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"Because I do not come to as a 'Knower' of what is right for you, we will be discovering meaning together. Learning and growing with me is a process of cocreative exploration with deep respect for different learning styles in an environment free of judgment and focused on kindness. Together we will learn to sense and interpret how your unique body/mind has made meaning of life's experiences. Most of what others see as flaws, I see as coping strategies and development defenses that compensate for skills we did not learn as children. With mindfulness and patience you can learn these skills, and by doing so rewrite your historical body script." Coquelicot

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"We have been trained, during the first part of our lives, to struggle to achieve. Now we have to work in the opposite direction, by letting go, giving place to a different action, an 'un-doing action.' This will stop the habitual process of doing which has become mechanical. There is a beauty in the acceptance of what is." - Vanda Scaravelli, Awakening the Spine

To contact or schedule an appointment for Personal Coaching, Life Skills Training, Restorative Touch work, Body-based Trauma Resolution, Pre-and Post-Surgical Resolution, Restorative Yoga Mentoring, or inquire about trainings with Coquelicot Gilland please contact her personal assistant at 530-575-8207 or

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"Do not believe that he who seeks to comfort you

Lives untroubled

Among the simple and quiet words

That sometimes do you good.

His life has much difficulty and sadness...

Were it otherwise

He would never have been able

To find those words."

- Rainer Maria Rilke

"We shall not cease from exploration, and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started, and know the place for the first time.
Through the unknown remembered gate, when the last of the earth left to discover is that which was the beginning; at the source of the longest river the voice of the hidden waterfall and the children in the apple tree, not known because not looked for, but heard, half heard, in the stillness between two waves of the sea.
Quick now, here, now, always -- a condition of complete simplicity (costing not less than everything).
And all shall be well and all manner of things shall be well, when the tongues of flame are in-folded into the crowned knot of fire, and the fire and the rose are one."
- T.S. Eliot, Four Quartets

"It works this way: we spend our lives drawing a circle, just as you say, and placing within it all our strengths, ideas, hopes and little conflicting selves. We trace our circle and secrete our bubble, thus creating the seed of our vibrations, the source of our light, the sum of our power, our psychological nesting place. Until our circle is completed, we cannot leave it. And when it has been filled, we are held there by its very force.

This is the twist to the story, the enigma. The power which traps us within is in fact the same power which provides the energy needed for our escape. For there is a moment, a point when we can free ourselves, an instant of choice which is like a dying. We must either choose or die. Whether we climb onto the funeral pyre or go to the moon is immaterial; we are already dead, walled up in our circle, congealed within a bubble.

I know that point, I have passed through it three times; and each time the crossing is more difficult, as if with each attempt we must overcome a greater power, demolish an amplified selfhoood -- we are our own most ruthless enemy. A bubble, a gaudy dainty thing which holds us with all the force we have invested in it, nurturing the seeds of our destruction; both the sum of our accomplishments and the force which keeps us from moving on to a vaster life.

But there is a point of passage, an instant as the circle closes when by harnessing the bubble's accumulated power we can pass through in a flash."
- Satprem, By the Body of the Earth

"The true man breathes with his heels."
- Chuang Tzu

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