Are you a coach, therapist, change agent who is here to make a difference and help change the world? But you’re struggling and stuckhiding and staying small? Do you want to grow your practice, make more money, and have a greater impact?


The Adventure

Troubling times can galvanize the Hero within us.   We all have special powers to discover but to find them we must answer the Call and become who we are meant to be.

Do you love Star Wars, The Wizard of Oz, and Casablanca? Stories that inspire us are often examples of the Hero’s Journey. Luke learns to use the Force. Dorothy discovers that she had the power to go home all along. Rick sacrifices his self-centered cynicism to help the greater good. On the journey, our Hero usually meets a mentor and guide, like Obi-Wan Kenobi or Glenda the Good Witch.

When the student is ready, the teacher appears.

Heroes are people who dedicate their lives to something bigger than themselves.

Part of the Hero’s Journey is traveling through the maze of challenges you may be facing like fear of criticism and judgement, both from yourself and others,  not owning your gifts, and not claiming your power.

Instead of struggling with the parts of yourself that are scared or critical, by making friends with them you team up with your greatest allies and align from your whole self with your deepest purpose to guide you.

Joseph Campbell said that the most courageous act of all is
to discover who you are and follow your bliss to live your truest life. 

When we begin to view our problems as the challenges that hold the greatest potential to transform us, we take …

 The Hero’s Leap

“Leap and the net will appear.”

– John Burroughs

When you take the leap …

You land in your body, get clear about who you really are, find your flow, and fall in love with your own life.

Fully embodying your own largest Self is the KEY to growing your practice, making more money and having a greater impact on the world.

I chose to work with Lucinda in 2013 when I was struggling with my business. What I appreciate about Lucinda is her grounded presence. She helps me make decisions that are aligned with my heart, so they always feel right on. My business has turned around and I’m thriving!


Lucinda as Your Guide

Healer – Teacher – Visionary – Leader

One of my clients said that she felt like I was holding her hand, leading her through a maze and guiding her to the right path so that she didn’t get lost in the dead ends. I understand because I’ve gotten stuck in those dead ends myself and I’ve discovered how to get out of them.

I’ve taken the Hero’s Leap many times in my life. From moving to Paris to learn French when I was 20, to leaving a college teaching position and follow my bliss by going into private practice in 1988, first as a Clinical Hypnotherapist, then also as a Certified Focusing Practitioner.

The Hero’s Leap is a leap in consciousness from feeling like a victim of my circumstances to the Hero of My Own Story.  It’s not a one-time thingEvery day, I practice staying in the larger awareness of what IS working well in my life rather than getting caught up in what’s not working.

When I was a child, I fell in love with Greek and Celtic mythology and their stories of heroes, gods and goddesses. As an adult, I discovered that the myths I loved as a child are archetypes: universal symbols and principles that guide every culture. I’ve been inspired by the work of Joseph Campbell since first watching The Power of Myth in 1988 and in 1992 started studying intensively for 16 years with the brilliant cultural anthropologist and shamanic teacher, Angeles Arrien. I’ve created my own unique synthesis of  The Hero’s Journey and The Four-Fold Way with The Hero’s Leap.

How We Work Together …

There are 2 ways to work with me on The Hero’s Path:
The Hero’s Leap Private Sessions and The Hero’s Way Group Course.

Scroll to the very bottom of the page to see Other Ways to Work With Me. 

The Hero's Leap

The Hero's Leap

Private Sessions

A seamless blend of coaching, Focusing and hypnotherapy, these 50-minute sessions delivered by phone are completely tailored to the leap that you’d like to make, so that you can overcome what’s blocking you, transform deep core issues and
live the life of your dreams.

Single session   $195
3-session package  $525  (save $75)
5-session package  $750  (save $225)

SAVE $100 off on the 5-session package
when you take a Hero’s Way course at the same time 

Ready to Leap?


Questions? Want to talk first?


The Hero's Way

The Hero's Way

Group Courses

Through live online group courses, we embody the archetypes of the Leader, the Visionary, the Healer and the Teacher through the seasons so that you can practice supreme self-care while serving others, bring your biggest SELF to your work with others, make more money and have greater impact.

 The Hero’s Way:
Introduction to the Archetypes

Starting in March,
two different time options

$297 early bird, $347 until doors close
Pre-requisite to joining the year-long training

The Hero’s Way: Year-Long Training
Next entry point is Summer 2018


I couldn’t ignore my calling. So I took a leap—and nearly drowned. Even though my thinking was transformative, the nonprofit I led wasn’t…transforming. Then I turned to Lucinda. She showed me how to connect authentically with staff, partners, and donors all over the world. Revenue tripled. Social impact grew even more.

That was in 2003. I’ve worked with Lucinda at crucial moments ever since. She has consistently helped me find tangible, lasting change—professionally and personally. I’ve become the kind of leader that turns crisis into creative growth. I’m more effective with myself, other individuals, and teams. My writing is more powerful. The talks I give connect on a deeper level. I empower bigger, better clients.

I’m still making leaps. And every time, I use the tools Lucinda gave me.

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3 Tools for Transforming Difficult Emotions

One of the most powerful tools you’ll get to help you make The Hero’s Leap is a process called Focusing, a mind-body awareness method that brings
freedom from old emotional patterns.


3 Tools for Transforming Difficult Emotions

A brief introduction giving you concrete tools that you can use immediately.

Focusing will help you begin the journey to:

  • Expand beyond what’s holding you back.
  • Find your passion, power, and purpose.
  • Grow your practice, make more money, and have a greater impact.

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Take the leap, enter your info, and we’ll see you on the other side!

In 2008 when I decided to expand my business teaching Focusing, Lucinda was the first person I invited to join me and she has been a co-creator of the vision of Focusing Resources from the very beginning.  As a colleague she is as open to others’ ideas as to her own, creating a richly empowering atmosphere of mutual creation and action.  Lucinda’s support has been indispensable to making Focusing Resources an effective and growing organization to bring Focusing skills to many kinds of people in many kinds of modalities.

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Other Ways to Work with Me

Focusing With Lucinda

Focusing with Lucinda

Private Focusing Sessions

These personalized sessions are completely tailored to your own needs and whatever you want to work on including health, career, money, relationships,
self-esteem and self-compassion. 


Group Focusing Classes

Learn Focusing for yourself by taking a beginning class
through Focusing Resources by phone or Zoom.

The Level One course fee includes
a Focusing session with Lucinda.

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Presence In Motion

Presence in Motion

Introduction to both
Tango and Focusing

An in-person workshop in San Francisco, introducing you to the basics in Focusing and using simple tango walking as a vehicle to practice being FULLY  in your own body WHILE connecting with another.

Designed for people with no dance experience, this workshop reveals a powerful way to become more PRESENT to yourself and others.

No partner required.

Next workshop  Sat & Sun  May 19 & 20, 2018  

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