Jackie Ashley

Adjunct Faculty


Dance/Movement Therapy
Contemplative Psychotherapy and Buddhist Psychology


MA Dance/Movement Therapy 1990 Naropa Institute


Jackie Ashley is a Somatic Psychotherapist, a registered Dance Movement Therapist and is certified in Equine Facilitated Psychotherapy. She has worked extensively with those suffering from chronic and persistent mental challenges, as well as acute psychosis, throughout the life span. She has also worked with TBI, personality disorders, depression.and specializes in body-based trauma and abuse through the paradigm of Somatic Experiencing. She is passionate about the integration of the arts, environment and contemplative practices in the healing process as well as in the training and supervision of those who hope to be of service to others. Through the use of movement, body awareness, contemplative practices and the creative process she helps her clients and students  further integrate their emotional and physical experience. She is adjunct faculty in the MA Somatic Counseling and MA Contemplative Psychology departments at Naropa University.