Mirella uses a range of techniques that helped me move forward in my life. Looking back, however, I feel the most important variable was the unconditional love and support that she always exuded and was readily available as we worked on balancing and healing various aspects of my being. Even when she was direct and essentially asked me to examine aspects of myself that may not be as favourable as my ego would’ve like to believe, I felt she created a non-judgmental and accepting space. Still though, she earned my respect as a formidable and knowledgeable therapist, which I needed to respect her and allow her to help me.
I would never have been able to open up without genuine loving support, yet I would not have trusted her if I didn’t think she could understand the multilevel nature of the issues I was experiencing. What I mean to say is that her approach is integrative and goes beyond only techniques for the mind.
She had the ability to speak to me on various levels: she made recommendations to help me better care for and develop my physical body, she taught me tools for recognising and dealing with my anger and disappointment, and she acknowledged that there is a spiritual aspect to our lives, without getting into religious dogma. Working on each of these aspects individually created a positive feedback loop and gave me strength to go deeper towards the root of imbalances. She has an inner sense about people and their energy that underlies her diagnostics and medical training that is undeniable. I feel this intuitive sense is her guide, what allows her to be in the moment and apply her professional skills in a fluid and effective way. I never felt she was using a concrete protocol to address any given issue, but rather that she was applying and adjusting a range of techniques to help me as an individual with a good sense of timing. All of this allowed me to take responsibility for my circumstances and begin looking for ways to make improvements. As I put in more energy to make positive changes, she too gave more energy to me. The meditation sessions we practiced became the key practice, which ultimately unlocked my progress and gave me the insight I needed to integrate and stabilise all of the skills I learned.