This is a challenging time for everyone, whether already personally affected by the pandemic, or waiting to find out how it will unfold locally and globally. All our difficulties can become magnified by being so much in the unknown, and with such drastic changes in our routines.
I am here to support you to support yourself in this time. I have given sessions online and via phone for over 10 years, with individuals and couples. I am now offering the first session free and a generous sliding scale.
Please click the contact button below to connect with me and book a time.
What is your deepest truth?
When you explore yourself deeply, you will find powerful strengths and creative drives you never knew you had. You’ll also discover unimagined ways to resolve difficulties and grow through challenges.
You are a seeker and an awareness junkie. You love your nighttime dreams and you want to unfold meaning from your body experiences. You long for deeper intimacy with yourself and in your relationships. You know more satisfying communication is possible with those you love and work with.
Explore the weird and wonderful in you
The things you struggle with; emotional, psychological or spiritual; your unconscious and bodily responses to stressful or new situations, fights with friends and family, and hopelessness or disappointment over global issues; all these things ask for deepening awareness and personal-growth.
No one can tell you how to fix these things, but I can help you discover your own unique path forward, finding unforeseen treasures along the way.
I work with people on:
- Excessive stress and worry
- Living with body symptoms
- Integrating extreme states
- Burnout from world issues and activism
- Deepening self-knowledge
- Finding your path
- Nurturing creativity
- Practicing awareness
- Moving beyond feeling stuck
and in Relationships:
- Deepen intimacy
- Build communication skills
- Bridge style differences
- Resolve conflicts
I support people to explore their hidden world of dreaming, and build lasting connection with their deepest truth.
If you’d like a little taste of how I work, listen to this guided exercise on connecting to an inner dream-place. You will need about 10 minutes of undisturbed time in a comfortable place.
Guided Exercise: Your Dream-Place
When I facilitate, I listen deeply to what you know, as well as perceiving and bringing in your unconscious signals; the experiences, knowledge and impulses you don’t quite yet know you have. Bringing these together, the known and the newly emerging parts of you, creates development and new opportunities.
I will invite you to unfold your more irrational and dreaming perceptions, to discover their deep value and wisdom. I may ask you to sketch with crayons, stand up and move around, pay close attention to your physical experiences, or role-play. If it is your process to do so, I may also ask you to sit quietly and direct your attention inward to yourself. All of these creative and meditative explorations bring you closer to your deepest truth.
If you are inspired to have me facilitate this part of your journey, call or email me, and we can schedule a free 15 minute phone consult. I’m looking forward to meeting you.
Elva Redwood, MA, Dipl.PW:
I work with people of any background, orientation and identity, and in any configuration of relationships.
Land Acknowledgement: Porland includes traditional village sites of the Multnomah, Wasco, Cowlitz, Kathlamet, Clackamas, Bands of Chinook, Tualatin, Kalapuya, Molalla, and many other tribes, many of whose descendants live here still. I am able to live and practice here in part because of the forced sacrifice of these first people and of African American people who were enslaved.