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"To be human is to become visible while carrying what is hidden as a gift to others"

- David Whyte


Credentials

Lynn has an MA in Cultural Anthropology and received the Manitoba Fellowship and a Canada Council grant. She worked in the fields of training, organizational development, management and higher education before becoming a body-centered counselor and visioning coach. Lynn lived in a Mexican peasant village, with the Inuit of North Alaska and on the Prairies of Canada. She has taught at the University of Washington, Bastyr University (Leadership Institute of Seattle) Antioch University, and Brenneke School of Massage.

Lynn studied Hakomi with Ron Kurtz, the founder of Hakomi Body-Centered Therapy and author of several books on the subject, and Donna Martin, an internationally known trainer, counselor and author. Lynn is a founding member of the Hakomi Educational Network, an international body of Hakomi practitioners and teachers. She is a certified Hakomi counselor, teacher and trainer as well as a Registered Counselor in the State of Washington and a member of the United States Association of Body-Centered Counselors.

Lynn is currently working on a book about body-centered healing practices (with long-time teaching partner and Hakomi colleague, Carol Ladas-Gaskin) and the intrinsic power of the healing relationship.

"Keep walking though there's no place to get to.
Don't try to see through the distances.
That's not for human beings.
Move within,
But don't move the way fear makes you move.

Today, like every other day , we wake up empty and frightened
Don't open the door to the study and begin reading.
Take down a musical instrument.

Let the beauty we love be what we do.
There are hundreds of ways to kneel and kiss the ground.
"
- Rumi

What I Believe, How I Work

We are each born with the capacity to live a full, joyous and productive life. Through the natural events of our less than perfect world, this capacity is diminished. In some way we know that this is possible and at the same time realize that we are limited. For some the limitation is in the area of work, of expressing ourselves in the outer world and receiving a fair return for our efforts. For others it is in the area of relationships, where we discover that the same disappointing outcomes repeat themselves over and over again. Or the area of limitation may be in our relationship to ourselves - somehow being unable to experience compassion or appreciation for our own beings.
These limitations create pain and unnecessary suffering.

Just as we have the capacity for living full and productive lives, I believe that we all have the capacity for healing. There are times when we lose sight of the possibilities for joy, connection or any sense of personal creativity . At these times a trusted guide or companion may be needed to help us remember who we are and to assist us in releasing unnecessary burdens.

My work, my passion in life, is to be present with others in this process, to guide and support them in reclaiming what is rightfully theirs - their capacity for joy, creativity and connection with others.

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