The healing is in giving words to parts of ourselves that have had no voice.

Compassionate Inquiry

Compassionate Inquiry is a psychotherapeutic approach developed by Dr. Gabor Maté that reveals what lies beneath the appearance we present to the world.

Using Compassionate Inquiry both the individual and therapist unveil the level of consciousness, mental climate, hidden assumptions, implicit memories and body states that form the real message that words both express and conceal.

Through Compassionate Inquiry clients can recognize the unconscious dynamics that run their lives and how to liberate themselves from them.

The purpose of Compassionate Inquiry is to drill down to the core stories people tell themselves – to get them to see what stories they are telling themselves unconsciously, what those beliefs are, where they came from and guide them to the possibility of letting go of those stories or the hold those stories have on them . . . 

Dr. Maté

What Clients are Saying

Integral Coaching

I trained with Integral Coaching Canada as a Professional Integral Coach. Integral Coaching™ is a wholistic process of deep human transformation and growth widely acknowledged to be the cutting edge of coaching practice. Developed by Joanne Hunt and Laura Divine, founders of Integral Coaching Canada, the power of the Integral Coaching™ methodology comes formats unique weave of knowledge, insight and practice from all the major human disciplines, including: development psychology, biology, cognitive science, philosophy and spirituality.

The Integral Coaching™ method leverages my own deep wisdom and compassion with a comprehensive set of tools to meet you exactly where you are, in all of your uniqueness and complexity in service to your needs and desires. I combine warmth and acceptance with a strong capacity to cut through the weeds and get right to the heart of things. I don’t mince words. I value your tine with deep respect for your developmental pace and arc. You identify your longings and goes and I will help get you there in exactly the time it takes for you to embody real and meaningful change.

The Integral Coaching™ process is powered by a customized Coaching Program designed by me in response to your expressed capacities, strengths and goals. The Program guides all of our work together and provides a place to anchor your growth as you cultivate new perspectives and habits of thought, feeling and relating. Along the way, we cultivate the systems of accountability and ongoing support that best serve you.

"When I run after what I think I want, my days are a furnace of stress and anxiety; if I sit in my own place of patience, what I need flows to me, and without pain. From this I understand that what I want also wants me, is looking for me and attracting me. There is a great secret here for anyone who can grasp it."

~ Rumi

Archetypal Astrology

An archetypal approach to an astrology session can help you:

• bring awareness to the foundational dynamics that are running your life

• shed light on the underlying meaning of your life’s experience

• reassuringly validate your experience and sense of self

• place your experience into a broader cultural-historical context and collective cosmic cycles

• help you cultivate a growth perspective that honors depth and soul

• nourish your abilities to empathize with others while fostering in you the recognition of your unique evolutionary unfolding

• deepen your appreciation for the cosmic order and patterns that inform the interconnectedness of all events

As an art form and symbolic language, astrology has illuminated the path for humanity’s evolution in consciousness for eons. However, as we evolve, so does astrology and the way we engage with it. We now know that the observer affects what is being observed, revealing how all things are interdependent. This understanding dramatically shifts how we work with astrology in our lives. 

The interdependence of our ability to acknowledge and observe affects how we approach the lens through which an archetypal approach to astrology helps us make sense of our world and our place in it. We’re no longer beholden to the idea that the ‘planets out there’ are governing our lives. But instead, we are invited to establish a relationship with these archetypal forces. We’re now empowered and called to step up to the plate of deepening our viewpoint while assuming more responsibility for our place in this cosmic dance.

Instead of being passive receivers of an astrological reading, we’re now invited to be engaged participants in this cosmic dialogue. As a result, we can approach our birth chart not as an immutable force of fate but as a landscape to be acknowledged and understood with the many layers of meaning that inhabit it. 

For many, myth is a widely held but false belief or idea. Or it’s viewed solely as a traditional story involving supernatural beings or events, which helps explain some natural or social phenomenon. 

Now for others, myths and fairy tales are testaments that we’re more than homo sapiens; we’re homo storytellers. Stories, be them myths or fairy tales, serve as a bridge between the personal, the universal and the cosmic. Stories help us reimagine the journey we’re on while informing our sense of what is possible and enabling us to cope with the challenges on the path. Moreover, stories help us engage with the world around us and experience it more richly and colorfully. 

The lasting power of myths is due to the archetypes that inhabit every weave of its story. A simple definition of an archetype is that it’s a recurrent symbol or motif in literature, art or myth. For the Swiss psychoanalyst C.G. Jung, archetypes bridged the inner world and the outer worlds of the humans (individual/collective) and the outer world (earth/cosmos.)

