Jacks McNamara somatic counselor on Doe Mountain
About Jacks

Thanks for coming to my site! I'm a healer, teacher, artist, and writer based in Santa Fe, New Mexico. I offer somatic counseling, wellness mentoring, and creative arts practices to clients locally and across the world via Skype. I've had a private practice since 2012, helping all kinds of amazing people heal from trauma and transform their lives. I completed 3 years of somatic coaching training with Staci Haines and Generative Somatics, and have been peer counseling, facilitating support groups, teaching art and writing classes, and leading workshops around mental health, trauma, leadership, and resilience since 2004. In 2002 I co-founded The Icarus Project, an international support network and participatory adventure in mutual aid and radical mental health. I have also studied meditation and other mindfulness practices since 2002. I'm the author of Inbetweenland, a collection of poetry, and co-author of Navigating the Space Between Brilliance and Madness. To find out more about my art, design services, and writing, please visit my portfolio site.

Since 2004 I have keynoted, facilitated workshops, and performed across the US, Canada, and Europe, at venues ranging from the US Social Forum and the UK Feminist Health Gathering to numerous universities, queer art spaces, high schools, and activist centers. A dynamic presenter with the ability to capture a group's imagination and facilitate community-building conversations, I travel frequently and can be booked for events in your community.


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