• Loren Arienne Uecker

    Compassion & Presence

    Lying next to my own mother as she prepared to cross over, I awoke to a recognition of death as my life-teacher, as well as to a call to the work of life & death transitions. Bearing witness in this way, I felt as if one of my two eyes, previously shrouded, was given sight. In the inextricable dance between the energies of life and death, I had been gifted the sight of Death, and could now see Life more clearly.

    My longing to stay close to the Mystery I witnessed my mother die into, led me on a 22-year journey, beginning with hospice volunteering, unfolding into graduate interfaith chaplaincy studies at Naropa University’s Divinity School, followed by 15 years of serving as a professional hospice Chaplain & Spiritual Counselor.

    Along the journey, I became steeped in two decades of study in 4 primary areas of focus:

    • Body-oriented psychotherapies
    • Mindfulness meditation & Buddhist-based contemplative practices
    • Shamanic healing modalities
    • Grief & loss counseling

    I believe that the literal and metaphorical death processes that are embedded in the fabric of Life, hold vital intelligence and deep medicine for those undergoing these transformations, as well as for the ‘village’ that supports and surrounds them. This medicine is indispensable to our collective capacity to live and understand Life fully, as well as to our evolution as beings that bridge the realms of Nature and Spirit. It is my great honor to support those undergoing transformative processes in drawing close to the spiritual journey that these passages invite and extend.

  • Accreditations & Training

    Core Education ​

    ​ **Loren is registered as an Unlicensed Psychotherapist in the State of CO.

    • Masters of Divinity degree from Naropa University, 2007
    • Ordained as a Buddhist Minister by the IOBM (International Order of Buddhist Monks), 2014
    • 3-Year Professional Shamanic Practitioner training, "The Art & Practice of Shamanic Healing" with Julie M. Kramer, 2017-2019
    • Qualified Meditation Instructor since 2006 
    • Level IV Healing Touch practitioner

    Additional Trainings

    • Currently pursuing Death & Grief Studies Certification from the Center for Loss & Life Transition, Fort Collins, CO.
    • Ceremony & Rites of Passage 9 month Global Training, with Somatic Wilderness Therapy Institute & Nature Knows, 2021-2022
    • Body-Mind Psychotherapy training with Susan Aposhyan, Boulder, CO, 2013-2015
    • Psychopomp Training, Boulder, CO, 2012
    • "Sacred Call of The Healer" training, Boulder, CO, 2011-2012
    • Somato-Respiratory Integration (SRI), Wellness Educator Program, Westminster, CO, 2011
    • Completed 5 units of Clinical Pastoral Education as hospital resident chaplain at St. Anthony’s Hospitals, Denver, 2007-2008
    • Advanced Buddhist Seminary, Dharma Ocean, Crestone, CO, 2005
    • Formal apprenticeship in the Discipline of Authentic Movement, with Janet Adler, Sebastopol, CA. 1999-2004