For over twenty-five years I have researched the mind body connection and, over the last twenty plus years, their interrelation with pure consciousness. Trained in depth psychology, yoga, and craniosacral therapy, I work with clients one-on-one to resolve mental, emotional, and physical blocks which obscure the ever-present alignment of the authentic Self.
At the basis of my psychophysical approach is the development of conscious receptivity of the present moment. Clients transform and heal by means of a multi-layered process which includes: in-depth attuning to their thought patterns and the energy in their nervous systems; meditative and/or contemplative practices; listening to their innate bodymind wisdom and learning to interpret the messages accurately, so authenticity and fulfillment are realized.
My approach is interculturally-informed, with an emphasis on decolonization of the global mindset. As an applied philosopher and cultural critic, my goal is to find solutions on how we might better live our lives.
Working with clients online as well as in person, my practice is international, spanning five continents. My client base is diverse; racially, socio-economically, and in sexual orientation. My practice also draws people from various professional backgrounds including activists, educators, ministers, Hollywood creatives, Broadway actors, musicians, sound engineers, accountants, lawyers, graphic designers, writers, yoga instructors, psychologists and healing artists.
I am the author of Consciousness in Jung and Patañjali (Routledge, 2018) as well as several published papers, including Jung, Yoga and Affective Neuroscience: Towards A Contemporary Science of the Sacred for Cosmos and History: the Journal of Natural and Social Philosophy and Depth Psychology Through the Lens of Classical Yoga: A Reconsideration of Jung’s Ontic Reality for the International Journal of Jungian Studies. My first book chapter, Clear or Distorted: Understanding Our Instruments of Perception and Their Interdependence with Pure Consciousness, was a contribution to Brain, Mind, Cosmos: The Nature of Our Existence and the Universe (Chopra, 2014), a compilation of papers by several scientists and philosophers in the field of consciousness studies including Stuart Hameroff, Menas Kafatos, and Deepak Chopra.
Several times a year I teach the yoga philosophy and psychology modules for accredited yoga teacher trainings in Southern California and I assist various yoga studios in curating the yoga psychology curriculum for their teacher trainings.
Other creative endeavors include The Fire Within (2002), a feature-length documentary I directed on the subject of life in the face of death—told through the experiences of a man grappling with what used to be a terminal illness—and what remains a leading cause of death for 25-44 year olds—AIDS. The film chronicles a year in Bob Bowers life alongside his wife Shawn's participation in a 575-mile bike ride, as she tries, in some measure, to replicate Bob’s everyday battles and his everyday victories. This film is currently streaming on Amazon Prime and is available for DVD rental through Netflix. If you are living through a severe illness, or in close relation to someone who is, or if you are deeply affected by these anxious times and the coronavirus pandemic, The Fire Within takes an unflinching look at the razors edge of life and death and how it can transform our perception of the world.
Upcoming projects include Jung and Yoga: Crossing the Bridge, an online self-paced learning course for jungarchademy.com.
I hold two degrees, a Masters degree in Statistics from the University of St. Andrews in Scotland, and a Doctorate in Depth Psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute in Santa Barbara California. I live in Southern California with my 17-year-old son and our beloved canine, Korra.
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