Hollyhock Presenters

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Our presenters are curated for their quality, depth, integrity, and alignment with our educational purpose. Since 1982, a distinguished faculty of authors, educators, activists, artists, performers, and practitioners have shared their work at our Cortes Island campus and in Vancouver.

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Donna Martin & Shelley Winton

Donna Martin, MA, has been a regular presenter at Hollyhock for 35 years. She has practised and taught psychotherapy, yoga, and meditation for more than 50 years. Psoma is her original healing approach based on the Hakomi method, somatics, yoga and mindfulness. She is the author of several books, including Embodied Mindfulness – the Hakomi Way and the Practice of Loving Presence (with Ron Kurtz). Her newest book is Psoma – Healing as Remembering Wholeness.

Shelley Winton is a co-creator of the psoma trademark and has practiced and taught with Donna for many years. Shelley is a Registered Nurse, yoga teacher and certified Hakomi therapist and teacher.  Her Master’s thesis explored the efficacy of psoma as a therapeutic approach. 

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Events with Donna Martin & Shelley Winton

Psoma: The Heart and Soul of Therapy
October 6 - 13, 2024

How can we assist someone on their healing journey without any suggestion of something wrong, something to fix? Can we recognize healing as an inside job… the unfolding of intrinsic wholeness, rather than a return to wholeness? Is it possible to be the kind of presence that is itself a…