Faculty

Boaz B. Feldman, PgC, SEP, MSc

NeuroSystemics Co-Founder & Lead Faculty

Boaz is a practical visionary, an experienced psychologist, a Dharma teacher and trainer acting for worldwide positive change. He has worked with numerous international organisations (UNHCR, UNOCHA, WHO, Doctors Without Borders) in a variety of humanitarian contexts such as conflict-affected regions (Afghanistan, Burkina Faso), low-income contexts (Eastern Europe) and natural emergencies (Thailand). Trained in Mindfulness for over 15 years, Boaz first ordained as a Buddhist Monk in Thailand, studied MBCT/MBSR at University of Oxford/Bangor, has over 6 years of compounded retreat experience and graduated from the Bodhi College Teacher Training program, mentored by Martine and Stephen Batchelor. He assisted Somatic Experiencing trainings and taught as the main faculty in Europe for Organic Intelligence, and now enjoys engineering and teaching innovative and integrative approaches at NeuroSystemics!

Heath Wilson, BA, SEP, OIX

NeuroSystemics Associate Faculty

Working over 25 years, Heath weaves his expertise as a psychologist, trauma healer, rolf practitioner, craniosacral therapist, enneagram consultant, dating/relationship coach, and has been trained  in Somatic Experiencing. Heath has a long-standing Vipassana meditation practice and has completed several 10-day retreats. In Germany, he runs his 5aspects® center, where Body, Sexuality, Heart, Mind and Spirit can heal, grow and flourish. He leads Noble Man® and Beyond Resilience® groups as well as trains women in self-defense. Heath leads professional trainings for therapists in personality psychology based on the psycho-spiritual model of the 9 Types of the Enneagram. His aim is to transform people’s lives for sustainable social and environmental change. He’s also a happy vegan for 33 years.

Olga Klimecki, PhD

Visiting Faculty

Olga studied Psychology and Neuroscience, and she is currently guest professor at TU Dresden and leads a team of researchers at the University of Geneva. Olga and her teams are investigating the impact of meditation training on healthy ageing, conflict resolution brain plasticity, emotions, and social behavior . She started meditating in 2008, and now trains as a mindfulness meditation teacher with Tara Brach and Jack Kornfield.

Molyn Leszcz, PhD

Consulting Faculty

Molyn is President-Elect of the AGPA (American Group Psychotherapy Association), a Professor at the of Psychiatry, University of Toronto and Sinai Health System, and co-author with Irvin Yalom, the 6th edition of the Theory and Practice of Group Psychotherapy. He is also the author of many academic articles  on clinical practice and  group psychotherapy.

Monica Feldman, PhD, MAS, MMAth

Mindfulness Teacher & Retreat Leader

Monica trained in Mindfulness at the University of Bangor. Her approaches stem both from long term and deep personal practice with world renowned teachers in the USA, UK, Burma and Switzerland over the past 10 years and from sound scientific foundations from The ETHZ (Switzerland) and University of Manchester (UK). Alongside her training in Mindfulness, she works in medical research with international biomedical organisations. Monica’ is currently undergoing her Dharma teacher training with Guy Armstrong (USA).

Martine Batchelor

Dharma Teacher & Community Advisor

Martine lived in Korea as a Zen nun under the guidance of Master Kusan for ten years. She is the author of Meditation for LifeThe Path of CompassionWomen in Korean Zen and Let Go: A Buddhist Guide to Breaking Free of Habits. Her latest works are the The Spirit of the Buddha, What is this? and The Definition, Practice and Psychology of Vedana. She is a member of the Gaia House Teacher Council.  She teaches meditation retreats worldwide and lives in France. Recently she has been involved with the Silver Sante Study, teaching meditation, mindfulness and compassion to seniors in France to see if this could prevent ageing decline.

Prof. Benoît Chappuis, PhD

Mindfulness Faculty &  Community Advisor

Benoît practices as a lawyer at the Geneva Barrister and teaches law at the Universities of  Geneva and Fribourg as an associate professor. He was chief barrister at the Geneva Bar Association and managing Partner for Lenz & Staehelin, Switzerland. He has been co-teaching meditation classes for lawyers and conflict resolution mediators for the last 5 years in canton Geneva and Vaud.

