My Path to Health
Like most people, I discovered somatic therapy and healing because I did not feel well-physically, mentally or emotionally. I was a philosophy major at a social justice-oriented college and have always been curious about science, spirituality and the body. I finished school confused about which way to go. After a number of years spent exploring different types of activism and outdoor work, I discovered shamanic healing and Zen meditation. Slowly, my mind-body relationship became healthier, happier; this excited me and inspired me to become a healer and yoga instructor, as the empowering and mindful movement that yoga provides had become a major part of my well-being. I became sober and stayed that way, and entered therapy. During this time I discovered Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy. It gave me a kind of healing that talk therapy couldn't-it went to the earliest roots of my struggles, transformed age-old patterns and began to heal me physically. I became confident, began to sleep well, become more connected to my community and became a dad. I went through an intensive training and developed a way to offer this work remotely to clients, via phone or video calls.
Over the past few years I’ve become a student of Coherence Therapy, Interpersonal Neurobiology and depth empathy. These studies have coalesced with group work in social and healing justice. I ask myself how I can be most effective today in bringing more fairness and balance into the world, and offer healing to more people.
There have been many teachers and mentors along my path who have provided me with deep learning and inspiration. I currently receive mentorship and support from Holistic Resistance, a group that works to dismantle racism by creating intimacy and fostering deep friendships.