Soulcentric Counselling and Mentorship

This approach seeks to support individuals to move toward wholeness

Soulcentric Counselling is the term Evan uses to refer to the unique combination of perspectives and modalities he employs in his relational approach to counselling and psychotherapy. Various psychotherapeutic tools and spiritual teachings are brought together to support wellness at the level of ego, as well as established and sustained connection with Spirit and Soul. Soulcentric Counselling is an intersection of depth-psychology informed psychotherapy (including Parts Work), Buddhist Dharma (“mindfulness”), nonduality, and Somatic Experiencing, and Soul Work.

The mind has both conscious and unconscious aspects...

much like how the visible part of an iceberg makes up a small portion of its total mass and that a much larger portion of the mass is hidden beneath the surface. The more we make the unconscious conscious, the more whole we become, and, the more skilfully we can respond to the “stuff” that arises inside (such as our reactivity). We become more conscious by becoming curious about our experience, of both past experiences as well as present-moment ones. This is facilitated by some good ol’ fashioned honest self-reflection – with great, great compassion. Telling one’s self the truth is paramount.

"Awareness also means learning what the signs of stress are in our own bodies. How our bodies telegraph us when our minds have missed cues. In both human and animal studies it has been observed that the physiological stress response is a more accurate gauge of the organism's real experience than conscious awareness of observed behaviour."
Gabor Maté quoting Hans Selye

Awareness of the body supports us our wholeness

Making conscious the inner experience of the body is incredibly beneficial. Our body has inherent wisdom that can support us to move toward wholeness. The stories that we tell ourselves and each other about ourselves and our experience help us make meaning of our self, relationships, and the universe around us. The body is also telling a story, though it does not use words, and we are often ignoring the body’s messages. The body tells its story through sensation, through impulse to move, through feelings and emotions, and through the inner images that appear in the mind. This is called the somatic narrative. Through Somatic Experiencing, Evan facilitates the listening to this somatic narrative in session to support his clients toward integrating and re·membering forgotten or cast out parts of self in support of wholeness.

"Each life is formed by its unique image, an image that is the essence of that life and calls it to a destiny. As the force of fate, this image acts as a personal daimon, an accompanying guide who remembers your calling."
James Hillman

You have a PURPOSE!

Soul Work is based on a foundational principle which states that each individual has a unique purpose and is endowed with unique gifits and powers in order to fulfill this purpose. Traditional cultures had a class of Elders who mirrored and guided young people to come to know deeply their unique gifts and talents. We have lost this cultural tradition, and this is one reason why many people mature into adults without a real sense of connection to their deep self, to their culture, to the Earth (both as a living being and as a community of beings), or a sense of purpose. Many of our systems aim to create conformity and do not support real discovery of self.

Your guidance is within...

Soul Work aims to create a space where the questions of “Why am I here?” and “Who am I as a sacred individual, as a unique expression of the divine?” as well as the question, “How can I live the most fulfilled life while supporting my community’s wellness?” can be asked. We listen for answers in dream images, in imaginal journey images, in synchronicities, and in your direct experience of longing, grief, and aliveness.

"There’s a thread you follow. It goes among things that change. But it doesn’t change. People wonder about what you are pursuing. You have to explain about the thread. But it is hard for others to see. While you hold it you can’t get lost. Tragedies happen; people get hurt or die; and you suffer and get old. Nothing you do can stop time’s unfolding. You don’t ever let go of the thread."
The Way It Is by William Stafford

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Guelph, Ontario