Margreth Knirsch, PH.D., MFT # 36328 is a Licensed Marriage, Family Therapist in private practice in Studio City who worked for over 25 years in human resources all over the world, teaching communications/ conflict resolution related to crosscultural issues as well as relaxation and stress reduction methods in different cultural settings.
Integrating Jungian thought, art therapy and spirituality she works with her clients to go on a profound soul journey, to seek deep within, refreshing heart and soul, connecting with their inner divine spirit. In the last 20 years she trained in energy-work, hypnosis, guided imagery and sandplay therapy. As a practicioner of Kundalini Yoga and Certified Kundalini Yoga Teacher she continues to deepen her knowledge and experience of the Yoga of Awareness, authentic movement, healing and visual prayer, creativity as a form of meditation particularly the drawing of mandalas as well as the profound healing of the Gong Meditation. Currently training in Gestalt Therapy at the Pacific Gestalt Institute Los Angeles and SEP (Somatic Experiencing Trauma Healing). Understanding nature as a metaphor for the cycles of life in the context of spirituality it continues to give her renewed strength and optimism which she delights in sharing with her clients.
Acutely aware of the ever increasing stress and the demands of our daily life, the ongoing battle to maintain the fragile balance between fulfillment and stressful obligation, she feels strongly about sharing her experience and enthusiasm to restore and improve the quality of our life, to facilitate growth and reconnecting with the higher purpose. She holds the firm belief that everybody can find the strength within to achieve their highest potential.
Rebecca Janes, MA,MFT was a Family and Child Therapist for more than 30 years and has been a spiritual seeker for a lifetime. Her interest has shifted in midlife from propviding psychotherapy to spiritual direction. She has completed the three year Centerpoint Training Program for Spiritual Direction. She has led workshops in prayer meditation and mandalas with her colleague, Margreth Knirsch, Ph.D.
An accomplished fiber artist herself she facilitates the creative/spiritual development in her clients using art, fiber, poetry, writing, sandtray, active imagination/relaxation, and play. Visit her exhibits at the website : www.saqa.com
How is spiritual direction different from psychotherapy? Spiritual Direction is not a substitute for psychotherapy as the goals of the experiences are different though the two can complement each other. Usually spiritual direction is a midlife exploration/reflection and continues monthly as long as it benefits the directee. The director is more of a spiritual companio who has training in exploring these issues and whose own journey includes a desire to connect in this way to others.
Explore in individual sessions past and present positive and negative influences of religion and spirituality in your life, finding spiritual practices that work for you now, expressing your own connection to God in daily life including work, relationship, health creativity and play.
Learn to live daily in the wisdom, comfort and harmony of a deeper relationship with God as revealed to you!