Nancy Shainberg Colier is a psychotherapist in private practice, an ordained interfaith minister, a writer and public speaker. She graduated from the University of Virginia, Columbia University School of Social Work, the Focusing Institute and One Spirit Interfaith Seminary. Advaita Vedanta and Buddhist practices form the ground of her psychotherapy and spiritual counseling practice. A long time student of eastern spirituality and non-duality, Nancy helps to uncover the awareness and embodied presence that is the ground of well-being. Her work serves to connect clients with the mystic heart that lies beneath all wisdom traditions.
In addition, Nancy spent 20 years as a top-level equestrian, showing horses on the national horse show circuit. In addition to her own vast experience in sport, she has extensive training in the field of performance psychology. Her specialties include performing artists, and particularly musicians and singers. Her first book, Getting Out of Your Own Way: Unlocking Your True Performance Potential was published in 2001 (Luminous Press). Her new book, Inviting a Monkey to Tea: Befriending Your Mind and Discovering Lasting Contentment is due out October, 2012 (Hohm Press). She blogs for the Huffington Post and is a frequent public speaker.