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Maura Griffes

MA, Transpersonal Counseling Psychology - Naropa University

Certified Hakomi Therapist

Master NLP Practitioner

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I come to this work as a wife, mother, counselor, and life coach.  I believe that as humans, we are transformational beings.  We are each projections of spirit on matter and as thus, especially when we remember it to be so, we can shift shapes and grow exponentially when we shift our consciousness.  I have experienced many such shifts in my own life and in response to the ecstatic nature of these experiences, I have chosen to dedicate my life to helping others attain such transformations in their lives.  As a counselor, I have a dramatic range.  I can work with you on the level of your daily frustrations and struggles in your personal life and business and I can also work with you on the deepest level of your soul’s path and guide you through massive transformations in consciousness.  I also deeply believe in relationship as a transformational cauldron and as a spiritual path.  I believe in the magic of “power couples” and I can help you get there.  Whether you just want a little help getting from 90% to full on power couple or you are on the brink of divorce, I can help you bring your relationship to a new level of security and strength. 

I work as a transpersonal counselor, a somatic counselor, and an NLP coach.  I received my masters degree in Transpersonal Counseling Psychology from Naropa University in Boulder, CO.  I then studied for 3 years with the Hakomi Institute, was a teaching assistant there for another two years, and am now a Certified Hakomi Therapist. Hakomi is deep somatic healing work that involves a subtle training in presence and embodiment and brings awareness and healing to early childhood patterns and wounding.  I also am trained and certified as a Master NLP (Neurolinguistic Programming) Coach through NLP Marin.  This is a very transpersonal method of NLP and allows us to accomplish deep transformational work quite quickly.  We can often achieve major shifts in your experience of life in one or two sessions through this work.  I also trained with the Somatic Experiencing Institute for three years and have studied directly with Peter Levine. Add to this my training in Sensorimotor and Brainspotting and I have a very well rounded base of experience to work with any trauma that you may have experienced.  Finally, all of these skills feed my work with couples.  I have trained for two years directly with Stan Tatkin. His teachings have shifted my own marriage and my counseling style dramatically.   I practice PACT couples counseling, and through this modality I can help you bring about dramatic shifts in your relationship. 

Other influences in my life are the teachings of Martín Prechtel, Vajrayana Buddhism through Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche and Reggie Ray, Non-dual teachings of Adyashanti and Mooji, Landmark Education, Core Shamanism, Bill Plotkin, and Native American teachings including the medicine wheel.