Hello! I’m so glad you’re here and you’ve found my little corner of the internet!
Here are some thoughts for the moment:
My name is Ashwini (Ash) Addala, and I wear many identities! I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Spiritual Mentor/Coach, Advanced Energy Healer, and a tarot/oracle card reader. I run monthly virtual meditation circles, workshops, and retreats (please see “Events” in the menu). My soul purpose is to help humanity (and myself) ascend to a more liberated state of existence.
For me, my journey is always in the forefront and a constant work in progress. I aim to be vulnerable and open about my path with colleagues, friends, clients and family because it is the undercurrent of all of my actions and thoughts. To ascend to more “liberated” states has been quite the journey, and as I’ve recently come to understand it, a lesson that all parts of my life, (including work, family, fun, social aspects, physical health, mental health, etc.) are existential, or as I like to call, spiritual lessons. And these have all been designed to test me, teach me, and prod me to learning the deeper truth that I am truly only chained by my belief systems and traumas. This means that my obstacles, limitations, scarcity, and suffering stem from lessons of life not yet learned, from trauma unreleased, and my Ego very much in fight/ flight/freeze/fawn mode.
I’ve come to learn that this world, (this collective consciousness, the Universe, God, or Spirit, or however you like to refer to It) presents patterns of events, behaviors, or feelings in order for me to heal and release things after learning the lessons behind them. And if I haven’t learned ALL the lessons in all the layers of that thing, then it will continue to present it to me. There may come a day, when I have completed all lessons of a particular topic, that I’m presented with another test. If I pass it in one way, for example, in relationships, then it presents in a work situation, and then again with my parents, or with the local government, etc. To truly see if I’ve learned the lesson in ALL the ways, I get tested in all the ways. And when I pass ALL of them, that never becomes an issue again, as long as I’ve released the trauma. As I have released countless onions (as I call them for all the layers each lesson has), I’ve started to feel a sense of freedom I’ve never had before. A sense that I am actually safe, loved, protected, deserving, and abundant. The feeling is inexplicable. I genuinely had the thought once, “Am I enlightened? Is this the meaning of liberation?” While I still have a long way to go for THAT, I don’t think that my definition of liberation is too far off. I think that the more layers we shed, the freer we can be until we get to the space that without anything triggering us at all, we are in joy, laughing and truly at peace. True freedom is to be unrestrained from our own beliefs and fears.
The journey to that point is long and arduous, as we not only hold our personal traumas from this life time, we also carry ancestral trauma, feminine and masculine trauma, and if you believe it in, past life traumas. One cannot address all of these through talk therapy alone, or on your own. I have personally engaged in, not only psychotherapy, but hypnotherapy, reiki, acupuncture, family constellations, akashic records, and oh, so many more other methods of healing to help release inaccessible spaces of my psyche. This is why I find it incredibly important to see a person as a whole being, with many parts, including physical self, mental self, emotional self, spiritual self, wounded self, Inner child, shadow self, empowered self, etc. In my approach with clients, as well as in my approach with myself, I recognize that some of our parts are wounded and some parts are (over)compensating. My aim is to help you understand WHY certain obstacles are showing up in your life, identify what lessons are meant to be learned, release them by doing guided journeys and other techniques, and rewrite the narrative of those experiences. My aim is to help you understand WHY certain belief systems ever even came into place and ascertain how they’ve served you, and then to learn if they still serve you.
I am so committed to your (and my) healing that I’ve gotten certified in advanced forms of reiki and motoki, both energy healing modalities, and draw from my experience from meditations and my own healing to help you access deeper spaces of your unconscious. I also continually educated myself on new ways of healing and evidence based treatment modalities such as DBT and CBT to provide a fuller, more holistic approach to therapy.
In addition to holding space and teaching coping skills, I will create opportunities to dive deep into one’s life and uproot old and outdated belief systems and traumas so that you can be free and abundant too!
“Ashwini values real human connection. When I’m session, I feel like I am talking to a real person who has their own life outside of session. I feel safe to express myself in session and I feel related to.”Aphrodite
“A beautiful, strong, secure, healthy and very connected therapeutic relationship. Ashwini has given me the best therapeutic experience I’ve ever had.”Aries