When Sil is not leading workshops, she is a nurse practitioner and therapist in private practice in Stone Ridge, NY, a small town in the Hudson Valley. Over the past thirty years, she has specialized in family medicine, women's health and eating disorders. In her work as a therapist over the past fifteen years, she has incorporated a Jungian approach, including dream work and Sand Play.
A graduate of Brown University and Pace University Graduate School of Nursing, Sil did post-graduate work with the renowned Jungian analyst and author Marion Woodman and completed Woodman's three-year BodySoul Rhythms© Leadership Training. Sil has brought her expertise to the Women's Institute at Omega, where she has been an advisor and a workshop leader in the annual Women and Power conferences.
In 2005, Sil co-produced Love Your Tree, an educational forum in New York City, for theatergoers who had seen Eve Ensler's Broadway play The Good Body. The curriculum included talks on body image, parenting, eating disorders, trauma, sexuality, and spirituality – all topics raised in the play. Sil has recently been a member of an advisory group to Eve Ensler, helping her to create a high school curriculum that is a supplement to the production of her new set of monologues for teenage girls, I Am An Emotional Creature: The Secret Lives of Girls Around the World.
From 1986 to 1999, Sil led and assisted at bestselling author Geneen Roth's Breaking Free From Emotional Eating workshops across the country. She has been leading Mothering & Daughtering weekend workshops, with her daughter Eliza, at The Omega Institute in Rhinebeck, New York and The Esalen Institute in Big Sur, California, since 2006. Sil is working on a book with Eliza that is entitled Mothering & Daughtering: How to Create a Deep and Enduring Relationship Through the Teen Years, due out in Spring 2012.