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OmTara Counseling

Ashley C. Collins, M.Ed, CPC

Integration Counseling

Hakomi Methods & Mindfulness

Internal Family Systems

Sound Healing, Mantra, Meditation

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Meet Ashley

Ashley Collins is a Counselor, Life Coach and Meditation Guide who has worked with alternative healing and integration methods since 2012.  She is trained in Hakomi Methodology through the M.E.T.A Hakomi Institute of Oregon, Internal Family Systems (IFS) and is a certified Professional Life Coach through the World Coach Institute.  

Ashley uses a variety of methods for healing including mindfulness, somatic awareness, Hakomi Methods, Internal Family Systems model and integration techniques in her approaches for consciousness and growth. One of Ashley's specialties is supporting a person in integrating a psychedelic or transformative experience. 

Together we will work on:

  • Recognizing and moving beyond coping mechanisms and patterns that limit your potential.

  • Safely explore and heal childhood wounds and trauma that inhibit you from living your fullest life. 

  • Learning tools and methods for mindful and authentic communication with loved ones, family members and community

  • Developing practices, somatic movement and mindfulness to regulate the autonomic nervous system

  • Bringing in self-compassion, self love and a deeper understanding of what it means to be in self energy.

Approaches

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Hakomi Methods
& Mindfulness

Present Moment,

Somatic Awareness, Exploration

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Transformation,

Intention, 

Integration

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Sound Healing,
Mantra, Meditation
& Voice

Healing frequencies,

Stillness,

 & Song

Hakomi Methods & Mindfulness

 

The Hakomi methodology allows the client to study deep held beliefs, memories and experiences

while in a state of mindfulness, somatic/body awareness and immersion. 

I provide a healing container and guidance for my clients to access their innate wisdom and desire

for transformation.  Space is held while gently guiding you towards a greater awareness of your organic and true self, the one that seeks a stable, functional, and harmonious way of being in the world. 

During our session, I may bring in breathwork, exercises and tools to regulate and calm the nervous system. 

The Hakomi Method of Body-Centered Psychology, originated by Ron Kurtz, engages the present experience, allows for unfolding, and facilitates meaning while moving towards core

childhood wounding and healing.

Integration of

Psychedelic Experiences

 

Choosing to work with psychedelics, entactogens or entheogenic plants for healing and clarity is a powerful decision and should be made with careful consideration.  I offer pre and post guidance, intention setting, processing and integration so you have a broader understanding of the nuances of this healing modality.  Work with psychedelic & entheogenics can reveal physical, emotional and spiritual epiphanies challenging to sort through and understand.  Preparation for a journey, common images, making meaning of it all and the ability to integrate your experience is one of my specialities.  Through the integration process, I  provide tools, techniques, breath work, support and practices that implement insights and how to incorporate them into your daily life, your transformation, and your healing.

  • Please note that the use of psychedelics/entheogenics are not provided in our counseling sessions. 

Sound Healing, Mantra,  Meditation & Voice

 

Sound, Mantra, Meditation & Voice are profound tools for body awareness & connection to the self.  In addition to using Hakomi techniques and Integration counseling, I offer sound healing, exploring mantras, breath work, meditation and opening your voice through expression and song. Receiving the vibration of crystal bowls, discovering ancient mantras for a goal or intention, or learning healing songs can all act in support of your process during our sessions together.  Sound & mantra utilization also gives you additional tools for your own nervous system self-regulation, calming and healing.

Call  503-381-4562  or  email  Ashley C. Collins to schedule a counseling session.

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