About Emily & Dan

Like Doctors Without Borders, we envision a world full of hearts without borders.The values we hold dear—sustainable social impact, radical authenticity and transparency, individual and collective empowerment, compassionate kindness, creative innovation and our unyielding dedication to tangible results—guide us in all we do. Our work supports our vision for ourselves, our clients, and the world at large.  — Emily Blefeld & Dan Cohen

The Seeing With Your Heart Creators

Dan Cohen, PhD and Emily Blefeld, LICSW are two of the United States’ most skilled innovators in merging advanced consciousness and spiritual principles into therapeutic practice. Scientists by background and Mystics by practice, Dan and Emily approach constellating and consciousness from both experiential and evidentiary standpoints.Their unique therapeutic approach has revolutionized both their practices and created scores of extraordinary success stories.

Together Dan and Emily access the ordinary, ancestral and spiritual dimensions of consciousness to create healing processes that are illuminating and life-transforming. In the field of their Constellations, ancestral presences often become tangibly real. Behind the pain of personal and transgenerational trauma, people can feel love and receive healing from the consciousness that envelops us.

Emily’s the most talented and skilled practitioner of this work that I’ve ever met. When we work together we can do something beyond what we can do individually.
—Dan Cohen, Co-Founder of Seeing With Your Heart

Emily Blefeld, LICSW is internationally known as a trainer, Systemic Family Constellations facilitator, and psychotherapist. She specializes in supporting change-agents, visionaries and entrepreneurs to dismantle the old paradigms, outdated narratives, and ancient codes that hold them back and open to the full expression of their life’s purpose and soul’s path.  Her intuitive gift of sight and knowledge of the hidden pathways of consciousness help clients trace inherited family and soul trauma through multiple generations or incarnations to release the burdens and blocks that interfere with living their truth, expressing their love, and embodying their passion.

Drawing from two decades of experience and training, she combines expert psychotherapy, coaching and mentoring with Constellations and practical rituals to help free clients from the traps of limiting beliefs, patterns and habits. Emily holds a Masters of Social Work from the University of Minnesota and is certified in multiple therapeutic modalities including Systemic Family Constellations, Compassionate Spirit Release, ADHD treatment, Core Energetics and Women’s Mystery Traditions. She has presented at the Omega Institute, Kripalu, the North American Systemic Constellations Conference and served on the faculty of the North American and Australasian Constellations Intensives. In addition to her private practice, she regularly travels throughout the US and internationally, including presenting training and workshops in Ireland, Scotland, Norway, Sweden, Hawaii, Hungary, New Zealand, Australia, Canada and Brazil. 

Working with Dan, things shift—fast. We dive into the depths of consciousness, travel between the worlds, and create transformation beyond comprehension.  This works. It works in ways that nothing has ever worked before.
—Emily Blefeld, Co-Founder of Seeing With Your Heart

Dan’s clinical practice specializes in helping individuals, couples and families heal the effects of inherited trauma and fulfill their desires for having more love and deeper impact in their lives. He has a strong interest in healing generational trauma inherited from war, genocide and the legacy of slavery. Combining a near-encyclopedic knowledge of world history, mythology and culture with an uncanny psychic awareness, Dan offers clients profound and transformative healing while expanding understanding and restoring peace of mind.

Prior to obtaining a PhD in psychology and training with Bert Hellinger as a Constellations facilitator, Dan was internationally known for his work in violence prevention and conflict resolution. A former Strategic Planning consultant for the Director of the Los Alamos Laboratory, he pivoted away from weapons’ research to become a founding member of the City of Cambridge Peace Commission in 1981. For 40 years, he has dived deep to understand the origins of violent and hostile urges that darken the human heart. 

Since 2000, he has become a leading voice for incorporating personal, ancestral and spirit consciousness into therapeutic practices. Dan Cohen holds a PhD in psychology from Saybrook University and an MBA from Boston University. He is author of I Carry Your Heart in My Heart: Family Constellations in Prison and numerous scholarly articles and book chapters. Dan has led Seeing with Your Heart workshops and training courses in 18 countries in Europe, Asia, Australia/New Zealand, South America and throughout the United States.

