Cultivating Buoyancy is the private practice of Anna Singh Deo, offering support and education for strengthening your inner resources, for keeping your center in times of turmoil and for skillfully navigating life’s difficulties.
I am Anna Singh Deo and I provide self-care education through teaching inner awareness practices and subtle energy exercises. I assist people with being more buoyant; more able to remain afloat when loading pressures increase and to stay sustained from the inside out. I started my Cultivating Buoyancy practice, because I saw that good people doing good work were getting swamped and burning out. As a compassionate witness and inner wilderness guide, I support and encourage people through the myriad of challenges that life can bring.
I’m so glad you found your way to my website.
Does life feel heavy? Are you weighted down, not able to float? Struggling to just tread water?
Are you anxious? Feeling stressed, struggling with the uncertainty of things?
Do you feel stuck? Have you lost your bearings, your direction?
Are you asking yourself, “Where do I go from here?”
Thinking, “There’s got to be another way!”
Are you needing support, wanting to be seen through this difficulty?
Does receiving some skilled assistance sound like a good thing?
Would gentle guidance be helpful, for finding your way?
For moving through this challenge and out the other side?
If so, I have a feeling that you’re in the right place!
Read on for “A Bit About Me” and “What I Offer”.
“Listening creates a holy silence. When you listen generously to people, they can hear the truth in themselves, often for the very first time.” ~ Rachel Naomi Remen
A Bit About Me…
Through all the twists and turns of my life and learning, I’ve come to understand that…
~ We All Have Challenges … Everyone Experiences Pain
~ More Calm, Less Chaos … is within One’s Own Power
~ Unhealed Pain … Perpetuates Pain
~ Turbulent Times … Demand We Live Differently
~ To Grow Through What We Go Through … is a Real Option
~ Truth Telling with Compassionate Witnessing … Helps & Heals
~ Cultivating Buoyancy … is Possible, a Conscious Choice We Can Make
~ Buoyancy is a real living breathing dynamic, that’s constantly changing, and playing out in our lives all the time.
~ In any given moment, our capacity for Being Buoyant is influenced by how we experience the pressures, forces and stresses existing within our lives and playing out in our world.
Initially introduced to meditation by my step-father, for over 30 years now I’ve practiced Vipassana, which means to see things as they really are. This style of contemplative practice is one of India’s most ancient techniques of meditation. Today, Vipassana is commonly referenced, when using the English language, as Insight Meditation.
Over time, I’ve come to realize meditation as a practice of “Deep Listening” which opens a pathway for nurturing “Inner Awareness and Kindfulness” and an ever unfolding process of “Cultivating Buoyancy”.
Ordained as a Lay Chaplain by Roshi Joan Halifax, Abbot of Upaya Zen Center (2011) and trained in Subtle Energy Healing by Elizabeth Frediani, I provide compassionate witnessing and self-care education to individuals and small groups.
What I Offer…
I assist and encourage people with being sustained from the inside out, and with bringing more buoyance into their everyday lives. My deep passion is to support people in the healing, helping and caring professions, and people committed to their own healing journey. Self-care is foundational to sustaining our efforts and actions towards creating a more respectful, just and healthy world for All Beings. Individual and collective wellbeing is inseparable from and inextricably linked with the wellbeing of All. With this understanding, I’m currently offering these services…
Soul Witnessing Practicesm* ~
Soul Witnessing Practice is an energetic healing process for resolving challenging and painful experiences. In SWP sessions, I facilitate this very accessible yet profound transformational process for private clients. What we have experienced in life that is of benefit to us and what we have healed…contributes to our strength and vitality. What is marked by loss, stress and/or trauma and is not healed…diminishes our strength and vitality. SWP offers a gentle way of addressing and attending what remains unhealed. * service mark
Spiritual Companioning ~
Spiritual Companioning is a safe nonjudgmental space for you to explore and uncover your own truths relating with Spirit (or whatever Name that is right for you). Offering you deep listening, gentle inquiry and insightful reflection, these sessions focus on what’s happening for you in your own unfolding life experience and unique relationship with the Sacred. There is no one right way to be spiritual.
Cultivating Buoyancy Guidancesm ~
Cultivating Buoyancy Guidance is an experiential learning process where I guide practices and provide educational information specific to developing skills and understanding for being more buoyant in your everyday life. I provide CBG to both private clients and small groups, specifically tailoring it to meet people right where they are in their individual journey.
Reflections from Clients…
“Soul Witnessing Practice is a gentle and effective practice, where something deep inside you is accessed. My sessions with Anna were subtle, yet profound. She created a safe and confidential space for me and held our work with integrity and kindness.
As a calm, clear and wise SWP facilitator, Anna assisted me to transform a long-standing pattern of not taking care of myself/not meeting my own needs as priority. With grounded presence, she supported a process that relieved a deep layer of anxiety within me. Now, I am experiencing less anxiety, and feel softer with more inner spaciousness, internal quietness and calm.”
“In working with Anna, I was able to finally look with a compassionate heart at some difficult experiences…in my life. With her gentle guidance, I can now embrace those experiences into who I am today. I am a more whole person…with a more caring and less judgmental approach to others.”
“Using Soul Witnessing Practice, I addressed a semi-older issue in my life that was shocking and totally unexpected trauma. After working with Anna, I was able to completely take the emotional charge out of those formerly ever recurring thoughts about that event.
Today, I feel like it’s no big deal to speak of this event. When telling another about it now, I’m kind of surprised that I can pause, choose nontoxic words, and render the silver lining I learned from that event. I definitely feel lighter and less burdened. Anna has a remarkable loving and compassionate manner that is very insightful and completely non-judgmental. She will go to bat for you and hear you in ways you can’t even hear yourself.”
“My sessions with Anna not only helped me face and release regret and self-blame around an old issue, they helped me resolve a current situation in my life. Anna’s calm presence creates a safe space to engage my deepest self.”
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