Lee Ann Dzelzkalns | MindBody Spirit Integration

"We cannot teach people anything, we can only help them discover it within themselves." — Galileo

Photo of Lee AnnLife lessons present as a catalyst for change. When I was twenty-four I was under an incredible amount of stress: I just graduated with a bachelors of social work; got married; moved to a new city; and started a new job doing social work at a hospital— I could barely breathe. I don't mean that as a figure of speech. For some reason I could not take a full breath. It always felt like I had just finished running a race. I started pondering my situation and through a process of self-reflection I came to realize that my inability to breathe freely was not work related at all. The cause of this effect became evident to me. I had just lost my mother unexpectedly the previous year and this was my body's response. As I continued to examine my self, I came to realize this was part of my life's journey. Through an exploratory process of reflection and unfoldment, I've been able to release my own chains of fear and sorrow, binding emotional attachments, and rigid mindsets, and in doing so, regained a healthy lung capacity. This is how I first learned about the mindbody connection. I have come a long way since I was twenty-four but, as we all are, am still on this journey today.

Photo of Lee AnnAs an Integrative Counselor, I create the framework for your quest toward self-realization. I guide you through your own inner journey to further insights. Sometimes self-inquiry can be very difficult. It is not easy to search out the parts of oneself that have been hidden away. It can be painful. It can be scary. But that is why I am here, to provide a safe space for this soulful exploration to take place.

I further this process by using experiential exercises. Upon a foundation of guided imagery, I interweave sacred symbols and sounds, heightening the experience. With this additional guidance, the meditative journey's healing potential magnifies, diffusing potential stressors, disrupting harmful perception patterns, as well as providing deeper insights and clarity. At the same time, I teach how to enhance emotional intelligence and kinesthetic awareness, allowing you to listen to your body's signals. I teach how to maintain proper focus, which is essential for eliciting the relaxation response and cultivating mindfulness. Hand in hand with this focus comes the ability "to get out of one's own way," to refrain from destructive behavior patterns and embrace the 'nature of all things'. With these techniques as tools, you can build your own bridge to self-transformation. In each of us there is the capacity to shift energetically and take control of our own lives. We must change our inner landscape, calming the wave of our breath, shifting to a more poised and brighter moment, helping create a positive ripple effect in the world.

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