Dr. Cedar Barstow

Executive Director Right Use of Power Institute

Boulder, CO

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About me

Founded in 2011, the Right Use of Power Institute (RUPI), is a 501(c)(3) non-profit.

The Institute was formed to further the reach of the Right Use of Power mission. This non-profit organization serves professionals, the general public, and members of the Right Use of Power Guild.

All Guild members are trained to facilitate Right Use of Power programs as adapted to particular topics or to fit the needs of specialized groups. Guild members have access to a members-only website with a library, discussion area, membership lists, partner organization references, networking functions, and creative brainstorming and program development tools. Guild members are active in many global locations as shown on the map at this site.

The Right Use of Power Institute publishes a free newsletter and blog and makes available articles, books, programs and e-courses for professional Continuing Education Credits and for personal development. RUPI also supports Guild members in marketing their workshops and special programs. Guild members are affiliated but not employed or certified by either Dr. Cedar Barstow or RUPI.
Vision/Purpose
The mission of the nonprofit Right Use of Power Institute (RUPI) is to assist in creating a global culture of peace through vital education in the right use of personal, professional, status, and collective power. Right uses of power are relationships, actions and attitudes that prevent and heal harm, and promote conflict resolution and empowerment for the common good.

To accomplish this mission, we develop and provide programs that teach practical, inspirational, and engaging practices for wise use of power with both strength and heart. We train and support teachers to work with organizations and individuals—children, adults, and professionals—in a variety of fields all over the world. We maintain a website and sell relevant books and e-courses, and offer a newsletter, blog posts, material and information as well as guidance and consulting services to help people and organizations use their individual and positional power with wisdom, compassion, sensitivity, and skill.

Dr. Cedar Barstow, D.P.I.
Founder and Director

Cedar is a consultant and teacher on ethics issues. She has been designing, developing, and teaching this approach since 1994. Cedar’s background includes 30 years as a psychotherapist and 25 years as a teacher. She is the author of books and articles on ethics, counseling with elders, women and independence, and psychotherapy and spirituality. Cedar is also a Hakomi Experiential Psychology Trainer, and a member of the Naropa University Adjunct Faculty. She maintains a private psychotherapy and ethics consulting practice in Boulder/Denver and teaches both Right Use of Power and Hakomi nationally and internationally.

The Right Use of Power educational material and exercises were developed by Cedar over a period of 20 years and dozens of trainings. These teachings have been influenced by many sources in Cedar’s background. She is particularly grateful for her extensive experiences as an Administrator, Therapist, and Trainer of the the Hakomi Method of Experiential Psychotherapy; chair of both the Hakomi Institute International Ethics Committee (HIEC) and the United States Association of Body Psychotherapy (USABP) Ethics Committee; ethics expert contributor to GoodTherapy.org; consultant to numerous organizations; and ceremonialist with the Earth Song Ceremonial Dance Community.



Amanda Aguilera
Administrative Director

Amanda brings her experience from many years of travel, study and inner examination. She has lived and studied in many countries from Asia to Latin America and in many areas including psychology, education, holistic health and criminal justice. Amanda earned her B.A. degree from the global college at Long Island University in Health, Education & Spirituality (a study-abroad major she composed herself through the school), and her Masters degree in Contemplative Psychology from Naropa University. For four years Amanda worked in the field of restorative justice through the Longmont Community Justice Partnership and maintained a small private psychotherapy practice. Currently she works with the Right Use of Power Institute, and is studying for her Doctorate of Psychology in Criminology focusing in restorative justice and the dynamics of power and shame in the justice system. In addition to this work, Amanda practices psychotherapy, ninjutsu, parkour, meditation, yoga, and latin dance.
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Reynold Ruslan ("Ren") Feldman, Ph.D.
Nonprofit Consultant

A retired university professor, dean, and academic vice president, Ren has three degrees—B.A., M.A., and Ph.D.—from Yale, all in English Language and Literature. Besides working at universities, Ren has served as a program consultant for large foundations, been development and executive directors of several nonprofits, and has raised nearly $4 million for a variety of organizations and causes. Currently he has completed his eleventh book, Wisdom for Living—Learning to Follow Your Inner Guidance, co-authored with Sharon Clark, which at this writing (January 2018) is being prepared for publication. Although most of his books concern practical wisdom and character development, he co-authored Living in the Power Zone—How Right Use of Power Can Transform Your Relationships (2013) with his wife, RUPI founder and executive director Cedar Barstow. He is an Advanced Right Use of Power Teacher, a Guild member and patron, and serves as RUPI's Board secretary. A multi-linguist, he is polishing up his 7th language, Chinese, to help bring RUPI to China. He is an enthusiastic co-developer of RUPI's new PowerPositive Movement (B-PoP), which he believes can become a public-health vaccine against the epidemic of wrong uses of power by too many of today's leaders at all levels. He intends to raise money for B-PoP to give annual prizes, at the very least framed certificates, to individuals and organizations demonstrating positive uses of power in the world. Press releases about the prizes and winners should begin to make the global public aware of and help grow RUPI's new PowerPositive movement into a significant force for positive socio-economic change.






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