Let me be a resource for you. Overwhelmed, upset, stuck, anxious, disempowered, hurting? Whether you are interested in short term work with one issue, or a longer relationship, psychotherapeutic support can enable you to reduce your unnecessary suffering. In addition psychotherapy can bring you healing, new perspectives, and empowering self-understanding. For me, the most important aspect of the healing environment is a quality of loving presence and you will find that I give a lot of attention to this. Important ingredients in I find great satisfaction in being a psychotherapist and come to care deeply about my clients. My work with power issues has increased my sensitivity to and awareness of the essential importance of respect, trust, and collaboration in our work together. My clients find their therapy experience to be engaging, deeply and immediately useful, empowering, and fascinating. They look forward to therapy sessions. I use the Hakomi Method as my base. The Hakomi Method integrates the body, mindfulness, and non-violence and is both heartful and powerful. The Hakomi Method is an experiential process. Using techniques for focusing your attention on your present felt experience (such as thoughts, feelings, tensions, images, memories, beliefs), I help you discover and explore how you limit your capacity for relationship, success, clarity, joy, and satisfaction. From this exploration your body responds, problems resolve, spirit lifts, relationships get clearer, life changes for the better. I also bring in other resources such as art, dreamwork, movement, relationship dynamics whenever they could be useful. I have recently trained in a form of trauma work called Brainspotting. I also bring to our sessions, insights, wisdom, depth that come from a broad range of life experience. Do you want to learn how to cope and even thrive in this deeply challenging global and personal environment? This is an important aspect of therapeutic work. To further support you, I have developed a new program called "Cultivating Resilience." Through activating six core themes of resilience, you find emotional sustenance and the skills to refocus, retool, and revitalize yourself.
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As the author of Right Use of Power, a program for increasing your skillfulness, effectiveness, empowerment, and satisfaction in the use of your personal and professional power, I am available as a consultant and teacher in ethics and empowerment issues. Right Use of Power Ethics is a dynamic, inspiring, and relational approach ot ethical awareness. In a time of great misuses of power, it offers sound guidance for an emerging ethic that brings compassion to power. Original and engaging, the approach highlights four dimensions of personal and professional power: Be Informed, Be Compassionate, Be Connected, Be Skillful. I offer individual and group coaching in working with power and shame issues, and also offer training in Right Use of Power. Please see article in goodthe_system2.org in the Ethics section, and refer to my website. Former Clients have said:
I've made major life changes, profound ones, in an amazingly short time. (Ann)
Cedar is very skillful and she makes the act of taking risks safer and more meaningful. (Patrick)
I've learned to be gentler, go slower, and take better care of myself. (Beth)
Here are a few things you may want to know about about me: Prior to becoming a therapist, I had a number of employments including massage therapist, administrative secretary, and carpenter. These experiences have brought me a broad perspective on work. I have a clinical supervisor. I do have malpractice insurance. I am registered with the Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies. I have personal experience as a psychotherapy client. I offer introductory sessions for a nominal fee, and although I have a set fee, I am able to negotiate this a bit. My sessions run from 1 to 1 1/2 hours per session. Some kinds of insurances are covered. Payment is made at time of service. You may pay by credit card. I generally work with you weekly until it feels right to shift to a more extended time frame. I am in private practice.
Education: B.A. from Earlham College in 1966M.Ed. in Guidance and Counseling from Northeastern University in 1971Certified Hakomi Therapist (C.H.T.) in 1983 Certified Hakomi Trainer in 1989
Background/Experience: Training in dream work with Jeremy Taylor; art therapy; Gestalt; Brainspotting, Internal Family Systems, dialogue process, non-violent communication, work with couples.
Professional Affiliations/Activities: Adjunct Faculty at Naropa UniversityMember of the Faculty of the Hakomi Institute Originator and Director of the Right Use of Power Ethics Program
Author: "Seeds: A Collection of Art by Women Friends". Rainbow Press: 1976"Winging It: A Women's Guide to Independence", 1984(with Mary Martha Miles Muck)"Tending Body and Spirit: Massage and Counseling with Elders". 1985numerous articles in "Hakomi Forum", 1986-1995Chapter in "The Nature and Function of Rituals: Fire from Heaven", edited by Dr. Ruth Inge Heinz, 2000 "Right Use of Power: Ethics for the Helping Professions" (Teaching Manual) 2002"Right Use of Power: The Heart of Ethics", 2005article published in The USA Body Psychotherapy Journal, Volume 5, Number 2, 2006 "Right Use of Power: The Heart of Ethics"chapter on Ethics in a book about the Hakomi Method of Body Centered Psychotherapy to be published in 2009