How I Work
I consider it an honor to facilitate the resolution of inner conflict and the realization of authentic vision. I’m known for my listening skills, courage, humor and commitment to my work. I’ve even been called “the world’s deepest life coach” because I’ll go with you to the beginning of creation if that’s where your inner journey takes us.
As a facilitator, I give you my full attention and am adept at seeing possible connections between your present and past experiences. I work empathically as needed (with permission) and intuitively when it happens. As an empath, I go on your journey with you to sense what you’re experiencing. As an intuitive, I receive visual and auditory information that I test to see if it elicits a response in your body.
My Ideal Clients
My ideal clients are feeling an urge to commit to self-development, and are ready to look deeply and honestly inside of themselves for the answers to life’s challenges.
I’ve been a certified VAI or Voice Activated Integration facilitator since 2004. VAI is a interactive verbal technique that resolves inner conflict to reveal and empower the essential aspects of self. The technique was developed by John Hoyle and is “a flowering of the work of G. I. Gurdjieff.” I apprenticed with John Hoyle from 2000 to 2004, and also worked intensively with his former non-profit organization – a small group of committed individuals collectively called The Institute of Conscious Studies (ICS.)
I consider my time spent with ICS to be precious and extraordinary. By working with a spiritual guide named Theosis and by exploring the human archetypes with VAI, we developed a map of human consciousness that can be used to integrate the consciousness of the various human faculties into a unified whole.
I also co-authored a book with John entitled Voice Activated Integration – An Experiential Way to Unlock the Unconscious and Free the Body of the Energy of the Past. In summary, I possess a deep trust in VAI as a tool to bring about personal and collective transformation – it has yet to cease to amaze me.
Graduate Level Studies
In 2015, I completed the masters program in Philosophy, Cosmology and Consciousness (PCC) from the California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco. This program aims “to shape the leadership necessary for profound, progressive transformation of social institutions and individual consciousness.”
My earlier masters degree was completed in the 1980s at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill. UNC offered a program at that time called Human Performance. It allowed me to study both psychology and physiology, though there was no focus on the connection between the two.
Other Modalities and Influences
I’m certified as a massage practitioner by the Harbin School of Healing Arts in Middletown, California and as a yoga teacher by the Integral Yoga Institute of San Francisco. I also studied expressive arts therapy with Anna Halprin at the Tamalpa Institute in Marin County and the 5 Rhythms movement practice with Gabrielle Roth throughout the Bay Area.
In addition, I’ll mention two influential experiences. First, I was deeply affected by my time spent with the Seven Circles Foundation based in Lagunitas, California. Seven Circles is “an educational organization established to promote and support spiritual practices based on the ancient ways of Native American Indigenous People.” I found the Lakota Sun Dance to be especially and unexpectedly profound. During this four day ceremony, dancers offer prayer and personal sacrifice in order to open a vortex to the Great Spirit, and at the end of the dance all attendees are invited into the ceremonial arbor to receive healing. Surprisingly, this incredible offering allowed me to begin to deepen my understanding of God the Father.
The second and more recent experience (2015) was a spontaneous Christ event that occurred while I was sitting in silence. I will mention, however, that I was taking a class through CIIS at the time. The class was called “Krishna, Buddha, Christ” and I was particularly inspired by the assignments on the esoteric Christianity of Rudolf Steiner, so I believe my studies my have opened me up to the experience. Regardless, the event was a total game-changer because it ignited the substance of my soul.
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