Margot vance-borland

the seichim center — a place of healing


Margot’s training

Margot has had the blessing to be trained over the years by internationally known guides and teachers. When she was 21, she had the fortune to learn Reiki one from Hawayo Takata herself, in San Jose, California. During her time in California in the 1970’s, she also was introduced to Transcendental Meditation, as well as Gestalt Therapy from a woman who worked directly with and trained with Fritz Perls.  She was fortunate to study with Chogyam Trumpa, in Vermont and Colorado, learning a Tibetan style of Buddhist meditation. She took classes from Jose Silva, as well as classes from Sondra Ray, and Eric Vormann. From 1988 until 1992, she learned Hakomi mindfulness therapy (now called Sensorimotor Psychotherapy) from Pat Ogden. In 2000 she spent a month training with Amorah Quan Yinn at Mount Shasta. From 2011 until 2013, she welcomed Patrick Zeigler, the Seichim-Sekhem-All Love teacher, to teach at her home, Seichim Center, a Place of Healing on the outskirts of Corvallis, Oregon.

In addition, over the years, there have been many spiritual guides and teachers who have crossed her path in meaningful ways. To all of these helpers, she is deeply grateful for their assistance in helping her find her  true work and her spiritual path.

Margot graduated from Sonoma State University in 1977, with a Bachelors Degree in Early Childhood Education. She received her Masters in Counseling from Oregon State University in 2006.


Margot offers a wide range of counseling services, including help with anxiety, depression, grief, PTSD, stress-reduction, and family of origin issues. Her thirty years of experience with the Hakomi Sensorimotor Psychotherapy method invite mind-body-spirit healing at a deep and transformational level.

Margot is trained in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing). EMDR is a powerful method of psychotherapy recognized by the American Psychiatric Association, the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies, the US Department of Veterans Affairs, and the US Department of Defense.




Hakomi Mindfulness Therapy

Margot has been using Hakomi Mindfulness Therapy with clients for over thirty years. She originally trained for 2 ½ years, from 1988 until 1992, with Pat Ogden.  Pat’s work is now called Sensorimotor Psychotherapy and is recognized internationally for its effectiveness in working with trauma and other emotional disorders. Margot’s sessions invite people to “go inside,” and to feel, from a very deep state of consciousness, the physical sensations, feelings, visions, and memories that reside deeply within each of us. With gentle presence and support, she is able to help clients find within themselves the compassion and inner resources to help heal the wounded inner child. Clients report feeling lighter and more open….and they also report that the old beliefs and patterns associated with past events, have begun to disperse and lighten. New, more positive and affirming beliefs spontaneously come forth to take their place. This kind of work does not involve the therapist “fixing” the client. Instead, the therapist leads the client to their own deeper understanding of the truth that lies within each one of us. It leads to that place of inner knowing.



Margot Vance-Borland was initiated into the First Degree by Hawawo Takata in 1973. Her Second Degree initiation was in 1991and her initiation into the Third Degree was in 1994. Reiki has become a full-time part of her life and body work practice. Teaching Reiki has become a focal point of her work as more people choose to add this blessing to their lives. If you are interested in experiencing this form of therapy, please call (541) 754-3595 for an introductory appointment.


Margot’s book

This beautifully illustrated children's picture book appeals to both children and adults alike. The words to the book came to Margot during a meditation....and they reflect the powerful way that color and light energy affect each one of us in different ways. Reading this may help you learn for yourself what colors to use in your daily life to enhance your sense of calm, balance, and alignment to your highest self.

Available on Amazon, and at Grassroots Books and Sibling Revelry in Corvallis.


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