My life’s work has been about learning how to live in integrity and truly be myself. Early in life we learn to separate from our true nature. It’s often a survival strategy with unique manifestations in each of us. Those of us who are drawn to reconnect spend the rest of our lives learning how to come home. I have dedicated my life to this journey.
Some tools I have acquired that have been wonderful helpers for myself and others on the way are inquiry, meditation, dream and journey work, art, ritual and group circles.
I have been facilitating one-on-one counseling sessions and leading spiritual circles with the focus on self-exploration and inquiry for 15 years. Both are strong and beautiful containers for the deep and tender work of healing from the level of personality to the depth of our souls.
My background includes:
Founder of the Wisdom Center, Spiritual Awareness Groups, St. Mary’s Center, Oakland, CA
M.A. from the University of Creation Spirituality, Oakland, CA
Certifications in Conscious Relationships and Breath and Body Centered Transformation work through the Hendricks Institute, Santa Barbara, CA
Certification in SoulCollage® by Seena Frost, Founder
Ongoing member of the International Retreat Group facilitated by Sandra Maitri
Significant teachers of mine include:
Sandra Maitri, Diamond Heart Teacher & Author of Spiritual Dimensions of the Enneagram
Jett Psaris, Co-Author of Undefended Love & Author of Taking the Midlife Leap
Marlena Lyons, Co-Author of Undefended Love
Lessert Moore, Rick Thomas & Patti Thomas, Lakota Elders
Gay & Kathlyn Hendricks, Hendricks Institute
Matthew Fox, Creation Centered Spirituality
Wendy Palmer, Aikido and Intuition Training
Jeremy Taylor, Dream Interpretation
Jessica Allen, Dream Enactment
StarHawk, Wiccan Spirituality
Freda Morris, Hypnosis
David Quigley, Hypnotherapy
“Barbara really helped me to dig down into my history to see why I was blocked. She gently probed to see how I could go forward with my challenges and I felt at peace with them after our session. A couple of weeks later I was able to confront the challenges with determination and aplomb. Two thumbs up to Barbara!” TC