While looking for a name for our practice fifteen years ago, we came across the word (h)alcyon, which denotes peace, calm and prosperity. Through digging into its etymology, Banu found its connection to Greek mythology as well as the name of her home town in Turkey-Izmir/Smyrna. Interestingly, this was also the name of the Atlanta suburb where we lived and practiced! We considered it a fortuitous synchronicity and adopted a version of the name for our practice.
"Halcyon days" refer to joy, happiness and warmth. The myth of Alcyone reminds us that even during the darkest times in our life there is hope. Nature shows us that nothing is permanent - there are only varying conditions; bad and good, sunny and rainy days, they all come & go and reveal a world full of wonders - when we are able to see and accept things as they are.