Welcome to my website.
I am glad you are here. If you are a Highly Sensitive Person, Empath, or Spiritual Soul that suffers from overwhelm and overstimuli you are in the right place. As a highly sensitive person myself, I was fortunate to find Ayurveda over 30 years ago and it's been a continual support and lifesaver in my life and in the lives of the people that I work with. I have found that Ayurveda has made a profound difference on how quiet and settled I feel during the day and sleep better at night. Ayuveda teaches one how to be rested. And rest is something that HSP's thrive on. I invite you to receive guidance on Ayurvedic nutrition and lifestyle, implement tools for balance, receive emotional support geared towards the Highly Sensitive Person, as well nurturing body treatments.
I address the following Issues:
- The Highly Sensitive Person who is on Overwhelm or Overstimuli
- Co-dependence: giving up too much in a relationship, can't say "No";
- Low self-esteem and confidence, shy, inadequate or wanting to become invisible;
- Behavior Addictions: bad habits, relational, emotional eating workaholism
- Loss and Grief Counseling, divorce, death of partner or pet
- Anxiety and Depression, Sleep Disorders
- Spiritual Growth, Existential Issues, Ayurvedic Psychology
Bonita Carol, M.A. Counseling, LPCI #5015
Online Coaching or In Person
Phone: 530 401 8627. Please call for a free 15-minute Get to Know You Call to see if we are a good fit. Please text or mail in the contact form and suggest a few times you may be reached.
In person in Ashland for Ayurveda and Psychotherapy Session
Meet Bonita Carol ZivinSince 1987 I have been helping people reduce stress and improve the quality of their lives offering Ayurveda Health Care. As a Highly Sensitive Person, I have found that the practice and rituals of Ayurveda to be a perfect fit for sensitives because there are specific tools that soothe and quiet the nervous system. Whether it is a diet that helps settle the mind and body, ancient rituals that keep one physically and emotionally in balance, or herbal products that help with over thinking and over stimuli. I am also a psychotherapist associate and Emotion Coach which enables us to work together addressing some of the emotional challenges that HSP's have such as self-esteem, self-criticism, shyness or shame, perfectionism, and distraction. Our environment, workplace, relationships, and lifestyle habits play a part in the bigger picture of one's mental and physical health. In this way, my approach is integrative and holistic. I have had specialized training with a variety of Ayurvedic Healers including personal guidance with the late master healer, Vaidya Ramakant Mishra from 1997 to 2016, Maharishi European University, and certified by Bhavana Institute of Yoga and Ayurveda and a registered Ayurveda Practitioner with the Ayurveda Association of Practitioners of North America. I been offering Ayurvedic Body Treatments since 1991 as a panchakarma specialist as well as taught Ayurveda as an approved continuing education teacher with the NBMTBW.
I graduated with a masters degree in Counseling Psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute located in Santa Barbara, California. The focus of the counseling program was on a Depth or Psychodynamic model as well as training in evidenced-based therapies, child, family, and Emotionally Focused Couples therapy. The training also focused on Shadowwork, our hidden unconscious as well as contact with psyche which is often called soul which is yearning for expression in daily life. Additional training over the years was focused on Shadow Work, Hakomi, Co-Dependency, Drama Therapy, Inner Child Work, and Voice Dialogue. I did my counseling as a trainee at John F. Kennedy Counseling Center in Oakland California in which I treated many people of diversity, age, and race suffering from anxiety, depression, attachment wounds, marital problems, LBGT challenges, and trauma. In addition, I worked with adults and children with high functioning autism as a registered California State Intern in Sacramento. I also worked as a counselor in Recovery Services in Ashland Oregon. Currently, I am in private practice and offer in person and online Ayurveda and Psychotherapy Services.