SEPHA SCHIFFMAN

Sepha is a respected Coach and Organization Development Practitioner. She has consulted with a broad range of clients in the private sector, non-profits, government, academia and the arts. She currently works for Northern California Kaiser Permanente.

Sepha learned the power of mindfulness when she first began to meditate as a teenager. She is passionately committed to SEED’s programs as a pathway for children and families to discover their wholeness, foster caring relationships, and cultivate a recognition of interdependence with and reverence for all life.

As once the winged energy of delight
carried you over childhood’s dark abysses,
now beyond your own life build the great
arch of unimagined bridges.

Wonders happen if we can succeed
in passing through the harshest danger;
but only in a bright and purely granted
achievement can we realize the wonder.

To work with Things in the indescribable
relationship is not too hard for us;
the pattern grows more intricate and subtle,
and being swept along is not enough.

Take your practiced powers and stretch them out
until they span the chasm between two
contradictions….For the god
wants to know himself in you.

— Rainer Maria Rilke