I live and work in Vancouver, BC with my lovely wife Irene Lyon, who’s work you should also check out.
I received my BA in music composition and percussion from Eastern Washington University in 1996. I had been considering a career in film composition but then, after a profound awakening experience during a ten-day meditation retreat, I lost all interest in the mainstream world and it’s pursuits.
Instead, I opted to spend the next 15 years in remote areas of the United States living apart from the mainstream to better study the mind/body world the old-fashioned way, through self-immersion.
Living close to nature for almost all of that time, in Hawaii and Oregon, I explored various forms of meditation, shamanism, sound therapy, breath work, Taoist practices, and energy work.
Through my own healing journey I developed an experiential understanding of the profound inter-relationship between thought, emotion and sensation; and how unresolved trauma can lead to blocked-up life force and illness in the mind, body and soul; and also how to access and process this material through awareness and expression.
I have refined my ability to work with these dynamics by completing a 3-year training in Somatic Experiencing™ (SE) , the ground-breaking work of Dr. Peter Levine, a powerful form of psychobiological trauma treatment that helps you to restore vitality, capacity and health to your mind, body and soul through the re-negotiation of traumatic experiences at the level of the nervous system. I have also completed the Touch Skills training with Kathy Kain, who’s work is especially potent for resolving early/developmental trauma.
In my private practice in Vancouver, BC, I use all the tools and experiential knowledge that I’ve accumulated from over 20 years of devoted self-inquiry, combined with the solid science of nervous system-based trauma resolution.
I help my clients to re-engage with their innate wisdom and resources, as both members of the animal kingdom and as spiritual beings in a human body.
I am deeply committed to the process of helping people to recover from trauma, so they may re-discover all of who they are and all of who they can be.
If you would like to learn even more details about me and my journey, check out this Blog Post.