My primary interest as a teacher in TCP is to educate and inspire students to develop embodied mindfulness as their therapeutic ground for working with clients.
Naropa University is an island of conscious heart-centered higher education in the sea of a competitive, individualistic, and grade focused educational system. I find Naropa students to be committed to developing not only their minds and professional skills, but also to become more compassionate and authentic human beings. To me, this is the true goal of academic learning.
Past courses include:
I am also facilitating a 5-day introduction to retreat at Shambala Mountain Center for Naropa students and the community.
New psychotherapists often struggle with being themselves with a client. I remember one young woman experiencing a moment of revelation when I coached her to admit to her practice client that she actually didn't know how to respond. Being honest freed her self-conscious mind, and opened the relational space to a more authentic encounter.