It is my gift and my commitment to behold you in your vastness and your wounds, in your wholeness and your brokenness, and to bring healing and support to whatever arises. My medicine is simply being with the unfolding within you and showing up in that space with you with what is called for in the moment. I will listen deeply for your wisdom and together we will empower your wisdom to flow fully through you.
I work with people of all ages and I love that; every stage of life has such unique qualities of beingness and wisdom and it is an honor to support life from beginning to end. In my Doula work and cranial work, I support from conception (and even pre-conception) onwards. In my EFT practice I work with all ages, from very small children all the way through to our elders. Tools of emotional regulation and support bring benefit in all circumstances and stages of life.
I am skilled and trained in modalities including Emotional Freedom Technique, Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy, Wellness Consultations, Birth and Postpartum Doula Support, Community Herbalism, Child, Family and Adult Yoga, and Meditation. Some of my work lends itself beautifully to distance sessions, which can be done via Zoom, Skype or Phone. It is amazing how powerful and effective distance work can be for EFT, Wellness Consultations and even Pregnancy and Postpartum Consultations!
emotional freedom technique
Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) is often referred to as emotional acupuncture. It is a very simple and effective technique in which you tap on nine points on your body and face while I lead you through a journey into aspects for your healing. If you are experiencing any emotional, physical, or mental stressors, tapping brings support, healing and insight to the underlying energetic disturbance.
EFT can be done very effectively either in person or from a distance over phone or videoconference. And after a few sessions, you will have the tools to bring tapping into your life as a tool for self-regulation.
You come with an intention, ailment or a need, and together we dive into it and explore the sea of your beingness. This is a very powerful process of setting an intention, releasing it and seeing what unfolds. We will start with what the conscious mind brings to the session, but this content is merely the doorway into the subconscious mind. Tapping accesses the different rivers of energy in our body mind continuum and whatever blocks are there surface as we go and bring us to the next place resulting in healing. Through EFT you may uncover something you already know but are connecting to in a different way, or you may discover something you were previously unaware of and find surprising.
Tapping goes straight to the amygdala, the emotional center of the brain and downregulates it, making shifts in the brain and body quite quickly.
Pregnancy Birth and postpartum Support
Many years ago, I read a quote from biologist Joseph Chilton Pierce that went something like this “The most revolutionary powerful act we can engage in for the future of humanity is to support and care for a pregnant woman”. And continuing on into that is care for babies growing inside and babies outside from 0 to 2. Of course, providing care and support for all human beings, all sentient creatures actually, is a radical act of compassion and very important. Joseph Chilton Pierce is highlighting this phase of life because of the templates laid down that influence one’s entire life. That quote, which I read during my cranial training sent me off on a journey of exploration, study and practice into support for pregnancy, birth and the postpartum time. For many years I have been deeply immersed in this work. I have no degrees and no certifications in this work, although I am slowly working towards a certification in pre and perinatal psychology and I will when the time is right engage in the formal doula certification process. At this time, I have supported and attended two births and supported many parents in preparing for and beginning their families. The first birth I attended was 3 days and the second was 4 days and 4 nights. So, although I haven’t attended many births, I have spent a lot of time in labor land supporting moms, dads and babies. And I have spent a lot of time helping parents prepare for their families, connect with their growing little ones and support their new babies.
I provide pregnancy support, including helping expecting mothers and their partners connect with their babies, connect with each other and themselves, their fears and aspirations for birth and parenting and beyond. In addition to caring for expecting mothers, I also provide birth and postpartum support, helping parents plan and prepare for the birth process and understand the tempo and experience of their little ones so that this precious and potent time receives as much support as possible.
You want to give everything to your unborn child and I can help you create and nurture this emotional connection to support healthy development. Studies have shown that pregnant women who are supported to connect with their unborn babies throughout the day during pregnancy have babies with much higher developmental markers than babies who were not connected with before birth. And I believe that we can reinforce this by continuing to provide this support and connection for parents and their developing babies during and after birth as well.
I am a Community Herbalist and I love to support and empower people to connect with plants and natural remedies for healing. I am an experienced patient advocate, practitioner and consultant with many years’ experience working with natural remedies with myself, my family and my community.
I help people navigate their healing journey through complex mysterious illnesses and also through more common ailments. If you are overwhelmed with information and don’t know what to do next, I can help. I will partner with you on your thinking, on your options and help you move through your stuck places. In addition to providing support as a Community Herbalist, I have traversed this territory myself and can share personal experience, insights, perspective and resources.
When life becomes overwhelming, it is difficult to process all of the information and it is very helpful to have someone with a clear mind who can sit with you in the middle of all the complexity and difficulty and help you sort through your options and make your next step. I will help you to sift through complex and difficult choices and articulate questions for clarity of treatment going forward. I understand what you are going through and I want to share what I have learned to make your journey easier.
Healing Through Presence