We enter the last phase of darkness for this year. Soon we will have the longest night of the year... which leads to the beginning of more light.
In our lives we go through periods of darkness, either due to external circumstances or as what my teacher called periods of darkness of the soul. This is not depression though it might look/feel like it.
Often this is a calling to move into a new beginning. A different way of being in our internal lives, though at times it might also mean changing our outsides.
The gift is knowing that there is great value in those dark times. A chance for introspection and for bringing light to the new.
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.
Monique's website: http://www.moniquelanglcsw.com