I have been a writer for 40 years and Focuser for most of that time. I am fascinated by the synergy of these two practices, which evoke one’s inner world in complementary ways. I am passionate about poetry and memoir writing; I published a book of poetry entitled I Should Praise in 2016. I am also the author of two nonfiction books, Breaking Through and Symptoms. I teach classes integrating Focusing with memoir writing and also Focusing and Tai Chi. I have presented workshops at the Arlington Center, and at international Focusing conferences in Switzerland, Great Britain, and Seattle, Washington.
I enjoy collaborating with people in the design and facilitation of exploratory “deep dives” in group settings to: -Engage social issues and collective healing (Social Alchemy), -Access expanded dimensions of experiencing through Focusing and other processes.
Since 1985, I have trained in practices that encourage individual and collective emergence including Focusing, NVC, Integral Theory, Dynamic Facilitation, Open Dialogue, and Systemic Constellations.
I seek ways to bring together the energy and commitment of activists, the guidance and sensitivity of intuitives, and paradigms and processes from various healing traditions, to help us engage the intense challenges of our times.
I am an emergency physician in Western Mass.
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