Things took a dramatic turn in graduate school. Imagine my surprise when I discovered I had dyslexia and Asperger’s syndrome! Instead of pulling me down, these revelations set me on a path of healing and growth. I got fascinated by nontraditional methods, which were the key to unlocking my potential, and couldn’t help but spread the word to others.
There was this amazing phase in Boulder, Colorado, where I got the chance to learn from the founders of psychosomatic therapies, like Ron Kurtz and Peter Levine. With all that experience, I took the leap to Phoenix, AZ, to set up my own Rolfing practice. Before I knew it, I ran an integrated medical clinic with a fabulous team of physicians and varied therapists.
An Integrative Medical Clinic
The 1980s and 1990s? Man, those were the years of soaking up knowledge and refining my skills. And then in the mid-1990s, I felt this strong pull towards understanding men’s emotions, largely because of my own struggles in intimate relationships. I realized the conventional ways of addressing men’s emotions had their limits. So, I got thinking and came up with this unique somatic approach. And guess what? Guys were totally into it! They loved the fresh, straightforward tools I was offering.