If we drop underneath the interpretations of immediate experience, we find a very alive world of sensations such as contraction, expansion, freezing, speed, pressure, excitement, numbing, intensity, flatness, nausea, constriction, spaciousness, dullness, warmth, and cold. We can experience these on their own as well as components of more complex conditions such as anxiety, depression, and trauma. In a moment of emotional activation — say with panic, despair, shame, or rage — it can be helpful to temporarily set aside these words and make direct contact with what is unfolding in our immediate experience. For many of us, the habit is to turn from this somatic experiences, exiting into interpretation and other forms of dissociation as we have come to associate connecting with certain self-states as being unsafe, overwhelming, and placing us on the brink of being thrown outside our window of tolerance.
What is Organic Intelligence®?
What is Organic Intelligence?
Organic Intelligence is a paradigm shift. Tiffany has this incredible ability to create a safe and warm atmosphere that opens up space to share anything. By exploring compassionately, witnessing and mirroring back what is present in the moment Tiffany has lead me to a greater sense of wholeness and acceptance by weaving in and differentiating layers of sensing, imaging, meaning and feeling into my felt experience. Working with Tiffany feels like a huge gift and has touched and enriched many areas of my being. Sessions can be done in person or online and happen in the space of a free association conversation. Shifting our attention to the present moment, mapping our environment with our senses, re-orients us in our lives.
For Existing Members: to renew your membership or register for events you must log in first. It is both a teaching and a practice whose aim is to provide access to powerful tools for directly and potently engaging with the needs of all living beings. It breaks new ground in positive psychology, clinical training, professional expertise, and personal development. Organic Intelligence brings a necessary shift in perspective from pathology and trauma to the proven methods drawn from the wisdom of mindfulness and the science of self-organization. OI teaches how healing happens from the nervous system up and makes it possible to imagine freedom from suffering. Freedom from suffering becomes freedom for living an authentic, vibrant life in the here-and-now. OI teaches therapists how to observe relevant client behaviors according to a very clear map.
Rebecca Renfrow is a resilience counselor and group facilitator using Organic Intelligence, Somatic Experiencing and the Creative Community model to help individuals and communities cultivate resource to support and sustain movement toward equity, dignity, vitality and joy. My training in Organic Intelligence helps me see and understand the patterns at play in the bodies and minds of my clients and to choose interventions that support deep lasting change, well beyond the surface level. Rather than focusing on pathology and trauma, OI helps clients connect to and build on innate resilience and inner resource. OI uses image, sensory and somatic tracking, mindfulness, and the free association conversation to help the client integrate previously overwhelming experiences.