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Somatic Coaching
van Buskirk

Helping you cultivate calm, compassionate empowerment for work, relationships, and life.

Power and love are the same word, just spelled differently.
- Paul Linden

Life is all about connection

We were created for connection - connection with others and with the world around us. But it is easy to lose track of our own experience.

Do you find yourself getting irritated at home or at work?

Do you have a hard time giving attention to things that matter?

Do you feel pulled in too many directions at once?

Stress, disordered relationships, and personal trauma can encourage us to feel anxious, frustrated, powerless, or out of control. But healthy connection is about staying grounded - developing the strength to look at things with honesty and clarity while choosing to act with intention and purpose. 

My goal is to help you give attention to your own experience while increasing your capacity to act in powerful and meaningful ways in your work, relationships, and life. 

How will you use your capacity for connection?


Career Coaching Session

Guidance & Inspiration

Do you feel like you are always adding new tasks to your to-do list but never crossing anything out? My specialization will help guide and inspire you to achieve more of your personal and professional goals. Get in touch today and start taking control of your life with my coaching tools and techniques.

Somatic Coaching Session

Develop your capacity for awareness and meaningful choice.

Developing awareness and intention in your body will help you to…

  • reduce anxiety

  • become a more effective leader

  • stay calm in challenging situations

  • deepen your understanding of your emotional experience

  • explore how beliefs shape your body, your choices, and your sense of self

  • develop and deepen your relationships by choosing loving and effective actions

  • cultivate a felt sense of power and love

Private sessions are available by appointment at the rate of $60/50 minute session.  Discounts are available for full-time students.

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Group Workshops

Your group members will learn and practice skills that will help them to serve others with compassion, empathy, and clear purpose.

Learning in a group is helpful way to practice new skills and receive real-time feedback about the use of your body and its impact on others.  

Single and Multi-day workshops can be designed for 

  • counseling professionals

  • support group facilitators

  • pastors and church elders

  • educators

  • students ranging from the high school to graduate school levels

Contact for information on scheduling and pricing.

David expertly coordinated our training experience. The skills and awareness he developed in our ministry’s small group leaders will pay long term dividends in their lives and in the lives of their group members.

David sought to understand the particular training needs of our group and tailored the content to fit the knowledge, skills and abilities that would be most effective for our context. This kind of training is essential to anyone in leadership who works with people, relationally, emotionally or spiritually.

Participants in the training unanimously agreed they want David back for another round of training. 

David in Saint Louis

Get in Touch

For inquiries and appointments...

Phone: (814) 574-3251

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