I have been blessed with great teachers. It is due to their generosity, talent and understanding of the human condition that I am able to serve others with confidence, competence and grace. My work is informed by my study with them and their influence in my professional and personal development.
It was my great good fortune to study Self Acceptance Training with Dick Olney, M.A. for several years. Dick defined Self Acceptance Training as “experiencing oneself in any given moment without the inhibition of self criticism, self evaluation or self judgment.” The depth of his work became the foundation for the work I offer.
Basic principles of Dick’s teachings include the understanding that our real self, our living self is not an object, but a process. Therefore, the goal of self acceptance is not a final goal, but can only be realized in an on-going basis. Primarily, Dick was the first person who taught me to infuse the work of helping people with the understanding that our sense of being separate is an illusion. Moreover, he introduced me to how to help people begin to transcend that illusion.
In my on-going study of spiritual technologies developed by Zivorad Mihajlovic Slavinski, I’ve learned to help people unshackle themselves from the automatic reactions and long held patterns that inhibit joy, peace and love. One of the primary techniques of spiritual technology is PEAT Processing.
PEAT is a form of personal development work that is grounded in rich spiritual teachings alongside solid psychotherapeutic principles. These techniques serve to neutralize and integrate polar opposites that keep us trapped in experiencing duality rather than ONEness.
PEAT is an extremely effective process for depotentiating and neutralizing emotional charge. The processes I’ve learned from Zivorad are truly the most advanced techniques I’ve come across that offer innovative spiritual and psychological tools for real and lasting solutions.
Many of these techniques draw on the emerging technology of meridian therapies and integrate time-tested psychotherapeutic principles with universal spiritual teachings. An amazing and truly awesome result is the ensuing liberation from the ego’s automatic response to familiar situations – freedom!
As one of a handful of trainers in PEAT Processes in the US, I offer training in these powerful spiritual processes to small groups of people interested in learning these skills to advance their spiritual evolution. If this sounds like something you’d like to explore – give me a call, 865-384-4104.
Through the mastery of Peter Reding, MBA, MCC and Marcia Collins at Coach for Life I deepened my understanding of how to coach the human spirit. This work is infused with an understanding that we experience fulfillment in life when we can consciously connect with our sense of a Divine Source, when we are aware of our innate values, our intrinsic gifts and talents and our purpose. Aligning with these talents, gifts and values helps you live the life you are here to live.
In addition to Dick, Zivorad, Peter, and Marcia, I also want to acknowledge the generosity and expertise of the following teachers: Grant Connolly, Cory Hammond, Ph.D., Jae Brainard, L.C.S.W., Mary Goulding, L.C.S.W., Robert Goulding, M.D. John McNeel, Ph.D., Gary Craig, Judith Daniel, M.Ed., and Karen Gould.
I hope this helps you better understand my approach to working with people. Should you have any questions, please feel free to give me a call. 865-384-4104. Or take a look at what others have to say about working with me.