I have a PhD in Developmental Psychology and am a Mutual Awakening Teacher, certified Spiritual Director, certified Biofield Tuning Practitioner, and the founder of the Heart of Advocacy. In my work, I offer both private and group coaching sessions that support my clients to actively engage their growth and awakening processes in order to free themselves from habitual patterns and old wounds, uplevel their relational capacities, access untapped potentials, expand their development beyond their current stage, and discover deeper meaning and higher purpose in their personal and collective lives. The modalities I use include:
Mutual Awakening Practices (Albere)
Stages Model of Human Development (O’Fallon)
Interpersonal Neurobiology (Siegel)
Biofield Tuning (McKusick)
I have an M.A. and Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology from the University of Vermont, a B.A. in Biology from Dartmouth College, and a B.A. in Psychology from Seattle Pacific University.
I earned my certification in Spiritual Direction from the Institute of Spiritual Development in Burlington, Vermont.
I completed a Mindsight Immersion training with Dr. Daniel Siegel and use the tools of Interpersonal Neurobiology in my work.
In addition, I have almost three decades of experience as a practitioner of Contemplative Prayer and other forms of meditative and awareness practices, and have been a longtime student of the Enneagram, family constellation theory, somatic experiencing, Spiral Dynamics, Integral Theory, and restorative justice practices.
I use an integrative approach that supports my clients’ growth and development across multiple lines of intelligence including psychological, consciousness, emotional, spiritual, and relational.
The Heart of Advocacy
Being In, With, and For Ourselves and One Another
There is a new world of human relating possible
At the Heart of Advocacy is the call to be in, with, and for, one another in a way that allows our highest potentials to emerge. When we develop our capacity to stay intimately in contact with our own experience, and that of others, our lives begin to naturally unfold in ways that actually eliminate intra-personal and interpersonal violence, and a higher order of human relating emerges.
What we are discovering in the Evolutionary Collective, is that as we commit to doing the Mutual Awakening Practice on a regular basis with others, the space between us enlivens and we enter into an intersubjective field together that holds, supports, and actually begins to inform and transform us. This shared inner-space of unity and mutually awakened reality is a new frontier in consciousness and is the path to a world that works for all of us.
Together we can do what it takes to create a world where we are all free to live into our greatest potentials within communities that are safe and work for all of us.
If you are intrigued, and want to further develop your capacities for this higher order of human relating where relational violence no longer makes sense, please join me in one, or all, of these courses:
Mutual Awakening Practice: The Essential Guide to WE-SPACE Meditation
Restoring Basic Trust, Activating Authentic Trust, and Igniting Higher Human Potentials
Creating a World that Works for Everyone: Igniting the Power of Evolutionary Relating (adapted for the Heart of Advocacy audience from Evolutionary Relationships: Awakening to the Higher We).
Watch a Video about how I discovered the Heart of Advocacy:
The Heart of Advocacy is the art of being in, with, and for ourselves and one another. When we develop our capacity to stay intimately in contact with our own experience, and that of others, our lives begin to naturally unfold in ways that actually eliminate intra-personal and inter-personal abuse and violence, and a higher order of human relating emerges. Please listen-in as I share my personal story of discovering a difficult familial truth, and my journey to wholeness and purpose, and ultimately, to the Heart of Advocacy.