Team | Mentors
is in the here and now,
if only we open our senses to it.
Eva has direct experience counseling troops for issues that include professional and educational development, deployments, death in the family, family dynamics, drug and alcohol abuse, physical abuse to spouses and children and life trauma. She has also received extensive counseling on death and grief among military members. Prior to starting Warriors Live On, Eva enrolled in an adventure-therapy program with now friend and advisor Bob Speck, which relocated her across the country. It was in this program that she realized the depth of her trauma from Iraq and became aware that the therapies she had previously received were not healing her whole person. Eva has since committed herself to developing an organization that would help other veterans and peers transform their lives to reach their full potential.
Eva is an LMFT with a private practice in San Diego, CA.
and what lies before us
are tiny matters
compared to what lies within us
Baylee's primary form of work is Somatic Touch, combining OI and touch/massage work. She has a private practice and works part time along with a Naturopathic Doctor doing medical massage and OI Touch therapy. Baylee also volunteers with a San Diego based nonprofit group called Warriors Live On, where she works with veterans. She loves working with all age groups with a focus on working with children, stress and anxiety, and PTSD. Baylee has even been known to work on some of our four legged friends as well.
for which you have been created.
From 2007-2015, she worked at the VA Medical Center providing support to Veterans experiencing homelessness, PTSD, mental health and substance abuse issues, chronic pain, adjustments to medical diagnosis and more. In 2010 she began studying somatic therapy, including Organic Intelligence.
Marisol Colette is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), and an Organic Intelligence (OI) and Somatic Experiencing® (SE™) Practitioner with a private practice Sol Reflection. She offers professional and organizational trainings in the Asheville, North Carolina area. Additionally, she teaches in the Social Work Department at Warren Wilson College.
we heal the past by living fully in the present.
She has been exploring how to restore physiological, spiritual, and psychological resiliency through Organic Intelligence®, Somatic Experiencing®, and meditation.
She is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Arizona with an MA in Counseling Psychology and an MS in Biomedical Engineering as well as advanced studies in Neuroscience at the Vollum Institute for Advanced Biomedical Research in Portland, OR.
She is currently a meditation student of Upasaka Culadasa’s and has appreciated his emphasis on a path to awakening that includes cultivating a joyful mind. Living in the mountains and spending time in the ocean have helped Robin cultivate that moment-to-moment joy.
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 is an engaged contemplative committed to make positive social, environmental and spiritual changes in the world.
Every year, Boaz Feldman spends at least 3 months in silence doing intensive Insight Meditation practice with various teachers, including Joseph Goldstein and Sayadaw U Tejaniya. Boaz has worked as a trainer with bio-psychosocial capacity building methodologies in humanitarian emergencies including conflict-affected regions in Afghanistan and Myanmar.
Boaz Feldman is Founder and Chief Engagement Officer (CEO) of the Swiss Institute for Mindfulness Practice and Life Education (SIMPLE®), a Geneva-based socially progressive organization. He teaches Mindful Leadership at the Trinity College Dublin Executive MBA program, has founded the Corporate Mindfulness Training Series PRO-X: Performance and Resilience for Organisational eXcellence, and teaches Mindfulness to lawyers in collaboration with the Geneva Barrister.
I only attempt to provide
the conditions in which they can learn.
After many years of coordinating and assisting SE and OI trainings Andrea continues to coordinate Somatic Practice bodywork classes for Kathy Kain and assist at the HEARTrainings to deepen her work. She is a beginning instructor for Organic Intelligence and has also developed an online Boundary course, Boundaries and the Body. This year she will launch her podcast, The Boundary Spectrum.
In 2004, Andrea found and married Kevin, whom she followed to the Central Valley of California so he could return to his love of farming on the family pistachio ranch. They have 2 cats, Sadie and Mulan.
the Force is with me.
This is how an Organic Intelligence session feels. Is it time to move beyond trauma, and let something greater unfold from within you?
Gloria is founder of Eight Elements West, an Institute for Somatic Education and Integrative Wellness. Sessions incorporate integrative body-based modalities like visceral manipulation to integrate emotion, voice and touch. Cransiosacral therapy addresses restrictions in cranial nerves, brain, and spine. Gloria’s 35-year background also includes a degree in Kinesiology/Nutrition, hypnotherapy, reiki, and mindfulness-based somatic practices of Iyengar yoga/pranayama, and Nia (blends tai chi, tae kwon do, aikido, modern dance, Duncan, jazz, Alexander, Feldenkrais, yoga). Sensation, emotion, and cognition woven together in OI support biological coherence, relieving physical and emotional symptoms.
You are the entire ocean in a drop.
Seek the wisdom that will untie your knot.
Seek the path that demands your whole being.
Greta specializes in working with families, individuals, and couples facing PTSD and trauma, childhood and adult abuse, betrayal trauma, medical trauma, chronic pain, developmental trauma, codependency, co-addiction, and compulsive behaviors. She also specializes in working with individuals who have sustained traumatic brain injuries (TBI).
Her treatment approaches are guided by her personal experiences and understanding of recovery as well as her theoretical and clinical training. As a result of her own personal growth in recovery, Greta is compassionate and understanding all the while capable of challenging and coaching her clients in their recovery.
Greta Hentsch-Cowles has published in the Journal for Sexual Addiction and Compulsivity (A Systemic Review of the Literature on the Role of the Partner of the Sex Addict, Treatment Models, and a Call for Research for Systems Theory Model in Treating the Partner), and has contributed to the Italian journal 65perricominciare.it on depression and self-worth. She has recently published a novel, Velda Bryson: Disruptor.
