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Updated: Oct 30, 2021

I started working for a living... a very humble living back then... on June 26th 1972... since then... I have learned a lot... earned a lot... laughed a lot... and cried a lot... and it all leaves me here... now... describing my somatic coaching and facilitation work... so here we go.


My training has always been an ongoing process… and still is.


Formally, I have trained with;

The Somatic Coaching School based in London.

Gabor Mate and SAND.

Newcastle University UK.

The Sirolli Institute based in California.

The Coaching Academy based in the UK.

More informally... many others have helped me develop my own embodied self awareness skills… including teachers… monks… wayward Taoists... artists… dancers… musicians… writers… film makers… poets… lovers… drug addicts… homeless people… radicals… lost souls and outright queered and troubled weirdoes… otherwise known as my loved and loving friends.


In the last couple of decades I have worked with young people in schools... young people excluded from school (not necessarily as a result of working with me!)... young people who are functionally homeless... people with drug and alcohol addictions... young adults who have been placed in inpatient care centres with complex health and emotional needs... in a GP practice with older people who have been diagnosed with chronic debilitating conditions... mens groups... personal growth and creative thinking groups... many individuals looking to generate an income from doing what they feel naturally called to do... others who wish to change the ways they manage their approach to relationships... social activist groups... several cooperatives and community interest companies... oh my... I am feeling tired looking at this list... it does however remind me of how rewarding and nourishing I find it working with people who believe that there are better ways they can manage their own behaviours and how we may all work towards building communities... villages... based upon trust and love.


The basic common factor shared by all those I work with… is that they are looking for ways to live with increased embodied self awareness.


Quite often… the project people want to work on… is their own ability to define what it is they have to offer the world… and how they may deliver that offer with integrity… with an open heart… with honesty… and a sense of commitment and connection to their principles.


Many of the people I work with, are looking for ways to manage their own understanding around relationships… with their partner... with family… friends… work colleagues… customers... with themselves.


We are relational beings… all working through the difficulties around being ourselves while being considerate of others.


Thanks for your attention if you have read this far.


Thisness is my work.


Meeting new people… hearing new stories… learning from listening… developing my own joy, skills and wonder in the diversity within this human and more than human species… keeps me alive and smiling… so if you feel you have something that needs sharing… let me know.






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