I feel joy when I am in nature, connecting with others in a way that resonates with me, being with my dog, and learning! I love learning about health, food, psychology and home design. My wish is to provide excellent, seasoned skill in the gentle facilitation of people's inherent capacity to renew greater physical, emotional, mental and spiritual vitality so presenting issues can be successfully addressed. I see the world moving into greater peace by greater inner peace being established within each one of us. I believe healing is the cultivation of one's spirit regardless of what one's journey or spiritual beliefs may be. I am interested in what my experiences are meant to teach me. I am sensitive so I see, feel and reflect to people what I witness within them. One of the greatest gifts I have gotten in life is the trust clients have given me. As a result I am even more dedicated to working with deep reverence and gentleness making sure my clients are the ones who control the healing process I am facilitating with them. My wish is to help facilitate the manifestation of joyful, purposeful living beings of vitality consciously creating a world community of peaceful collaboration.
I have worked in the field of nutrition, personal development, and counselling since 1989. I started as a Nutritional Consultant at WIC in Missoula, MT. I went on to create programs of rehabilitation for children and adults with mental and physical disabilities. I then worked as a counselor in the Rader Institute in Auburn, WA helping patients resolve eating disorders. In 1993 I opened a private practice as a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Renton, WA. Through my research and practice I went on to developed holistic methods for resolving generational trauma, chronic illness, eating disorders and physical injuries. I have given many talks on mental health, eating disorders, marriage enrichment, nutrition and raw food preparation through-out the Seattle area as well as teaching Yi Ren Qigong at Bastyr University.
I have a Diploma from Bastyr University/ Leadership Institute of Seattle (LIOS), with a Master of Arts degree in Applied Behavioral Science and a Systems Counseling concentration. With the Systems Counseling concentration I specialized in facilitating health in family and corporate systems as well as marital and individual counseling. I hold a BA in Psychology from the University of Montana. My ability to facilitate healing grew from over 42 years of personal work, 36 years of research and training in food-based wellness, 30 years of one-on-one work with clients, my development of psychological and energetic healing modalities and trainings in many different forms of healing. Some of my additional trainings are: Thought Field Therapy, Hypnotherapy, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, Prenatal and Birth Trauma, Holographic Memory Release, Animal and Nature Assisted Therapy, Constellation Therapy, Yoga Therapy, Yi Ren Qigong, Art Therapy, Executive Coaching, Self Regulation Therapy, Aromatherapy, Nutrition, Raw Food Chef Training, Herbology, Quantum Medicine, and Homeopathy.
In my practice I primarily facilitate Individual Counseling, Couple Counseling, Family Counseling, Generational Trauma Resolve, Physical Illness & Injury Resolve, Chronic Pain & Illness Resolve, Trauma & Shock Resolve, Life Coaching, Career Coaching, Corporate Coaching, Nutritional Coaching, Raw Food Preparation, Constellation Therapy, and Yi Ren Qigong. I also facilitate workshops that combine these skills with the power of group synergy.
I specialize in accessing the cellular level of body memory and the neurobiology in which trauma encodes. I use integrative somatic and energetic approaches to diminish excess activation in the nervous system, resolving developmental and generational shock and trauma which is the foundation of all illness and dysfunction. I use nutritional wisdom to support the brain and body's new state of regulation and repair which is activated during this process.
Often people are searching, hurting and yearning for for what I provide and no one even knows it. If you have any sense I can help someone please help them in their journey with a referral. It also helps me to be of services doing what I love to do and being in the joy of one of my purposes here.