How Transformation is Realized:
The Birth of a New Moon
The new moon begins in darkness, as is often the case for individuals beginning the journey of healing and recovery. When a person initially seeks support and guidance, they may have experienced a loss, trauma, or be in transition in their lives and searching for meaning, purpose, and fulfillment. Or, they may be experiencing more intense difficulties, such as depression, anxiety, PTSD, eating disorders, and other more serious emotional issues and behaviors.
Likewise, at the new moon there is only a sliver of light that can be seen around the edges of the darkened moon. As the lunar cycle progresses, more and more light is visible as the moon grows in luster. This metaphor mirrors the process of transformation and change over time. As an individual moves from the darkness of their unconscious, hidden self into awareness, clarity, and inner knowing, they become full: emotionally, mentally, spiritually.
The moon has long been associated with intuition and the cycles of life, death, and rebirth. The moon controls the tides of the great sea: ebbing and flowing, rising and falling as the deep emotions within ourselves — ever-changing, yet constant.
So the sliver of hope of the 'Nova Luna' can transform and grow as the psyche is healed through multidisciplinary processes, which may include individual, group, and family therapy, nutritional counseling, trauma resolution, experiential therapy, and other modalities tailored to our clients' individual needs.