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It is a challenge to attempt to summarize oneself, or one's life, in a few words. John Freedom, CEHP Author, Trainer, Practitioner

I am an eternal student, and a seeker of truth (both small 't' and large 'T'). While I am a student of linguistics and etymology and a lover of language, I am very aware of the inherent imprecision in language and communication. Words are 'but symbols of symbols', and the map is not the territory.

I am an educator and researcher, a catalyst and resource, a facilitator for emotional and spiritual healing. My background is experiential, rather than academic. Many years ago I attended a little school called MIT. The most useful advice I was given was to "not let MIT get in the way of your education." Not sure what I wanted to do with my life, and not wanting to become an engineer, I left to pursue my own education. My path led me, over a period of many years, to working with many gifted and wonderful healers, in the process of finding myself and healing myself. I feel privileged to be able to 'pass the Gift on,' to others. I consider myself a facilitator for emotional and spiritual healing. While I use specific methods and modalities such as EFT, NLP, EMDR, Hypnotherapy and Mindfulness Meditation, I believe that true healing arises from Within, even when seemingly facilitated by someone or something external.

I seek to help people emerge, to assist them in freeing themselves from the bonds of mental, familial and societal conditioning, so that they can live freer, happier, more authentic lives. We all wish to be free of suffering; and we all wish to be happy. My name is my purpose.

I am privileged to be a member of ACEP, the Association for Comprehensive Energy Psychology, a non-profit organization which is educating, researching and promoting energy-based methods for alleviating suffering, enhancing performance and raising human awareness. I have served as chairman of ACEP's research committee for the past seven years, which has given me the opportunity to dialogue and collaborate with some of the finest minds in the field.

I was married for twenty-some years, and am currently living in a small community with friends. I feel grateful that I consider my ex-wife, Rebecca, to be among my best friends; in many ways, our relationship is much better, and more respectful, now than when we lived together. Learning to live lovingly, respectfully, and compassionately with other people is an ongoing journey. I consider myself to be spiritually oriented. I am both Christian and Buddhist, conservative and progressive in my viewpoints. I am a long-time student of Vipassana (mindfulness) and Vajrayana (Tibetan) Buddhism, Advaita Vedanta, and A Course In Miracles. I enjoy meditation, and practice yoga and qi gong, (mostly!) every day.

My interests include politics, linguistics, travel, hiking and camping, music (I study and play piano ---- folk, pop and classical), and languages (hablo espanol mas o menos!)