Erin Mychele Selover is a Spiritual Strategist, a Teachers Council member at Spirit Rock Meditation Center, and a Rites of Passage Guide.
Erin 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 also Change & Transitions Strategist with the Life Balance nstitute.
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.
Supporting students to see factors that contribute to their pain as part of a larger system helps to decrease shame, increase a sense of agency and to work collectively towards compassionately changing oppressive systems within their communities.
She is passionate about the intersection of Celtic Mythology, Buddhism and Feminine Mystery Knowledge, in particular 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, as a white woman, Erin has a passion for being in dialogue with other white people at the intersection of Buddhism and racial justice.
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 engage it. She regards self-care and listening to the body as essential to sustainable skillful action in the world. She is a practitioner of Bio-Dynamic Cranial Touch and integrates it into her teaching and individual work.
She previously worked for over 2 years as a Dialectical Behavioral Therapist at Clearwater Counseling and Assessment Services in Oakland. She also worked as a family therapist at Family Paths in Oakland and with commercially sexually exploited youth at Project SAGE in San Francisco.
She was also a core team member of the group that co-founded Inward Bound Mindfulness Education, IBME and is a long time trainer and mentor for the Stepping Stones Project. She is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist.