It is a challenge to attempt to summarize oneself, or one's life, in
a few words.
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
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!)