Cedar Barstow, Founder and Director

Cedar is a consultant and teacher on ethics issues. She has been designing, developing, and teaching this approach since 1994. Cedar’s background includes 20 years as a psychotherapist and 15 years as a teacher. She is the author of books and articles on ethics, counseling with elders, women and independence, and psychotherapy and spirituality. Cedar is also a Hakomi Experiential Psychology Trainer, and a member of the Naropa University Adjunct Faculty.  She  maintains a private psychotherapy and ethics consulting practice in Boulder/Denver and teaches both Right Use of Power and Hakomi nationally and internationally.

The Right Use of Power educational material and exercises were developed by Cedar over a period of 10 years and dozens of trainings. These teachings have been influenced by many sources in Cedar’s background. She is particularly grateful for her extensive experiences as an Administrator, Therapist, and Trainer of the the Hakomi Method of Experiential Psychotherapy; chair of the USABP, United States Association of Body Psychotherapy, and the Hakomi Institute International Ethics Committee; ethics expert contributor to GoodTherapy.org; consultant to the international Emissaries of the Divine Light and numerous other organizations; Matrix Leadership Institute; and ceremonialist with the Earth Song Ceremonial Dance Community.

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