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Mariya Hoffman

Certified Focusing Trainer with emphasis on developing a positive sense of self and a deeper understanding of life direction


About Mariya

Welcome to my profile! I hope to help you find what you're looking for. (If I can't, I'll do my best to point you in the right direction)

If you're in a middle of a life transition, feel like you've lost a positive sense of self, drowning in a sea of "shoulds," feel overwhelmed, or just unsure of your next step, I teach a practice that might help.

I help clients learn Focusing, a somatic practice for getting your gut and your head to talk to each other.

A lot of stress in our lives happens because we overwrite our own, subtle, gut feelings about what we really need. Our judgment gets clouded by habitual triggers, things we think we should do, and double-guessing ourselves.

When you have the tools to hears yourself (your intuition) properly, confusion dissipates and the next step becomes more clear.

If this is something you feel would be helpful for you, please feel free to reach out for a free consultation.

Here is a more official list of my background and credentials:

The International Focusing Institute
Certified Focusing Trainer

University of California, Riverside
Graduate Certificate in Educational Therapy

University of Chicago
MA in Social Sciences, Psychology Concentration


Focusing courses, Levels 1-5 , with The International Focusing Institute

Sustainable Compassion Training with the Courage of Care Coalition

Gottman Bringing Baby Home Educator Training

Christopher K. Germer and Kristin Neff's Mindful Self-Compassion 8-week training

Roots of Empathy Educator Training

  • California, United States
  • Certified Educational Therapist
  • Certified Focusing Trainer (From the International Focusing Institute)
  • Gottman Bringing Baby Home Educator
Who I Help
  • Parents
  • People going through a transition or life change
  • Professionals changing careers
  • Students