FRANK INZAN OWEN
Frank Inzan Owen, M.A., is an educator, mentor, and facilitator of a form of spiritual companioning (spiritual direction work) he calls contemplative soulwork through the School of Soft-Attention, and also serves as a spiritual care provider for TACC Atlanta, a nonprofit community counseling center and training center for future counselors and chaplains.
In his work with others, Frank combines his academic, professional, and spiritual studies with the overall aim of supporting people in their spiritual growth, creative unfoldment, and "inner archaeology" of soul. His work largely revolves around the inner life of caregivers, artists and creatives, people in midlife transition (inner and outer), HSPs (highly-sensitive persons, or what he prefers to call 'highly energetically-attuned persons'), and individuals engaged in the process of spiritual formation and life-path clarification.
Frank earned an M.A. in Transpersonal Counseling Psychology from Naropa University and pursued post-graduate studies in Jungian psychology, Buddhist psychology, Jungian Dreambody work, and Spiritually-Integrated Psychotherapy (SIP), a course of study developed by the Association for Clinical Pastoral Education.
For a decade, he studied with Darion Kuma Gracen (1949-2007), an educator, wilderness guide, and spiritual mentor who practiced a syncretic path she called Wayfaring (a weave of Nature practices and meditation from multiple streams of Japanese spiritual tradition, methods of dreaming-while-awake, alongside the practice of poetics and contemplative arts). Frank continues this path as a Dōjin (Wayfarer) today.
Year-long SIP Program (Spiritually-Integrated Psychotherapy), 2021
Life Path Exploration Facilitator Training I, II, III
with Darion Kuma Gracen, 1996-1998
M.A. in Transpersonal Counseling Psychology
Naropa University, 1996
B.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies
Naropa University, 1993
Humanistic Psychology/Japanese Religions Northland College, 1988-1991
EDUCATION & TRAINING
Post-Graduate Jungian Studies and Advanced Dreamwork with Clyde Reid, Ph.D.
Diversity Awareness Training with Victor Lewis
Process-Oriented Psychology & Dreambody Training
with Max Schupbach and Jytte Vikkelsoe
800-hour supervised graduate clinical internship
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If the format of this work sounds like it would be of support to you and your path, send me a note and we can find a time that fits within the flow of our schedules.
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The School of Soft-Attention is a form of contemplative soulwork, spiritual companioning, creative inquiry, and life path exploration. Our work together is held in strict confidentiality. Though I have a graduate degree in counseling psychology and advanced training in psychotherapy, this work is not therapeutic in nature and not intended to serve as a substitute for mental health counseling, psychiatric treatment, addiction recovery, or other medical care. If in the process of working together, themes, content, or issues arise that fall outside the purview of contemplative soulwork, then traditional counseling, psychotherapy, recovery work, or psychiatric services will be recommended. Every effort will be made to connect you with those resources.