My own journey of healing has taken me to many teachers and practices, including participation in men's groups, in body-oriented psychotherapy, in vipasanna meditation courses, and in recovery groups.
Through these healing modalities, I learned to be a happier, more secure person. I also learned that psychotherapy can be a profound spiritual and psychological healing process.
Now I have been licensed for almost 20 years, and still love working with people in my office, watching them grow and change:
- They make better choices for happiness
- They treat their families better
- Their work life is more creative
- They experience more peace and awareness
I love it when couples learn to understand how they create their predictable, stressful conflicts, and when they learn to speak to each other with more consciousness and kindness.
I love it when men in my groups learn that they can let go of their defensiveness and protections and practice authentic vulnerable communications. They become better partners, fathers, and community members.
I love it when Debra, my wife
of 30 years and a Spirit Rock Meditation Center teacher, and I present courses
which teach people how relationship can become a path of awakening and healing.
(Our web site for this work -- www.couragetolove.com)
MA in Counseling Psychology, California Institute of Integral Studies, 1991
California State Marriage and Family Therapist License #31219
Certified Breath and Movement Therapist, Hendricks Institute; 1990-1995
Many classes and workshops on Recovery, 12th Step Models;
Small Business owner, Courage to love Workshops and Counseling;