of possibilities. Teach you methods for clearing old negative default programming that is no longer useful in your life & relationships & promotes resilience to navigate the curve balls life can throw us.
Suzanne brings over 50 years of personal & professional experience in the study & practice of Integrative Health care.Prior to pursuing a career in mental health, she was part of the wave of pioneers in the fields of meditation, mindfulness & integrative health that began sweeping many parts of the United States in the late 60’s & 70’s. Yoga, meditation, Tai Chi, massage & holistic health, were NOT household words. While skeptics & critics needed scientific proof to fully embrace these indigenous rituals & contemplative practices that would promote a greater sense of well-being & slow down the aging process, Suzanne did not. She studied, practiced, & taught Mindfulness, Tai Chi Chih, Therapeutic Body-work & Whole Foods cooking. Suzanne holds a license in Marriage & Family Therapy with a private practice in Tucson, Arizona.
Over the years Suzanne has helped many clients overcome challenges & restore resillience. Her recent pursuits have included training in Dr. Sue Johnson's Emotionally Focused Therapy, and Interpersonal Neurobiology & Mindsight training with Dr. Daniel J. Siegel.
According to Dr. Sue Johnson, "Love is not the least bit illogical or random, but actually an ordered and wise recipe for survival. The need for connection is our first and most primary instinct." Certified in Emotionally Focused Therapy for Relationships, Suzanne brings a uniquemethod to her work integrating the latest science & cutting edge practices that includes, the Science of Love & Mindfulness practices,Interpersonal Neurobiology, how to Embody a Pause, & use Body-Mind Mapping to develop Relational Resilience.
Masters Degree in counseling psychology from Vermont College
Bachelor's Degree in Liberal Arts from Goddard College
Post-graduate training in Mindsight practices & Interpersonal Neurobiology;
Post-graduate training in marriage & family therapy
Post Graduate Study; Emotionally Focused Therapy
Employed at the following psychiatric facilities: Tucson Psychiatric Institute, Westcenter Treatment for Eating Disorders, Sierra Tucson on the C.E.A.D.S. unit (Center for Eating and Addictive Disorders)
Facilitating group therapy and psycho-educational lectures in addition to working with individuals, couples and families
American Association of Marriage & FamilyTherapy (AAMFT)
International Center for Clinical Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy(ICEEFT)
International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals (Iaedp) (former)
Resilience and Emotional Intelligence have emerged as powerful attributes, heralded for their ability to help navigate through times of
Turbulence and Uncertainty
Embark on a transformative four-week experience, where we will delve into the incredible potential of mindfulness exercises to enhance your Emotional Intelligence and Relational Resilience. Throughout this journey, we will explore the profound impact of simple yet potent practices that revolve around the breath, focus of attention, and Tai Chi-inspired movements. The primary objective of this class is to guide you in discovering your Center Within—a place of serene pause nestled between impulse and action.
Tapping into this space will unlock the gateway to personal resilience and open up endless possibilities for growth and self-improvement. Join me on this empowering journey and embrace the potential for positive transformation that lies ahead.
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I still remember when I stumbled upon a fascinating discovery that forever changed my perspective on the word “sapiens,” as in homo-sapiens.It was a quiet afternoon, and I picked up a new book a friend recommended. Little did I know that this would lead me to a profound realization of the essence of wisdom.
The name of the book is SAPIENS, by Yuval Noah Harari. I opened the book and began to read. The author didn't take long to delve into the etymology of "sapiens." I learned that it originates from the Latin word "sapiens," which translates to "wise" or "having wisdom." A rush of excitement swept over me as I absorbed the significance of this revelation. The word "sapien" wasn't just a term; it held a profound meaning that resonated deeply within me.
Reflecting upon this newfound knowledge, I couldn't help but marvel at the intricate connection between language and human understanding. I started framing aging as growing wise sometime in my sixth decade. While others around me crossed the threshold of age 60 as though this is when you start becoming old, I railed against that mindset.
The discovery that the Latin root of "sapiens" translates to "wise" or "having wisdom" validated the paths I have taken in the journey of becoming a wise human. Embracing a "sapiens" mindset meant cultivating a thirst for knowledge, a commitment to continuous learning, and an unwavering desire to understand the complexities of life. Wisdom is not a destination to be reached but a lifelong journey of growth and self-discovery. Wisdom is more than perfection or having all the answers. It's about embracing the humility to acknowledge that there is always more to learn and the courage to continually seek knowledge and understanding.
Welcome to Mindful Blogging - On Growing Wise. May we embrace the essence of "sapiens" and embark on this lifelong quest with open hearts and minds. Let the journey begin!