I don’t know what to do with a word that I over use and other people do too.  It is embarrassing.  Still I use it most every day.  What I can say is that I mean it:  may you have joy and ease in your life.  May I.  Those wishes don’t go away.


My Intention

Using hands to touch energy points on the body has been around for thousands of years.  It is the oldest way of healing and connecting.

I have been a psychotherapist for four decades, a clinician in the 21st century.  I believe the heart is the supreme healer, that the body's knowledge is vast and deep, and the brain is the master synthesizer.  Modalities that I have an affinity with utilize body states and energy points for physical healing, work with brain synchronization for academic success, work with heart resonance.

My angle on it is that I wanted all three in one protocol that a client could use inside of or out of the hour.  A key factor in the development  of these somatic protocols is that I wanted them to not be therapist driven, that is, the client could just as easily use them on their own. I wanted various protocols that each carried the essence of heart, brain, body elements (the body by the very nature of the mudras).  Hence the development of Body Wisdom Tools in 2002.

The different protocols are keyed to different emotional contexts.  The voice of the work is about going to the body, resting in the heart, and connecting the dots in the brain.  

This is about accompanying our life experience with tools that let us be confident about feeling and the working through.  This is for use in everyday situations.  The feeling body is alive and well.

Body Based Psychotherapy Approach

I enjoy what I did: seeing kids, couples, individuals and families. I pursued a psychodynamic approach, which for me was unfolding the current moment, connecting the past and present, and making a bridge to the future.
I have a keen interest in including the body experience as part of the vehicle for self healing.  It is about quickening the work while grounding with the body experience--safety and depth combined. The psychotherapy model I suggest responds to the particular issues at hand while supporting the good. With the difficult material worked and the good acknowledged, all manner of possibility exists.

Personal Notes

A mentor of mine talked about how as psychotherapists, of course, we need to train well  and all that that entails, but just as essential is to balance that with a rich, full life.  Part of how he did that was to go fishing.  This is the one precious life we have and our job is to cultivate well-being.
I do what I can. Then there is the body.  Coming home.  Loving my body no matter what.  The no matter what is what makes the love true.  This is the path with heart for me: returning to the body.  And with my body wisdom close at hand returning to the world.


I am revealed in Field Trust Project. It is all there. You’ll see. All my life I have had connection to the divine.  It is everything to me.  Now these epigrams/poems speak to that relationship.


I have written three books: Gestures of the Heart, Short Manual, and Field Trust Project.  All of one piece.  Sort of.  Gestures is about tools to regulate somatic states; Short Manual is about creating whole cloth in the therapy office; and Field Trust Project is about mystic lines to the divine and everyday life. All three are about heart wisdom.


This website is intended both as a site to name my work and to make it easily available to anyone interested in regulating the nervous system when there is distress or wanting an integrative context for therapy or shouting out  the joy of the beloved however that is named.

It is a working site. May it provide some of what you are looking for. 


I am interested in a unified field where there is presence and wisdom. I am interested in the work it takes to get there. The revolution of loving kindness calls.