March 2020

"Austerity" By Monique Lang

Some of us like austerity. No frills.

Some of us like the warmth of colors and objects.

Some of us overdo austerity.

Some of us overdo gathering of things.

And we need to remember that what is enough for some of us, is not enough for others, and what is enough for some feels like excess to some of us.

Where is your balance of enough - not too much?

May you and all beings be free from suffering

May you and all beings be free

May you and all beings be happy

May you and all beings be at peace

Sungo - from my heart to yours, we all beat the same beat

About Monique:  Originally trained in psychoanalysis and Gestalt, I am certified in Internal Family Systems, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, Comprehensive Resource Model and Past Life Regression. I am certified in both Reiki and Shamanic practices and ceremonies. In addition I have been a student of Meditation for over 20 years.    

Although I recently moved from New York City to Syracuse (upstate NY), I was born in France, grew up in Central America and have lived in many different states and countries. Although moving around was difficult at the time, it allowed me to experience different cultures, ethnic backgrounds and spiritual orientations. This understanding is helpful in my work with my clients as it enables me to understand and put into context each person’s particular background and way of viewing the world.

Prior to becoming a psychotherapist I was an editor and a security analyst for a financial institution, a translator, an office manager for a community action group and program director in a community center where I developed several programs. These varied experiences have given me a wider lens to understand and connect with my clients.  

In addition to providing psychotherapy to individuals and couples, I co- leading trips to South America to connect with and learn from Indigenous healers and wise elders, run a variety of workshops, teach clinicians how to use a multi-modal approach in their practices and help individuals and organizations in program visioning and development.


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