Resonance

noun res·o·nance \ˈre-zə-nən(t)s, ˈrez-nən(t)s\

I chose the name Resonance for my private practice because it speaks to many of the things that I love about being with, or becoming with people. Resonance also encompasses my love of sound and music and of silence. Resonance is an important part of attunement and connection through listening with clients. Through Resonance, thought, feeling, body sensing and meaning can align in surprising ways and become a source of healing. This is not always nameable with words, but can become a felt-sense experience of hope.

Adapted from the Oxford English Dictionary, on Resonance:

Resonance is the quality in a sound of being deep, full, and reverberating: the resonance of her voice.

Resonance implies the space between people and the meaningful ways we connect through voices and felt-senses. 

Resonance is the power to evoke enduring images, memories, and emotions…

Tapping into images of beauty, healing and stories that support us to create the lives we hope for.

From Physics: Just as sounds are effected by their reflection, bouncing off of various surfaces…

The space between us and in us comes alive with our speech, stories shared, embodied experience seen and heard. 

Mechanics: Resonance is the condition in which an object or system is subjected to an oscillating force having a frequency close to its own natural frequency.

We resonate with our own natural frequencies and our frequencies interact, entraining into the rhythms of those around us.  Through resonating together, we co-create our worlds in the physical and social spaces between us.

Chemistry:  Resonance is the property of having a molecular structure which cannot adequately be represented by a single structural formula but is a composite of two or more structures of higher energy.

Chemical resonance is the interactions of formulae; it is also a way to imagine complex neurological processes which are situated in our bodies, and also in earth’s ecosystems which include human and non-human others.

Physics: A short-lived subatomic particle that is an excited state of a more stable particle.

It is imaginable that subatomic movement mirrors the relation between excitable sympathetic (ergotropic) and parasympathetic (trophotropic) stability. Cycles of arousal and settling; traces, resonances in our bodies map our history and show us the way home.