On this website you will find a variety of resources that support you in healing, discovering, and living your fullest potential. Through an array of books, psychotherapy services, spiritual guidance and mentoring programs, events, trainings, and articles, together we explore how to engage a psychological and spiritual journey that is grounded, embodied, radiant, and relationally fulfilling. Together we are more than any of us alone. Together we can thrive.
Dr. Mariana Caplan is a licensed psychotherapist (lic.#50312) who is dedicated in supporting individuals, couples, and families to heal and thrive. For over two decades she has provided a confidential, safe, and compassionate space for deep inner exploration that allows clients not only to heal their deep wounds, but to live fully and thrive.
- Individuals and Couples
- Spiritual Issues and Crises
- Trauma and Body-Centered (Somatic) Work
- Fertility Support for Single and Partnered Women
Somatic Experiencing & Yoga
with Peter Levine, Ph.D.
and Mariana Caplan, Ph.D.
February 13-14, 2016
The California Institute
of Integral Studies
For the first time ever, Peter Levine will do a public seminar that supports the links between Somatic Experiencing – the highly effective method he created that has spread throughout the world – and yoga. On Saturday Dr. Levine will outline and teach the overarching principles of Somatic Experiencing, and on Sunday, Dr. Caplan will demonstrate how this method is applicable to yoga, including asana (physical postures), breathwork, and meditation. [Read more…]
The spiritual path is a rocky road, full of potholes and pitfalls, and not meant to be traveled alone. Yet many people do not have reliable teachers or necessarily want one. For others, their spiritual identity is more eclectic and they don’t necessarily have a spiritual “home”, yet still want and need support. In Buddhism, kalyana mitta refers to the “spiritual friend” whose function is not that of a spiritual teacher, but as an ally and friend who supports, serves as a sounding board, holds the intensity that the spiritual path often brings, and is a heart friend. I have spent over twenty years immersed in the worlds great spiritual traditions, with a deep focus on Hinduism/yoga, Buddhism, Sufism and Judaism, and with a great respect for the many ways individuals incorporate newer and older spiritual traditions into their lives. I have consulted in numerous spiritual scandals, supported teachers in various stages of their development and challenges in their roles, and helped countless students to discover and have the courage to make their own spiritual choices. [Read more…]
The Yoga & Psyche Project addresses a comprehensive integration of Western psychology and ancient yoga practice featuring living research from the world’s cutting-edge trauma researchers and neuroscientists, renowned modern yogis, and leading psychologists. The scope of the project to date, under the guidance of Dr. Caplan, includes: published academic research (The Journal of Transpersonal Psychology, 2013), the creation of The Yoga & Psyche Method™, the first international Yoga & Psyche Conference in San Francisco in 2014, a forthcoming academic volume on the subject (Cambridge Scholar’s Press, Spring, 2016); a series of trainings on the subject offered in the San Francisco Bay area, through online global education, and retreat centers throughout the world.
The Birth of a Field here.