is a licensed psychologist, bioenergetic therapist, and long-time Esalen instructor. Specializing in body-centered psychotherapy, he works with individual, couples, and people struggling with trauma and addictive behaviors. He also consults nationally with families in intergenerational transitions.
People thrive when they create and sustain rewarding experiences from not only happy moments, but also from personally fulfilling moments in work, satisfying relationships, and from a sense that, “I make a difference in my world.” This workshop, designed for both healing professionals and laypeople, will offer the rationale, tools, and relevant practices that can lead to a transformation of how you and your clients live your emotional lives.
Over a century ago, Sigmund Freud postulated that the primary motivation of the individual was the pursuit of pleasure: sucking, reaching, gazing, and eventual curiosity about the world. Seeking pleasure can certainly enrich our lives, but also can lead to trouble. Compulsive habits, including addictions, become a way of coping in our increasingly complex, information overloaded lives.