RALPH MITCHELL STEELE First language was Gullah; and second is English
First language was Gullah; and second is English
2015-2016 Certified Integral Somatic Psychotherapy Professional Training
This included 72 hours of a three part certificate completion in advanced somatic experiencing trauma treatment. This training increases efficiency through greater awareness and embodiment of all the gross and subtle bodies that are contained in the absolute collective body of pure awareness. It focused on how the interaction of these bodies creates our experience, how difficult experiences dysregulate and disarmed them; and how they can be brought into better relationship with each other becoming regulated and balance, while psychological work takes place with the client. Raja Selvam, PhD, PhD, is a senior trainer in Peter Levine's, PhD Somatic Experiencing professional training program and the developer of ISP.
2007-2010 Certified Somatic Experiencing Practitioner
Somatic Experiencing is a body-awareness approach to trauma treatment. The three year training combines classes, individual sessions and case consultations, it is taught worldwide. Founded by Dr. Peter Levine, and based upon the realization that human beings have an innate ability to overcome the effects of trauma, SE restores self-regulation, a sense of aliveness, relaxation and wholeness to traumatized individuals. SE is used in the treatment of combat veterans, rape victims and survivors of natural catastrophes, auto accidents, post surgical trauma, chronic pain sufferers, and infants who expertienced traumatic births. Somatic Experiencing Trauma Institute; Boulder, Colorado.
1997 - 2001
1999 - 2000
1992 - 1994
1976 - 1979
1972 - 1973
New Mexico State License: Marriage, Family, & Therapy, # 0344
Reverend or Venerable: 1402514: October 11, 2005; County of Santa Fe, New Mexico
Chairperson: Program Committee
Santa Fe, New Mexico
Youth Shelter & Family Service
Insight Meditation Society
Adjunct faculty to the staff of teachers
Adjunct faculty to the staff of teachers
Individual Psychotherapy & Family Therapy. I had privileges to see physician referred patients and their families to work with stress, acute and chronic pain.
I was a member of the "Professional Physician Sponsored Staff". I had privileges to see physician referred patients and their families, assisting them in the process of pain, grief & trauma. Supervisors: Stephen Lustbader & Lucas Van Orden, M.D. I am now part of a task force to put togeather a package to provide complimentary medicine for the Cancer Treatment Center. The expertise I bring to the team is "meditation", Dir. Rhonda Flack, M.D.
| 2015 and 2016 San Quentin State Prison, San Quentin California. Day Long Meditation Retreat at a maximum security prison sponsored by the Chaplin Department.
2011 (August 8-10)
Agent Orange Conference, Vietnam
I was invited to attend and speak at the second International Conference in Hanoi, sponsored by Vietnam Association for Victims of Agent Orange. The participants included second generation victims of A.O. from twelve countries; and fourth generation victims in Vietnam. The conference concluded the A.O. population is increasing globally.
2008 (September 13)
2006 (March 26 to April 6)
2005 (May 11-18)
2003 (May 9-13)
Southwestern College, Santa Fe, New Mexico
1997 (June 8-11)
Meditation Team along with Alice Walker, Edwin James Olmos, Jack Kornfield, Stephen Levine and others in a conference entitled "Peace Making." San Francisco, Ca.
Elisabeth Kubler-Ross Hospice Training Program Northern New Mexico Community College
I was contracted to do a national needs assessment and feasibility study. The study also included a curriculum for students to get an Associate Degree and Continuing Education Certification for healthcare professionals. It was the first academic program in the nation. Under my supervision, this program has moved to Southwestern College, Santa Fe.
Founding President of a Non- Profit 501 c-3 for the purpose of promoting freedom from racism and social injustice through the practice of meditation.
1987 - Present
Mindfulness Meditation Pain Program, (11 years endorsement of U Mass. Medical Center; Stress Reduction & Relaxation Program; Jon Kabat-Zinn, Ph.D, Director). Health Center that provides Marriage, Family & Individual Therapy; Acupuncture; and Massage
I helped in designing and implementing this rehabilitation program .
I developed a out-patient, municipal court-referred D.W.I. program. This program provides 44 hours per client of group, individual, and peer therapy over a three month period. It emphasized nutrition, mental and physical breathing exercises, education, and peer involvement.
Prison Project Return
New Orleans, LA
A rehabilitation program that work with people recently released from Angola prison. There minimum time in prison was five years. Bob Roberts, DDS., PhD.,Dir.
I facilitated a staff retreat and a nine-week in-service training program, assisted the hospice nurse and volunteer staff in relaxation and pain therapy.
1990 - Present Vipassana Meditation Teacher
This private clinic emphasizes work in the areas of grief, stress and pain management, alcohol and drug abuse, yoga, massage, rolfing, workshops and training for medical staff regarding terminally ill patients and pain management. Psychotherapy is available for individuals, families and children.
2/86-1/91 Grief Counselor
Was a provider for Lovelace Health Plan in the area of Grief Counseling for individual, families, couples and children.
I design and implemented a Multiple Family Therapy program
I did in-patient family, marriage, and individual counseling.
9/84-10/85 Faculty Member
Course titles offered:
7/83-8/84 Psychotherapist and Program Manager
11/82-1/83 Grief Counselor
I served as a temporary staff-member at the Center, answering crisis calls originating world-wide.
1/81-8/82 Grief Counselor Volunteer
I did relaxation and pain therapy in the infirmary, helping each nun through the process of dying, and coordinating relaxation therapy workshops.
3/82-8/82 Grief Counselor
I provided grief counseling, primarily through home visits.
1/82-3/82 Instructor: Death & Dying Education
I was a member of the teaching faculty at Holy Family Hospital Wellness Program, teaching a course in Stress Management entitled: "Awareness of Life as a Preparation For Death".
2/80-8/80 Mental Health Counselor
I worked in the out-patient Counseling Department, in the areas of drug and alcohol abuse; facilitated groups in the Residential Treatment Center and specialized in veterans' counseling.
2/79-6/80 Family Counseling
Divorce counseling; workshops on child custody and divorce issues.
7/79-7/79 Respite Worker
Provided counseling for families in crisis. I did referral for families to various agencies in the community.
9/78-6/79 Academic Counselor
Administrative supervisor for a peer counseling program, provided literature from graduate school and fellowships', provided graduate school advising. I also did counseling in areas of stress, crisis, drug abuse, and careers.
11/75-3/76 Career Counselor
I provided career and vocational counseling; counseled veterans on delayed stress syndrome, and facilitated veterans' groups.
9/72-5/73 Adolescent Counselor
Provided individual and group counseling for adolescent boys; organized recreational activities.
7/72-9/72 Rehabilitation Counselor
I provided alcohol, drug abuse, career and vocational counseling to prisoners who had served a minimum of five years in prison. This department was designed to help the prisoner adjust to living in society again.
5/67-9/67 Youth Employment Manager
I provided teen counseling and supervised the child care program.
United States Army, Honorable Discharge, Rank E-5
Vietnam Disabled Vietnam Veteran
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Life Transition Meditation Center
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