Brenda has provided the space for my SELF to become intimate with (so many, if not all!) my parts by noticing, inviting, and being present with each in such a way that they felt safe unblending. It seems my entire attachment system, which helps me connect with others and holds beliefs about myself, now has deep trust in my SELF. In diagnostic terms I would have been considered an “echoist,” my young parts having no sense of boundaries and self-leadership but having formed attachment through becoming invisible and living for the purpose of others. Through Brenda’s use of IFS, cranial-sacral, and energy work, I FEEL embodied and have clarity about what is mine and what is not. I have been able to invite back, win the qualities of SELF that were exiled. I get to enjoy their gifts and their presence. My system was looking for Brenda to take us to the next level of healing and she was the perfect guide.
—SM, LMHC, WA State