I am available to speak at conferences and other events.
I welcome interviews, including podcasts
The following topics can be modified to meet the needs of each group.
Trauma Transformation 2020:
Five Keys to Healing Yourself, Your Family, Your Community, and Our World
Trauma Informed Schools
Trauma Informed/Trauma Responsive Communities
Healing Trauma in Native American Communities:
Historical, Ancestral, Family, Personal
Psychedelic -Assisted Psychotherapy
Integration of Altered State Experiences into Everyday Life
Private and Group SessionsSpecializing in Trauma and Grief
If you are ready to release what no longer serves you, and reclaim your whole self, it would be my honor to support you. To meet your needs, I offer everything from Tune-Ups that can be done over the phone in just a few minutes to multi-day Exploration and Transformation Retreats designed to shift deeply held patterns.
What I don’t offer is advice or judgment of any kind. You have your own answers; my job is to help set up conditions where they can emerge. This includes making sure you have enough time to resolve whatever is opened up. I will not send you out the door to “hold onto that for next week”, having been in that position myself. Once we identify material to address, we will work together to reach a sense of completion on each step. This builds a foundation of safety and trust, so our natural protective defenses can permit the next layer to emerge.
As in other fields, there is a great deal of difference between typical services and top quality. Whoever you choose to work with, it’s reasonable to expect to have a sense of progress after every session.
Has something happened to you, and life hasn’t been quite the same since?
Are you aware of triggers that are fueled by the past, although they affect the present? Did your childhood contain unhealthy patterns, along with
particularly disturbing incidents that stand out?
With effective trauma resolution techniques, not only symptom reduction but profound transformation is possible.
Ancestral, Historical, and Intergenerational Trauma
The fact that we experience a thought or feeling doesn’t necessarily mean it is ours. These patterns may have originated at another place and time, passed down through epigenetics (which we are just starting to understand) or some unknown mechanism. Whatever we may believe about these influences, there are ways to release them.
Relationships are fertile ground for personal growth, and we could all benefit from expanding our perspectives around them. Couples work is an option, with some unique tools to use in session and at home. Sessions and programs can be designed to address relationship struggles and reach greater clarity and harmony.
Spiritual Emergence and Integration
If you have had challenging spiritual or psychedelic experiences, let’s take this opportunity to receive the gifts of wisdom they contain. Overwhelming or mystifying experiences are rich sources of growth when they are fully processed with understanding and acceptance.
I have been a member of the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies for over 30 years, with five years of psychedelic risk reduction work with MAPS at Burning Man. I’ve also been on the MAPS.org Integration list, and am currently in training to prepare for MDMA becoming a prescription medicine.
If you’re interested in knowing more about my explorations of non-ordinary states of consciousness, take a look at www.bookofkismet.com.
You will never need to wonder if I think your experience is too unbelievably weird!
Gateway RetreatsReady for a Deep Dive?
Do you sometimes feel your life going by and know there must be more than this? Have you had months or even years of therapy and, while some of it was helpful, you question whether it can ever get to the core of what you are looking for? You may want to consider a Gateway Ranch Exploration and Transformation Retreat. These custom-designed programs enlist all of the tools and resources available to help you reach your desired outcomes.
Retreats take place in a private location in the Flagstaff area.
On Your Team
Humans are complex! I’ve been doing my own work since picking up a book on self-hypnosis in 1966. I’ve taken advantage of professional help,
with widely varying results, for a good long time.
I haven’t run out of layers and angles to explore. I don’t expect that you will either.
However, the things that most people see therapists for can often be resolved in hours rather than years of therapy.
I expect to see positive changes, if not outright miracles, after each session.
Unfortunately, this isn’t yet the norm in mental health services. My clients often come in with tales of unhelpful and even damaging therapy. Many have a history of medication that covered their symptoms at best while leaving the roots of their disturbance untouched. This is not to deny that psychiatric medications can be useful, possibly life-saving for some people, and making changes in a prescription requires knowledgeable support from your doctor.
When we work together, we will look at your whole life and all of the
resources available to you.