I work one-on-one with individuals and facilitate groups. I have studied and been informed by many types of healing work, including body and energy work. With in-person sessions I can incorporate more somatic interaction, but we can incorporate “bottom-up” somatic processes even in video sessions. You do not need to know exactly what you want to do before a session, this is a palette:
Completion Process Practitioner
This is an incredible process (assembled by Teal Swan) that weaves together all the foundations described above, using feeling to guide you towards lost or hidden parts of yourself. We use a visualization or meditation to connect to those parts, become present with them, and meet their needs. There is a close relationship to the ideas and goals of Soul Retrieval; the difference is that in CP, you are the one doing the “work.” (Read a full account of a CP session.) I certified in 2019.
Parts Work (inspired by Internal Family Systems)
The goal of parts work is to create more awareness, understanding, and coherence between your many aspects of self. We do this by actually giving each of them a voice and letting them speak to each other. This can look like a sharing circle or mediation between different aspects of yourself. I draw on the framework of IFS, after having working weekly with an IFS therapist for a year in 2021-2022. I also conduct parts work group sessions and constellations.
The aim of Circling is often described as creating shared reality and grokking each other’s worlds. In the context that is laid out in the foundations section, Circling supports awareness, presence, and connection through spacious inquiry, reflection and the sharing of impact. I have four years of experience in facilitating Circles.
This is a self-compassion process created by Edward Mannix. It has a lot of overlap with parts work and the Completion Process in its approach, but its strong focus on the compassion aspect of working with our parts can be incredibly effective and efficient. You can read more about it here. I certified in this process in 2023.
Medicine Assisted Sessions
I have tremendous respect for the power of plant medicines and their derivatives for assisting us in our healing journey. Attachment level trauma and other deep autonomic distress patterns that can be nearly difficult or impossible to resolve through top-down cognitive processes, and resist progress even with somatic work, can become readily accessible through medicines. This includes the widely available, and often misunderstood, cannabis plant. I draw a lot of inspiration in my approach to this work from Saj Razvi and the Psychedelic Somatic Institute.
“Oren is an incredibly patient, attuned, empathic and present professional… It was one of, or perhaps the one most detailed, compassionate, and helpful sessions of my life. I can now become my own source of unconditional motherly love and fatherly guidance towards a healthier, whole and sovereign version of myself. What a tremendous gift!”—Paula