Inspirations and Resources

This is my simple philosophy
No need for temples
No need for complicated philosophy
The philosophy is kindness
The 14th Dalai Lama

The Healing power of Nature

The connection to nature can be a powerful resource in the healing process.  There is easy access to the wonderful outdoor areas here–I hope to inspire others to explore the natural beauty available in California.

Five Principles of Hakomi Therapy

My practice is founded on the five principles of Hakomi Therapy.  The developer of the method, Ron Kurtz, came to these principles through his experience of healing with clients.  Here are the principles:

  • Mindfulness
  • Unity
  • Organicity
  • Body/Mind Connection
  • Nonviolence

Make each moment
An occasion to live deeply,
happily, in peace
Thich Nhat Hanh


Pat Ogden was one of the original developers of Hakomi Therapy. She went on to develop Sensorimotor Psychotherapy.  The focus of that work is in working with childhood trauma and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder(PTSD). You can find more information about the amazing work being done in the field of trauma at the website of the Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute of Boulder.

You can find out more about Psychotherapy and the Hakomi Method at the website of The Hakomi Institute of Northern California.

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