Working with the techniques of Core Energetics*, a somatic psychotherapy, I help you release blocked emotional energy.
I serve as a guide for people to discover and connect to their deepest gifts.
I help uncover the false assumptions and limiting beliefs that keep us from understanding and claiming our full power.
I work to confront and integrate the shadow, the hidden part of us that wants to withdraw from life, stay separate, judge, and hate, with the awareness that these self-destructive impulses are protecting our deepest vulnerability.
I believe in the collective wisdom of groups and the healing power of relationships and community.
My workshops are co-creations. I encourage participants to not hold back, to speak their truth, and to risk expressing everything inside them.
I teach empowerment through self-responsibility. This means letting go of blame and taking ownership of our feelings, reactions, and circumstances.
I believe we are here to serve life, to support the evolutionary process, and that our fulfillment comes from feeling we are a part of, and contributing to, the growth of the whole.
"The Core Energetics/Radical Aliveness work that David Sutcliffe facilitates has changed my life irrevocably and it continues to do so in a proactive and life-affirming way.”
–JIMI SHLAG, Actor
My workshops are designed to bring you into
You will likely experience and be in the presence of powerful emotional expression.
You will only be asked to participate in whatever way feels right for you.
I honor your autonomy, your right to work at your pace, in your way.
Explore the power of this work in the Documentary Series "Group":
Twenty people travel to the mountains of Santa Barbara for a week-long group therapy retreat; but this is unlike any therapy you've ever seen.
In these workshops,
THERE WILL BE:
Movement, sound, and appropriate touch.
Boundaries are always respected.
Connection, laughter, and play.
Fun and pleasure are integral to healing.
Structured exercises and times that feel like "controlled chaos".
To access deep parts of ourselves it's necessary to enter into the unknown and let go of the ways we habitually control.
Creating safety is paramount.
Safety creates a container that allows for deep work and healing.
Core Energetics is a dynamic body-based process that works with our unconscious resistance to being fully alive and present. It was developed by John Pierrakos in the 1970s, evolving out of his work with Alexander Lowen.
Core works with the body as a means of exploring the unconscious mind. Physical techniques are used to support the expression of held-back feelings, with the intention of bringing consciousness to them.
The liberation and integration of these feelings brings greater awareness, presence, self-knowledge, self-acceptance, and a renewed connection to the physical, emotional, and spiritual vitality that is our birthright.