Bilingual, French and English.
the more you can hear.
After 10 years of working as a Psychotherapist with the severely mentally ill in a variety of settings she was introduced to Somatic Experiencing® during a workshop. Almost immediately she sensed significant change in her system and entered the SE™ training.
Another 10 years later, having established a private practice based on somatic approaches, Organic Intelligence invites further expansion into her relationship with herself, her work and the world.
Maggie is a mother, a grandmother and a dual citizen of the United States and Ireland. Her life — much of it lived abroad — has been an effort to bridge different cultures and eras to find her ground amidst breathtaking change. While the kind of community and connection she knew as a child in a rural Irish hinterland no longer exists, she has found a sense of connection and grounding within herself, through the deep experience of her own body.
Her work aims to open this capacity for others who navigate their own losses and longings, to help bring them home to themselves in the natural world of their own physiology.
graceful in the low.
His practice and training includes completion of a 4-year Buddhist meditation teacher training through Jack Kornfield and Spirit Rock Meditation Center; completion of the 3-year advanced training in Somatic Experiencing; continued mentorship with Steve Hoskinson and the Organic Intelligence approach to trauma healing; completion of a 750-hour massage training and licensure as a massage practitioner; completion of 3 yoga teacher trainings and 8 years of teaching yoga asan in a studio environment; 2 years of study of Craniosacral therapy through the Milne Institute; over 10 years of practice and study of Buddhist meditation, including over 50 silent meditation retreats and practice in Thailand, Burma, and India.
People typically come to see Brent for a somatic approach when they are feeling sad, anxious, overwhelmed, angry, confused; when they have recurring symptoms that confuse other providers (easily "triggered", digestive issues, panic attacks, auto-immune issues); because they are having problems with their close relationships or have issues with boundaries; because there is a specific issue they are coping with; because their identity is somehow in flux; because they are seeking growth and increased wellness; or simply because they feel something is "missing" and desire deeper meaning in their lives.
On a more personal note, Brent enjoys saunas and cold plunges, long philosophical conversations, beaches, nature, coffee, chocolate, music, sailing, good books, and unplanned international adventures.
Mark works out of a private practice in downtown Asheville and via Skype with clients who live out of the area. Mark’s work draws upon experiences in social work, Rolf Movement Integration, Rolfing® Structural Integration, yoga, pilates, continuum movement, Somatic Experiencing®, and Organic Intelligence®. Mark is currently pursuing a graduate degree from Appalachian State University in Clinical Mental Health Counseling.
Mark feels his gifts as a bodyworker are better understood and greatly enhanced by the Organic Intelligence protocol. Personally, Mark feels like Organic Intelligence provides an avenue for meaning-making and enjoys creating art through the OI lens.
A long time social justice activist, Rebecca came to healing arts as a way to support individuals and communities to build resilience and resolve trauma to shape and sustain movements toward equity, dignity, and vitality for all peoples. With a professional background in theater, circus arts, and arts education, Rebecca especially delights in using play and creativity as tools for transformation.
Newly relocated to the Seattle area from the Sonoran desert, Rebecca cultivates embodied mindfulness while orienting to the movement of water, the shape of trees, and other elements in nature. Lately, she particularly enjoys catching glimpses of wild rabbits and sea mammals.
it becomes known
the peace we seek
is seeking us.
Charlie has recently begun using the OI principles to coach executives on how to create "flow" within their personal lives, leadership style, and organization or business.
Charlie is also a student of the Wisdom and Perennial teachings within the Christian tradition. He has seen a Spiritual Director for the last 7 years and he and his wife Heather attend an annual week long retreat focusing on centering prayer and other wisdom practices.
any challenge over time.
Martin has worked with the Feldenkrais Method® in personal sessions through touch (Functional Integration®) and with groups (Awareness through Movement®), while deepening his understanding through NLP, Ericksonian hypnosis, focusing, Somatic Experiencing®, and Organic Intelligence.
Through the 3-year Embodied Life Mentorship Program with Russell Delman, a combination of Feldenkrais, Focusing, Meditation and Nonviolent Communication, he deepened his experience in Mindfulness and Compassion.
Through Aikido he found SEITAI Noguchi, a Japanese Method to support the body’s inherent energies and impulses for self-healing. He is teaching SEITAI Groups in his DOJO and supports his teacher Unsho Sensei to bring more awareness to this work in Europe.
Martin’s hobbies are aquarelle painting and hiking.
Committed to the OI work, Martin mentors students in the Istanbul HEARTraining in Turkey and promotes and coordinates the first HEARTraining in Switzerland, which will take place in his new SHINGENKI DOJO in Arlesheim, close to Basel.
Connections are cut and parts are created.
Systemic thinking means:
Parts get clarified and connections are created.
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.
Diana's focus is on creating a safe and supportive therapeutic container for clients to explore, encounter and learn to have compassion for the wounded parts/states residing within their soma and psyche so that they may fully engage their lives with wholehearted embodied joy and commitment to self compassion. On this journey, wherever we are, we will be contributing to the transformation of our world that we so earnestly seek. We are embodied beings of Light within an alive manifested world, we only need to dare to embrace it.
is to literally transform the very world we’re living in,
using our own lives as the vehicles
for this extraordinary transformation.
To give that much means to engage
with the life process in the deepest,
most heroic way possible.