Training

Training & Experience

1987
BA, Religious Studies and Sociology
University of Colorado
1989-1991
Attended The California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS) in San Francisco in the Integral Counseling Psychology MA program, studying traditional, Transpersonal and holistic counseling
1990
Training in hypnotherapy at Heartwood Institute in Garberville, CA
1992-1994
MA, Counseling Psychology
Vermont College of Norwich University (This program is now a part of the Union Institute.)
1993-1994
Internship at the Boulder School of Massage Therapy; counseling massage students
1992-1993
Assistant teacher at The Transpersonal Hypnotherapy Institute
1994
Training in Hakomi therapy with Ron Kurtz
1994-1998
Training in Process Work or Dream-body therapy with Zoë Zimmerman
1998-2014
Leading retreats combining psychology with body-centered spiritual practice (The Dances of Universal Peace)
1998-2004
Training with Atum O’Kane in a Sufi/Jungian model for working with the psyche and soul
2003
Trained in EMDR
2004
Advanced training in EMDR
Training with Russ Hudson in the Enneagram
Trained with Byron Katie in “The Work,” a form of cognitive therapy
Trained with Devi Records in Hakomi therapy for couples
2005
Reiki I Certification
Trained with Mila Ahu and Ann Laney, Diamond Heart teachers, in working with the inner critic
Trained in Diamond Heart Work
2006
Reiki II Certification
Training with Peter Levine in Somatic Experiencing
ongoing
Working with NeuroScience in Targeted Amino Acid Therapy, a natural treatment for depression, anxiety, ADD, PMS, weight issues
Self study in nutritional and herbal medicine
2008
Training with David Grand in Brainspotting, Levels I & II
2009
Advanced topics in Brainspotting with Lisa Schwarz
Training in NVC with Robert Gonzales
Monthly Brainspotting discussion group with Pie Frie (2009-2011)
2010
Body Oriented Psychotherapy, Trauma Work and Gestalt with Jaylynne Chase-Jacobsen, L.C.S.W., and Betty Cannon, PhD.
Training in EFT (The Emotional Freedom Technique)
ongoing
Self-study in Functional Medicine, particularly the work of Dr. Mark Hyman
2011
Training with Susan Aposhyan in Somatic Psychology
2011-2013
Studying Vajryana Buddhism with Dr. Reggie Ray
2013-2014
Developing and teaching DanceSpotting, a model for making Brainspotting available in a workshop setting including dance, spiritual practices, group process and play
2014
Studying Internal Family Systems Therapy, a model particularly useful for people with Borderline Personality Disorder
2014-present
Participating in ongoing training through the National Institute for the Clinical Application of Behavioral Medicine (NICABM). This includes programs in brain science, treating trauma, mindfulness meditation, and other cutting-edge topics in mind-body medicine.
2016
Studying Emotionally Focused Couples’ Therapy, a method of getting below habitual patterns of relating and access the deeper feelings, hopes and needs in couples, and helping them speak from there.
2017
Exploring hands on Reiki/energy work on a table and channeling people’s loved ones.
2018
Certification in Polarity therapy with Bruce Berger. a hands on healing technique which creates clearing and rebalancing from the level of the nervous system all the way to the soul level.