Other trainings he has completed include a 10 month Life and Relationship Coaching program; he is a certified Hatha Yoga Instructor (at the Asheville Yoga Center), Graduate of the Mindfulness in Schools training (https://mindfulnessinschools.org), and is an Integral Circling facilitator and Authentic Relating facilitator.
Julian also holds a Master of Arts in Religious & Buddhist Studies.
He has developed and taught courses on mindfulness for addicts, students and teenagers, run a successful tutoring and life coaching company, taught yoga and workshops on connection, relating and mindfulness. He has worked with individuals, couples, and groups over the last 4 years as a coach and therapist.
A life long student of meditation and especially of the vast and profound Mahayana and Vajrayana Buddhist teachings, he brings his 17 years of experience in meditation practice, yoga and philosophy to his work as a therapist and coach. He has been a student of the meditation master Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche since meeting him in 2005 in Both Gaya, India. He has personally studied with many other meditation masters including The Dalai Lama, Tsoknyi Rinpoche, Mingyur Rinpoche, Dr. Reginald Ray, Thict Nhat Hanh, Namkhai Norbu Rinpoche, Dr. Nida Chenagtsang, Lama Tenpa, Chokling Rinpoche, Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche, B. Alan Wallace, Gangteng Tulku Rinpoche, Anam Thubten Rinpoche, Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche, Thrangu Rinpoche, Tulku Yeshe Rinpoche, and other wonderful teachers as well as the faculty at Naropa University.
How I work with clients
Entering into the container of transpersonal psychotherapy is to make a bet on one’s self. It takes a profound courage and trust in one’s own innate capacity for wisdom, healing and strength to make this step.
It is a powerful moment of stepping into a liminal space, and a journey unfolds, whether for a single hour or for many days and weeks and months.
What differentiates my approach from other therapists and healers? Your own conscious experience is the ground which we will explore in relationship, together. Consciousness, whatever we may think of it, is all we ever really know and experience.
Consciousness can be looked at in terms of the body (somatic, feeling, tension, relaxation, pain and bliss), the voice (energetic, emotional, expression), the mind (conceptual understandings, thought patterns, conscious and sub-conscious beliefs, expectations, assumptions) and awareness, which is personal loci of the self, as well as the ground of being itself, or in other words: awareness is the container in which all else is always happening.
Awareness is freedom – this is the fundamental point of all the practices and teachings of mindfulness and meditation
To put this in another way:
All our experience is our own consciousness
This consciousness is openness
This openness is spontaneously present, in the here and now
This here and now is already free.
It is not enough to just think we understand this with our conceptual, thinking mind. We need to experience it in our life, in our relationships, in our work and in our play.
To be fully yourself, fully expressed in the world, creative, open, in touch with your source and your inspiration – this is the point of true healing.