At the heart of this site is a love for both Yoga and psychotherapy.   When used by a skilled practitioner each will facilitate psychological healing in the participant.  Increasingly, research is showing that these two modalities are effective healing pathways for individuals recovering from psychological trauma and addiction.   When it comes to healing, these two practices have one pivotal thing in common.  When effectively employed, each will bring the participant face to face with the truth of their own experience.  Being in the presence of one’s own truth is central to the cultivation of psychological health.  M. Scott Peck in the ‘The Road Less Travelled’ writes “We must always hold truth, as we can best determine it to be more important, more vital to our self-interest than our comfort.  . . . Mental health is an ongoing process of dedication to reality at all costs.”   And in ‘Yoga and the Quest for the True Self’, psychotherapist and master Yoga teacher Stephen Cope notes “The human being is transformed through the practice of the awareness of reality.”  While challenging to do, being present to the reality of the moment is key to psychological healing.  In fact it cannot occur without it.   Mental illness is perpetuated (in part) through the avoidance of the reality of the moment.   This is evidenced in the trauma survivor for example, who will avoid present moment pain by adapting to it through the use of food, or alcohol, or drugs, or all three, or all three in addition to other addictive means.   How willing are you to be present to the moment, to “practice the awareness of reality”, to be in your truth?  Are you cultivating psychological health in your life or are you perpetuating illness?