As a leader in the Somatic Psychology field, Steve has mentored and trained thousands of professionals in North America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East in the art of the compassionate treatment of trauma. Steve was Professional Training Faculty for the Somatic Experiencing® Trauma Institute for 17 years and is currently Adjunct Faculty for JFK University’s Somatic Psychology program.
Steve is a founding member of the Northern California Society for Integrative Mental Health and the International Transformational Resilience Coalition and served on the Global Training and Education Council for the Somatic Experiencing Trauma Institute. For a complete bio visit the Steve Hoskinson page.
in what distinguishes us
from the rest of life,
but rather in what we share.
While in China, Rob commuted to the San Francisco Bay Area to train with Steve Hoskinson and was project director of the 18-month China Earthquake Relief Project (CHERP) focused on healing survivors from the 2008 Sichuan Earthquake, utilizing practitioners who were trained by Steve Hoskinson and Peter Levine. Rob specializes in Disaster Mental Health, Trauma Healing, auto accident trauma, and men’s issues.
Rob is an Organic Intelligence® (OI) Practitioner, a Somatic Experiencing® (SE™) Practitioner, A Neuro-Affective Relational Model (NARM) Practitioner, and has completed Kathy Kain’s Touch Skills for Trauma Therapists (TST). Rob is in private practice with East Hawai'i Somatic Healing, Inc.
happiness is the way.
The exploration of community and connection continued through her work at The Southwest Forest Alliance and then at Northland Family Help Center, a place that offers services to victims of crime and also houses a domestic violence shelter. At Northland, she was part of the group that brought a deepened understanding of Trauma Informed Care to the organization, which meant creating an environment to support the staff in what was needed for their own expanded resiliency, which then created a safe and healthier container for the clients and residents.
Today, Robin is a student in John Yates’ (Upasaka Culadasa’s) meditation teacher training program and has been exploring how to restore physiological, spiritual, and psychological resiliency through the natural interweaving of Organic Intelligence® and meditation. Through this training and her time studying OI with Steve, Robin has been discovering the natural ways that OI’s understanding of going “beyond trauma” goes hand in hand with deep spiritual teachings and practice. Both teachings bring the understanding that joy is a part of the path to the deep spirituality and interconnection that is ours by nature.
Robin is also in a singing trio, where the expression of music and harmony reflects her curiosity of how different voices come together to form community and collective understandings.
Link to Robin's OI Blog Post
Sean teaches OI, Buddhism, and Haṭha Yoga with a focus on the integration of meditation, philosophy, and self-inquiry with trauma resolution and social justice. He has studied in Zen, Tibetan, and Theravāda Buddhist lineages, trained as a monk in Burma, and was authorized to teach Insight Meditation by Jack Kornfield in 2010.
Sean Feit Oakes teaches at East Bay Meditation Center, Yoga Garden SF, Piedmont Yoga, Yoga Tree, and Spirit Rock Meditation Center, where he completed the Dedicated Practitioner, Mindfulness Yoga and Meditation, and Community Dharma Leader trainings.
Boaz has studied business, economics, buddhism and psychology and trained as a therapist in various traditions including systemics, psychosomatics, psychoanalytics and the contemplative sciences. He has been involved in various humanitarian and development projects in conflict-affected regions (Afghanistan, Myanmar) as a bio-psychosocial trainer.
Boaz currently works at a private practice in Geneva, trains groups at NGOs (activists, community leaders) and organizations (executives, lawyers) in empowerment and resiliency, and teaches the Organic Intelligence HEARTraining® in Turkey and co-teaches the HEARTraining in Switzerland with OI Founder Steve Hoskinson.
Boaz is a visiting professor for the University of Trinity College Dublin MBA programs, and conducts mindfulness and compassion research at the National Research Center for Affective Sciences at the University of Geneva.
I only attempt to provide
the conditions in which they can learn.
Dance, yoga, singing, Buddhism, and Authentic Movement are all integral aspects of her practice, along with meditation and other formal contemplative modalities. She has practiced meditation in the US and in Southeast Asia with many wonderful teachers, and completed the Dedicated Practitioner and Community Dharma Leader Programs at Spirit Rock Meditation Center. She teaches mindfulness and Buddhism to teens at Spirit Rock, and East Bay Meditation Center in Oakland.
and the fire's whirling
takes on a different shape.
All things change
when we do.
This belief, coupled with the teachings of Organic Intelligence®, has meant bearing witness to awe-inspiring transformations in children and their families. Helpful tools along the way include lots of play, sensory awareness, dialogue and narrative-creation, and mindfulness.
Her two greatest teachers are her children, two boys under the age of five. They’ve taught her more about herself than she could ever hope to teach them — not to mention they’re experts in living playfully, with ease, and in the moment! Growing a personal practice of mindfulness meditation, one of Organic Intelligence’s guiding principles, has meant engaging with herself, other humans, and the world-at-large in a deeper and more meaningful way.
yet everything is accomplished.