"I wake to sleep and take my waking slow. I learn by going where I have to go."
I'm honored to serve people in uncovering, empowering and benefitting from their own built-in drives toward peace, play, freedom and satisfaction.
I've been taught and trained in indigenous forms of consciousness exploration, as well as Hakomi Mindful Somatic Psychology; creative modalities including writing, dance, improvisation, and art making; and Breema bodywork. That's because I was blessed to be able to drink in the benefits of these modalities in my own life and to discover greater peace and comfort even amid life's challenges.
When you come to me for spiritual counsel and guidance, we co-create a healing relationship around your intentions for your life. I have tremendous faith in your fundamental drive toward wholeness and also in the abilities and resources you already possess for waking to all of life's possibilities.
Reach me at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss your visions of your best life.
Words from those I've served (shared anonymously)
"The work we're doing has supercharged my growth, and it’s fun!" —D (after a year of ongoing weekly sessions)
"I feel like [the person I referred] is in one of the best, most grounded places in [their] life since working with you. [They are] setting more boundaries and making many changes while also being patient. From the outside, whatever you're doing is really working." —F (from a therapist, after making a referral six months before. Client's name and gender have been anonymized.)
"Thank you, friend and teacher and fellow traveller, for being here for me." —N (after a year of consciousness exploration)
"Working with Daniel over the past year has been profound, and I'm deeply grateful for his guidance. From the physical space, to the music, to the quality of his attention, Daniel creates a healing environment that has allowed the most vulnerable parts of me to come out of hiding and be seen. I'm in awe of the work and Daniel's trust in the process to allow a co-creation to unfold, and I am certainly a different person today because of it. I'm delighted by this growth and I look forward to discovering what's next!" —S (after a year of consciousness exploration)
"...You can fall into his arms both physically and metaphorically, and know that you will be held in every way that you need in that moment." —L (after several group sessions together)
"I believe that Daniel's vibrant spiritual life and his own journeys in meditation have provided him with a deep well of trust in the process. He never held himself out as an elevated authority but it was clear to me that he had done extensive research, both academic and personal. He is fascinated by the myriad expressions of the human experience and he is open to the mystery of it all. I believe he holds each client the way he held me; with openness, respect and deep caring." —L (after two explorations and many years of friendship)
"You are a healer and a minister and a spiritual counselor in every cell." —K (after several sessions of consciousness exploration)
"Daniel, you have held my hand and guided me to shine light into places that need it. Thank you for allowing your gentle kindness to move through you toward me. I appreciate your presence and centeredness. Thank you for reflecting back to me keen observations and insights that are so helpful. My heart is full." —B (after three sessions of consciousness exploration)