Our heart’s deepest longing is to feel whole and loved
and to know that all is well in our world.
Hello Dear Reader and Welcome ~ Grace here
The programs and sessions you will find on this site are designed to offer the very real possibility of finding a new way of being in the world – to claim our wholeness and be more of who we really are – more present, more alive, more powerful more real and more connected to each other and life itself.
This is, after all, what we all long for at the deepest level – and yet so often our past conditioning colours our world and supports our stories of pain and hurt so that our hearts begin to close off from all that suffering. Then we find we have closed ourselves off from love and joy and lost our connection with that deep intelligence which is our own guidance, so we feel separate and alone and our minds become the point of reference to guide our lives.
Now don’t get me wrong – minds are amazing, wonderful tools which are indispensible for living a full and functional life – they are just not the right tool for guiding us to our heart’s desires …
The difficulty is that our minds are limited and have been conditioned from early life – often by people who didn’t know who they really are and whose own hearts had already been hurt by life. We then hold the blueprint from that conditioning deep within our psyche, where it directs our lives and keeps our own hearts protected. We go on holding on to old emotional baggage, recycling it in our daily lives and living with the familiarity of this until it feels like who we are. Old decisions, beliefs, experiences and trauma play out in our lives today as our early heartbreaks wreak havoc and create suffering.
To be really free from this suffering, we must move beyond the mind and emotions to heal at a deeper level, meeting the memories and energy stored in the body.
The body has its own ways of speaking – through tension, contraction, pain and other symptoms. In this work we learn to give voice to the body, so that it can lead us to the core of our healing and the missing pieces of the past, enabling us to resolve the cause of our suffering. The body can then become our home – and as we truly inhabit the body and the heart we find our peace, our strength and our own wisdom.
This is my work – gently and respectfully blending the psychological and spiritual and always meeting deeply whatever is present, guiding you to insight, discovery, relief and freedom.
We all take this journey together, learning to be real and to share our deepest selves and reflecting the light for each other when we have lost sight of it ourselves ~ And in this way, we become a community of true friends of the heart.
I hope you will take a little time to look at the programs and individual sessions in the tabs at the top of the page and might be surprised, delighted and inspired by what is being offered here……. and I would love to hear from you on the blog.
with love, Grace
“Dearest Grace. Thank you so much for your kindness and expertise. Your individual sessions were exactly what I needed. I can’t thank you enough for guiding me through this process and for giving me the gift of connecting with myself on a different level. When I first came to see you I felt helpless and frustrated. I now feel empowered, connected and I have a much deeper understanding of myself. Thank you for your strength, warmth, insight and ability to read me. I felt safe, supported and cared for during your sessions”. (JH)
Hi Grace, just want to tell you how much I value the depth of our meetings together …I just want to go deeper, ever deeper into the heart of love … you help me get there …. infinite thanks (PR)
Grace is a skilled and compassionate psychotherapist, hypnotherapist and facilitator with over 30 years experience. She is located in a beautiful coastal region just outside Byron Bay and is available to see clients in person, or by Skype and phone for both Essence Healing and Hypnotherapy.