I was born to a French mother and Persian father, grew up with a multicultural perspective, a spiritual seeker and with a deeply inquisitive intellect. In my youth I experienced health problems – and began searching for practical solutions to them as well as answers to the mysteries of life. I turned my attention to both the inner world and outer world. As a teenager in the early 1970’s he began practicing Yoga and meditation. My seeking and research eventually involved anthropology, acupressure, acupuncture, herbal medicine, somatic therapies, bodywork, music, dance and an Asian spiritual path. Because of my multicultural background and exposer to other cultures I was interested in how different cultures view the world, how beliefs are formed and treat illness and disease, and what the connection between them was.
He studied anthropology and philosophy as an undergraduate and went on to pursue an M.A. in Counseling Psychology. On the side he was involved in dance, performance and music. His search and studies brought him into contact with great Yogi’s, the Sage Adi Da and shamanic traditions – which resonated strongly with my own interests and desires. It all opened my eyes to a new dimension of reality, to myself, working with people, and ultimately to the importance of awareness and consciousness. Traditional healers or shamans trust the imagination and psyche, and do not separate it from the body and the outer world—social and natural environment. They know that it’s a way to accessing information about our inner world (the mind and soul) and the physical body, in ways normally not accessible.” I wrote a manuscript based on my graduate these, entitled Wild Analysis, which explores a blueprint for bringing an understanding of the centrality of awareness and shamanic and spiritual practices to a new, cross-cultural paradigm and approach to health, healing and therapy. This approach is compatible with both contemporary science and ancient traditions. This work ultimately helped inform the development of a new therapeutic modality, Body-centered Internal Processing (TM) a unique form of psychophysical and spiritual exploration which he integrates with other systems to created an truly holistic approach to health.
Over time I started to integrate a variety of means of expression, methods, and systems. I found that whether a something ultimately works really depended on the individual person and whether the key(s) unblocking the life-force was identified and consciously engaged and integrated. Its best to treat each person individually, since disease, health or life problems may have multiple causes. This point of view is very different from the Western conventional biomedical perspective. Facilitating change and transformation requires attention to the obstructions to a person’s life-energy—that is really at the heart of healing and this approach.
His multi-faceted unified approach calls upon the areas of bioenergetic healing, Chinese medicine, Ayurveda, Jin Shin Do® Bodymind Acupressure®, yoga, Qi Gong, meditation, nutrition and diet, body-center therapy, bodywork and other disciplines. I find that expression and creativity lie at the heart of healing, well-being and a joyful life.
In addition to working with clients in person, i consult with, mentor, and coach people internationally via Skype. I teaches classes and workshops internationally.
After decades of this work my attention is increasingly turning towards reaching a wider audience. I founded the nonprofit Conscious Health Institute, with the mission to educate the public about what he considers the pillars of wellness – lifestyle, diet, stress reduction, exercise, and mental/emotional/spiritual health – and to help people develop a more critical, informed perspective about medical and health issues based on science and empirical results. There’s a lot of junk out there – junk food, junk medicine and junk culture that creates all kinds of unhealthy appetites. The CHI will work hard to counter that. Think of it as health food for thought and action.