Emma Sartwell, MDiv, CYT

Somatic Spiritual Counseling, Registered Psychotherapist

Somatic Spiritual Counseling

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Boulder, CO
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5.0 of 5 (4)
I loved working with Emma and have been raving about her to my friends! I decided to work with her because I felt I had at least a few attachment entities who had been around for some time. I thought it would be an intense and traumatic experience ordering them out, but Emma helped guide me to make it a really beautiful experience, much more gentle than I thought it could be. She started by helping me connect to spirit with a breathing exercise and then a guided visualization, with the goal of finding my spirit animal to help with the release. After that sparkly experience, she guided me to connect with the attached entities one by one, understanding their perspective and purpose, then gently assuring them that they have done their job and to go back to spirit to either find the next person to help or to attain their own physical form (rather than using mine!) I thought this would be something I would need to heal from and want to forget (why I avoided it for so long) but Emma helped this become an experience I will always remember fondly!
Emma has a profound capacity to listen and to hear. She possesses a balance of fluidity and discrimination which allows her to be at once present to the process of opening to change, while also corralling ideas that are not yet polished into their purest form. She is a powerful and kind mirror to my soul, and I fully trust in her ability to hold space for my process without the interference of personal judgement or attachment to what comes up for me. I could not recommend Emma’s services highly enough. Her deep reverence for the natural world and the wisdom of the body keeps her analysis and insights rooted in something real and true. She is compassionate, down to earth, and has a wicked sense of humor that gives buoyancy to even the most difficult aspects of transformation & growth. Emma is a gem and I am grateful for the experiences she has been witness to for me in my times of need.​
Emma has a very nurturing, gentle ability to hold the space for whatever you are going through, and to help you get there and move through it. I did a Shamanic guided meditation with Emma, and I felt fully supported and held. I discovered my spirit/power animal. I was led through a beautiful meditation which helped me to see what my gift was, and also what I needed to transform. Emma is kind and thoughtful and I fully recommend her work.
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License, Credentials & Experience

Emma has been helping people for 5 years
Masters of Divinity
Naropa University

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Practice Locations & Hours


Boulder
3285 30th St, Boulder CO 80301, United States
Mon: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tue: 11:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Thu: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Learn More About Emma Sartwell, MDiv, CYT

About me

My passion is to help you become deeply intimate with yourself and access the flow of creative potential and deep wellness within you. I work at the intersection of spirituality and the nervous system, bringing together spiritual care, shamanic healing, and somatic counseling approaches.

I received my Master of Divinity from Naropa University in 2014, where I became an interfaith chaplain, certified meditation instructor, and Buddhist reverend. Also in 2014, I became a certified yoga teacher through Shoshoni Yoga Ashram.

I serve as an adjunct professor in Naropa's Master of Divinity program and a meditation instructor in the Transpersonal Psychology program.

I study shamanic healing with Dr. Barnaby Ruhe (a student of Michael Harner). I have become Reiki III certified with Dr. Robin Powell. I have studied body-based meditation with Reggie Ray at Dharma Ocean, as well as tantric practices with Lama Tsultrim Allione at Tara Mandala (including Feeding Your Demons practice).

Currently, I am a student of Taoist medicine at the Institute of Taoist Education + Acupuncture, where I am pursuing a master's degree in acupuncture and Chinese medicine. Since 2011, I have studied intensively with Rabbi Zvi Ish-Shalom, PhD. I am currently in his Kedumah Institute teacher training, which brings together psychodynamics and mystical Judaism. I am also currently a student of Somatic Experiencing, a psychotherapeutic modality for healing trauma and accessing goodness developed by Dr. Peter Levine.

I have been blessed to have such amazing teachers and trainings. But ultimately, it is not about the modality—it's about showing up authentically in the moment and using the tools I have to meet you exactly where you are in a way that is spontaneous and fresh.

My Philosophy of Care

Since 2008, when I was introduced to meditation and the work of Chögyam Trungpa, I have been deeply committed to a path of healing and inner growth. This has brought me into contact with many amazing modalities and teachers.

My own journey of healing and inner exploration has inspired me to offer these tools to others.

I offer only tools that I have worked with within myself and found to be keys to unlocking my own potential.

What You Can Expect On Your First Visit

My clients describe their first visit as deeply embodying. They often say, "I never knew there was so much going on in there!"

My Inspiration

Shamanic healing may sound esoteric, but really it is just a way to explore our inner landscape through imagery and heal old wounds through metaphor and somatic experience, rather than overly relying on the narratives of what has happened to us.


Practice Details

Works with
Individuals
Couples
Group Sessions
Ages works with
Infants
Children
Teenagers
Adults
Seniors

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Emma Sartwell Reviews

5.0 of 5 (4)
I loved working with Emma and have been raving about her to my friends! I decided to work with her because I felt I had at least a few attachment entities who had been around for some time. I thought it would be an intense and traumatic experience ordering them out, but Emma helped guide me to make it a really beautiful experience, much more gentle than I thought it could be. She started by helping me connect to spirit with a breathing exercise and then a guided visualization, with the goal of finding my spirit animal to help with the release. After that sparkly experience, she guided me to connect with the attached entities one by one, understanding their perspective and purpose, then gently assuring them that they have done their job and to go back to spirit to either find the next person to help or to attain their own physical form (rather than using mine!) I thought this would be something I would need to heal from and want to forget (why I avoided it for so long) but Emma helped this become an experience I will always remember fondly!
Emma has a profound capacity to listen and to hear. She possesses a balance of fluidity and discrimination which allows her to be at once present to the process of opening to change, while also corralling ideas that are not yet polished into their purest form. She is a powerful and kind mirror to my soul, and I fully trust in her ability to hold space for my process without the interference of personal judgement or attachment to what comes up for me. I could not recommend Emma’s services highly enough. Her deep reverence for the natural world and the wisdom of the body keeps her analysis and insights rooted in something real and true. She is compassionate, down to earth, and has a wicked sense of humor that gives buoyancy to even the most difficult aspects of transformation & growth. Emma is a gem and I am grateful for the experiences she has been witness to for me in my times of need.​
Emma has a very nurturing, gentle ability to hold the space for whatever you are going through, and to help you get there and move through it. I did a Shamanic guided meditation with Emma, and I felt fully supported and held. I discovered my spirit/power animal. I was led through a beautiful meditation which helped me to see what my gift was, and also what I needed to transform. Emma is kind and thoughtful and I fully recommend her work.
I really loved my sessions with Emma. She's wonderful at mirroring, pacing, and being with what's present in the moment. I enjoyed her reflections and the way she was able to tie the threads together -- I came in with both exhaustion and relationship challenges, and as we worked on the exhaustion, she tied in a thread about my relationship that wasn't fully in my awareness. I also loved Emma's sweetness and levity -- she was able to hold both the depth and my giggling, and be there with me in full humanness. I also found myself tending to my tiredness in much softer ways after our sessions, with more self-compassion. I recommend Emma for her depth of knowledge around all things spiritual, her gentle leadership and her ability to be with what arises in the moment.





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