We find peace and freedom in our true home when we recognize that our essential self is the ever-present awareness we were born with. When you realize the source of your being you discover the potential to live as a conscious creator.
As an ally for your psychological and spiritual awakening Hollye offers over 30 years of experience integrating mindfulness, non-duality, active imagination, dreamwork, relational-cultural and integral psychology to support individuals, couples and groups in the realization of their essential nature and their potential to live as conscious creators.
Common concerns addressed include relationships, life balance and purpose, self esteem, depression, gender issues, stress and life transitions, aging and illness, collective crisis, spiritual inquiry and integration.
My background includes working as a licensed psychotherapist for over 30 years and teaching counseling and social psychology at the University of North Carolina and John K. Kennedy University for many years where I also trained therapists. After graduating from a California Institute of Integral Studies doctorate program I worked in various settings including private practice, county mental health, a psychiatric facility and a university counseling center. I also created the first expressive arts and mindfulness-based program for recovery in North Carolina.
My work is rooted in humanistic, relational-cultural and integral psychology and I'm inspired to integrate mindfulness and non-dual teachings into my work. I've also created a new approach to dreamwork called Dream Discovery. And I enjoy and have taught contemplative photography as a path of awareness. Feel free to contact me about consultations for individuals, couples and groups, in my office or online.
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More about me: After studying sociology and film I worked as a journalist. In the 1980s I moved to San Francisco to explore the diversity of psycho-spiritual paths flourishing there. While training as an actor I decided to study at the California Institute of Integral Studies in the East-West Psychology doctorate program. At CIIS my mentors (John Wellwood and others) were pioneering the integration of buddhist psychology and non-duality into a new model for psychotherapy. The Bay area offered me an abundance of training opportunities including the SF Jung Institute and the CIIS Integral Counseling Center.
That time was an inspiring chapter in my life since I also initiated my Buddhist practice which has lasted many decades and spanned various schools of Buddhism. With deep gratitude I acknowledge the profound influence of many teachers, particularly those I’ve been fortunate to work with directly. Although I was a teenage fan of Alan Watts' books, I began actual Buddhist practice in the 80s with Jack Kornfield. In the mid-90s I traveled to Asia for a second time to retreat with H.H. the Dali Lama in India. Later I was fortunate to work with Pema Chodron and began my mentorship in the tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh, who I ordained with. In recent years I've been a student of Advaita Vedanta teacher Rupert Spira. My other site: hollyehurst.com.
Now I'd like to hear about you so feel free to use my contact form above to inquire about consultations for individuals, couples and groups, in my office or online. I look forward to meeting you.