In addition to training psychotherapists for 30 years in the U.S., Europe, Latin America, and the Middle East I have often worked with performing arts professionals such as actors and film and opera directors. I teach workshops and courses to body workers such as Rolfers, Feldendreis and Alexander practitioners, osteopaths, chiropractors, acupuncturists, massage therapists and yoga teachers. I believe that when we touch a person’s body, we touch their whole being, and that professionals who touch also need to understand the emotional responses they can expect. Body work professionals are often surprised or confused by reactions such as tears or anger, and need consultation to feel comfortable with emotions in their practice. They may also need help developing the practical boundaries of a practice, such as cancellation fees, time limits of sessions, etc.
Some of the values I bring to this work are:
I try to meet each person as who they are now, where they are now. This is a necessary prelude to change.
Simply accepting or embracing current reality can be life changing.
Each of us has the right to be all of who we can be.
People need to be encouraged to embrace their destiny rather than suffer their fate.
Relationships of all kinds can be sources of growth.
This is especially true of intimate relationships.