More About Dr Zeb
I offer several different methods to improve the health of your body, mind, and spirit. My years of thoughtful professional expertise ensures recovery from injury and awakening that meets your needs. You can trust on my direct and caring guidance.
Talk alone creates a path that is based on idealisms that can over-manage, ignore, suppress, or fail to support more adaptive body-mind responses to overcoming your attachments and outdated habits of mind and body or traumatic attachment injuries. Most of our emotional blueprint (mindset and bodyset) was initially established with our childhood bonding and attachment experiences. For real personal transformation we must include an experiential, body centered approach to health and awakening.
As a somatic therapist I explore the mind/body interface, the relationship between our physical body and our energy, and the interaction of our body with your thoughts and actions. Through sound, touch, mirroring, movement , states of consciousness, and breath you access your deepest understanding of the solutions to the psychological, social, cultural and political forces that sabotage authentic expression of your true self. Our outdated injuries split and fragment mind from body unity. As a spiritual counselor I bring this unity of mind and body to ultimate expression with simple spiritual embodiment practices.
Psychology is founded upon “duality” based principles that involve the relationship between the cause and effect of what we perceive and how we respond (the building blocks to the evolving and changing "sense of self"). Psychology’s solutions all involve the understanding that our “sense of self” is a constantly changing dynamic that results from our thoughts, emotions, and sensations concerning how we were related to as a child and our current unresolved emotions.
Asian spiritual traditions are grounded upon “nondual” principles that are not relationally derived. They offer solutions that are based upon our “unchanging-self” (jivatman in Sanskrit) which is the unchanging, universal dimension of your being. The unchanging-self is a pre-existent state of being and the changing sense of self is a learned response. Therefore, while you uncover and awaken your unchanging-self since it is already there, you cultivate and develop your changing sense of self as we negotiate our relational life.
I offer both approaches to relational health and spiritual awakening. By having access to not only our relationally influenced “sense of self” but also the spiritual dimension of our “subtle-self,” we can greatly enhance our ability to overcome our deepest obstacles, intimacy in relationship, and awaken a spiritual life.
Professional Education & Experience
Zeb Lancaster, Ph.D. is a relationship somatic counselor, an embodied nondual yoga instructor, a therapeutic bodyworker (gentle Rolfing) and a host at Chakra Garden of Ashland, a nondual retreat sanctuary in Southern Oregon.
Zeb’s therapeutic work is influenced by an avid curiosity that led to personal studies with Jack Rosenberg and Marjorie Rand (Integrative Body Psychotherapy); Judith Blackstone (Realization Process); Richard Freeman (Ashtanga yoga) and Desikachar (yogi); Pat Ogden (Hakomi, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy); Charles Muir (Source School of Tantra); and 35+ years of thoughtful processing with clients.
Dr. Zeb combines these schools of thought and offers a unique embodied approach to health and spiritual realization. He uses yoga / nondual embodiment meditation as an applied form of psychotherapy and employs its practical applications in counseling. His integrated approach supports growth from all three aspects of our being simultaneously: mind, emotions, and body. In this way, incorporating, balancing, and integrating the spiritual, emotional, and physical dimensions of all that is becomes a real possibility.
Raised mostly abroad, in Brazil & France, Dr. Zeb now lives in Ashland Oregon, at Chakra Garden of Ashland, where he paints spiritually inspired art, counsels individuals and couples, and guides workshops & classes.