Welcome to the Inner-healing Web Site
hosted by F. Michael Montgomery, LCSW, LMFT
LCS 6184, MFC 15488
Therapy for the heart, mind, body and spirit in a safe and healing setting
This Inner-healing web site is a resource center for the support and promotion of personal growth and healing.
My desire is to support people in their own healing through the compassionate and courageous work of their hearts.
I have been a therapist for more than 30 years, worked for Home Hospice (now Sutter VNA Hospice) for 11 years and conducted two national workshops on the subject of healing and growth. For one and a half years I was president of the Redwood Empire Chapter of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists. My workshops support and challenge us all to be alive and open to our healing and wholeness.
workshops on a number of topics which include:
Working Through Grief: Healing Through Change and Loss
Dancing With Dragons: Healing
Through Our Dark Side
It is meant for each and every one of us to live our lives fully. And that means being fully who we are. And yet how many times do we find ourselves holding back in life or acting in ways that surprise us or even undermine what we are trying to do. How often are we critical and unforgiving with ourselves. So often these are the places where we have experienced pain and wounding. These are our shadows that we understandably tend to avoid and judge. In fact we are often unaware of their existence. Yet as Rachel Naomi Remen reminds us, "Beyond comfort lie grace, mystery, and adventure. We may need to let go of our beliefs and ideas about life in order to have life."
An essential part of our healing and growth is creating a safe place for ourselves and then meeting these places with our deepest compassion and understanding. This interactive workshop will help guide us in doing just this. Join us in this journey of discovering and reclaiming our shadow as we nurture the Divine healer within us in our ongoing journey toward wholeness.
"And the day came when the
risk it took to remain tight inside the bud
Through Our Relationships: Deepening Intimacy with Those You Love
Relationships can be troublesome and confusing as
well as immensely rewarding. In this workshop, we will be exploring many of the
questions and concerns that are common to relationships. We will explore how
through compassionately working with these concerns we can bring still greater
depth and intimacy to our relationships.
"The distance from your pain, your grief, your unattended wounds, is the distance from your partner. And the distance from your partner is your distance from the living truth, your own great nature. Whatever maintains that distance, that separation from ourselves and our beloveds, must be investigated with mercy and awareness. This distance is not overcome by one "giving up their space" to another, but by both partners entering together the unknown between them. The mind creates the abyss but the heart crosses it."
Stephen and Ondrea Levine
These workshops are interactive, inviting those who are attending to participate, as they are comfortable, so as to make the experience more meaningful. Each workshop has as its goal the healing of our lives through compassionate exploration and support for living our lives more fully.
F. Michael Montgomery, LCSW, LMFT