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I'm a possibilitarian. I'm very interested in expanding ideas of what is possible, and to be a sort of sherpa in blazing the trails you will need to go on to realize those wonderful possibilities for yourself.

I have a gazillion hours of training which have led me to my current practice. I have studied Neurolinguistic programming, hypnosis, Generative Change work, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, and several modalities that explore the mind-body connection.

banyan tree

Hawaii was a fantastic place to grow up. It's the kind of place where the best jungle gym on the playground was a banyan tree. Back then, its branches had already been polished to an oily sh een by several generations of little hands and feet at play. In grade school, we spent hours climbing, exploring, and playing hide-and-go-seek in this tree. The people looking out for us had painted a couple of sets of white lines around the tree. First and Second graders could climb up to the first white line, while Third and Fourth Graders could climb to the second white line.

Those white lines were limits imposed upon us to keep us safe.

When I graduated from high school, one of the teachers presented me with an etching she had made of this tree. She told me she had left out the white lines because it was up to me to determine how high I wanted to climb. Sage advice which I appreciate more and more with the passing of years. I make it a point to climb that tree as high as I like, every chance I get!

Banyan Tree Etching by Elaine Blitman, 1980

Most of us tend to stick to the old rules and patterns of life. Not necessarily because they are the best ones, but because they are familiar, and we have practice abiding by them.

Sometimes that's okay. When I was six, I decided to start going by "Liz" instead of Elizabeth. In my six year old mind, three letters were a lot less labor intensive than nine. All of these years later, I'm content with that decision.


Sometimes, though, we want to change those old ideas or habits because we have outgrown the need for them. Rather than protecting us, these self-imposed limits are now holding us back.

Seems like that's a good time to explore new possibilities!



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