Architecture of Meaning
Cultivating Meaningful Engagement for Highly Gifted Adults and Highly Sensitive People


The Recovering Introvert

Friday, February 10th, 2012

I often use the phrase recovering introvert when referring to someone who has spent his or her whole life existing as an extrovert, yet whose make-up is that of an introvert and is only discovering this later in life. ...

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Undiagnosed Trauma and the Abuse of a Client’s Hopes

Thursday, November 10th, 2011

When a pracitioner allows a client’s goals to overshadow the reality of the client’s current state of being- mentally, emotionally, spiritually, physically or energetically, the practitioner is not serving the client. ...

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Spiritual Bypassing

Wednesday, February 2nd, 2011

This book is helpful for all those who find themselves confused and mystified when they have a conversation with someone who says all the right things, but yet seems not “there”. It gives you a conceptual framework that allows you to trust all the places where concepts of spiritual practices or green living leave you feeling something is missing. This book allows you to understand what is missing. ...

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Whales and Subtleties, Metaphors for an HSP

Saturday, May 30th, 2009

This is the core of my work with highly gifted and sensitive people. I spot discrepancies. I spot these discrepancies at the level of the field – I am sensing bumps or twists, or inconsistencies between words, feelings and some deeper fabric. Years of profound work with clients certainly established my confidence in what I do. However, it was 12 hour days on immense, seemingly empty oceans, spotting and tracking whales by employing some kind of sensing that I could not name at the time that became the metaphor for how I work with the highly gifted and sensitive. ...

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Healing Without Conscious Presence

Tuesday, October 14th, 2008

…Many clients need assistance in finding and naming their experiences so that they can participate in the healing process and tell practitioners what they need. The gesture on the part of the practitioner to include clients as active participants in their own healing is only a gesture if clients do not have the tools to name, or the awareness to sense their own physical or energetic experiences.

Few clients trust their instincts when they see a practitioner. That gut hit of trust or reticence is often ignored in order to comply with the “helper”. Then the emotional, energetic and physical body are in a predicament of being “helped”, while they have not give their permission for the intervention. ...

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