Steven Kessler has been studying people his whole life. As early as the 9th grade, he was attending the school plays, night after night, to learn about people's emotions. The through-line of his life has been the question, “What is real?” Since our culture uses science and physical materialism to tell us what is real, and physics is the priesthood of science, he began college by studying physics at MIT. But he soon found that physics could never comprehend the human heart and spirit, so he transferred to acting school at Boston University, looking for something in our emotional life that was more real. After getting his BA in Acting and spending four years as an actor and lighting designer in the New England Repertory Theatre, Steven turned to metaphysics to open the doors to a deeper exploration of our human experience. At first he studied parapsychology, then began exploring the human psyche by studying Transpersonal Psychology, anthropology, and mythology. Along the way, he began delving ever deeper into human consciousness by exploring many different spiritual and meditation practices. During college, he was initiated into Transcendental Meditation. During his twenties, he joined a Christian church led by a psychic and had his first experiences with channeling. After moving to California, he explored a plethora of different attentional and meditation practices, finally settling into the Diamond Heart School, where he sat at the feet of A H. Almaas for 16 years. For almost 30 years, he's been a licensed psychotherapist, studying many different healing modalities and maps of personality, including the Enneagram (with Helen Palmer), NLP, energy work, Thought Field Therapy, and EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques), becoming a certified EFT Expert & Trainer. For a dozen years, he has been a student of Lynda Caesara, studying Character Structure, the direct perception of energy, and shamanism in the lineage of Grandfather Two Bears and the Southern Seers tradition. His books on The 5 Personality Patterns began with his studies in character structure and energy with Lynda Caesara. For more information on them, see his website at "the5personalitypatterns dot com". Since 1984, Steven has taught hundreds of groups and workshops in the US and internationally, helping men and women heal their wounds and grow into their full adult selves. More recently he has taught over 100 classes and workshops training other therapists in the use of EFT. From 2006 to 2010, Steven left his private practice for 2-3 months a year to work on US military bases, both in North America and overseas, helping the soldiers and their families heal the wounds of war. Whether teaching or working with clients, Steven weaves together many healing approaches and modalities to provide what is most needed in the moment.Read more Read less
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