My work with both individuals and groups is deeply grounded in decades of personal and professional experience and training. I’ve been on the path of my own personal and spiritual growth and development for more than 30 years and I am passionate about and dedicated to my own personal and spiritual development. I do my own inner development work so that I can be more clear and available to support others on their paths, and also to build my own capacity to manifest a more satisfying life for myself and those around me.
I am trained and certified as an Integral Coach, by New Ventures West in San Francisco, CA. Their 13-month intensive training program involved engaging in intensive practices designed to create the body/mind/spirit of a coach in each student, and learning a time-tested and profound method for working with clients to reveal and support their development process.
I have been learning and practicing in the tradition of Don Miguel Ruiz and the Four Agreements since 2011, and have studied with Ruiz’ long-time student Gary Van Warmerdam since 2014. Ruiz and Van Warmerdam have brought us many powerful practices are that very effective at rooting out false beliefs that hold us back.
I have 6 years of training and experience in Hakomi Mindfulness-Centered Somatic Therapy, which is a framework that works with the wisdom of the body, as revealed through development of mindfulness skills and practice. As we build our capacity for maintaining focus on the subtle experiences in the body, much can be revealed as to how our past experiences and beliefs are constraining our possibilities today. I bring these skills to my coaching clients in support of our coaching goals, but do not practice psychotherapy. If psychotherapy appears to be appropriate I can help clients review options for therapy approaches in support of their healing work and make referrals.
Additional Training and Education
Internal Family Systems Therapy (IFS). On-going in-depth online training and study with founder Richard Schwartz, and certified trainers and practitioners. 2019 to present.
Professional Training in Clinical EFT. Two intensive trainings in the Clinical Emotional Freedom Techniques taught by EFT Universe expert trainers and practitioners. This approach uses tapping on acupuncture points combined with psychotherapeutic tools that are profoundly effective at clearing unresolved painful experiences from the past that are driving our behavior in the present. Completed 2018.
Open Space Awareness Training. One summer of training with Dr. Les Fehmi, neuroscientist and author of The Open Space Mind, completed 2018.
Language of Leadership. Six-month training in the Integral Coaching model, completed 2014.
Group Leadership: A Foundation for Professional Development. A 1-year in-depth training in group dynamics and process, including design and facilitation of group leadership and development training experiences. By Amina Knowlan, MA, and David Patterson, PhD. Completed 1993.
Hakomi Body-Centered Psychotherapy Professional Training. A 2-year in-depth training on the principles and practices of Hakomi body-centered counseling therapy led by Hakomi founder Ron Kurtz and Senior Trainer Jon Eisman, 1991.