Who am I, really?
We love exploring the intersection between psychology + dharma. This thread is woven into all of our therapeutic work. Connect with us and start the work of raising human consciousness.
A Naropa trained Transpersonal psychotherapist; Nicole is a mid-wife for transformation and has expertise in human development, human potential, and spiritual evolution. Transpersonal psychotherapy integrates the spiritual and transcendent aspects of the human experience with the framework of modern psychology. It is known as a spiritual psychology, and "Transpersonal" is defined as experiences in which the sense of identity or self extends beyond (trans) the individual or personal to encompass wider aspects of humankind, life, psyche or Kosmos. Nicole guides her students through the use of psycho-education, interior map making, expressive arts, and contemplative practices. She believes that growth is our birthright - and that every human being should be given the opportunity to learn about the anatomy of the psyche and soul. Nicole is a long-time meditation practitioner in the Tibetan Buddhist Mahamudra & Dzogchen traditions and weaves the dharma into all aspects of the therapeutic experience.
Nicole Churchill, MA, MT-BC
Nicole Churchill is a board certified Music Therapist, Transpersonal Psychotherapist, and expressive movement facilitator. She earned her BA from Berklee College of Music, and her Masters from Naropa University in Boulder, CO. In addition to her work at Samadhi Integral, Nicole consults in leadership education with expertise in human development. She has advised and led clients through the design of human change initiatives and transformational educational experiences for since 1995. She is a seasoned facilitator who loves to help her students dive deep into all phases of the human learning experience. Nicole is also the Executive Director of the Karuna School; a non-profit global classroom offering life-long learning to raise human consciousness and contribute to a sustainable future for our planet and its inhabitants.
Music & Movement Therapy
Music Therapy is an expressive therapy modality that addresses the physical, emotional, cognitive, and social needs of individuals by creating, singing, moving to, and/or listening to music. Through musical involvement in the therapeutic context, clients' abilities are strengthened and transferred to other areas of their lives. Music therapy also provides avenues for communication that can be helpful to those who find it difficult to express themselves in words. Research in music therapy supports its effectiveness in many areas such as: overall physical rehabilitation and facilitating movement, increasing people's motivation to become engaged in their treatment, providing emotional support for clients and their families, and providing an outlet for expression of feelings.