NeuroSystemics Mentors

Deniz Bağan

Turkey Mentor

Deniz is a meditation teacher, Organic Intelligence facilitator, and keynote speaker for mindfulness and self-compassion. She is the content creator and voice of Meditopia, the mental wellness app (10M members), with over 800 mindfulness meditations. Deniz is lead trainer and co-founder of Yogatime studio in İstanbul since 2009.

Banu Ceçen, MSc

Turkey Mentor Council Delegate

Banu is an experienced Mindfulness Coach and giving coaching sessions. She has been studying neuroscience, focusing on the effects of meditation-based Mindfulness programs. She has brought ICF accreditated Mindfulness Coacing  training to Turkey and teaches actively within the program. She has also trained in Organic Intelligence, Meditation and Yoga.

Danny Cohen

Online Mentor

Danny Cohen lives in Israel and is endlessly fascinated by the human experience and transformative possibilities of healing, growing and opening the heart / mind. He works with clients and teaches workshops and retreats, drawing from trainings Hakomi, Organic Intelligence, Nonviolent Communication, and over a decade of meditation practice.

Silke Foegele

Online Mentor
Somatic Dharma Facilitator

Silke is a certified complementary therapist and has been trained both as a CranioSacral therapist and as a physiotherapist. Her further training comprises prenatal and birth therapy, mediation, Organic Intelligence, yoga and qigong. She lives in Basel with her family. She focuses on increasing her clients’ resources and joy.

Rebekka Haas Cetin

Turkey & Online Mentor

Rebekka is a mindfulness coach (ICF) and counsellor for individual and group sessions.
She is extensively trained in Organic Intelligence®, a clinical protocol for trauma resolution through shepherding nervous system states from bottom up. Her participation in NeuroSystemics expands her contribution to healing from an individual to a greater , psycho-social frame through group work (RC). She is a certified yoga teacher and the co-founder of multiple yoga Studios.

Fulya Nanba

Turkey Mentor

Fulya is an experienced yoga and meditation teacher, and since 2015 she offers individual and group sessions for therapy and meditation, and retreats in Turkey. She has completed trainings in Family Constellation, Working with People, Leading Groups and Organic Intelligence, and attends long term meditation retreats annually in Buddhist Centers in Asia.

Nazli Sariyildiz

Turkey Mentor Council  Delegate

Nazli has been immersed in contemplative sciences for the last 15 years, deepening her journey every day, fascinated by the interconnectedness of life. She is an experienced mindfulness practitioner & teacher. Nazli is giving in person or group sessions that focuses on somatic integration at personal level and interpersonal dynamics at group level. Nazli is trained in Organic Intelligence, is currently completing her Master Degree in Psychology at the University of Derby (UK) and lives in Belgium.

Bas Snippert, MSc, SEP

Online Mentor Council Delegate

Bas is an integrative counselor, coach and trainer. He has trained in cutting-edge modalities such as Somatic Experiencing, Organic Intelligence and the NeuroAffective Relational Model. Bas attends meditation retreats annually in Thich Nhat Hanh’s Plum Village.

Buğu Türkoğul

Turkey & Online Mentor
Dharma Somatic Facilitator

Buğu is a Biology graduate, a Mindfulness instructor, and a certified coach giving both Organic Intelligence and Mindfulness-based life coaching sessions. Buğu’s 11-year journey through yoga, education and therapy groups inspired her to facilitate Resilience Through Community groups based on creating safe social circles that values spontaneity, authenticity and openness

NeuroSystemics Dharma Somatic Facilitators

Upasaka Upali

Dharma Somatic Facilitator

Upasaka Upali (aka Paul) is a Dharma teacher who aims to demystify meditation, provide tangible instruction, and create a rewarding experience for practitioners. Upali received transmission in a lineage that can be traced back to the Buddha through Namgyal Rinpoche (Ananda Bodhi), and he took his Upasaka vows in 2015.  He teaches with a student-centric approach, meaning the student guides the practice based on personal benefits rather than adhering to a single tradition or a technique. Beyond his online teaching, he teaches 5 to 6 residential silent retreats internationally each year. 

