Patients consult me for a wide range of physical and psycho-emotional problems. After sharing their story, I invite them to move into another chair and to observe the person who is experiencing discomfort, distress or searching for solutions. Changing position and moving into a body that is observing and listening to this subjective self, changes immediately the physiological and psychological perspective. Patients invariably are able to see beyond their symptomatic manifestations,  recognizing psychosocial factors which may be connected with the clinical problem.  Using other simple expressive techniques, for instance, if the complaint is abdominal pain, the patient is asked to focus on the bodily sensation of pain, and then to gesture with the hands and then the whole body the character of the pain. Then stepping away and observing the image of their somatic gesture, this imaginative picture frequently unveils new and sometimes epiphanic insights into the nature of the illness which can be explored more fully in a follow up counseling session.

The PATH Method provides a wide range of techniques which enables the practitioner to deepen the diagnostic and therapeutic picture. The specific process that emerges during each session through the dynamic interaction between client and counselor will determine which methodological utilities are used.

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The PATH Method is based on an holistic view of a person as a living body, soul and spirit that has a potential connection to vast resources of vitality, creativity, intelligence, compassion, intimacy, expanded awareness and spirituality. It promotes conscious awareness and conscious partnership that strengthens one’s objective sense of self to be able to witness one’s subjective human experience, bringing these together in a partnership that can support health and well-being on every level. On this basis it can be applied individually, socially, professionally and ecologically. Participatory healing is the specific application of the PM to medicine, psychotherapy, and all other healing practices.
The PM evolved out of the merging of various modalities and approaches, such as Psychophonetic Counseling, Anthroposophic Medicine, Goetheanistic phenomenological science, drama, dance and other creative arts. Although it did not evolve directly from established practices, this method combines a seamless and synthetic mix of many philosophical, psychotherapeutic and other healing approaches. It incorporates essential elements of the integral philosophies and practices of Steiner, Goethe and Aurobindo, the psychotherapeutic principles and practices of conversational and person-centered approaches familiar to humanistic, phenomenological, and cognitive behavioral therapies, the transpersonal and mindfulness-based approaches common to Psychodynamics, Jungian and Mindfulness Stress Reduction, the somatic-based and multidimensional expressive interventions familiar to Psychodrama, Drama Therapy, Dance Therapy, Gestalt Therapy, Self-Witnessing, Somatic Experiencing, Authentic Movement, the martial arts, sound therapy and Therapeutic Eurythmy, the wide spectrum of the creative arts, and Anthroposophic integrative medical practice.

It combines a client-centered verbal approach to psychotherapy with non-verbal expressive modalities of body sensing, gesture and movement, visualization and the skillful application of the sounds of human speech, which allows for rapid access to deep psycho-emotional layers of experience.
The PATH Method offers a relatively short but highly effective counseling-coaching process that enables clients to:

  • Explore their inner life and become aware of hidden patterns and blocks, as well as latent strengths and rich resources
  • Empower themselves to clear past impositions which in the course of life have compromised their wholeness and wellbeing, restoring both their psycho-social and physical health
  • Resource their human potential, invoking and accessing new possibilities for independent living, heightened creativity and the realization of their full humanity.

The PM draws on the full nature and scope of human awareness, creating a skillset that enables immediate and easy access into subconscious, conscious and superconscious spheres of awareness. It makes use of higher awareness and active participation with various parts of self, using the body and imaginative consciousness as powerful instruments to deeply access the subconscious psyche and to enable rapid changes towards positive physical and mental health. Using the full range of subjective awareness as experienced through the faculties of cognitive thinking, sense perception, feeling-emotional affect and will- based expression, ingrained subconscious habitual patterns that control our lives and interfere with our health are explored and accessed, using the language of the body to make it visible. It develops and strengthens conscious awareness so that it can witness and participate in the full range of human experience. Conscious and constructive partnerships are thus created between our conscious awareness and our subconscious experience. Our higher I-centered being can then choose to guide, manage and transform old habits into healthy new ones.
Human life experience is never lost or forgotten; it is all stored in the body as a memory to be activated consciously or unconsciously by similar experiences in later life. The past is therefore ever present and as such interferes with and distorts present reality. This leads to the perpetuation of dysfunctional behavior patterns, difficulties in relationships, limitation of creative potential , stress, exhaustion and illness on many levels.
Such embedded memories can be accessed directly, explored and transformed in short-term psychotherapeutic interventions (3 to 6 sessions) using a variety of somatic and transpersonal techniques. The transformation enhances well being on all levels. Physical health is enhanced through healing of psycho-somatic problems while relationships are transformed through recovery from past abuse, addictions and suppressions. Clients often experience a release of energy and creative potential and a deepening of intellectual, emotional, interpersonal and spiritual awareness.
The PATH Method facilitates effective recovery from

  • addictions,
  • past sexual and other abuses,
  • emotional reactivity
  • panic and anxiety disorders
  • depressive disorders
  • dysfunctional behavior patterns,
  • relationship difficulties,
  • burn-out and fatigue,
  • Trauma
  • creative blocks
  • psychosomatic issues.

It enables a rapid and intimate connection to one’s Inner Child, Inner Man and Woman, Inner Physician, Higher Caretaker and other potential internal characters.
It offers a deep dive into the meaning, purpose and direction of one’s life experience.
The client carrying their own unique life experience is entrusted to steer their own ship, being inwardly equipped and carrying the innate guidance for their own life journey. The counselor accompanies the client as a well-traveled voyager, who will help to navigate their ship and coach the client through the uncharted seas until they have learned the skill to travel alone. For in the end it is the client’s higher self that is challenged to take charge of the ship of life and to create their own truth and meaning for their own unique destiny.


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 St Petersburg Russia


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Somatic Psychologist Vancouver Canada 


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Thomas Jahn

Dr of Chinese Medicine

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One of the most powerful, accessible and cost-effective psychotherapeutic tools I have witnessed. It can be used for a broad range of conditions both psychological and physical .It enables patients to discover the root cause of issues in a safe environment and supports them in participating in their own healing. I believe it would have a revolutionary impact and I hope to see it available to the public.

Dr Shivon Dawson
Integrative Psychiatrist South Africa 

Participatory Medicine and Healing Workshops 2014


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It was wonderful. I learned a lot about how to collaborate in the healing process with the person seeking help.

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Esalen manager of Sustainability


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