Vika Miller | Thriving Life

Presence Practice Depth Group

Presence Practice Depth Group



“When people ask me about my life,
close to top of the list of the good is my experience of [Presence Practice].

[Y]our humanity, intelligence and vulnerability keeps me coming each week.
Your willingness to be ” imperfect” is a kind of game changer for me.
I feel so grateful to be a part of this community.”
— M.R., retired therapist, Portland, OR


I feel a great deal of support [from] the connections and caring in our group.
[Presence Practice] has been a source of comfort and strength for me.
My life is better because of you. Thank you!!”
— Sherie S., Eagle Creek, OR


Presence Practice continues to have a bigger impact on me
than almost anything else in my life. It’s an immense relief
to be able to enter into it every week with you and the gang.
Expansive thanks!”
— Cal D., Olympia, WA


“Listening to you all I don’t feel so lost, I feel so calm.
Its been so long since I’ve been with [people who are]
so present with their feelings.”
— Karen S., Vancouver, WA
[after her first Presence Practice group]


“Presence Practice has brought me healing and transformation and given me depths of trust,
connection, and community that I’ve never experienced before.”
— Bradford S., Reno, NV


“I found [Presence Practice] to be incredibly supportive … for growth and healing.
It feels amazing to … practice expression in a safe environment and to also
learn how to cultivate an even stronger space for others to do the same.  Thank you Vika.”
— Tanya W., Marketing and Brand Consultant, Los Angeles, CA



Are you wrestling with your own or others’ reactivity or “negative” emotions?
Do you struggle with being able to be “your best” or your “real self” when you’re upset?
Would you love to have a place where you can Be and bring everything you are, and be held with deep compassion and respect?
Are you hungry for more understanding, awareness, and authentic choice in your life?


How our "Broken Toes" Sabotage our Relationships


Presence Practice Depth Group provides powerful, extraordinarily support similar to individual coaching sessions, with the added benefit of being held and strengthened by resonant community
This safely-boundaried relational field helps us build earned secure attachment — that deep sense of being welcomed and belonging in a village where we can be at home being fully human, together.
Experience this profoundly safe place where you can restore full connection with yourself and strengthen the “presence muscles” you need to be able to witness and hold the full spectrum of your experience with expanded awareness, natural compassion, and values-grounded response-ability.
Because it is this capacity for presence, in the face of those challenging moments of your own and others’ discomfort, distress, or reactivity (fight, flight, appease, or freeze) — that provides the foundation for authentic choice and freedom.


Presence Practice is perfect for those committed to personal empowerment and accountability, who are longing to develop a greater capacity for:
  • authentic connection with self, Life, and others
  • resonant empathy with self and others
  • mindfulness (awareness), presence, self-management, and authentic choice
  • “turning towards” difficult emotions; receiving their revitalizing gifts; and releasing old, stuck pain and patterns from the past
  • discovering the hidden factors that create persistent, unresolved disconnection, conflict, or upset with other people;
  • effectively meeting life-needs (your own and others’) in a way that honors and supports everyone’s thriving
  • remaining present, at choice, and at peace in the midst of even the most challenging circumstances (both internal or external).


In this sensitively coached space we learn and practice a broad spectrum of distinctions, tools, methods, and processes (guided by participants’ requests and the facilitator’s suggestions), including:
  • resonant empathy (including resonantly guessing feelings and needs)
  • reflection
  • somatic expression
  • somatic empathy
  • role-playing
  • exploring our inner landscape
  • Inner Parts Integration/Time Travel work
  • strategy brainstorming and exploration
  • and many others.


Presence Practice makes these powerful gifts and benefits available for a fraction of the investment of private coaching sessions.


We are a deeply authentic, transparent community where you can Be and bring everything you are and receive compassionate support for regaining your authentic power and choice.
Come join us.
(And, welcome home.)


PREREQUISITES – Essential Personal Readiness and Ongoing Commitments:
  • A profound commitment to practicing holding ourselves and others with dignity, compassion, and shared humanity.
  • A belief that we are each ultimately responsible for our own well-being, and a sense of basic empowerment to meet our own needs, both through our own inner resources and through a willingness to request and receive the support of others.   (Please note: this is not a therapy group, it is a mutually supportive community.)
  • A willingness to build our capacity to shift … from blaming or judging ourselves or others and being caught up in our self-protective stories … to compassionately, curiously discovering what is actually happening within ourselves and others. This includes looking within* for the “broken toes” that are the source of most of our upsets and reactivity.
  • A lived, ongoing commitment to a daily mindfulness practice (of any kind).
  • A capacity and willingness to notice and directly experience present-moment body sensations, feelings, thoughts, and impulses.

* The “issue” may be arising from something outside of us that is of genuine concern, but our experience has shown that our reactivity/upset and most of our “unbearable” pain arises from something within us that we’re not yet fully connected to … including unresolved painful experiences from our past. For more information watch the “Broken Toe” video (above).


Click here for Presence Practice Overview and Principles.




Once you’ve completed the prerequisites (above), the next step is to reach out and let us know you’d like to learn more, by clicking on the “Let’s Chat!” button below.

We’ll invite you to share a bit about your background and what you’re looking for, and invite you to schedule a time when we can meet by Zoom.

When we chat, we’ll answer all your questions, and discern together which group is likely to be the best “fit” for you, given your background, experience, and desires.

We look forward to connecting!