Silke Foegele

Online Mentor
Dharma Somatic Facilitator

Silke is a certified complementary therapist and has been trained both as a CranioSacral therapist and as a physiotherapist. Her further training comprises prenatal and birth therapy, mediation, Organic Intelligence, yoga and qigong. She lives in Basel with her family. She focuses on increasing her clients’ resources and joy.

Pauline Baudon

Dharma Somatic Facilitator

Pauline is a mental health counselor and Somatic Experiencing Practitioner specialized in trauma. Their therapeutic work with individuals and groups reflects lessons and practices found through many years of meditation practice and retreats, travel in spiritual communities, a commitment to intersectionality, and a healthy dose of humor for the road.

Fulya Nakba

Dharma Somatic Facilitator
Turkey Mentor

Fulya is an experienced yoga and meditation teacher, and since 2015 she offers individual and group sessions for therapy and meditation, as well as retreats in Turkey. She has completed trainings in Family Constellation, Working with People, Leading Groups and Organic Intelligence, and attends long term meditation retreats annually in Buddhist Centers in Asia. Her purpose in life is to support herself and all living beings that she can reach so that they can exist with peace and joy.

Yelina Tayfur

Dharma Somatic Facilitator

Yelina is a lawyer, a yoga teacher, yoga teacher trainer, and a dedicated practitioner. She has been teaching yoga and meditation since 2010. She is also a certified Trauma Sensitive Yoga Facilitator, and she has been working creating a community around Trauma Sensitive Yoga to make yoga and meditation more accessible in Turkey. Yelina is organizing events and workshops   on   Yoga   and   Somatic   Awareness   as   well   as   retreats   on meditation, yoga, and ecology,  all based on  Organic  Intelligence  and Trauma Sensitive Yoga principles.

Buğu Türkoğul

Turkey & Online Mentor
Dharma Somatic Facilitator

Buğu is a Biology graduate, a Mindfulness instructor, and a certified coach giving both Organic Intelligence and Mindfulness-based life coaching sessions. Buğu’s 11-year journey through yoga, education and therapy groups inspired her to facilitate Resilience Through Community groups based on creating safe social circles that values spontaneity, authenticity and openness

Coordinators

Mehpare Johnson

Turkey CARE Coordinator

Mehpare is a PR and Advertising specialist with an extensive global marketing and intercultural experience. She is a keen believer of mind-body harmony and trained as a Shadow Yoga fairy warrior and an Organic Intelligence facilitator. Spiritual development and ethics are her core values to create a sustainable environment for future generations, supports organic living through various NGOs in Turkey.

Ezgi  Karatekin

Turkey CARE Coordinator

Graduated from sociology, Ezgi worked several years in a global advertising agency as an account executive. Alongside her training in yoga, she is a certificated Mindfulness-based coach giving in person coaching sessions and meditation group sessions. She is passionate about self discovery and creating places where she feels safe.

Salome Bay

NeuroSystemics Dharma Coordinator

Salome is a Swiss social worker and sociologist, specialized in women’s empowerment work and trauma counseling. She is currently living in Brazil, where she is studying psychology and attending the NeuroSystemics CARE Online training, while learning how to master the Samba rhythms and discovering a new approach to spirituality. The practice of mindfulness and the study of Dharma has been a constant in her life for the last decade, and combining the Buddhist wisdom tradition with trauma awareness is as much as one of her big passions as supporting others and herself to thrive. Salome serves as the NeuroSystemics Dharma Coordinator.

Coordinator Vacancy

Online CARE Coordinator

This coordination position is an essential role to help contribute to promoting and. gathering participants together to create a compassionate and soulful personal and community.

Please find the ONLINE – NeuroSystemics CARE Coordination Role Description

If you would like to join our team, please contact Boaz here.

 

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