Consciousness Counseling

Consciousness Counseling

A practice of being present with what is, exactly as it is, inspired by many spiritual and psychological traditions. Influences include: Western Non-dualism, Advaita Vedanta, Native American Wisdom, Carl Rogers (Person Centered Therapy), Friz Perls (Gestalt Therapy), Eugene Gendlin (Focusing), Object Relations, Expressive Arts, Play Therapy, Sandplay, Biofeedback and Somatics, Body-oriented Psychotherapies, and Addiction / Codependence Recovery. Individuals, couples, and people in myriad relationships all benefit from this supportive space of transformation.


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Conscious Touch Massage

Conscious Touch Massage

A grounding, therapeutic massage or energy work session from a licensed and insured massage professional and energy practitioner. Breathe vitality into the depth of your soul, let go of life long burdens, relax sore muscles, release tension, expand into the awareness that is you, and walk back into the world renewed! Conscious Touch Massage may include techniques from Swedish Massage, Shiatsu, Reflexology, and Polarity Therapy. Intuitive touch is always interwoven as to meet the client’s individual needs in the present moment.


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Stillwater Meditation

Stillwater Meditation

Unfolding and relaxing into one’s natural and undivided self, this present moment is beginningless and eternal. Within our weekly group, a safe space is provided for meditators to explore one’s own relationship with life, ask questions, rest with deep inquiry, be compassionate toward perceived blocks, and melt into the infinite. Additional group meditations and private instruction are available upon request. There are two intensives being offered in 2018. These are opportunities to deepen one’s practice. Abundant time in silence as well as satsang will be offered.

Stillwater Meditation Weekly Group

Sundays from 10:00am – 11:00am, Pacific Time

$15 drop in, subscription plans available

Participants may join online or by phone. There are a few spaces most weeks for in person participants. If you would like to see if a spot is available, please contact Rain (, 415-794-2579). Thank you!


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2018 Stillwater Meditation Intensives

Sunday, July 1st, 1pm – 4pm

Sunday, December 23rd, 1pm – 4pm 

$50 per intensive


All groups and intensives are held at the East Bay Healing Collective, 1840 Alcatraz Avenue, Berkeley, California 94703. Please ring bell for EBHC at the front door. Thanks!

Emotional Integrative Bodywork

Emotional Integrative Bodywork

A blend of the aforementioned Massage approach with an integration of Counseling and Meditation Instruction as indicated by the client’s need. EIB sessions are multi-modal by design. Honoring the body, mind, emotions, and spirit, healing is facilitated on many levels. Because of this, transformation is more easily maintained as a body of work is completed. EIB leaves clients feeling more awake, aware, alive, and connected with what is truly important in one’s life. Trauma resolution, embodiment, and major life decisions are all examples of experiences addressed through this comprehensive modality.


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Parenting & Family Services

Parenting & Family Services

Whatever is in your heart about being a parent or caregiver will be listened to, honored, and deeply considered. A simple, clear, and thoughtful approach to parenting and the self care needed to do so well is shared through sessions in person, by phone, or online. Practical tools and suggestions are given to try in your own way and own time, with the follow through necessary to discover what works best for you and your loved ones. Conception, postpartum, family decision making, nursing / weaning, school searches, sibling relations, aggression, multi-generational family relationships, anxiety, depression, anger, boundaries, emotions, eating styles, daily routines, rituals and celebrations, sleep, attunement, intimacy, sexuality, death / dying, and loss are all examples of parenting issues successfully addressed. Many theorists have influenced this work, including Patty Wipfler’s Parenting by Connection approach of nourishing the sacred space that is family.

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To promote community and provide support for parents and those caring for children, Stillwater Meditation for Parents meets monthly at the East Bay Healing Collective in Berkeley (1840 Alcatraz Avenue; please ring bell for EBHC at the front door). All groups are held from 4:30pm – 5:30pm and cost $15. The upcoming dates for 2018 are:

July 22nd, August 5th, September 23rd, October 7th, November 4th, December 2nd

“Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, because what the world needs is people who have come alive!” – Howard Thurman

“Healing is being present with what is, exactly as it is.”

– Rain Elizabeth Stickney

“The point is to learn from whatever is experienced, whether it’s liked or disliked, beautiful or ugly. Everything will teach us if we let it.” – Ajahn Amaro, Finding the Missing Peace

“The body tells a story. It is, in fact, a living autobiography.”

– Elaine Mayland

“The symbols of the self arise in the depths of the body.”

– C.G. Jung

“The sacred is the reality of you. It’s the reality of everything.” – Adyashanti

“If we could untangle the mysteries of life and unravel the energies which run through the world; if we could evaluate correctly the significance of passing events; if we could measure the struggles, dilemmas, and aspirations of mankind, we could find that nothing is born out of time. Everything comes at its appointed moment.” – Joseph R. Sizoo

“If you find an intelligent companion,
A fellow traveler,
A sage of good conduct,
You should travel together,
Delighted and mindful.”
– The Dhammapada, translated by Gil Fronsdal

“We cannot say that there is no past or no future, only that past, present, and future occur in the timeless Now.” – Dorothy Hunt

“The thing that is really hard, and really amazing, is giving up on being perfect and beginning the work of becoming yourself.” – Anna Quindlen

“When hearts are open and awake, we bring warmth and blessings to our community and the world.” – Jack Kornfield

“Eye contact, gentle touch, warmth in our voices, and caring words are balm for your child’s being.” – Patty Wipfler

“The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.”

– Aristotle

“Meditation is not a technique to master; it is the highest form of prayer, a naked act of love and effortless surrender into the silent abyss beyond all knowing.” – Adyashanti

“This sky where we live is no place to lose your wings so love, love, love.” – Hafiz

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