June 2019


"Dandelions" By Monique Lang

As children we love blowing on dandelions to make wishes, yet as adults in our culture we are invited to rid our lawns of dandelions as they are considered invasive and unsightly. 


Yet, a blanket of dandelions is gorgeous and as an herb it has many healing properties. It is used for loss of appetite, upset stomach, intestinal gas, gallstones, joint pain, muscle aches, eczema, and bruises. Dandelion is also used to increase urine production and as a laxative to increase bowel movements. 


What in your life do you disregard? 


As Thich Nhat Han said: when you look deeply into any thing, you can see its value and its 'inter-being' with all else.

 

What part of your life deserves a deeper look?


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


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