David Weinstock is executive director of Liminal Somatics, a certified Somatic Coach through the Strozzi Institute and Stuart Heller's Five Rings Coaching Institute and originator of Somatic Consensus. He is a certified international trainer of Nonviolent Communication and has taught Aikido for 35 years. He offers individual coaching, workshops, and classes designed to help his clients develop their abilities to self-direct, self-generate, and navigate through the complexities of life with greater clarity and integrity. David brings his Somatic Consensus practices for accessing the wisdom of the body to a very diverse audience. Woven into our programs are the time-honored lessons of mastery and conflict resolution distilled from the peaceful art of Aikido. He has brought his leadership and team building trainings into the corporate sector (Microsoft and Phillips), to NGO's (Physicians for Social Responsibility and Peace Dojos International), to inmates in the prison systems (Freedom Project), and educational programs from preschool to advanced college level (Waldorf Education to Yale). He leads trainings locally and around the world, in his community, schools, prisons, organizations, and businesses on five continents.
David draws from 40 years experience as an entrepreneur and artisan. As a respected master goldsmith he helped to create Green Karat, an organization that tackles the environmental hazards of the gold industry by promoting recycled, post-consumer gold and stones. He co-founded Peaceworks Productions, a company that produces benefits for environmental and political non-profit organizations. As a grassroots organizer, David also co-founded and was executive director of the Granite Falls Peace Council, Snohomish County Alliance for Peaceand board member for Puget Sound SANE. In addition, David serves as Executive Director of Community Art Works, an organization devoted to supporting embodied skills through the arts in service to community. David is currently a board member and co-founder of Peace Dojos International, an organization that works for peace and justice by means of community service and training for self-mastery distilled from the martial arts.
David and his wife Judith, along with 8 other families, co-founded an intentional community where they have raised their family since 1990. They have devoted their adult lives to generating Community and committing themselves to an integrated and intentional way of living. All of David's work–in particular his present organization, Liminal Somatics–is based on building our connection to one another and toward a healthy stewardship of th earth. He is committed to developing our capacity to value what each of us brings to the circle, to reclaim community and value diversity for the sake of creating a nurturing world for generations to come.
Two Sides of Gratitude: Mourning and Celebration
by David Weinstock
In one of my evening classes on Embodying Nonviolent Communication, we explored self-empathy within the Spiral Blend practice, (https://youtu.be/UTPgJQQBjDML), a somatic map of NVC. I spoke about the healing that ...