Growing hearts, minds, and lives.
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.
Tashia is also the proud mother of a smart, happy, and beautiful teenage daughter. They live in the house where Tashia’s mother was raised, on land that has seen four generations. Her passions are her family and friends, reading, her Chargers, and anything Celtic. Her dream is to visit Ireland, write a novel, and raise a happy daughter, not necessarily in that order. She also runs an independent charity in honor of two nephews she lost within 4 days of each other in 2009. With her friends' generous donations, she collects stuffed animals and pajamas for kids in Children’s Hospital in San Diego and the Polinsky Center in San Diego. Channeling her grief to good made has made a difference to many sick and scared children.
As she celebrates over 10 years with Steve and OI, Tashia is looking forward to being part of the organization for years to come, to see it from its infancy to helping the world be a better place.
but to make sport for our neighbors,
and laugh at them in our turn?
The practice of meditation has changed how Robin views herself and others and allowed the changes she has experienced through OI to become trait changes, rather than passing state changes. Robin continues to study with teachers who emphasize the path to awakening that includes cultivating a joyful mind including Kittisaro, Leigh Brasington, Rev. angel Kyodo Williams, Thanissara, and Guy Armstrong. These teachers have opened the doors for the fullness of kindness and compassion in meditation, with clients, and in moment-to-moment living. Robin has found this to be the foundation from which true healing and awakening can arise.
Today, Robin is exploring how to restore physiological, spiritual, and psychological resiliency through the natural interweaving of Organic Intelligence® and meditation. Through her Meditation Teacher Training program 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.
Link to Robin's OI Blog Post
Rob is an experienced leadership and brand development consultant with a global client portfolio. He was previously Board Chair and Interim Executive Director at the Somatic Experiencing® Trauma Institute. Trained in trauma resolution, he is a long-term student of the Diamond Approach to Inner Realization, a path of self-realization and human maturity based on an original synthesis of modern psychology and spiritual nature.
Rob is dedicated to a life of service.
Born in Holland, he is happiest on a bicycle. He speaks four languages. As an explorer he climbed in Europe and Alaska and crossed the Greenland ice cap on skis. More recently his explorations include the mystery of True Nature.
we make peace with the world.
Nathan joined the Organic Intelligence team as Outreach Manager out of passion for OI’s model and practice, as well as his desire to serve and expand the OI Community. As part of the Communications department, Nathan is responsible for assisting in content arrangement, program organization, and public engagement.
Nathan brings a wealth of experience and understanding in psychotherapy and the Organic Intelligence framework, culture, and application. These strengths combined with his natural love for community and skill in engaging and supporting individuals and groups are valuable assets to his clients and the OI team.
In addition to applying OI daily as a lifestyle, Nathan practices daily mindfulness using orientation as a sitting practice, active imagination, and spontaneous mantras. Nathan lives in Bend, Oregon with his partner where he enjoys cooking, hiking, and gathering with others (especially around campfires).
Raised in a working class community in California’s Central Valley, Sam developed an interest in social justice at a young age. In the time since, neither the concerns or the desires of his youth have left him, but rather have grown stronger and inspire most of his work. Sam's articles and photography have appeared in more than a dozen alternative newsweeklies and other publications including the Navajo Hopi-Observer, In These Times, Indian Country Today, the San Francisco Bay Guardian and the Tucson Weekly.
In recent years, Sam's interest has shifted toward documentary and new media. In 2013 he earned an MA in Social Documentation from the University of California, Santa Cruz and wrote, edited and produced his first film The Ghosts of March 21. He is currently researching a new film project navigating the history of Mexican identity and class struggle.
In addition, what began as a necessity, has developed into a passion. In the past five years, Sam has significantly advanced his design skills and in late 2015 co-founded a design studio in Mexico City.
to each according to their needs.