CLARA Healing Institute is rooted in values that we aim to share with clients, fellow clinicians, and the greater community.
Above all, CLARA represents clarity.
The CLARA name is multi-layered. Picture a prism, that when examined from different angles, illuminates new colors, light, images, and ways of seeing and knowing.
We commit to building connections around mental wellness, and breaking down stigma to bring the power of therapeutic work to light. We are passionate about building a diverse community of expert clinicians and leaders whose influence reaches far beyond the Institute.
We take our role as clinicians seriously and with deep ethical commitment.
We also believe that leadership comes from within, and that we are called to be leaders in our homes, classrooms, communities, relationships, and spiritual lives.
We believe it is our duty to teach you to attune to yourself and others. This refers to the human ability to “tune in” to the experience of another. It’s how we respond to each other’s needs, moods, behaviors, and energy. Neuroscience research shows us again and again that we can shift emotional states and create sustained empathetic connection through attunement. It is the core of MUCH of our work. We would love to teach you about it.
Coaching and modeling the importance of self-regulation is KEY to the CLARA practice. Tuning into our bodies, our nervous systems, and our breath are imperative to good health. We will teach children to self -regulate from the moment they engage in the power of their breath. We would be honored to teach you or your child to self-regulate through big, triggering, and uncomfortable emotions. We also regulate our emotions socially, through safe relationships.
When we feel safe, supported, and in control of our own lives, we can develop agency. Having a sense of agency helps us to set goals, stay true to our values, and have faith that we will grow and thrive in challenging situations. We will be part of your supportive care team as you take action and make healthy changes in your life.