Congratulate me! 😉 Jiyu is toasting to my future as a PhD student (yet again!) at Pacifica Graduate Institute in California. I will be studying Depth Psychology with a concentration in Integrative Therapies and Healing Practices.
In working on the curriculum for my TIAVY (trauma informed ashtanga vinyasa yoga) teacher training this past summer, I realized just how committed I am to spreading the word about trauma and how we all need to whittle away at our own ever-replenishing load! It became clear to me that I wanted to integrate some shamanic and expressive modalities into the yoga and psychotherapeutic-neuroplasticity framework I have been developing over the past 6 years, so this program seems to be right up my very interdisciplinary alley!
I’m hoping to meet a lot of inspiring colleagues from various healing professions and learn a lot. The first time around (2000-2004 at Princeton University studying neuroscience), I wasn’t far enough along on my own path to feel confident of making my own contribution to the field. It was fascinating, but it seemed like I was just doing more of what my predecessors did and not likely to make a lasting difference in peoples’ lives. I was still meandering towards my deeper purpose.
My own illness, subsequent contemplative trainings and counseling degree have added to my way of understanding the healing process, with all of its universals and particulars.
I hope to stand with myself and others on their healing journeys and expand my ability to tap in to Spirit, the unconscious, conscious relationship, and eastern and western techniques for nervous system regulation in my sessions and workshops. I increasingly hope to attract students and clients looking to make a profound investment in their intrinsic intuitive, relational and creative abilities.
I will be traveling to CA monthly but remaining in Denver at other times so stay tuned for upcoming offerings! And please sign up for my blog and email list if you have not done so already 😉