For decades I lived my life from a place of worry, chronic anxiety, and panic attacks. It affected my body physically in the form of IBS, autoimmune disease, allergies, and migraines. The only voice I could hear inside my head was extremely critical, and the fact that I didn’t know how to change made me angry! Now, I’m full of radical acceptance for myself, I live a life of joy and abundance, and I’m strongly connected to my authentic self.
How did that happen?
I learned, through so much trial and error, how to directly access the wounds that were below my awareness and were the root of the overwhelm and chaos I was feeling.
It meant decades of struggle. One book after the next, one certification at a time, one modality, school, mentor after another. I desperately wanted to be what I used to call “free from myself” - boy was that misguided!! Understandable, but misguided.
As the Sufi mystic and poet Rumi said way back in the 11th century, “What you seek, is seeking you.” As soon as I learned that the genesis of my pain was in the subconscious part of my mind, and was being expressed in my body and in my life in all of my relationships – things began to change for me dramatically.
I learned to access what was previously below my awareness, how to regulate my nervous system, and how to begin listening to my real self – how to differentiate all the critical, angry, sad, hopeless, worried parts of me from my Truth. And I began to heal.
I do everything in my life differently now, because I know how to access my inner wisdom and use it to regulate and resource any part of me that is needing attention and presence. I honestly never thought life could be this amazing!
I’m incredibly passionate about helping others skip the years of struggle that I went through and find the self-acceptance and inner calm that is absolutely possible.
I’m so grateful you’re here.
Education & Training:
Doctorate, Traditional Naturopathy
Master of Usui Reiki
Certified Practitioner, The LifeLine Technique
Transformational Life Coach
Certified, Rewind Technique
Polyvagal Theory: Applications for Managing Trauma and Anxiety
Certified, Natural Health Professional
BA, University of South Carolina
In Progress: Internal Family Systems Immersion
Healing in Community
‘Show me all the parts of you that you do not love, so I know where to begin.’
All of of us are struggling in some way.
We all have trauma.
Without a proper introduction to the love and compassion you already are, deep down, you’ll continue to operate through a lens of the past.
As a young mom and wife I was longing to feel seen, heard, and understood. My anger, relationships, and reactive behaviors were sad expressions of this unmet need. I thought I needed understanding and love from everyone else - until I realized that I already had what I was seeking inside of me. Through my struggles, I have become the person I desperately needed 20 years ago.
Once we’ve delivered the magic of compassion and irrational, unconditional love to ourselves, only then have we earned the right to offer guidance, advice, and healing to others.
I created this space to provide customized, ongoing support, resources, and empowerment. There’s magic in witnessing and in being witnessed! Healing is up to you, and you absolutely don’t have to do it alone.
The Empathy Tent Group Sessions are my community service project. They are open to all regardless of your ability to pay and are love donation only at this time.
Here, we learn to love what we think is in our way - this is the path to deep and lasting transformation.
We meet weekly on Zoom and actually do the inner work, in a variety of ways: Self-inquiry, mini-sessions, guided listening, Q&A.
If you’re struggling with anxiety, overwhelm, or difficult relationships and don’t know where to get help - OR, like most of my people, feel like you’ve tried all the things and read all the damn books - then this is the place for you, because that was me. And I see you!
**LOVE DONATION at this time**
We meet Tuesday evenings (generally) and you can join as many as you like.
‘Universal Life-Force Energy’
All healing is Self-healing.
As a Reiki Master, I am trained in connecting to your energy field and gently guiding you to receive the healing that is always available.
Reiki is gentle and non-invasive, and promotes stress reduction, enhanced immune function, pain relief, and balance - physically, emotionally, and spiritually. It is not specific to any particular ‘dis-ease’ or condition.
This ancient Japanese modality that used to be ‘new age’ and ‘woo-woo’ is now used by hospitals and clinics (The Cleveland Clinic, for one!) for helping post-operative recovery and reducing pain and anxiety!
Even though we are working together at a distance, you will likely experience tingling, warmth, pulsing, emotional swells, or simply relaxation. Your body and energy field will know exactly what to do with the gentle Reiki it receives.
We’ll speak via phone before and after your session. I’ll guide you into a state of allowing, followed by silence as you drop in to the not-knowing that knows and simply receive. Be sure to be hydrated and comfortable for your session. 🙏
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