This weekend wraps up the level one training of Sensorimotor Psychotherapy (SP). I am full of awe for this work and am already seeing the benefit for myself and people I encounter in therapeutic contexts. I have just applied to level 2 and look forward to potentially being able to assist next year's level one training.
This is the second time I have embarked on a journey of healing in a private practice context. I spent the last year working with a bodywork group in Boulder County and the five years before that in private practice in Austin, TX. As I take this bold step once again, I am filled with some tenderness and trepidation. Above all, I am washed over with wave after wave of gratitude that this opportunity has found me again.
After a year at the Naropa Somatic Counseling Program and having completed Level 1 of the Sensorimotor Psychotherapy training, I am bolstered to serve clients in the way I have envisioned and have moved towards since the beginning. I am grateful for this integration and grateful to have been able to learn from the brave pioneers that seek to reconstruct the way we approach healing as humans.
Science and ancient tradition beautifully commingle to produce instinctual processes grounded in empiricism. I believe we are entering into the age of integration after these many centuries of reductionism. No longer will we privilege one kind of knowledge over the other, as we find fluidity in our interpretations. We will use information to deliver genuine felt results. Healers and physicians will drop the idea that "just because I learned it this way means it should work." Rather, we will face reality and notice what it actually is that opens clients to fulfillment, meaning, and healing. We will stop selling and simply serve. I am grateful and honored to be standing here with you on this epoch of sanity.
From my heart,