Marc-Henri Sandoz Paradella M.A.
Writer and counsellor in integrative spirituality
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Marc-Henri Sandoz Paradella is a writer and counsellor in integrative spirituality. Click here to know more about his journey and training.
He is the author of 'Toxic Jesus, my journey from holy shit to spiritual healing', published by Aprocryphile Press, California.
He also offers you an online course, as an extension of this book: ‘Heal your spiritual life.'
As a counsellor, he helps his clients to develop a healthy spirituality, integrating all of life experiences, emotions, lights and shadows, and taking fully into account both the physical and psychological dimensions. He is trauma informed.
He can especially help you in the following areas:
Trauma and disorders caused by an education in a toxic religious environment (conservative or fundamentalist movement or church, whatever the religion, cult ...)
Difficulty connecting to your intuition, need to rediscover, recalibrate or refine your ability to follow your inner compass
Integration of the different parts of your experience into your spirituality: shadow work, taking care of your inner child, emotional intimacy
The sessions take place in Pully (Lausanne) or remotely via Zoom or Skype.
Because of my background, I am particularly sensitive to questions of toxic spirituality and spiritual abuse: the harm it causes to people who have been exposed to it is too often underestimated. If you have suffered any form of spiritual abuse, if you have grown up in a spiritually toxic environment, such as a sect or a conservative or extremist religious movement, do not wait any longer to deal with the injuries and traumas inflicted on you.
Read this blog post on toxic spirituality.
This is a subject that is too little explored. To find out more, I invite you to download 'Spiritual Detox', a free e-book that will help you understand more clearly what I mean by this ... and to read my book 'Toxic Jesus, my journey from holy shit to spiritual healing' published by Apocryphile Press, California.
And of course, if you feel that the time has come for you to take such a step, I can offer you individual counseling sessions.
Here are the benefits you can expect:
face the shame and guilt implanted by your conditioning and your education and free yourself from them
regain confidence in your intuition, by recalibrating your inner compass and learning to perceive its messages, to better steer the boat of your life
identify toxic messages that hinder your relationship with yourself, with others, with reality and with the spiritual dimension
recover all the vital energy and joy to which you are entitled, and which have their source in a full connection with yourselves, with your inner world and with a healthy and free spirituality
Our society and our upbringing too often condition us to have an adversarial relationship with ourselves: we fight our emotions when they disturb us and seem negative to us. We would like to control our thoughts so that only those that seem useful to us can be expressed. We treat our bodies hard to be productive and efficient. We try to hide our weaknesses and hurts from others and from ourselves.
My counselling is based on the conviction that this fight is hurting us and deprives us of part of our resources and our joy of living. I will help you welcome your emotions, your thoughts, your body, your inner world. This will help you learn to become intimate with all parts of yourself, including those that have been put in the shadows.
It is a work of integration, and it is in this way that you will be able to grow, mature, heal, as much as you deserve as a unique and precious human being.
You except the following benefits from it, in order to live better in a sustainable way:
You will regain access to your intuition
You will recover the life energy that was immobilized by this exhausting fight
You will experience a new joy of living
You will discover new resources to face the challenges of life
You will strengthen your confidence in yourself
You will gain freedom
You will know better what is important to you in life
You will learn to treat each other with more tenderness and respect every day
You will find rest and peace even in the midst of difficult circumstances
Don't wait, take care of yourself now.