At the Center for Soulful Relationships, our founder Shirani M. Pathak, has been trailblazing innovative new ways of doing psychotherapy in today's world.
If you are a licensed psychotherapist ready to learn how to ethically integrate the use of energy healing, spirituality, astrology, crystals, Oracle cards, intuition, and other ancient healing wisdom into the psychotherapy space, we invite you to join us for our Fall 2017 Professional Consultation Group.
In Shirani's own words:
This consultation group is an idea that came to me at the beginning of 2017 and I had a feeling Fall 2017 would be when it was ready to launch.
Over the past 10 months I have watched as more and more of my colleagues are giving up their licenses and leaving the psychotherapy profession to pursue the path of healer. Over the past couple of weeks I have been hearing of this, or the debate ofthis, almost every other day. So, this morning I awoke with the clear guidance that it is time to launch this baby and go. We can't keep losing more incredibly talented people from our profession.
And then I saw the news. The news of the tragedy in Las Vegas and a part of me felt like an ass hole for thinking today would be a good day to launch. "How can I send an email about this consult group and asking people to spend money with me today after yet another massacre and tragedy in our country?" I allowed myself to sit with that a while, and then my fire and my passion came back with a vigor: In times like this, services such as this are needed even more than ever! We cannot stand by and keep letting the old ways dictate how we are doing things in a time of such crisis and upheaval in our world. It is time for us to take action and change things.
People are hurting. Traditional psychotherapy alone can only help so much.
Over the past 2.5 years I have been working to ethically integrate the use of energy healing, spirituality, astrology, crystal healing, Oracle cards, and my own intuitive inner knowing to the psychotherapy space. I am licensed as a clinical social worker in the state of California, and initially, most of my work was behind closed doors. Never speaking out loud about it to anyone.
I imagine you are familiar with that feeling: that feeling of doing what you do behind closed doors where the Board can't find you. There's a level of deniability in case anyone were to ever file a complaint about you because you never document those interventions in your notes anyway. And besides, if anyone did file a complaint, the Board had better things to do anyway, like investigate therapists having sex with their clients, right?
How do I know that?
Because I used to do it too.
The Board of Behavioral Sciences taking away my license was my biggest fear.
I had worked so hard for my license, I was NOT going to let them take it away.
And so I kept myself hidden. Small. My inner light dim.
Then, two years ago I realized, it's time to come out of the closet. People need this integrated method of healing more now than ever. So, I reached out to marketing professionals to help me understand how I can effectively market psychotherapy and spirituality/energy healing. Three marketing professionals and one spiritual teacher told me you cannot market psychotherapy and spirituality together, it will not work. Hearing a spiritual teacher and mentor say that to me was the final thing I needed to light my fire and my passion and say, "F*YOU*ALL, Watch me!"
Since then I have been actively marketing the fact that my specialty is the integration of psychotherapy and spirituality along with other ancient healing practices, including energy healing.
And guess what?
PEOPLE LOVE IT!
Almost 99% of the people who come to see me have had therapy before. The run of the mill, traditional, band-aid style approach to helping in the moment, and not truly effecting lasting change.
After working with me for only short periods of time, my clients experience deeply profound shifts in their being and they truly begin to heal some of their lifelong wounds (for some of them, the wounds have even been ones they have carried over lifetimes and even things they have been carrying from their ancestral lines). This stuff works!
And then in March of this year I received the message that one of the reasons I agreed to be here on this planet at this pivotal time in our human evolution, is to help shift the way we have been doing psychotherapy over the past century. It was time for me to step up and take bold action to help things shift in our profession, because as I mentioned, I was seeing too many talented therapists leave the therapy profession to pursue the healer's path instead. It felt as if it had to be either-or. Either I was a therapist -or- I was a healer. Why could we not tap into the fact that it is both AND more? I am BOTH a Therapist -AND- a Healer (and more!)?
I decided no more hiding out, no more hanging out in the closet, no more playing small. It was time for me to take bold and inspired action.
So, I reached out to a researcher I know to find out what it is going to take to conduct research on the effectiveness of integrating psychotherapy and ancient healing practices. From that meeting on, I decided, no more hiding what I was doing, it was time to get very clear in my notes that I was using energy healing techniques, spiritual principles, and other ancient healing modalities to help my clients heal.
And, as the Cosmos would have it, as soon as I made the decision, this article from the founders of the International Center for Clinical Excellence, "an international consortium of clinicians, researchers, and educators dedicated to promoting excellence in behavioral health services," crossedmy path. It's called "How Psychotherapy Lost Its Magick: The Art of Healing in an Age of Science."
Well, guess what? I reached out to Scott Miller himself. He wasn't ready to collaborate with me at the time, yet, he encouraged me to keep doing what I was doing for the evolution of our profession. ALL SYSTEMS GO! The final green light was granted. All of my parts could feel safe doing this work now. Finally, officially, safe, from the inside out. Permission to proceed.
If you are ready for all of your parts to come online and feel safe doing this important work of integrating traditional psychotherapeutic practices with the ancient healing arts, then this consult group is for you.
Together we will journey through our fears, how we are integrating the work, discussing ethics, focusing on how to empower rather than disempower our clients while we are in the role of therapist as healer.
We will work together to strengthen your own intuition, your own gifts, your own healership abilities, so that you can show up in the fullness of you when you sit before a client.
It's time. Are you ready to awaken to your true potential as a therapist healer?
We start on Monday, October 9, 2017 at 1pm PST.
We will meet every other week (it comes out to twice a month) at 1pm PST for 60-90 minutes via a Zoom web conference call.
Our Fall 2017 Dates Are:
October 9, 2017
October 23, 2017
November 6, 2017
November 20, 2017
December 4, 2017 and
December 18, 2017
And because I recognize the great need for change in our profession, I want to make this offering as accessible as possible.
This service is valued at WAAAAYYYY over what I am offering it for this time around. And yet, it feels important to offer it at a price point that feels accessible.
So, as an introductory offer, each group will cost $90 per person, or $180 per month. The investment in the entire 3 months is $540. For those who choose to pay in full, the price reduces to $500.
Here's what you get:
- Bi-weekly 60-90 minute virtual consultation calls for 3 months with a community of like-minded therapists who are answering the call to deepen the healing our clients experience
- Group facilitation by an experienced practitioner who has been integrating this work ethically and successfully over the past 2.5 years
- Coaching and mentorship support during the group consultation calls to help you shift and transform your fears and your own blocks to integrating this work
- Access to recordings of the call for 1 week if you are unable to attend the call live
- And most importantly, the confidence to know there are ethical ways to integrate this work into the psychotherapy space so you can do the healing work you came here to do!
As a bonus, because I am who I am and I am an integrated whole, I bring my whole self to everything that I do. You will not only receive facilitation by me as a consultation group facilitator, you will also get to experience firsthand some of the ways we can ethically integrate the energy healing work into the psychotherapeutic space.
When you sign up to join us, you are signing up for the entire 6 group commitment.
We have a great group already forming, so if this feels like a good fit and you are ready to step into this next level, click here to get on the interest list.
The deadline for joining us for Fall 2017 is this week Friday October 6, 2017 at 12p PST.
I look forward to helping your light shine in a whole new way!
Healing peace light and love blessings,
PS: If something isn't clear or you have any questions, please click here to send me an email.
Registration is now closed for Fall 2017
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