The word archetype comes from the Greek archetypos, which has two root words: arkhe (archai), meaning first and original, and typos, meaning model or type. As the original types or models, archetypes can be understood and seen as mythic gods/goddesses, Ideas or Forms as Plato taught or as psychological patterns in the Jungian perspective. 

Thus approaching astrology from a mythic perspective invites us to activate our imaginations and ways of seeing beyond simple definitions. It acknowledges the multi-layered nature of this ancient symbolic language and how it speaks to the landscape of our psyche. 

Depth psychology can be understood as a ‘way of seeing and being in the world.’ Its emphasis is on exploring what lies beneath the issue presented via working with imagination, dreams, images and stories as a way to see what’s underneath the structure of our lives. It draws on literature, mythology, philosophy, history and the arts as an interdisciplinary modality. 

As for archetypal astrology, which is a branch in the fruitful tree of astrology, it’s heavily influenced by depth psychology, mythology, and contemporary spirituality. Its focus is on studying the connection between the planetary movements, the archetypal patterns and our human experience. It’s a bridge between the ‘astrology out there’ and our world in and down here. Its drive is in seeing the underlying unity between the psyche and the cosmos. 

One of depth psychology’s fundamental teachings is that myths are the stories of the soul. Thus, approaching astrology from this lens gifts us with a treasure trove of images to help us better understanding ourselves while helping us feel meaningfully connected to the world. 

A more creatively expansive perspective is to see the archetypal underlying order of the cosmos, with myth as a way to explore it, both in our inner and outer worlds. As such, we can work with myth as the entry point to see how the archetypes show up in our lives and our culture and world. 

The mythic approach to our lives and how we engage with the Astrology of our birth charts can serve us as a therapeutic modality. It’s no coincidence that the roots of the word therapy come from the Greek therapia, and it meant attendance to the gods. 

Thus approaching our birth charts and what it says about our inner landscape and how it manifests in the outer world is a way for each of us to attend to how the archetypes manifest in our lives. When we do this, we no longer stay stuck ‘in the story’ we’ve been throughout our lives. As we evolve and widen our perspectives, so does the mythic thread of our lives expands and evolves. 

From this mythic perspective, the birth chart is approached as a metaphor, with the myths that arise from it reveal the underlying patterns of the psyche. It iss engaging with the mythic images that rise from the birth chart that transformation and understanding are evoked. Healing activation happens in the oral exploration of the story. 

We live in intensively creative and destructive times. Destructive because our old ways of perceiving reality are crumbling. The old stories are increasingly revealing their fault-lines and coming undone in front of our very eyes. Yet, at the same time, amid the destruction, we see the first shoots of the creation of new ways of envisioning our lives and place in the world.

Healing our connection to the larger world and cosmos is the beginning of a new myth for our human story. The archetypal forces, be them the gods/goddesses, as well as the planetary archetypes that live in our birth charts, live and evolve according to the relationship they’re in. They move and live through us. 

Understanding ourselves by exploring the archetypal landscape of our birth charts is one way to help create a more expansive life for ourselves and the world we belong to. Getting an ‘astrology reading’ is not a passive activity. It’s your doorway to exploring the archetypal dimension and hear its unique calling to you. 

Bio

Integral Heart Space - Juliana Coles

Juliana has a passion for ushering in new thought especially as it pertains to shifting the collective structures of well-being. She is in her essence as a therapeutic coach, teacher, group facilitator and public speaker.

After earning a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from UCLA, she spent a decade in the magazine publishing industry, first in Los Angeles and then in New York City, where she was on the launch team of five national sports and fashion magazines.

During the next phase she returned to academia to earn a master’s degree in Cultural Anthropology & Social Change at California Institute of Integral Studies. With a focus on emancipatory education, she researched and developed curriculum while working as a teacher of incarcerated and homeless teens. Later, in her role as community organizer, Juliana collaborated to birth two community-focused social justice initiatives.

Drawing upon her diverse life experiences, Juliana has created a rich and impactful coaching practice. Her training includes Compassionate Inquiry with Dr. Gabor Maté, Evolutionary Astrology with Steven Forrest, Transparent Communication with Thomas Hübl, Purpose Guiding with Jonathan Gustin, Integral Theory with Integral Coaching Canada and HeartMath with Roland McCraty.

Juliana’s other area of expertise is with bioenergetic therapies which use sound and light waves to re-establish equilibrium within the physical, emotional and spiritual bodies. These holistic, non-invasive technologies  accelerate her systemic approach to whole-person wellness and longevity.