Patricia Sullivan

Patricia Sullivan

Patricia Sullivan PhD is a licensed psychologist and an active member of the Ohio Psychological Association.  She earned her M.A. and Ph.D. in Social Psychology, with a concentration in Organization Development, from the University of Cincinnati in 1996.

Following an internship at Yale University School of Medicine, and a Post-Doctoral Fellowship at the University of Cincinnati Student Services Mental Health Clinic, Patricia re-specialized in Clinical Psychology in 2007.  She has provided therapy, training, and support to hundreds of individuals and groups in clinical, community, and organizational settings.  Patricia embraces the psychological perspective of Carl Jung and she is currently a member of the Greater Cincinnati Friends of Jung professional organization.

Patricia is also a dedicated practitioner of meditation and yoga for over 40 years, and has been teaching meditation and yoga informally as part of her desire to give back to the local community.  Twelve years ago, Patricia was introduced to the practice of Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan. She discovered a profound deepening of her mind-body-spirit connection through daily immersion in that discipline.

The benefits of Kundalini yoga were so life enhancing that Patricia decided to become certified, so that she could share this transformative methodology with others.  Patricia was certified as a Kundalini yoga teacher in 2014 following the completion of her 220-hour KRI Level 1 Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training.  Patricia then began teaching weekly classes in several yoga studios in the Greater Cincinnati area.

Personal Journey

My passion for the daily practice of yoga and meditation is enhanced by the rich tradition of my Christian faith.  As a youth, I was profoundly influenced by the stories, rituals, and sacraments of the Church, but hungered for a deeper personal communion with the Holy Spirit. After encountering the writings of Thomas Merton, a Christian contemplative and Trappist monk, I was overjoyed to find a path that would enable me to reconcile my eastern practices with my Christian tradition.

Since 2011, I have been engaged in the shared leadership of a bi-monthly Centering Prayer Group, practicing this contemplative method of prayer that moves beyond words, opening one’s awareness to what Merton refers to as “a point of pure truth, a point or spark which belongs entirely to God.”

Philosophy of Healing

My deep sense of gratitude for the joy, equanimity, and compassion that I have gained through my personal practice of yoga, meditation, and contemplative prayer fuels my philosophy of healing.  I feel honored and humbled to be given a chance to share these life-enhancing practices with those who wish to experience a similar path.

Whether you desire to release old habits and thoughts, let go of lingering anger or fear, experience greater awareness and peace, or deepen your connection to the Infinite, I can help you find a practice that fits with the rhythm of your daily life.  I offer Kundalini Yoga classes one morning a week.  A weekly Centering Prayer Group is being planned for summer 2015.

I am also available to work with you for short term (e.g. 6-10), individualized sessions, that are designed to help you explore your possibilities.  These sessions may include yoga coaching or supportive self-discovery tools, such as the Enneagram and methods based on Jungian Psychology.

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For more information

contact Patricia at psullivan3@cinci.rr.com or call 513-832-0686.