1. an individual’s sense of self defined by
(a) a set of physical, psychological, and interpersonal characteristics that is not wholly shared with any other person and
(b) a range of affiliations (e.g., ethnicity) and social roles.
Identity involves a sense of continuity, or the feeling that one is the same person today that one was yesterday or last year (despite physical or other changes). Such a sense is derived from one’s body sensations; one’s body image; and the feeling that one’s memories, goals, values, expectations, and beliefs belong to the self. Also called personal identity.
Teacher of Teachers
Hold the Space
Magical & Other Worldly
Focusing is an amazingly gentle and incredibly profound body-oriented modality that allows greater integration of mind, body and spirit. It is an ineffable, experiential process that is largely self-directed; however, the presence of a practitioner can be critical to help facilitate the process and allow for insights to emerge in a way that would be difficult to achieve solo.
Carla is a master practitioner and truly a teacher of teachers. She is gifted with an innate intuitive sense that she combines with her rigorous training as a Naturopathic physician. Carla has the ability to hold the space in a very deep way and interject with the right questions at the right times in ways that are incredibly generative.
Many times, sessions with her have a magical, other-worldly quality to them almost as if one has traveled to other realms. For me personally, it has allowed me to tap into sources of wisdom within myself, enabled greater integration of parts and facilitated deep healing.
I consider myself truly lucky to have been able to work with Carla as a mentor, practitioner and teacher and I cannot recommend her enough!
-- NJ, New York
Dr. Carla Kreft is a board certified Naturopathic Physician, acupuncturist, and Classical Chinese Herbalist with licences in Washington, DC and New York. She is also a certified Focusing practitioner.
With over 15 years of experience in general medicine, Carla has had some powerful results combining her Eastern and Western medical skillsets. Her success has come from listening deeply, being fully present, and taking the time to study each patient in order to be able to provide truly personal wholistic medicine for both the body and the soul. However, at the moment, Carla is not taking new patients for Naturopathic or Chinese medicine.
Diving ever-deeper into the root source of health and healing, Dr. Kreft is currently exploring the role of the subconscious sense of identity in affecting healing outcomes.
Based mainly on the techniques of Focusing, and ancient Chinese medical prescriptions around mental states conducive to healing, Carla holds the space and guides private, online Identity Work sessions with clients around the world.