Coma and Vegetative States Work
What I find most meaningful and exciting about coma work is when a seemingly unreachable person suddenly connects with me or a family member in a powerful or moving way, and when that connection becomes a pathway for communication and recovery.
Coma work helps bridge the frequently large gap in connection and communication that occurs when a loved one becomes comatose or falls into a persistent vegetative state.
Based on the groundbreaking work of Arnold and Amy Mindell, process oriented coma and vegetative states work is based on the Mindell's observations that patients in highly withdrawn or seemingly uncommunicative states nevertheless value contact, have meaningful experiences, and even communicate in subtle non-verbal ways.
Here is a clip of Arnold Mindell speaking of coma work:
Process oriented coma and vegetative states work is a non-invasive, natural, and humane way to enhance connection and communication, amplify subtle signals, and unfold processes that occur for your loved one. Examples of meaningful processes that I've encountered include: the search for love, rest, and power. Some of these experiences were implied, some were quite clear. Once, working with a client who had become comatose, I aided her in becoming communicative via a binary, yes and no, form of signaling her wants and desires. She sought more love, even in the ICU! I worked with another client and his arm movements. After a period of time his gestures developed into consistently wanting to hit me, and this expression of power became his avenue for recovery.
"…We were told that my brother could not communicate. Through the amazing techniques and his gentle, calming demeanor we have seen vast improvement in my brother. We are able to see how he can communicate with us…" Delores A., Suisun City, CA
"Bill Say has been working with my daughter Diane. She is in a semi-coma state… He has a special bond with her and she has developed a trust in him… Both her sisters and I agree that Bill has been a great asset in our quest to bring her back to consciousness…" Barbara M.
"…I've learned from you how to have him respond to me. My son now responds very well to you and now can and does say words. Sometimes he even makes sentences and it's all because of you… He has greatly improved and is still improving. Thank you and thank you." Madie T., Oakland CA
I can travel to work with your loved one and can also offer skype and telephone coaching support. I offer sliding scale fees as well.
Contact me for a free phone consultation.
Process Work is a multi-disciplinary approach to individual and collective change that brings psychology, group dynamics, spirituality, and physics together in a single paradigm. Process Work was developed by Jungian analyst Arnold Mindell in the 1970s when Mindell began to research illness as a meaningful expression of the unconscious mind. He discovered that the unconscious manifests not only in nighttime dreams but also in physical symptoms, relationship difficulties, addictions, and social tensions. Drawing from his background as a physicist, as well as from other scientific and spiritual disciplines, Mindell formulated the idea of the 'dreaming process', a coherent and meaningful flow of experiences that underlie all life events.
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