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Certified Associate

Patience Shutts

Patience’s training and background are in the fields of interpersonal neurobiology, attachment, mindfulness, somatic attunement, conflict resolution (Perspective Sharing™) and emotional intelligence. Additionally she has training in family constellation work, the teachings of Sobunfu Some, over a decade of learning the wisdom of the subtle energies of the body with Nita Rubio, and extensive study in emotionally focused therapy. All of these theoretical areas of research intersect and are combined in her WiseWithin™ retreats and training. She educates and supports others to experience the impact of psychological safety and empathy on the group environment while skillfully teaching interpersonal and intrapersonal awareness skills. The art of noticing and being attuned to the self and others is part of her education. She considers personal awareness of belonging and inclusion, transparent communication and conflict resolution to be critical life skills. She uses her knowledge of neuroplasticity, resilience and positive psychology to support her facilitations. She has had the privilege of witnessing the relationshifts that occur as a result of safe and validating experiences for the individual and as a result, all those around them.  Her philosophy is: Individual Growth, Together. 


Patience holds a Bachelor of Science in Human Development and Psychology from Boston College, a Masters of Science in Counseling Psychology from California State University at Long Beach, is licensed in the State of California as a Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT), is a Certified Forum Facilitator (CFF) and Certified Mentoring Facilitator (CMF) for the Young President’s Organization – YPO,  is a certified Nonflict coach for MillionPeacemakers, is a forum retreat facilitator for MBA alumni of Harvard (Kennedy School) and Berkeley (Haas School of Business) and is a certified trainer with EIDI, (Emotional Intelligence and Diversity Institute – UCLA.) She has facilitated retreats and been a resource on six continents.

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BS in Human Development and Psychology from Boston College

Masters of Science in Counseling Psychology from California State University - Long Beach

Licensed Marriage and Family therapist (LMFT)

Co-Founder of Upside Coaching

YPO Certified Forum Facilitator

Certified Forum Facilitator (CFF)

Certified Coach at Million Peacemakers

Board Member at Senhoa

Certified Trainer at Emotional Intelligence and Diversity Institute

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