Myth Mending 2018-09-26T08:29:28+00:00

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Don’t be satisfied with stories, how things have gone with others. Unfold your own myth. ~ Rumi

You’re here . . .

Maybe you met me at a conference, or heard an interview, or read an article I wrote… or maybe someone sent you.

Whatever the case, you are most welcome.

If you have made it this far, you are probably seeking a new paradigm, something a little different from the standard of careand the protocols of therapy or the diagnosis of disease. If you are a member of a marginalized category or community (most all of us are), you are beginning to witness the world awakening to the fact that the problem isn’t just with you, the marginalized, but with the dominant system and those who are consciously, as well as inadvertantly, complicit in it. You are looking for a remembrance, a sacred healing practice, a collaboration, a release and a deeper awakening.

Me too.

That is why I created Myth Mending:

Myth Mending is an ancient and innovative, powerful and efficient process of trauma resolution, curative story, ancestral lineage repair, ceremonial practice and nervous system re-imprinting. It is a process for resolving trauma, recovering presence and finding your (and the world’s) deeper healing story of the past, but also the future. The rupture that so often follows trauma in our current world is not a universal and necessary reality. Traumatic rupture is a result of our current dominant paradigm – its deconstruction and removal of the Indigenous and embodied ceremonial arts practiced by initiated individuals and communities as a whole. Our global ancestral cultures and the ceremonies that went with them were protective and must be restored.

tīciyōtl :: sacred healing medicine

Tīciyōtl is the Nahuatl word for the Indigenous medicine of the Mexica people and their descendants. Here, the word medicine does not come from the Latin and does not refer to the diagnosis and treatment of disease based on the scientific medical model. Rather it is closely related to the realms of soothsaying and divination. It lives in the context of Indigenous ways of knowing and being that are connected to all things (even those considered to be non-living by the western paradigm). Tīciyōtl is non-hierarchical, non-linear, non-binary, relational, poetic, emotional, personal and process-based. Tīciyōtl is anart. That means we work together with all things. I am your fellow traveler, not your superior. We will work in spirals toward internal (body, psyche, soul)  and external (oppressive structures, cultural restoration, global recovery) transformation.

Myth Mending is also, and primarily, rooted in Indigenous tīciyōtl, in the theory and practice of the traditional “return to ourselves” Earth-medicine. In particular, I work with the Temazcalli, Limpias, rebozo sobadas, dream-craft (temictli and temixoch), and other curative arts as embodied in the present through my personal experience and calling.

I have learned these arts mostly from regular people as well as brief relationships with Indigenous Elders and teachers. I honor, without claiming apprenticeship or lineage, Tela Star Hawk Lake (Yurok – moonblood), Cher Bear Lyons (sweat lodge), David Forlines (Quileute – plant medicine, cultural restoration), Basil Brave Heart (Lakota – ceremony to open the path for me to find my Indigenous lineage), Michael Paul Hill (Apache – coming of age ceremony), Tonita Gonzales (Xicana – temazcalli), Rita Navarrete Perez (Mexican – temazcalli, sobadas y hierbas), Dayana Paz (Mexican – temazcalli), and Francesca Mason Boring (Shoshone – constellation ceremony).

Myth Mending, as I practice it,  is also based in part on the work of Hippocrates, Plato, Carl Jung, Peter Levine, Gabor Maté, Rudolf Steiner, Bert Hellinger, James Hillman, Arny Mindell, David White, Pam England, and Whapio Diane Bartlett. In learning from these teachers, I acknowledge both their contribution to the art and science of transformation and their debt to Indigenous people who supplied, often without specific community or individual recognition, much of the material upon which their work is built.

Within the western paradigm, I have trained as a Somatic Experiencing practitioner, Family Constellation facilitator, Theater of the Oppressed facilitator, and Nutritional Therapist. I have also trained in Anthroposophy, Craniosacral Therapy and Processwork as well as a Birth Keeping, and Death Midwifery. I am a doctoral candidate in Interdisciplinary Studies at the University of British Columbia. I work with Indigenous girls, women and mothers in restoring ceremonial practices of birth and mothering. I also have an MA in Depth Psychology with a concentration in Community Psychology, Liberation Psychology and Eco Psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute.

