Lotus therapy began as a natural deepening and expansion of my practice as a homeopath. A good homeopath understands each client at the deepest level possible. Witnessing the suffering that exists in each of us, I also learned the healing power of being fully listened to and understood. This understanding inspired me to offer my clients those and other practical and effective tools to help alleviate their suffering.
In Lotus therapy, through awareness and meditation, we cultivate and strengthen the beneficial qualities of calm, joy, kindness, and wisdom that we all hold within us and learn to call upon those and other healthy mind states to process and heal our pain, emotionally and physically. We establish a baseline of a less reactive, more accepting and magnanimous attitude and become happier overall.
Lotus therapy clients learn to get in touch with the seeds of calm, peace, kindness, and wisdom that we hold within us. During our hour-long sessions, through dialogue and guided meditation, we cultivate and strengthen our beneficial qualities and become able to call upon those and other healthy mind states, such as equanimity, joy, and self compassion to process and heal our pain, emotionally and physically.
We can learn to heal our sorrows, self-doubt, and anxieties by embracing and transforming them with our awareness and compassion. We learn to recognize our habitual reactions and choose to approach life situations from a peaceful perspective. We then automatically share these gifts with the people we love, our community, and society.
The guided meditation portion of our sessions are recorded, and then emailed to the client, so that he or she can use them at home, reinforcing the work done together.
Lotus therapy also has its roots in my personal mindfulness practice. Thirty years ago, I was fortunate to have met and become a lifetime student of Thich Nhat Hanh, who has taught millions the transformative art of meditation and mindful living. This Zen Master has dedicated his life to reducing suffering individually and collectively, for which he has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize by Martin Luther King Jr. Much of his teaching is about creating happiness in ourselves and sharing it with others. A few of his 100+ books are listed at the on the Reading List page. I also have studied with Tara Brach, a psychologist, Buddhist teacher, and author. I have also studied with Jon Kabat-Zinn, creator of the Stress Reduction Clinic and the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society.
Sharing the fruits of my personal practice of mindful living and meditation is a great source of happiness for me.