Have a mindfulness practice, but wondering why it still hasn’t healed some of the wounds you’re carrying?
Wounds created in relationship need to be healed in relationship. Learning to be with ourselves in meditation is important, but it isn’t enough. I help you turn meditation into a ground for integrating and repatterning the parts of yourself you’re still struggling with.
In our introductory call, we will explore:
- The parts of yourself you struggle to accept or be with
- Your mind and body’s stories about those parts
- What your system needs to feel safe enough to heal
You will receive:
- An understanding of habitual ways you disconnect from your experience
- An experience of receiving what you need to feel safe
- Tools for re-accessing lost or buried parts of yourself
If you are ready to bring greater ease, joy, trust, and connection into your life get in touch today!
Danny has a multifaceted capability to be deeply present within himself, while holding space for my sacred journey. There is also a visceral sensation of Danny’s perceptive listening to hear just underneath the surface of words; to hear my many words … unleashed in a seemingly endless stream of consciousness. Within this, he hears what is often unspoken and invites an immediate connection to my body’s own knowledge.
There are many confusing paths as we encounter the offerings of a wide variety of practitioners, modalities and teachings. This can be overwhelming when combined with past traumatic messages within our body. Danny is unique in how he can simplify this path and continuously shares his intelligent perspective, tender empathy, along with his deep knowledge of the body-mind and trauma cycles. He guides my wonderings to a personal, energetic felt-sense. It is through this process that my essence is safely explored, discovered, investigated and directly experienced.
Sometimes I will write something down, but it is not necessary because moments with Danny are remembered through my body’s innate wisdom. Healing arrives as I rewire the neural pathways of my brain through this powerful practice.
Danny has been a tremendous gift in my life, as I acknowledge and trust the beauty of my own intuition. He celebrates the purpose of a spiritual life as an action in the world, in all our exquisite and individual expressions.
“I like to think I’m very sensitive to “healers” with a self-serving agenda, and I can’t tolerate it. When Danny puts his attention on me, his support and guidance feels totally “clean,” which I experience as a complete lack of resistance to his support.
I’m excited because I’m already experiencing a new freedom.
For all of my life, I have experienced the world as if I am set to the “devour/consume everything” mode. This has lead to me being overweight, addicted, and totally distracted. As hard as I tried to stop this pattern, it always felt like self-denial, and pressure would build up until I launched into another binge. So my life looks like the management of 4 moderately destructive addictions, with relationship, career, community, and family squeezed in wherever they fit, with a lot of volatility and no secure spot for any of those.
It feels like Danny saw me and understood this, and then gently guided my hand to a dial on my “control panel” that I had never noticed before. The dial was cranked to 11, or “devour the world.” He showed me how to start turning it down toward a setting that is still so new that I’m not sure what to call it, but maybe something like “be with the world.” As I dial down, a LOT of stuff comes up, and Danny helped me work with that stuff very skillfully. Since then, I have been able to consistently find the dial on my own, and I have gotten a lot of relief from just bumping it down a little bit. Not so far that I end up going into the wild deep unprocessed, but far enough down that it feels much easier to pause and rest rather than keep swiping, scrolling, seeking, or snacking.
What a relief! I feel hopeful in an arena where I had lost hope.”
“Working with Danny was from the first session transformative, and continues to be so. To set some context – I’ve had a meditation practice for 20 years, which had helped me grow in compassion and become more aware of my body-mind process. However what didn’t shift from that practice was severe social anxiety – I was able to go inwards to self-soothe with my breath, however the perceptions of what others were thinking of me were often still there, and I could escape for a certain time. There was also some childhood trauma beneath that anxiety which had been partially but not fully processed.
Sessions with Danny were from the first moment like a guided, embodied meditation, where the focus is on feeling the bodily sensations most alive at the time, bringing awareness to them, allowing spaciousness to arise, and in doing so, the headline of what had seemed like a surface storyline often drops deeper into old memories or feelings. Danny skillfully weaves my awareness around this process with love and care. It is a difficult process to describe as there is no set structure, and it seems to flow from whatever is arising at the time. But the results for me have been more insight into the tensions and blocks I am holding, an ability to be with them without pushing them away, a feeling of being more integrated in my being. And from this place of integration, feeling more centered, grounded, and confident in my ability to move beyond my traumas and the states and long held patterns triggered by them. Danny’s sessions have been an integral part of my healing journey and I feel like a shift in my consciousness has occurred after each session. For that I am truly grateful.”
“Danny has changed how I see coaching. Previously, I was hesitant to engage in the process, because I didn’t want someone just telling me what to do. Danny’s approach is laid-back and genuine. Instead of giving me a to-do list, he listened deeply to my needs and desires and suggested a couple of practices to add to what I am already practicing. I had a sense of being deeply seen, heard and safe. I’ve often experienced dissociation and Danny was able to guide me in differentiating between practices that would bring connection with my body instead of those that would lead to further dissociation. I am finding a deeper sense of embodiment, the opportunity to pause and observe thoughts as they arise as well as liberation from my stories and a sense of deep joy. I observe ease in connecting with others, being present and really listening. Danny has an incredible gift for communicating clearly and making practices that can sometimes seem mysterious approachable and available. I value how he radiates peace and presence. His practical and embodied approach to mindfulness is refreshing. “
This Initial session is my gift to you. In this session, we will explore your practice and determine if we are a good fit to work together. If you always wanted a personal guide in your meditation practice and healing support to work through challenges, why not see what that might be like?
Choose a day and time below that you are free to meet in person (Austin, TX) or via Zoom. I will contact you with details about our meeting. (*please note time is in CT)
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