Welcome to Restore Balance Today!
I hope you find that this is a safe place, to take a breath, let down and look honestly, yet caringly inside – at what is asking to be acknowledged and maybe healed. For myself personally, I see any occurring symptom as an entering point, an opportunity to listen. When we work together in a session, I will guide you deeper and invite you to open to the discomforting situation. May it be anxiety, depression, health issues, aging, challenges in relationships, grief, loss or death, you name it.
I don’t belief in fixing problems, since I don’t believe you are broken. What I do believe in though is that there is a deep source of wisdom and intuition inside each of us that directs us to transformation and growth.
My question is: “How can I, as a Coach and Workshop Leader assist you to find your way through your challenges, your discomforts and guide you to a place where you can safely open up to the possibilities of healing and growth through creative expression?” How can I be of help to dive deeper than the ordinary cognitive state of consciousness that is the usual mode for interaction and solving “problems” in our culture? How can I guide you to your own source of wisdom, accessing creative consciousness, so you can gain insight and find solutions for your situation which will lead to integration and wholeness in your life and relationships? This transformative work can heal not only each individual on their path, but can’t help but to ripple out into the community and heal the world in which we all live.
For more information contact Elisabeth Lentz.
Looking back to my childhood, the only one I have always been true to, was to myself, which is not always easy and not always understood. It also means, sometimes being alone. I grew up in a small Bavarian town, in an old farmhouse. We were 5 children working from early age on, making hay on steep hills to raise a few cows, sheep, pigs and chickens. My groundedness might have come from that time, helping on the field and in the flower and vegetable garden. My parents supplemented their income by remodeling room after room to rent it out to visitors. My mom had created a flourishing B&B business, sharing our home and family with strangers. Although I wasn’t always happy when our kitchen and living room was ruled by strangers and I had to be quiet, while the guest kids could trample up and down the stairs, I learned through the interaction with the guests, that there was a big wide world out there and infinite possibilities waiting. Although our mom needed the physical help of myself and my siblings to run the farm and the B&B, she also made sure we took school serious. She was denied access to higher education by her parents, although it was suggested to her. Death came far to early into my life, my mom died when I was only 19 years old. I just had left for college and studied Education and Early Child Development. I interrupted my studies for 1 year and returned home to help my father to run the business and to take care of my younger siblings. Yet, although I had no problem stepping into my mother’s footsteps, it wasn’t the life I wanted to live. I also learned it was truly the energy of my mother who built this holiday place for guests to have a break from work and their everyday life. My father could not fill these shoes. It wasn’t an easy decision, but I went back to school. It was painful to watch how our home lost its soul, yet I also knew I would lose my soul if I stayed, I wasn’t mature enough. Still coming home on weekends helping out and encouraging my two younger siblings to stay focused on high school. I went on to study social work and dreamed on studying psychology.
My hands-on upbringing and common sense, led me not to pursue this dream. Instead I started a hand weaving apprenticeship with a master weaver and I ended up running a textile department in an Art’s and Craft Center for the American Forces. Little did I know that I was indirectly giving therapy to Vietnamese soldiers and their spouses, who were on leave from the war. The work fulfilled both needs in me to create with hands and with the heart in my hometown, so I could still see my siblings graduate.
I met my husband while he was passing through town on his search for purpose in life. I joined him and we travelled for a year in a Volkswagen van. Being inspired by all our guests at home to see the world, this was just another dream of my soul to see the world. Even after we came to the States and got married we took off again for a year of backpacking around the world. As you can see, I didn’t follow the conventional route of the American Dream, I followed inner drive. Not everyone understood and I am not a millionaire nor famous. Yet, I learned that there was a lot of beauty and ugliness around the world, but most of all I truly understood that every human being has the same wish: to live a safe, happy and purposeful live and that deep down we have much more in common then we think, no matter where in the world.
While raising my two sons in the US, grief and sorrow reached me again, when two of my brothers passed away suddenly, neither having reached age 50. Yes, I am very familiar with birth and death and what it means to be alive. Truly alive, to live the only life, or as Mary Oliver says so well: “determined to save the only life that you could save”.(From the poem, The Journey).
As all of us, I had my ups and my downs, I learned some lessons and some I am still learning, yet I have never given up to live my life as best as I knew at the moment. Constantly checking in with my inner teacher, with my true self. Especially after two near death experiences myself, I ask the question what is there, what I am still meant to do? Maybe sharing the wisdom I gained throughout life, how to overcome and transform and grow? In the last 10 years I learned to express that deep rooted trust I educated myself, trained and learned. I have had the good fortune to meet very wise teachers along the way, who pointed me in a different direction. I studied and I practiced opening a small studio space in my home where I share a body- mind balanced, mindful movement therapy, which brings you in touch with your subtle energies. The body never lies and is always present.
My two boys are in college, I took this summer off to go into silence, to take workshops, to listen and to integrate and this website is my first step to let all of you know I am here. I have created a safe space for exploring your deep sources of wisdom and intuition. I am here to coach and guide you to where you truly know. It takes courage to feel alive, to act and to bringing that precious self of yours into the world. Breaking old patterns, starting new a breath at a time. Just consider the alternative!