Dr. Dennis Brown has been a Registered Psychologist for more than 25 years and a Certified Hakomi Therapist certified since 2005, and has been teaching with the Hakomi Edmonton team for nearly 10 years. He provides a variety of services to individuals, couples, and families, ranging from one-session, one-person consultations to multiple sessions with two or more people involving consultation, coaching, or therapy. He also teaches at the university level. Dennis is particularly interested in helping people during those often unwanted times of change and life transition that we all experience.
Whether it is an individual, marital, family, or work group problem, I believe that no crisis should be wasted and that the challenge is, to use the old cliché, how to transform lemons life throws at us into lemonade. To put it another way, the challenge is to find a way that doesn’t leave us bitter, but instead enables us to enjoy the sweetness of life or at least better able to tolerate the bitter-sweetness of life. This often means learning how to make sense of the difficult, painful, sometimes overwhelming emotions that accompany unwanted change and learning how to develop more useful perspectives that help us to cope effectively or even thrive in our new situation.