I invite you to discover the Deep Listening® community that I am cultivating world-wide. My work envelops inner worlds, dreams, nature and community through sound and multi-dimensional listening. My life has been about playing the flute and becoming a “specialist” of contemporary music and now I am integrating ancient sounds, movement practices, imaginary and playful sonic worlds into communal expression.
It seemed impossible to sing while playing the flute, yet learning complex contemporary scores led me to listen to ancient traditions. Once I could sing and play, my experiments in sound blossomed into compositions…which then pulled me to dream about lands I’d never been to. Eventually my travels gave me opportunities to improvise with artists from around the world and then…The imagined became reality.
Through my trauma-informed Deep Listening® practice, I am collecting and uniting a global community of listeners and dreamers, through in-person and online facilitation sessions. My work as an Associate Professor of interdisciplinary music at Colorado University at Colorado Springs is the hub of my research for building a creative collective of listeners. This website shares my life work, my ideas and my explorations. This constant in-progress experiment is evolving and transforming and I deeply appreciate your participation in this process.
I am listening. Join me.
Integrated Sensorial Experience
As part of my expanding communal, artistic, and trauma-informed practice, I have begun researching trauma and nervous system regulation through both the Master of Social Work Program at UCCS (where I am now an official graduate student!), and through the Organic Intelligence® Coaching Certificate program. My new trauma-informed Deep Listening© based workshops are being offered remotely (online), in-person, and at the Lyda Hill Institute for Human Resilience. These sessions, called the Integrated Sensorial Experience are geared toward developing a communal practice of attentiveness through contemplative sensorial exercises, inclusive movement studies and playful activities that encourage sounding, play and creativity, all designed through a trauma-informed lens. These expressive workshops develop self-regulating skills for all who participate. It has been known for some time that Deep Listening© practices resonate and compliment other ancient healing practices. Expressive arts practices are being acknowledged and incorporated by professional therapists around the world because it is being proven that actively engaging in simple acts of orientation, communing, and/or developing connections (with other people, animals, nature, or even objects) can improve one’s quality of mind and well-being. For this reason, and many others, my Deep Listening© practice is strengthening and expanding into other fields. Please see my Deep Listening page for more information on how to sign up for private (individual and group) sessions.