Memoir Metamorphosis takes memoir writing to the next level. Using elements of Myth Alchemy and storytelling therapy, together we create the themes and undertones of your life's most transformative story. If you're open to it, we can also use spiritual techniques such as divination, astrology, guided imagery, dream interpretation, and much more to assist in the telling of the memories (memoirs) that altered your life in profound and irrevocable ways. I also encourage whatever creative additions you'd like to include such as poems, lyrics, artwork, recorded dreams, or a magical realism component. The key is to write your memoir in a way that not only transforms your readers, but also brings metamorphosis through the cocoon of past pain or traumas––and into the enchanting catharsis and healing of the self-empowered butterfly.
With memoirs, retrospect and reflection are everything. Memoir writing is sacred, because it deals with our deepest wounds. Writing a memoir is incredibly cathartic, and returning to read the most powerful story of your life over the years can bring about profound remembrance of who you are and what your life purpose is. It's like a safety deposit box containing the jewels of your deepest transformations.
Memoir Metamorphosis is a process that honors the labyrinthine processes of working through trauma. It is delicate, aware, and therapeutic. Working through my master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling has helped deepen my understanding of the intricacies of trauma. Of course, not all memoirs need be accounts of trauma, some are about travel, career, or the joys of being a mother or father, etc.––but even these stories connect to our first stories: the stories we were born into as children.
As human beings, we are driven to grow and heal, but this is only possible when the first story of your life is integrated into the whole. Everything is connected, and if you don't believe me, write down your dreams for a month and see how often you dream about the past intermixed with future wants and goals.
This is where the Spiritual Services aspect of Memoir Metamorphosis comes in. Please pick whichever one(s) feel intuitively important. If you're not sure, I can help.
The most magical thing about writing a memoir is how much it changes you. You are essentially pulling out your pain and turning it into something creative and beautiful. This is what healing is, and after you've written your memoir, you'll feel more in the moment than you ever have before. You'll see things anew, and you'll be able to make more room in your life for fulfilling your other creative or desired pursuits.
I can guide you through this powerful process, which will inevitably bring moving changes that will last the rest of your life. All you have to do is open the door.