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Braxton Dudley MA, LPCC

Hello, my name is Braxton and I first got interested in therapy through my own journey of healing and transformation. After dropping out of high school my senior year, I knew I needed to take an alternative route to life. However, to do so, I first needed to address my own struggles. This led me to moving to Los Angeles, where I found refuge in nature through gardening, as well as my passion for both meditation and psychology. It was there I also began exploring somatic methods for healing, plant medicine, indigenous traditions, as well as becoming a licensed massage therapist.

My explorations eventually led me back to school where I received a masters in Mindfulness-based Transpersonal Counseling from Naropa University. I've also accumulated over a year in a variety of intensive meditation retreats, as well as personally trained with many therapists, meditation instructors, spiritual teachers, healers and coaches in both group and 1-on-1 settings.

Trainings

 

Education

Naropa University (Bachelor's & Master's degree)

            -Contemplative Psychology: concentration in Somatic Psychology & Psychological Sciences (BA)

            -Mindufluness-based Transpersonal Counseling (MA)

            -Gestalt Therapy Levels 1 & 2

Institute of Psycho-structural Balancing (Formally Licensed Massage Therapist in CA)

 

STAGES International Courses (Developmental Psychology)

Essentials for Therapist & Coaches: Precision in Developmental Assessment & Intervention

Frontiers of Conscious: Unfolding Four MetAware Tier

Theory and Developmental History Course

 

Attachment Related Courses & Trainings

Meditation X Attachment (Level 1 & 2)

            -7 day intensive retreat

            -3 day intensive

            -6 month course + 1-on-1 mentorship

Somatic (Body-centered) Psychotherapy Trainings

Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Level 1: Trauma Themes (in progress till June 2022)

 

Meditaiton Instructor Training

Shiznen Young Facilitator Training (2012 cohort)

Naropa Meditation Instructor Training (I, II & III)

 

Meditation Retreat History
Insight Meditation Society (3 month silent retreat w/ Joseph Goldstein & Guy Armstrong)

Shinzen Young (over 1 month accumulated of retreat + regular instruction w/ Michael Taft for 4 years)

Dharma Ocean (Reggie Ray & Caroline Pfohl)

            -The Body Loves (7 days)

            -Your Breathing Body (8 days)

            -Dathun (14 days)

            -Multiple Solitary Somatic Retreats & darkness retreat

Tsoknyi Rinpoche (Multiple Crestone retreats & weekend intensives)

Adyashanti (3 month course, weekend retreat and daylong events)

Zen (sesshins in both Soto & Rinzai)

            -3 month solitary home retreat studying Dogen & Dzogchen

Various home and solitary retreats, each 1-2 weeks long