My healing journey began in 1996 after a rather spontaneous spiritual awakening which completely turned my life upside down and initiated my conscious spiritual path. My journey lead me throughout the world studying healing and spirituality through different cultures; from living in India for 6 months when I was 21 to being fully immersed for several years in non-dual wisdom teachings; living two years in John of God's healing center in central Brazil to being 'adopted' by a family of healers in a Peruvian indigenous tribe called the Q'ero. I have spent time in retreat and in monastic environments in Spain and Italy. For the past nine years, I have taken a yearly pilgrimage to Peru.I also bring groups to Peru to participate in life-changing initiations and ceremonies with highly respected Q'ero healers in sacred sites throughout Peru and Bolivia. These pilgrimages are designed to help us awaken and nurture the ancient wisdom of our souls. Indigenous wisdom teachings and ceremonies help us rediscover how to live in right relationship with nature and deepen our intimacy with ourselves, our bodies, our families and all of our relations.
For almost two decades, I have been graced to receive much deep support in form of training and guidance from many incredible mentors, all over the world. I have also been incredibly blessed to extend healing support to thousands of people. I have received over 3000 hours of training in a wide rage of healing and psycho-spiritual modalities and practices. I am a licensed massage therapist and have received certification in healing modalities including including cranial-sacral, body-centered therapy, somatic psycho-spiritual integration, expressive arts therapy, gestalt therapy, shadow work, hypnosis, NLP, massage, energy healing and many other trauma informed healing interventions. I am a Certified Trauma Practitioner (CTP) with the National Institute for trauma and loss in children, adolescents and teens. These programs focus on the psycho-physiology of trauma and structured sensory interventions and expressive arts therapy for children, adolescents and adults.
My own deep healing journey through loss and trauma has evoked deep compassion in working with others. It has also birthed unique skills and a deeply intuitive understanding of how to be in an intimate relationship with the disowned and grieving parts of our soul. It is my living experience that our wounds can be the source of our deepest wisdom as we learn how to establish an intimate and protective relationship towards these marginalized places within us. Or as Rumi writes, "The wound is the place where the Light enters you."
It is my deepest honor to come together in a safe healing space with others and the healing alchemy that happens in this exchange. I hold each session, meeting and gathering in deep respect knowing that the true healer and the deepest source of guidance, inspiration, resources and support is alive within you.
I have a deep passion for service work. My main passions and skills include trauma informed bodywork to help survivors heal from PTSD, narcissistic abuse, sexual abuse and assault. I have a strong alliance with SART (Sexual Assault Response Team) who offers free services to victims of sexual abuse and assault. I am on the Board of Directors for Shine a Light, an annual fundraising event for anti-sex trafficking organizations. I also collaborate with other non-profit organizations who offer free resources to sexual assault victims. I love being a part of community building to create strong networks of support in service to the voiceless.
I love taking long walks in nature with no structured time but where I can walk slowly, taking time to commune with the trees, the water and take in the sounds of nature. I am grateful to many friends, family and loved ones that I have in my life. I love immersing myself in writings of Christian mystics and mysticism, Carl Jung, alchemy, healing and the wisdom of the earth. I love attending ceremonies, celebrating the natural world, writing, dancing, traveling to Peru and other countries, my morning cup of tea and sacred heart practices.
I enjoy writing. I was a blogger for the Huffington Post. I like to journal about overlooked stories of human hardships that glisten with wisdom, inspiration and hope. I love writing about the life of soul and the mythos that awakens us to the deep wisdom that lives within us . You can read my blogs here. You can also see my published work on other blogging forms like One Magazine, Positively Positive and Elephant Journal. I am currently completing my first non-fiction autobiographical book.