with Janet Colli, Ph.D.
& Thomas Beck, Ph.D.
Janet Colli and Thomas Beck provide psychological services of Counseling and Consulting, both in-person and at-a-distance. Telemedicine is the use of telecommunication technologies to provide clinical health care at a distance, using interactive audio (telephone) or video (Skype & FaceTime). Videotherapy is the wave of the future, a breakthrough in connection. Special care is taken so therapy is grounded in real relationship.
Janet's therapeutic tools include Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and dreamwork. Thomas utilizes EMDR, hypnotherapy, meditation and mindfulness-based stress reduction. As authors and speakers in the field of self-development, we offer teachings and tools to support the evolution of personal and collective consciousness. We specialize in the following approach.
We specialize in psycho-spiritual transformation. We facilitate growth and healing through spiritual emergence. Those who have experienced trauma, deep disturbance, or a dark night of the soul — often develop special awareness or perceptual abilities. Such experience appears to be the portal to a biologically-based transformation of the human personality. The emerging science of neuroplasticity confirms our brains' capacity for altering its structure and functioning. Given our brains' remarkable ability to redesign itself, new neural pathways can be created to foster empathy, compassion and gratitude ... hope.
Such growth or transformation is a natural evolutionary process that everyone can access. Disturbances in the field, such as depression, anxiety or physical illness can be vehicles of growth. Consciousness transforms when our egos are threatened and our hearts are challenged to open. We assist in the emergence of the Self and the collective planetary awakening.
Transpersonal Psychology is the psychology of the sacred. As transpersonal psychotherapists, we offer a unique perspective on healing. We also facilitate the integration of insights, epiphanies and scientific discoveries. Synchronicities. We deal with experiences that carry us beyond our ego or self-identity, beyond culture, and sometimes beyond time & space. We specialize in helping people process and integrate transpersonal experience:
- Spiritual awakening
- Psychic opening
- Out-of-body experience (OBEs)
- Lucid dreams
- Near-death experience (NDEs) and other altered states
Otherworldly beings, survival after death, memories of past lives and birth — can be healing, in and of themselves.
We mediate the connection with transcendent healing. Therapy is about facilitating that connection, rather than merely diagnosing and medicating pathology. Therapy is about healing our traumas, and growing our nervous systems to enable us to reach beyond ourselves, to shrink the distance between you & me, and us & them. And ultimately — to reach our full human potential.
Trauma & Dissociation as an Evolutionary Process
Happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.
— Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina
Once you've learned a lesson hard, it's hard to unlearn it.
— Eugene O'Neill, Long Day's Journey into Night
Childhood trauma involves dissociation, an altered-state experience. Developmental trauma can fracture the psyche and necessitate the repair of aspects of us that remain “frozen” in time. Initially, we help desensitize trauma (see EMDR) and develop mindfulness. Together, we can then develop the unique sensitivities initiated through trauma and dissociation. By processing and integrating non-ordinary experience, we evolve the total personality. And ultimately — change mainstream, consensus reality.
... the emergence [of difficult symptoms] into consciousness, traditionally seen as a sign of mental illness, may actually be the organism's radical effort to free itself from the effects of various traumas, simplify its functioning, and heal itself.
— Christina Grof and Stanislav Grof
Anxiety & Depression as a Doorway to Transformation
Anxiety is the dizziness of freedom.
— Soren Kierkegaard
Whether posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), generalized anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), or avoidance of life transition — enormous energy is blocked. We help people mindfully confront the ways we have been conditioned to limit ourselves.
I never saw a wild thing sorry for itself.
— D. H. Lawrence
Depression is subsumed life energy. Energy not used becomes morbid when obstacles overwhelm and obstruct us. We help people find the “keys” within to tap into undermined strength — for a deeper, fuller life. Our work supports the creation of new neural pathways — to release and integrate blocked energy to transform our personality.
You must do the thing you think you cannot do.
— Eleanor Roosevelt
Ring the bells that still can ring
Forget your perfect offering
There is a crack in everything
That's how the light gets in
— Leonard Cohen
The Awakening Process of Spiritual Emergence
... the potential for a mystical experience is the birthright of all human beings ...
— Christina Grof & Stanislav Grof
The Stormy Search for the Self
As you connect with your core Self, and awaken to higher-dimensional realities — the expression of powerful energies throughout your body may require support. Janet is a clinical member of the Spiritual Emergence Network (SEN) SpiritualEmergence.net, and the International Network of Experiencer Therapists (INET) livingdirectory.net/INET. She has over 12 years experience facilitating transformational crises.
If properly understood and treated as difficult stages in a natural developmental process, spiritual emergencies can result in emotional and psychosomatic healing, deep positive changes of the personality, and the solution of many problems in life.
— Christina Grof & Stanislav Grof
Subtle Energy &
You can't unring the bell.
When energy awakens in the body, it can herald the re-structuring of one's life. We help people follow the path of least resistance — to stabilize and sustain their energetic connection — to the river of life within. Dr. Beck has been integrating his personal Kundalini awakening experiences for over 15 years. He is a seasoned facilitator of heightened energetic processes.
The thunderbolt (vajra) is one of the major symbols in Buddhist iconography, signifying the spiritual power of Buddhahood (indestructible enlightenment) which shatters the illusory realities of the world.
— Joseph Campbell
The Hero With a Thousand Faces
God is not nice. God is no uncle. God is an earthquake.
— Rollo May, Hassidic saying
Janet Colli, Ph.D.
Thomas Beck, Ph.D.
360.678.7737 (Whidbey Island)
The Good Shepherd Center
4649 Sunnyside Ave. N., Ste. 341
Seattle, Washington 98103, also
Coupeville (Whidbey Island)