The sincerity of their intention shines on all that happens during the work together. Dedication beyond the ordinary. Talent and expertise and imagination allow them to set the stage for participants to uncover their deeper truth.  — Sylvie Erb

Our Team

Sarah has a remarkable capacity to presence and hold the seen and unseen within one’s heart, life experience, family lineage, and soul journey.  Her astounding intuition, profound knowledge base, and mythic approach to navigating archetypal patterns endlessly inspires every cell of my being.

—Emily Blefeld, Co-Founder of Seeing With Your Heart

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Sarah Rehfuss Bastian is a Systemic Constellation Facilitator, Sacred Art Practitioner, counselor, artist, writer, healing arts practitioner, genealogical researcher, and owner of Awakened Heart and Mind.  She is currently on the faculty team for the 2019-20 Seeing with Your Heart Immersion program.  She believes healing is a whole body process which extends both backward to our ancestors and forward to our descendants. By nurturing and living our highest potential in the present we honor the lives of all those that came before, and provide an inspired and strong foundation for all of those yet to come.

For the past twenty years she has trained in various modalities, which are complementary to whole body healing such as Reiki, Integrated Energy Therapy (IET), Shambdalla Multi-Dimensional Healing, Bioacoustics, Healing With Movement, Innerspeak, Applied Psycho-Neurobiology (APN), Mental Field Therapy (MFT), Neuro-Emotional Technique (NET), Retained Neonatal Reflexes (RNR) and the Six Steps to Wellness Program™ (Dr. John Brimhall). She holds a Bachelors of Science in Psychology and a Masters of Science in Counseling.

Sarah has been spirit-led, in the past eight years, to focus on intuitive and ancestral healing. Her keen interest in genealogy along with her training in Systemic Constellation work as well as a deep connection with animism provides her an opportunity to help others connect with and rewrite family history in a way that reveals truth, celebrates the gifts passed on and creates flow and harmony in a family system.

Sarah Bastian is an extraordinary Sacred Arts Practitioner, Constellations facilitator and loving presence in our circles. Whenever Seeing with Your Heart goes deep into tender or painful emotional spaces, Sarah holds all the group members, so they feel secure, heard and seen. Her brilliant contributions in rituals and expressive arts have vastly elevated the Immersion as a whole. 

—Dan Cohen, Co-Founder of Seeing With Your Heart

When Anna is in circle with us facilitating, teaching, or simply holding space, I feel as if I am being held by the Earth Goddess herself.  She is the goddess incarnate.  She has revolutionized my relationship with nourishment by introducing me to the power of plant medicine. — Emily Blefeld, Co-Founder of Seeing With Your Heart

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Anna Booth Cohen has dedicated herself to the service of all beings through strengthening the connection between humans and plants and promoting wellness. Anna serves as adjunct faculty in the Seeing with Your Immersion program as our plant ally liaison. With heart-based perception, Anna tunes into the personal, ancestral, and spiritual consciousness of the group and connects with resonant plant allies to support the physical, mental, and spiritual wellness of the container. She then prepares herbal teas, tinctures, oils, salves, and essences from organically grown plants which she ethically grows, harvests or sources. Each herbal product is made with love, intention, and blessings.

Anna holds a Master’s of Education Degree from Lesley University and a Bachelor of Science in agricultural and herbal science from the Evergreen State College. She has completed herbal trainings at the Ohlone Herbal Center in Berkeley CA, the Boston School of Herbal Studies and at the Gaia School of Healing and Earth Education where under the guidance of Sage L. Mauer, she studied shamanic herbal practices, plant spirit work, and traditional folk uses of herbs.

In addition to her work with the Immersion program and herbalism, Anna is the Farm Education Manager at Land Sake’s Farm in Weston, MA. Anna is happiest while connecting humans, nature, and spirit.

Combining many years of training and practice as an herbalist with her ability to see with her heart, Anna has cultivated a unique ability to combine the two modalities to create custom plant medicines whose compositions are informed by the consciousness of the plants themselves. — Dan Cohen, Co-Founder of Seeing With Your Heart

Emily and Dan work from the most transparent and vulnerable place that I have experienced with any program leaders. They create a beautiful space which is totally inclusive and inviting. They give each other the space to be completely expressed and that radiates out to the groups they facilitate allowing each person to feel seen and known. — Lori Wells