About

FullSizeRender (2)I am a meditator, writer, consultant, former associate with LionHeart Consulting, and former Executive Director of the Association for Research & Enlightenment in New York.

I currently work in private practice in Portland, Oregon and at Sophia Health Institute in Seattle, Washington.

What I Do

I specialize in helping you to identify the invisible, unconscious (and hard-to-find) barriers standing in the way of your health, well-being and success.

How It works

In our first session we’ll usually begin with a short conversation about the issues at hand. I’ll listen carefully to what you say while tracking the emotional content of how you say it.

As I do this I begin to develop a ‘spectrum’ of what you may be facing. The reason I refer to this as a ‘spectrum’ is because although we often believe that we are facing a single problem that requires a single solution, the truth is usually more complex. This is where most psycho-emotional and spiritual healing and development falls short. Simply put – we oversimplify because it’s easier – not because it’s better.

What To Expect

After our initial conversation I‘ll be open about my assessment and check in with you to confirm that we’re on the same page about what I see, and recommend. If you agree, then we’ll continue what we’ve begun.

Depending on what you’re facing I might begin by supporting you strategically. This might include developing solutions for your relationships, team dynamics, or supporting you to develop new skills. Of course if the challenges I believe you’re facing go deeper than this I might suggest that we explore the issue with Trans-Somatic Dialogue – a modality that reveals limiting beliefs that were created in childhood that may still be influencing you unconsciously.

Clients have called this kind of work “a game changer” and is part of the work I do at Sophia Health Institute where I’m privileged to work along side a team supporting patients to overcome chronic and complex health conditions under the guidance of Dr. Dietrich Klinghardt MD, PhD. For more information about this work you can read the following articles:

Why Childhood Trauma Sabotages Adult Life and How to Resolve It

              Healing Psycho Emotional Trauma with the 5 Levels Model, Organs Systems, and Corresponding Emotions

Sometimes when certain blockages have taken place even before childhood, in the ancestral past of your family system, we will consider exploring the work of “trans-generational psychotherapy” which is also referred to as Family Constellation, founded by German Psychotherapist Burt Hellinger. This powerful work is capable of revealing the hidden dynamics that have caused trauma within a family (or organizational system) and that are often handed down for generations. You can learn more about it here.

Then again you may not need to heal your family dynamics and simply struggle with an internal space that feels as if it is constantly in turmoil – one that you have begun to realize is directly effecting your ability to effectively find fulfillment in life.

In this case I would support you to bring harmony to your internal systems that include your mind, emotions, heart (as well as your instincts, inspiration and unconscious) in a program called The Foundation which you can read more about here. This is another work that I am deeply passionate about, and that I believe will one day be part of our  educational system early in life. An internal understanding of the self and psyche that is as fundamental to growing up as literacy and numeracy.

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Whatever you are facing either individually or organizationally there will always be a number of complex contributing elements at hand. These will range from what you can see and touch such as the technical, strategic, organizational, physical, nutritional and environmental to what you cannot see or touch that includes the internal, energetic, ancestral and spiritual.

Financial Hardship

Sometimes we need help the most when we can least afford it. I know because I’ve been there myself. A time in my life when I wanted to reach out but felt that I simply did not have the resources. Today I ‘m grateful to work with a small number of individuals hungry for change, over a specific period of time, at a reduced rate. If this sounds like something that you would benefit from, then just ask. If we decide that working together is a fit I’ll support you with a broad a range of tools able to support your transformation to take place in ways that are both authentic and enduring.

 Schedule An Appointment Either Via Skype or In Person in Portland, Oregon

Or for in person sessions at Sophia Health Institute call (425) 402-4401.

Training, Certifications and Specialties

Autonomic Response Testing Levels 1 & 2 ~ Dr Dietrich Klinghardt MD, PhD
Applied Psycho Neuro-Biology ~ Dr Dietrich Klinghardt MD, PhD
Trans Somatic Dialogue ~ Swami Devageet
Family Constellation Facilitator Training ~ Jane Peterson PhD
Integral Theory MA Certification ~ Fielding Graduate University
Archetypal Pattern Analysis Fundamentals ~ Diane Steinbrecher LCSW, CHT, MSWAC and Shannon Pernetti
Dianetics Fundamentals ~ (Because I had to know what all the fuss was about)

Relationship and Attachment Theory
Developmental and Transpersonal Psychology
Leadership Development
Systems and Complexity Theory
Business and Culture Development
Conflict Resolution
Conscious Parenting
Meditation

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