The fundamental ground of your being has never been injured. As you attune to it, you can become free of depression, anxiety, bitterness and confusion. You can experience the spontaneous upwelling of compassion for yourself and others. You can find within your body an innate, ever-present source of equanimity and happiness.
Judith Blackstone, PhD, Founder Realization Process
Looking for self-understanding and encouragement to adopt new attitudes and feelings towards life situations? Chronic pain, depression, anxiety and more can lessen through gaining insights into yourself along with focused intentional Realization Process practices. Choose from a variety of options, where you feel most comfortable, to begin or continue your personal work. Private counseling, groups sessions, and courses are offered.
As a licensed clinical psychologist, also trained in holistic healing modalities, I offer you compassion and training to help you process your hurts, uncover your strengths, and gain the quality of life you seek. I use an integrated mental, emotional, spiritual, and physical framework oriented to you. My clinical experience focused on chronic pain, depression, and anxiety and more, yet I have 20+ years studying and training in spiritual, mindfulness, and other healing practices. I have a personal healing history using these multiple modalities for my own healing and I offer them in service to your personal healing journey.
Depression, anxiety, chronic pain and illness, among other issues may be effecting your quality of life, causing an inability to feel the pleasure or health from your life.
In therapy, you will learn the skills to work through depression, anxiety, and other distresses to gain or regain your mental health leading to intimacy and joy.
I use a variety of techniques including education, discussion, mindfulness, sensory integration, and body oriented exercises to help you rediscover your life.
Exclusively doing on-line telehealth with HIPAA compliant video software--(check with your insurance company for telemedicine coverage!)
Eventually, I will return to my office on the old west side of Ann Arbor, Michigan, with easy access from the highway and parking on site.
Fees: Accepting BCBS across the US, HSA, out of network for most insurance companies, or private pay of $180 per 55 minute session.
Currently I do not accept Medicare (including BCBS complete) or Medicaid plans
Understanding and Relieving Chronic Pain
Essential knowledge for applying a simple RP technique skillfully
in at least one aspect of the
Online, via Zoom
Dates to be determined
This introductory online course presents the basic biology/psychology of the origin of pain and how pain is a whole system response to distress. This is combined with the use of Realization Process practices to unwind entanglements and to dissolve belief systems related to a pain response. Each class includes an education component, reflective self-awareness to uncover holding patterns, ending with the use of Realization Process practices to resolve constrictions and inhabit the body. Limited to ten participants.
Open to individuals with certification in at least one aspect of the Realization Process and has business practices within the integrity of RP.
Prior to first class please read, Trauma and the Unbound Body, Judith Blackstone, PhD
Once registered, several articles will be sent to orient you to the course.
Cost - $199
For more information, contact
Christi Bemister, PsyD
Understanding and Relieving Chronic Pain for
Individuals with some background in Realization Process
(registration closed, wait list registration accepted)
In January 2021, I will co-teach with Marcia Haarer, LMSW, the main Realization Process practices for embodied nondual awakening – and also specific embodiment and gentle movement practices for attuning to fundamental consciousness within one’s whole body. These practices cultivate internal unity, balance, fluidity, presence and subtle energy within the body.
As the embodiment of fundamental consciousness, we become both empty and present at the same time. We know ourselves as the integration of awareness, emotion and physical sensation. We perceive, understand, touch, move, and express ourselves with the whole breadth of our being.
Participants will learn how to recognize and help people resolve chronic imbalances and tensions in the body that limit embodiment and the realization of fundamental consciousness. The training is also an opportunity to deepen your own embodiment and realization of nondual, fundamental consciousness.
Format: two five-day modules
Part One with
Marcia Haarer & Christi Bemister
in Ann Arbor,
Michigan, January, 2021
The Stone Chalet
1917 Washtenaw Avenue
Ann Arbor, MI
9-12 and 5-7 Sunday
Limited to twenty participants
For on-site accommodations, contact Stone Chalet
Part Two with
Judith Blackstone in Woodstock, New York, May 2021
Registration for part one is a commitment to complete both parts of the training.
You will receive a certificate at the completion of the two five-day modules, authorizing you to use the Realization Process Embodiment practices professionally.
Cost: $730 for each part ($530 if you are repeating the Realization Process Embodiment Teacher Training)
To register, email your completed application to for part one of the training. You will be sent an invoice for your $400 deposit. $200 will be applied toward each of the two parts of the training. Your deposit is refundable, minus a $50 cancellation fee, if you cancel up to two weeks before part one of the training.
Application: Click Here
The in-person training Part One is also offered by Roma Hammel in Los Altos Hills, CA.
Three certificates are offered for those who seek Full Certification in the Realization Process: Meditation, Embodiment, and Healing Ground (spiritual psychotherapy). Each training is offered in two formats: online and in-person.
Each of the other two programs – Healing Ground and Meditation – will be offered in this same format in subsequent years. If all three programs are completed, full certification is awarded. The programs can be taken in any sequence.
The Realization Process Embodiment Teacher Certification Training will not be offered again until Fall, 2021 online and Spring, 2023 in person.
Click here for further information on other offerings, www.realizationprocess.org
All of the trainings help to cultivate the ability:
To “see-feel” within the body of another person without losing inward contact with oneself.
To recognize holding patterns that obstruct embodiment, personal maturity, relationships and nondual awakening.
To receive another person in the clear space of fundamental consciousness with acceptance and compassion.
Therapy for your life!
117 North First Street, Suite 103
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48104