We believe compassion is the path to changing the world. Our intention is to offer services from an integrated perspective; changing the way our culture views and accesses healing. Our mission is to break down the silos of modern medicine and unite science and spirituality. Focused on the realms of biology, psychology, community, and spirit Head & Heart offers yoga, therapy, workshops, and retreats.
Head & Heart connects people to evidence-based ancient healing.
“Ellen has the ability to blend a variety of historic teachings with a modern point of view. The tools she offers are really practices you can repeat in your own time – in moments when stress arises or even in moments that are joyful. Her lessons have helped me stay present in my life – no matter what is happening around me.”
— Natalie, This Mindful Life Member
EDUCATION & TRAINING
Ellen Slater, LICSW received her bachelor’s degree in Human Development and Psychological Services from Northwestern University and her master’s degree in Social Work from the University Of Chicago. She completed a 200-hour Yoga teacher certification, which she weaves into her work as indicated. Her studies, training, and clinical practice have focused on the intersection of yoga and psychology. Ellen has specialized training in trauma, anxiety, and substance use, including a Fellowship with the Center of Excellence in Substance Abuse Training at the Seattle Veteran Affairs Hospital. She has extensively studied neuroscience and compassion completing a year-long immersion program in Interpersonal Neurobiology with international expert Dr. Bonnie Badenoch. Ellen is sensitive to biological, psychological, social, and spiritual elements of wellness. Her approach is collaborative and interactive with the intention to support the discovery, and nourishment, of a whole, integrated self.
WORK WITH ELLEN
I have online programs and guided audio meditations. I host live integrative retreats 2-3 times a year. I am available locally, nationally, and internationally for coaching via video conference. I offer therapy sessions for Washington State residents both in my Winthrop, WA office and via video conference/phone. It would be an honor to share the practice with you.