Steve Hoskinson

Steve HoskinsonSteven Hoskinson, MA, MAT, is the Founder and Chief Compassion Officer (CCO) of Organic Intelligence® and the non-profit organisation Organic Intelligence Outreach Institute. Steve created the Human Empowerment And Resiliency Training (OI HEARTrainingsm) based on Organic Intelligence, which is a positive psychology, fractal method known for its implicit exposure approach to trauma. Mindfulness-based, it is used around the world by those engaged in the interpersonal neurobiology, resiliency and recovery fields.

Since 1999, Steve has trained thousands of individuals in the helping professions in North America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East in the art of the compassionate treatment of trauma. As Professional Training Faculty for the Somatic Experiencing® Trauma Institute, he has mentored and trained teachers across the globe and is also Adjunct Faculty for JFK University’s Somatic Psychology program.

Steve has graduate degrees in Theology and Psychology, established Hoskinson Consulting, Inc. in 2007 in San Diego, CA, and is a founding member of the Northern California Society for Integrative Mental Health and the International Transformational Resilience Coalition. He also served on the Global Training and Education Council for the Somatic Experiencing Trauma Institute.

Among his most recent projects, Steve is the Executive Producer of the upcoming release, Hindu Lunch Box by Turkish alternative group Powerdrunk.

Further information about Steve Hoskinson and his work can be found at:

10 Tenets for successful OI practice

  1. Working the physiology using trauma, not working the trauma using the physiology  Article on OI Blog
  2. The Fractal Nature of Body & Mind: Somatic Self Similarity 
  3. What is resiliency? Clue: It’s not what you can do! How to grow resilience in the HEART’s compassion. 
  4. Mindfulness & Orientation: Sensorimotor Integration 
  5. Positive Psychology: Positive Reinforcement vs Negative Reinforcement 
  6. Self-Compassion, Meditation & The Therapeutic Metta Lifestyle 
  7. Positive Psychology & PTSD: From Polarizing to Processing 
  8. The Free Association Conversation: Learning the Language of the Psyche 
  9. Biological Synchrony & Social Engagement 
  10. OI: The Cohering Impulse of Consciousness 

From: The Top 10 Tenets of Organic Intelligence®