'More than anything, I love to see people move past the issues that block their happiness and fulfillment in life.'
I have always wanted to see people move past thoughts, beliefs, and emotions that prevent them from finding happiness and fulfillment. Perhaps this is because I spent my life looking for healing for myself.
My passion is to provide a place where people who seek healing can feel safe and cared for, basking in the warmth of being truly seen and heard by another human being.
In my life, I have had to work through symptoms of depression, disassociation, emotional repression, and needing to keep people around me happy. A few years ago, while still working as a medical transcriptionist, I realized how much the subject of healing captivates me, and I decided to pursue this passion. I began a degree in psychology, which was a lot of work but still enjoyable.
Then, some unexpected life events triggered unhealed pain from trauma and flooded me with physical and emotional symptoms. Not only was I experiencing extreme overwhelm, feelings of low self-worth, perfectionism and need for control, lack of autonomy, guilt, shame, rejection, and more surfaced. I could not break free from these old patterns. Back pain and tension headaches increased, and my left eye felt like it had stopped working. This state felt intolerable.
Fortunately, I came across the work of both a reiki healer and a natural vision specialist/body-mind-soul coach who played important roles in my healing journey. I was able to release many years’ of repressed grief and find a real sense of self. I learned how many of my physical symptoms had an emotional or psychological basis.
These practitioners taught me there was another way to live—that is, intuitively, choosing what is in alignment with my heart and my life’s purpose. I soon realized that university had started me on my path, but the constant performance, time, and energy it took were not healthy for me. I had to challenge my own ideas of achievement, while allowing my inner self to direct me to something that would be healthy for me. The path would need to align with my values and my knowledge of the body’s energy and ability to heal itself. As soon as I became willing to receive this message, other, more fulfilling opportunities began to present themselves.
I have since pursued healing modalities that feel in line with my values of listening, acceptance, and healing. I am now certified in Levels I and II of Usui Holy Fire Reiki (energy healing) and provide in-person and distance reiki sessions.
I have also begun first-year training in INside-OWT (IN-OWT) to become a body-mind-soul coach and self-healing mentor. INside-OWT is an inner process that guides individuals to heal as they acknowledge and align with the truths that their body, mind, and soul are speaking.