Erin Mychele Selover is a Spiritual Strategist, a Teachers Council member at Spirit Rock Meditation Center and a Rites of Passage Guide. Her client sessions draw from fifteen years as a body-oriented Marriage and Family Therapist, twenty years of Buddhist practice and decades of teaching.
She currently has a spiritual strategy practice where she specializes in working with individuals and groups who passionately want to co-create a world that works for all. She specializes in guiding clients in the realm of both the practical and the spiritual. Erin’s mission is to support clients to boldly envision the world they want to live in and then accompany them in co-creating it.
She specializes in distributive leadership and gift economics to co-create organizational models that catalyze the insight of our inter-dependence to be realized. She is a Change and Transitions Strategist with the Life Balance Institute.
Supporting Systemic Change
Erin integrates systemic and cultural factors of oppression into teachings on mindfulness and compassion that are often only taught from an interpersonal and intrapersonal lens. With a passion for systemic change, Erin’s teachings broaden the field of mindfulness to look at the how Buddhist teachings can help us understand systems of oppression such as patriarchy, white supremacy and modern economics.
She supports clients and students to see factors that contribute to their pain as part of a larger system. This helps to decrease shame, increase a sense of agency and to work collectively towards compassionately changing oppressive systems within their businesses and communities.
Erin is passionate about the intersection of Celtic Mythology, Buddhism and Feminine Mystery Knowledge. More specifically, in how the intersection of these modalities can inspire women to live courageously at this time of global crisis.
Inspired by a vision of multicultural coalitions of non-violent activists creating lasting change together, Erin has a passion for being in dialogue with other white people who are at the intersection of Buddhism and racial justice.
Previously, Erin worked for over two years as a Dialectical Behavioral Therapist at Clearwater Counseling and Assessment Services in Oakland. Her work at Family Paths in Oakland and with commercially sexually exploited youth at Project SAGE in San Francisco was foundational to the work she does now.
As a core team member of the group that co-founded Inward Bound Mindfulness Education (IBME) and additionally as a long time trainer and mentor for the Stepping Stones Project, Erin has learned how to create legacy organizations that are sustainable.
Listening to the Body
As a student of the body for the past 20 years, Erin views the tension held in the body as a potential doorway to liberation – when we have the courage to engage it. She regards self-care and listening to the body as essential to sustainable skillful action in the world. She is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and a practitioner of Biodynamic Cranial Touch which she integrates into her teaching and spiritual strategy sessions with individuals.