This is Me

I’m amazed by what's possible when body and mind are one. To me, pure joy!

For 35 years I’ve studied these moments, through the many personal, athletic and professional pursuits I’ve enjoyed, including mindfulness, gratitude, Aikido (a non-violent martial art) and many other experiential and academic studies of stress, anxiety, trauma and empowerment.

Somatic Education and Embodied studies connected these paths, introducing me to an organized way of experiencing and teaching how the mind and body can work with, or against, each other in this fast changing, sometimes chaotic, wonderfully crazy thing called life.

Through the years, I’ve used these lessons to help myself, my family and those I teach, through the anxiety and pain brought by disease, circumstance and the everyday bumps we all face.

They continue playing a role in the many meaningful relationships I have with those who’ve helped me create the person I’ve become, a father, husband, caregiver, teacher and friend with an undying belief that we all have, should we choose to use them, abilities to help those around us grow.

Today, I continue helping individuals, couples and families through their own challenges, serve as a facilitator with MenHealing, a group dedicated towards helping male survivors of sexual trauma, serve on the board and as a professional member of ISMETA (International Somatic Movement Education and Therapy Association), offer continued classes with organizations like Cancer Wellness Centers and work with friends and other groups creating courses and workshops with a larger reach than we could accomplish alone. As the song goes, “We get by with a little help from our friends, Oooo.”

Richard E Sims Somatic Educator Laughing

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