Lisa Marks MA LMHC
is a Psychotherapist and Process Work Associate.
has provided mental health, program development and
consultation services on the Olympic Peninsula since 1987.
As a consultant, coach and psychotherapist, Lisa
specializes in working with education, human service and health care professionals.
She believes in creating sustainable work
environments and being agents of change in the workplace.
Her current focus
is the sentient physical body and its relationship to the
Earth and our underlying wholeness. Studies in this area include
Process Oriented Psychology, Authentic Movement, Soul Motion and Ecopsychology
and many spiritual and movement practices. She has a
certificate in Process Work Studies from the Process Work Institute
divides her time between the remote woods and waters of the Upper
Peninsula of Michigan and the Olympic Peninsula in Washington, where
she takes her movement practice to the trees and beaches.
Her passions include poetry, gardening and performing with
Yesango Marimba Ensemble in Port Townsend, WA.
available in person, over the phone and via Skype for organizational
or individual consulting, coaching and sentient body sessions. For
further information or to get on the mailing list contact her at the
email below or call *360*385*7760*.
has been developing and teaching workshops to reconnect with the
Sentient Body and is sharing this work in Washington,
Oregon, New Mexico,
Kansas and Michigan. Check
the workshop section for current classes and feel free to contact
her to bring Sentient Body trainings to your location.
"Now I know
what "sentient" means... Its how you've guided me back to what my
body is telling me. Its the only route to discovering my best self…
and is also what gets left behind in today's world of stressors and
commitments. Thank you Lisa for who you are and for being on the
planet at the same time I am!" -Barb M.
is such value in her (Lisa) being trained and comfortable in three
languages ….. the language of intellect, of feelings and emotions,
and of body expressions." -Pat
"My deep passion is exploring the 'Sentient Body' or the sensing
internal experience of our physical bodies. Inhabiting
our bodies with profound awareness, noticing breath and subtle
sensation, we connect with the underlying realm from which our physical world arises.
Because our culture has traditionally been afraid of the body and its
connection with the Earth, we are not trained in the skills to
understand and navigate this connection. Sentient Body work
shares tools for connecting with these deep levels through subtle
physical experiences. We integrate energies necessary for our
development before they enter dreams, symptoms and relationship experiences.
I began studying
Dr. Arnold Mindell’s work in 1987. Process Oriented
Psychology outlined the magic I was
discovering in the movement studio and the rich learning unfolding
in my work as a mental health therapist and consultant. He and Dr. Amy Mindell
bring cutting edge ideas from the deeper dreaming into the global
field of psychology.
They have been inspirations
and support for developing the Sentient Body material and taking it into
the world. To explore sentient awareness before the Mindell’s
work included the essence level, I turned to Authentic Movement, studying and
practicing with an amazing community of women who helped me
understand Earth Dreaming. Many thanks to Lucia McKelvey whose
brainstorming and support mentored this work into the world.
I met Mayla
Patricia Riley in the early 1980’s. She explored
unknown, following the lines of intent beyond the realms of
imagining. Without her, this work may never have arisen out of
the underlying matrix of probability. I am forever grateful
for our connection."
Lisa can be reached at