The Sparks In Action (SIA) Project has evolved into a Podcast. SIA features short conversations with everyday people who are contributing to our collective well-being in interesting and inspiring ways. In addition to SIA interviews, I am posting occasional guided practices to help untangle anxiety and bring restoration and balance to your nervous system. Visit the Sparks In Action Podcast Page here or listen wherever you get your podcasts.
Coaching, Consultation and Therapeutic Work
I am here to support and empower you by giving you highly effective tools and insights designed to help you detangle from worn- out restrictive habit patterns. The ultimate goal of our work is help you live with greater congruency between your heartfelt desires and your daily life. As we work together I will listen and use my clinical background while also drawing on my extensive experience with tools from psychology, behavioral science, mindfulness-based interventions, mindfulness meditation and the practical yogic philosophy.
You will define your clear, measurable heartfelt desire/goal.
You will be given concrete suggestions for incrementally designing your new pattern(s) that will both set the foundation for working towards your goal and integrate it into your daily life.
You will excavate your habitual patterns of thinking that influence your actions/behaviors/emotional cascades and utilize tools from cognitive psychology to redirect your thoughts and actions.
You will be given tools for working with setbacks and inertia.
We will work realistically with the understanding that human habit can be a formidable foe; you will be prepared to confront setbacks and road roadblocks with your arsenal of psychological and behavioral power tools.
Donna's delivery reflects a rare combination of serious study of yogic philosophy, a lifetime of yoga practice, years of clinical experience and comprehensive training in mindfulness skills…..” - author and psychotherapist
"The tools you taught us have left me with a lot more insight into my ingrained default mode and an increased ability to redirect my actions in directions that are solution- focused and very effective. Thank you!" -- university professor and MPEL participant
" This series was so much more than mindfulness, this work has helped me gain deep insight into the habits of my mind and the ways those habits drive my behaviors that cause me to lose focus and, as a result of that, confidence. I feel like I have been given some high quality therapy along with some high powered tools." - MPEL series participant
" I appreciate how you can articulate complex phenomenon into clear, relatable language and then offer concrete suggestions for how to bring it all into my workplace. Very effective! I enjoyed your warm, down- to- earth style." - workplace coaching client