The Cook Awakening

Sometimes life hands you intolerable circumstances. It can be hard to know what to do, how to respond. You may find yourself in resistance, just wishing it would stop, that your situation and/or your feelings would just go away.

What if I told you that your resistance is making things worse? What if you could find a way to face your life with love and compassion for yourself and those around you, and move forward with all the inner strength you may feel is eluding you? What if I told you that you have more resources available to you than you know? That you could learn concrete skills to help you navigate what feels impossible?

Individual self-care and spiritual counseling:

Individual counseling – in person or by telephone or Skype if you are out of the Portland metro area.

Together with Durga you will explore your:

  • personal well-being definition and goals
  • in-depth history that has led to your current situation
  • needs for making self-acceptance and change sustainable
  • living situation as it pertains to supporting self-care

One to one sessions are scheduled weekly or bi-weekly

Contact Durga to schedule your complimentary initial telephone consult and for current pricing.

Group events:
Each class or workshop focuses on the dance of our life in the world in its myriad forms. See the events page for current schedule.

“Durga’s approach exactly suited me. She taught me to seek out the seat of my hurts where they had taken up residence in my body and to speak to them, to find out their needs and to be present with the wounded parts of my Self. She was the supportive and warm presence I needed, and she made herself available after hours as well for texts or calls, if necessary. At the end of each session, she encouraged me to take on an “assignment” for the coming two weeks until the next session, and she wrote it down to help me remember my resolutions. I was so glad to have that gentle accountability.

After years of stop and go, this was the time when the way began to be clear! I experienced a speed and ease of change and growth that I never believed possible. And Durga has been a warm, wild, firm presence, guiding me through an often painful transformation. I have been able to make some vital changes and begin to alter dramatically my relationship to myself and the world, bringing a quality of love and mindfulness I could never even see before.”

K. F. Botanist
Portland, OR

About Counseling:

Living with grief is hard. Living with the hard truths of our world, both personal and on a larger scale can feel impossible. You deserve support on that journey.

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Lights of Intention

Counseling helps shine the light on a confusing, often unconscious process.

With experience and training in the following modalities and forms:

  • Voice Dialogue
  • Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP)
  • End of life counseling
  • Non-dual spiritual paths
  • Depth initiations
  • Energy work
  • Shamanic healing
  • Guided meditations
  • Holistic Nutrition Lab Full Body Systems graduate
  • Psychology of Eating
  • Health at Every Size (HAES)

“Durga is a powerful, connected and intuitive healer.

From a place of deep sensitivity and awareness she gracefully steps into her work as a counselor.
In sessions with her, I feel comforted and supported in a way that allows me to be in touch with the more difficult and vulnerable parts of myself that need some attention. She is spiritual in a very flexible way that supports me in tapping into my own mysterious power. Our work together guides me on the path of being my most authentic self and expanding energetically in ways that were difficult for me to previously imagine. Durga is a true gem of a human being.”

P. M. Licensed Acupuncturist
Portland, OR

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Complimentary First-time Telephone Consultations!
To set one up, email me with times that work for you and your topics of interest.