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"It is only by grounding our awareness in the living sensation of our bodies
that 'I am', our real presence can awaken." G.I. Gurdjieff

Welcome

Therapy can help us to recognise possibilities of how to live life and make decisions consciously.  In my confidential setting, you will be able to talk about your experiences, feelings and thoughts.  Together we will explore the underlying causes for your present life situation by looking at them constructively, honestly and with compassion.  As we engage with them, we will discover resources to relate to emotions like frustration, anger, sadness, longing, grief or depression, but also to joy, pleasure and excitement.  

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Psychotherapy

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In my practice, I'm offering integrative psychotherapy, meaning for me that healing can take place when we connect more to our inner self; when we can be the person we feel we are, do what we want to do and when we relate to other people through meaningful relationships.  We all have the ability to find our own truth, our own rhythm within ourselves; a meaningful therapeutic relationship can support you in this.  Of course, how we see ourselves, our aspirations and our goals, is forever changing and evolving and it can be a deeply satisfying journey to explore our limitless human potential.  

By sharing in a safe space and being listened to without judgement, you will be able to make better sense of your experiences, thoughts and emotions.  You will be able to think more clearly and kindly about yourself and clarify your connections to others. If you've never been in psychotherapy, it can be hard to believe that "just talking" can be helpful.  But if you’re depressed and feeling bad about yourself, it can be profoundly helpful to have an in-depth conversation in which you come to understand and respect yourself.  If your emotions are confusing, talking about them can bring clarity.  Talking about stress can be the first step to make it more manageable.  If you’re a part of a couple or family in conflict, you might find that tensions ease by creating a safe space for real conversation.

Organic Intelligence

"There is support coming your way, and it is from yourself, -your natural being."  Steve Hoskinson

Organic Intelligence® was founded by Steve Hoskinson (www.organicintelligence.org) and is a new and unique theory and clinical practice drawn from the wisdom of mindfulness and the science of auto-organisation.

What we are arises out from biology: our body and our bodily sensations, as well as our cognitive, affective and imaginary experiences.  We could also describe us a system of systems (e.g. respiratory, digestive, neurological systems), complexly interwoven and we are embedded in other, bigger and even more complex systems (e.g. family, environment, nature).  Our biology works by oscillation that creates in-sync bio-rhythms: waking and sleeping, work and rest, heart beating and relaxing, breathing in and breathing out.  By recognising what our biological system wants to do, Organic Intelligence supports our system’s organic processes through attunement, reflections of auto-organising signals and by using the “shaping” paradigm of positive reinforcement. One of the most important tools we have is orientation, what simply means connecting to the environment with our senses: seeing, hearing, touching, smelling, tasting.  By putting our attention to the outside, we not only getting a rest from our internal experiences, but we also feed our brain information based on the physical material reality we’re in, helping us to be in the Here and Now and living in the present moment. Organic Intelligence teaches how to become more aware when we’re over our thresholds and therefore changing even positive experiences into negative ones by too much intensity.  Organic Intelligence knows of an ideal intensity (organic threshold) that catalyses ideal synchronisation.  The job is enjoyment, meaning pleasure seeking that is healthy, not too intense, not intoxicating, non-addictive, simple and human. Looking at meaning in our life, we realise that we are the embodiment of our destiny.  By tapping in to our innate wisdom and resources, we evoke the natural capacity for healing as our biology knows how to heal itself.

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Organic Intelligence Coaching

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The Organic Intelligence® Coaching Course (OICC) is a one year long (200 hours) training and immersion in OI’s Post Trauma Growth methods.  It teaches conversational interaction that works directly with the growth trends of a client’s neurobiology.  The emphasis is to attune to an individual client to provide the natural responses that will incrementally support their organic development of their auto-organisation.

I have trained in this modality 2021/22 and it informs the basis of my clinical work on a most profound level.Working as an Organic Intelligence coach, I'm intending to create a space that is infused with attunement, respect, humour, awe, fun and empowerment.  We will look with kindness and compassion at what is happening in your life.  Through our conversations, together we will explore if during the course of our work things generally start to feel better, brighter and more easeful and if you will be able make spontaneously more balanced and empowered choices.  We will discover what has the deepest meaning in your life, and we will also look at ways how to empower you to follow your personal goals and longings.  All the while we will learn how to recognise the gentle support coming from your neuro-biological system. 

About me

My name is Helga Buechler and I enjoy supporting people finding their own rhythm of well-being by becoming aware what is meaningful to them, by growing capacities of mindfulness and (self)compassion and by embracing courageously life's many possibilities.

I’m a fully accredited member of IAHIP  (Irish Association of Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapists) and I adhere to their Code of Ethics and professional conduct.  I have also qualified as an Organic Intelligence® Coach.

In my psychotherapy work I find the greatest challenge - turning into the greatest support - is self-compassion: to find kindness in our own hearts for ourselves.  Once we can allow ourselves to see us as human beings with good intentions, brilliance and shortcomings, we find it easier to allow for the good intentions, brilliance and shortcomings of others.  I find my greatest resources in nature, mindfulness and I’m deeply inspired by the work of Pema Chodron (spiritual teacher). I was born in Sursee, a small town situated in the middle of Switzerland where I lived until I was 20 years old.  Growing up in the seventies, I was interested in ecology, human rights, artistic expression and the role of women in society.  After all, women in Switzerland only got the right to vote in 1971! Originally I trained as a textile craft teacher for primary and secondary school level.  In 1988 I emigrated with my partner from Switzerland to live in the West of Ireland starting with organic farming, soft fruit and vegetable growing and rearing a family.  Coming from a highly sophisticated and industrialised country, we were charmed by the gentle friendliness of the Irish people, their sense of belonging to their land and cultural heritage, and by the beauty of the unspoiled countryside.  Our children fitted well into this society and even today they consider themselves as being more Irish than Swiss.  As it was not easy to make a living from the land, I started working for the HSE in a clerical capacity in Galway from 2002 onwards.  Mental health was and still is a big issue and with great interest I took the voluntary role of a Support contact person from 2008 onwards.  From 2013 to 2017 I trained with the Biodynamic Psychotherapy Foundation Kinvara to become an integrative biodynamic psychotherapist.  I have received further training in supporting clients who experience sexual violence and I have worked as a volunteer counsellor for the Galway Rape Crisis Centre.  I have pursued further professional training with Organic Intelligence having completed the End of Trauma course and the Organic Intelligence Coaching course. OICC  My main interests  are relationships, health, sexuality, anxiety, low mood, grief and working with shame. 

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Practical Matters

We will meet in my room in Kilcrimple, Gort (H91 RX25), 5 miles outside Gort, Co Galway.  I am also offering sessions online.  The meeting lasts usually one hour on a weekly basis and after an initial session, we normally agree to a certain number of sessions to set up a trusting and solid working relationship. After that, there is an open-end policy in place.  At times, you might be able to resolve an issue in a relatively short space of time, other times, you might like to explore emerging issues further.  Therapy lasts as long as it leads you towards a helpful direction.

At present, I charge 70 Euros, payable at the time of the session.  Reduced fees can be discussed for students and people who are unemployed or on low income.

Psychotherapy is based on trust and confidentiality and what is said or done in the room stays there except in cases of emergency as listed in the IAHIP code of ethics or with your approval.  Wherever possible, I will discuss my actions with you beforehand.​

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