How does it work?

Myth Mending takes place within a simple conversation carefully slowed, tracked, tenderly repaired and integrated. Sometimes it is done one on one in sometimes in a group.

Myth Mending is a profoundly efficient and powerful way to get to the root of things and make a deep inner shift, one that echoes outward into your life and the world.

Myth Mending can help with:

  • Moving though relationship conflict
  • Work and career development, change or evolution
  • Personal feeling of well-being
  • Personal and professional commitment preparation (marriage/career)
  • Understanding your purpose and calling in the world
  • Creating and maintaining family rhythm and harmony
  • Finding and maintaining a healthy weight
  • Overcoming depression, anxiety and/or addiction
  • Following a dream that seems difficult or impossible

Who Myth Mending is for:

  • Anyone interested in receiving in depth, individual support during times of transformation and change.
  • People who have tried everything else and need something that works at a deeper level.
  • Anyone wanting to relate to conflict in a way that makes it more comfortable.
  • People open to embracing their inner healer as an ally and teacher.
  • People wanting to see things from a bigger picture without denying local reality.

Who Myth Mending is NOT for:

  • People who are looking only for conventional talk-therapy.
  • People looking for a miracle cure.
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A la Carte Myth Mending sessions: $125 / 50 min. session

Click on the drop down menu below and choose the right one for you:

Myth Mending:



Myth Mending Annual Packages (October – May):

In general I find that people get the most out of their Myth Mending sessions when there is a rhythm to them.

1 session/month

October/November (December off), January/February (March off) and April/May (June off). Total: 6 sessions
Ideal for those wanting regular check-ins and breakthrough sessions.

Cost: $700 ($50+ discount)
$95/month for 7 months

3 sessions/month

October/November (December off), January/February (March off) and April/May (June off). Total: 18 sessions
Regular sustained sessions. Ideal for making significant and lasting transformations this year.

Cost: $1,700 ($100+ saving)
$295/month for 7 months

Contact me for more information or to make your first payment.

Myth Mending Group Coaching Program (October – May):

This will be inspirational and motivational to compliment the deep and transformational work of one on one sessions. Ideally we are able to address our issues and obstacles from two angles: wounds/damage/repair AND inspiration/dreaming/creative. I find my clients do best with a good mix of one on one deep lineage/trauma work along with positive goal oriented coaching.

So I have created a separate 8 month group coaching program that runs in tandem with either of the above Myth Mending packages (you must choose one of the above packages along with the coaching program). It will run with the same rhythm of 2 months on and 1 month off to allow for inspirational hard work as well as rest and integration of the material.

The program starts October 1, 2018. Space is limited.

Cost: $995 + $700 (1 session/month Myth Mending package) = $1,695 all at once
$275/month for 7 months

OR

Cost: $995 + $1,700 (3 session/month Myth Mending package) = $2,695
$425/month for 7 months

Contact me for more information or to apply.

Myth Mending Live Retreats:

I will be hosting a few live Myth Mending Retreat gatherings. Each participant will have a group held session over the course of 2 days. participants will learn techniques of holding space, managing energy, intuition, somatic awareness and creating ceremony. Space is limited to 12 participants.

Dates: 

November 16-18
February TBA

Cost: $195 includes dinner on Friday night and 2 meals a day Saturday and Sunday
$295 with 2 nights accommodation in shared room or $395 in private room

Limited to 8 participants

Myth Mending Mentorship:

This is for people who want to learn the art of Myth Mending, the particular combination I use in the healing work I do with individuals and communities. This is the first year in a 2-3 year process and combines both general and individualized process, assignments and requirements. You must attend two Live Retreats with additional days – ie. you will attend 2 4-day retreats.

We will have a private FB group for the program, a reading list and required practice hours.

Pre-requisites: Soft Animal e- course, 3 Myth Mending sessions (These can be done concurrently in some cases)

Total cost: $4,500 (includes group coaching program and 3 session/month Myth Mending)
$675/month for 7 months

Limited work trade positions are available. Contact me to apply or for more information.

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I invite you to set up a time to chat one on one about your needs and dreams. In about 15-20 minutes we can decide what’s next if working together seems like a good fit.

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