I am a curious researcher who has learned to heal myself from trauma and physical illness.
I started out like many people with mainstream medical and psychological solutions--pills and psychotherapy. When these therapies proved ineffective for me, I cast a broader net. This included acupuncture, homeopathy, sound healing, meditation, flower essences, massage, Focusing and Wholebody Focusing.
I first learned about Focusing when I was recovering from cancer twenty years ago. I attended several of Ann Weiser Cornell’s “Living with Focusing” workshops. In these workshops, I found the most loving and supportive atmosphere that I had ever encountered and my heart opened. I was introduced to the idea that I could love and accept all of myself just as I was. Wholebody Focusing took me to the next level to help me listen to my body, experience authentic movement and create an continuous space for healing. This has supported my recovery from illnesses and trauma and added a new sense of wholeness.
I received my Wholebody Focusing Training from Karen Whalen and Kevin McEvenue. I received my certification from the International Focusing Institute in 2016. I am a USUI Reiki Roho Master - 3rd Degree and work with flower essences as part of my practice. I specialize in helping clients deepen their ability to communicate with their energetic bodies in order to bring body, mind and spirit into harmony. This happens through connection to energetic forces available to everyone, allowing automatic body movement to emerge without judgement or preconceived expectations, pausing to see what emerges, and welcoming the new wisdom that one’s body shares.
My training includes:
I am also a retired educator who worked with inner city high school youth for 26 years in various capacities.
Fan of women’s scholastic and professional basketball, video and digital artist, tap dancer, chef who only cooks for loved ones
Wholebody Focusing, Flower Essence Remedies or Reiki are not intended to be a substitute for professional medical or mental health diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider regarding any medical or mental health condition.