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My Training

My journey started as a quest for personal growth and transformation. 
Over the years, I found myself at the right time and in the right place to support people during difficult psychedelic journeys and in conversations after. 
I have learned from many wonderful teachers that generously shared their work, their wisdom, and of themselves.  I am particularly thankful to the indigenous people of the world who have preserved and passed down this knowledge,
often at great cost to them and their communities. 
Everything I know I owe to them.  Any errors or omissions are my own.

Academic Degrees

  • Ph.D. (ABD), East-West Psychology, California Institute of Integral Studies. 
    The focus of my research is on:​

    • Expanded States of Consciousness

    • Ecopsychology

    • Depth Psychology

    • Psychospiritual Resilience

  • MA, Transformative Leadership (2013)  California Institute of Integral Studies​

 

Coach Training &
Continuing Education

  • Trauma-Informed Coaching Certification, ICF Accredited (Jan 2021)

  • The Call of the Self: Psychosynthesis Coaching, Didi Furman and Susan J.Allen, The Synthesis Center (2020)

  • Positive Psychology Coaching Skill Building Intensive, Phoebe Atkinson & Jennifer Hanawald, Wholebeing Institute (2019)

  • Taming the Inner Critic, Sarita Chawla, New Ventures West (2015)

  • Positive Psychology Coaching, Wholebeing Institute (2014)

  • The Enneagram, Inner Work for Outer Change, Helen Palmer and Sharon Berbower, CIIS (2014)

  • ​Positive Psychology Coaching Certification, Robert Biswas-Diener, Positive Acorn (2014)

  • EFT Levels 1, 2 & 2+  Dawson Church & Carol Oddess EFT Universe (2014)​​

 

Expanded States of
Consciousness

  • Consciousness Medicine, Comprehensive 2-year program, School of Consciousness Medicine (2021-2023)

  • Dream Study Groups Program, International Association for the Study of Dreams, 2021-2022.

  • Integration of Expanded States of Consciousness, Susana Bustos, CIIS (2020)

  • Guiding Presence Program for Expanded States of Awareness, The Chaplaincy Institue, 2020

  • Peer Integration Facilitator Training, Larry Norris, Ph.D. and Julie Megler, N.P., ERIE (2019)

  • Exploring Psychedelics and Ethnopharmacology, Dennis McKenna, (2019)

  • Mindfulness and the Medicine, Sean Chiddy, Temple of The Way of Light, Iquitos, Peru (2019)

  • Ayahuasca, Spirituality and Science, Bia Labate, CIIS (2018)

  • Integrating Psychedelic Experiences, Julie Megler, and Mary McDermott, (2018)

  • Integrating Psychedelic Experiences, Ingmar Gorman M.A., Katherine MacLean, Ph.D., Julie Megler, N.P., and Tanya Maté, N.D. Workshop at the Psychedelic Science Conference, (2017)

  • The Art and Science and Lucid Dreaming, Fariba Bogzaran (2017)

  • Psychedelic Harm Reduction, Zendo Project, MAPS (2016)

  • Holotropic Breathwork, Stan Grof, (2013, 2015, 2016)

  • Shamanic Dreamwork, Michael Harner and Susan Mokelke, Foundation for Shamanic Studies (2011)

  • Power Soul Retrieval, Michael Harner and Susan Mokelke, Foundation for Shamanic Studies (2010)

  • Core Shamanism, Michael Harner and Susan Mokelke, Foundation for Shamanic Studies (2009)​​

Ecopsychology

Expressive Arts & Somatics

  • Accredited EcoTuner, International Ecopsychology Society (2020)

  • Certificate in Ecopsychology, Pacifica Graduate Institute (2020)

  • Work that Reconnects Facilitator Development Program, Lydia Hartoonian (2019)

  • Permaculture Design Certification, Occidental Arts and Ecology Center (2016)​​

 

  • SoulCollage with Inanna, Sonia Estrada Conrad, Soulcollage (2021)

  • Somatic Practices for Healing Trauma, Manuela Mischke-Reeds, CIIS (2021)

  • Expressive Arts for Trauma Repair and Resilience, Cathy Malchiodi, CIIS (2020)

  • The Body Keeps the Score, Bessel van der Kolk, CIIS (2019)

  • Arts Therapy Facilitation, Harambee Arts (2013)

  • The Power of Embodied Presence, John Welwood (2010)​

Conference

Presentations

  • Terrapsychological Inquiry as a Methodology for Studying Psychedelic States.  Psychedelics, Madness & Awakening Conference, March 2021

  • Dreamwork as a Tool for Psychedelic Integration, Mount Tam Integration Jam, April 2021

Conferences Attended

  • Fundamentals of Psychedelics, Synthesis Institute, Netherlands (2020)

  • Interdisciplinary Conference on Psychedelic Research, MIND Foundation (2020)

  • Psilocybin Summit, Mount Tam Integration (2020) 

  • Psychedelic Liberty Summit, Chacruna Institue (2020)

  • Awakened Futures Summit, Consciousness Hacking, San Francisco, CA (2019)

  • Women in Psychedelics, Chacruna Institute, San Francisco, CA (2018)

  • Horizons, Perspectives in Psychedelics,  New York, NY (2018)

  • Grof Conference, CIIS, San Francisco, CA (2016)

  • Innagural Open Circle, Grof Foundation, San Francisco, CA (2016)

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