When we heal ourselves, we heal the world
When we heal ourselves, we heal the world
I’m so grateful to Alison for the work she’s done with me with Archetypal Exploration. Not only was the session insightful but Alison’s wisdom flows once you start to uncover personal hidden depths. Alison’s openness and non-judgemental spirit allowed me to be at ease as we discussed archetypes and how it related to me.
The Quiet Room Studio is a sacred space, with positivity, compassion and heartfelt wisdom. Thanks to Alison, my life has shifted into the balance the Universe was directing me towards. With her help, I’ve become aware of how my archetypes can better serve me. As I sit writing this, I am filled with happiness. Alison’s presence has marked this new stage in life.
- Omar B.
Alison is the real deal. We have worked together now for a handful of years and she has seen me through several stages of my development, offering wise, loving sagely advice and reflections along the way. It is a true gift to feel deeply seen and listened to by someone, and this is just one of the many gifts that Alison is so good at giving.
Unlike my experiences with therapists in the past, I always feel like she is truly happy to see me, partly because she literally tells me that every time, and also because she shows it in other ways: she generously goes over our allotted time rather than cut off a good conversation, she demonstrates that she thinks and prays about me in between our sessions, and she offers her radiant smile freely and generously. She is the loving advocate that I'm trying to be for myself, the mirror which reflects back the best parts of myself, the reframer of false or harmful self narratives. One of my favorite parts of our sessions is when we can laugh together at the hard stuff--it is so healing and necessary and something which I rarely experienced before in other healing/therapeutic settings.
Last thing I'll say is that Alison is constantly growing, adding new tools to her toolbox and reinventing herself. The person she was when we started working together was already phenomenal, but just like I've grown and evolved through our work together--so has she.
- Aaron K.
Alison has been a listening ear and a caring voice over the years, reminding me what I want to do and where I want to go when I start to go off track. It helps to have someone in your corner to help you realign with your purpose, and I feel she's been a great support in times of need.
- Carol Z.
I find the journey of archetype study to be endlessly fascinating. Becoming conscious of these patterns has provided me with invaluable insight into my relationship with myself and others. Though I studied on my own for a couple of years, I recognized I couldn’t reach the next level without the help of a teacher. Enter, Alison. She and I immediately connected. Sharing insights or questions with her are held with respect and curiosity. I’m endlessly grateful for her warmth, love, and the space she holds for me. We both have set goals, but she excels in allowing exploration where you currently stand. I whole heartedly recommend this teacher. If you have an impulse to work with her, you should follow it and allow your journey to unfold. - Megan B.
I discovered Alison at Quiet Room Studios shortly after I quit drinking two years ago. I was looking for someone to help me understand and process the emotions and negative energy that I had been hiding or avoiding and carrying with me for more than 20 years. Alison started our sessions by teaching me about archetypes and the “light” and “shadow” aspects of each one. She helped me identify the main archetypal energies in my life, and those archetypes became the focus of our weekly or bi-weekly conversations and our work together. Alison used examples of archetypes (Artist, Engineer, Visionary, Saboteur, etc.) to teach me why I think and behave the way I do-- how I sabotage my own happiness and success, for example-- and how to re-ignite my inner light and rediscover my Magical Child. She taught me simple exercises that showed me how to awaken to my true self and elevate to my highest potential. As a direct result of working with Alison over the past 2 years, I am now able to envision and bring into reality the life that I want for myself and my family.
When I first started working with Alison, she said that her role was to light the path and be a witness to the work I was doing, and that by healing myself and making myself well, I would be healing the world and helping others get well. I am so very grateful to Alison for helping me heal and get well, both spiritually and emotionally. There were many times that I questioned myself, or started to lose my way, but Alison was always there to light the way and get me back on track. If you are ready to do this inner work and build a better life for yourself, Alison is ready to be your witness, to shine light upon your path, and to guide you along the way. Khalil Gibran said, “Alone and without his nest shall the eagle fly across the sun.” Alison reminded me that I have wings and the strength to fly on my own, and once she felt that I was ready to fly on my own, she gently pushed me out of the nest, and… I’m flying!!! I trust that you will experience the same spiritual growth that I experienced as a result of working with Alison. Good luck on your journey! - Eric S.
I am at such a pivotal time in my life right now, and I have had to navigate a world of so much opportunity and information; to do that, I assumed, was to look inward at myself. Boy was my assumption right. Archetypal work has helped me center myself, to better understand how I relate to the world and can work to fulfill my purpose. If you don't know what yours is even broadly, with Alison you'll surely find it. Alison provides the kind of safe spaces, emotional inquiry, and engaging dialogue/work that will really get you to think of your inner self critically. This is definitely a different kind of counseling, but one I trust deeply. I recommend Alison wholeheartedly and hope you do too; once you arrive there, I recommend diving deep and exploring! Good luck on your journey. - James A
Alison Balano shared her gifts with me through my first adventure into archetypal work. Alison was a knowledgeable, intuitive, and excellent guide into this world. Alison helped me through a series of sessions where she introduced me to the work and mindfully led me through an exploration which uncovered many interesting truths that thread together beautifully. The framework she provided was a new and valuable way to view particular aspects of my being. Alison met me with such professionalism at her comfortable and inviting Quiet Room Studio. The physical space and environment was a perfect place to settle into and learn more about myself. I felt warm and safe in her studio working with her. This best part of working with Alison is that she is profoundly cognizant of what a person wants or needs to get out of the sessions. Alison was ready to dive deep when I needed, but also aware if a session needed to be a bit lighter in tone. The warmth and trust I felt working with Alison was genuine which allowed me to open. I felt I was in the hands of a seasoned and instinctive life coach. I highly recommend Alison Balano and an adventure of opening your mind and heart to Archetypal studies. - Beth V.
Alison’s archetypal counselings revealed itself to me when I was at a crossroads in my life. Not knowing much about AC, she introduced me to a new way of viewing myself and the world. As we walked through the archetypes she lead me on a path of self discovery, and most importantly she bore witness to that journey, sprinkling her wisdom along the way. She is an amazing listener and has a way of seeing YOU that creates a nurturing place to journey within. She offers feedback, and accountability when needed. Her life experience and training offers a perspective of seeing situations in ways that I have not. Most importantly, she has a presence about her that motivates me to dive deeper into my inner world, to hear and trust the voice within. - Alyson S.