Participants in ceremony: 1
Facilitators in ceremony: -4
Participants per Facilitator: -0.25
We met in April's beautiful home and she has made it such a safe, comfortable space with blankets & wonderful music to enhance the entire experience. Total privacy, just her and I, for the entire journey.
She was a premiere host.
She made to die for gouda/zucchini muffins and had fresh blueberries for me when I wanted a nosh. She provided spaces to lay down on couches & padding for floor sitting. She encouraged me to move or change anything as the mood suited me. At one point, she asked permission to sit behind me, gently cradling me, as she follows her intuition beautifully. It was an excellent addition to my comfort in processing deep emotions.
Masterfully prepared using temperature & timers - blew me away the attention to detail.
She did a wonderful job of preparing me ahead of time - sending me literature about Amsterdam culture and pre-trip information with telehealth session ahead of time. She even included a funny meme to put my mind at ease about the journey ahead.
She went over the rules and actually spent two hours listening and talking with me which helped my anxiety tremendously. She was not in a rush ever.
After her in-depth preparations with me, I also knew she was going to check in with me every hour that passed, if I went deeply internal. In fact, I preferred to have one foot in the internal, while keeping one foot in the present, the majority of the time. There was a period of time (I know not how long) where she quietly came over and just applied pressure on the outside of my arm to let me know she was present. It was tremendously comforting.
No hassel whatsoever.
Follow up integration
Her follow-up session with me, brunch the day after, as well as her recommendation for an excellent massage therapist, Anouk, who came on her bicycle to our hotel, with her specialization being after tripping release, was fantastic. Then, after I returned to the states, I have had numerous follow-up integration sessions which have proven invaluable to me.