What is the purpose of In & Down?

In & Down exists to help others cultivate an inner landscape of awareness, hold more compassion for themselves and others, and forge flourishing connections. We aim to do this through counseling services and online content.

What (or who) is In & Down?

Hi, there! My name is Corey, and I founded In & Down in January 2020. I’m a counselor in the Nashville, Tennessee, area. Equipped with a Master of Marriage and Family Therapy / Counseling, professional Enneagram training, and years of my own inner work, I created In & Down to provide professional services and content that facilitate personal growth and relationship enrichment.

What does the name mean?

During my first training at The Narrative Enneagram school, I heard co-founder of the Enneagram Professional Training Program, Helen Palmer, challenge those in attendance to relax into breathing, bring their focus of attention inward, and “follow the breath in and down.”

Our experience of the world is heavily impacted by where we place our focus of attention. Conscious breathing helps us connect with our body, which is living in the present moment. Bringing our awareness “in and down” allows us to identify and relax our rigid and habitual patterns that are keeping us from being the best version of ourselves.