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Reaching Out!

Sometimes it's not easy to reach out to someone for help. Yet the sooner you do the better you feel!

“Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid." Albert Einstein

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“No problem can be solved from the same level of consciousness that created it.” Albert Einstein
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“Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” 
Albert Einstein

Let's Talk

Dr. Darlene DeStefano, PhD

     

Darlene's aim is to facilitate wholeness such that the quality of your being and functioning is maximized with due regard for your personal limits and external constraints.

Working in confidence with all people and without judgement Darlene uses any or all of her training, life experiences, and intuitively guided support to help her clients. She specializes in RELATIONSHIPS, GRIEF, and SPIRITUALITY.  

You will experience an integrative approach which may include and is not limited to:


TALK THERAPY
 - based on the core idea that talking about the things that are bothering you can help clarify them and put them in perspective.
  • negative thought patterns may be affecting your mood
  • how you relate to others
  • how to make positive changes in your thoughts and behaviours
  • help you make positive changes in your personal relationships
  • change takes place through discussion, resolution of conflict, behavioural changes, and changes in thinking

COUNSELLING
 - the skilled and principled use of relationship to facilitate self- knowledge, emotional acceptance and growth and the optimal development of personal resources. 
  • to work towards living more satisfyingly and resourcefully
  • concerned with developmental issues
  • addressing and resolving specific problems
  • making decisions, coping with crisis
  • developing personal insights and knowledge
  • working through feelings of inner conflict
  • improving relationships with others 
  • essentially counselling is about change and acceptance

CLINICAL INTUITION/INTUITIVE COUNSELLING
 - a tool that can be used with the mind and heart to yield much better results. 
  • connecting with the energy source beyond our known world
  • used to review past, present and future
  • identifying underlying issues through various levels of consciousness 
  • tapping into your higher self to reveal what the mind refuses to acknowledge
  • working with you to help you heal and make improvements in all areas of your life

ENERGY HEALING
 - during the session we may start with one modality and at some point other techniques may be introduced to enhance the healing effect.
  • these healings work to treat the cause, not just the symptoms
  • enhances relaxation, relieves stress, discomfort and tension
  • heals emotional trauma, and accelerates healing
  • assists the body in cleansing toxins and balance the flow of energy
  • aids meditation and positive thinking
  • helps you contact the "healer within" and lead to a better quality of life
  • benefits can be immediate or gradual
  • energy healing can be provided both in person and from a distance 
Hands on Healing – a laying of hands, breath work, and voice may be combined.
Distant Healing is the same procedure used as hands on healing as though the receiver is in front of the practitioner.

 

SPIRITUAL CARE & ENLIGHTENMENT - especially during times of uncertainty and regardless of whether religious faith is a part of a person's life, spiritual concerns, resources and needs can be very important.

  • helping you find meaning, comfort, hope, goodness and gratitude through your religious practice and beliefs 
  • often in times of crisis or concern spiritual support is where people often turn to for help
  • acceptance of disability or death when recovery is not possible
  • bereavement support 
  • spiritual care affirms the inherent dignity and value of all persons, and respects different spiritual perspectives and practices — which may, or may not be rooted in a religious tradition.

 

When you are ready to grow, to take responsibility for your circumstances, to fulfil your life's mission, then you are ready for the next level - the personal development program.