Ring the bells that still can ring
Forget your perfect offering
There is a crack in everything
That’s how the light gets in.
~ Leonard Cohen
Bounce is about developing the ability to say yes to whatever happens in life – good, bad, or indifferent. It’s about being fully present, bringing the best of who we are to every situation. And it’s about being able to accept ourselves completely, warts and all.
Everything you find here at Bounce will help you develop your resiliency. By learning to say yes, you will be better able to bounce back from just about anything – from losing a loved one to stress at work to the dog throwing up on your shoes right before you’re headed out the door.
I’m Bobbi Emel and I’m a psychotherapist with a private practice in Los Altos, Ca. I have over 20 years of experience in the field and I’ve been working with the concept of resiliency since 1999.
In my personal life, I enjoy golfing, reading books that teach me something, and eating at my favorite restaurant where everyone knows my name. Being a native Washingtonian, I’ve also been an avid (if not long-suffering) fan of the Seattle Mariners since 1977.
If you live in California’s Bay Area and are interested in individual therapy sessions, give me a call at 650-529-9059 or email me.
The Core Gift class was in and of itself a true 'gift' to me. The class got me in touch with what I had been pondering for awhile but couldn't put words to, couldn't connect my head and heart. The Core Gift questionnaire allowed me to look at myself and how I view life in a deeply personal way, unearthing the threads that not only connect me to others but ground me to my essential self. This is where I want to reside and come from as I move through the world. I am having to re-enter the working world after not working for 12 years. I'm encountering tons of negative voices, mainly from my inner critic. Being connected to my Core Gift centers me in a truth that I can't deny, I didn't pick it - it picked me. It also has a unique way of calming me while at the same time energizing me. Simple yet deeply profound!