Professionally I am an Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) practitioner and coach, tapping with people to help them in various ways since 2002 and certified since 2006; I obtained additional certification in 2022 as an Energy Psychology Coach. I am passionate about health, wellness, and helping others find their own personal path into their greatest possible place of wellbeing, joy, and personal success. I also have a Master's in Nursing and have practiced as a registered nurse from 1992 to 1996, and then a certified nurse midwife and women's health nurse practitioner from 1996 to present. Coaching and helping people navigate life's landscape is an integral part of those professions and I use EFT to help clients through stresses and fears as needed in that setting as well. Over the years I have become increasingly aware that standard Western medicine as it is currently practiced, is lacking in its ability to provide people with the tools to help them navigate our increasingly complex world, emotionally, psychologically or physically--it cannot give them the tools to be truly and sustainably "well", and creates an unhealthy dependency on the very system it is. Emotional Freedom Technique (one of the many "Energy Psychology Techniques") is one of the tools that can help fill the gaps of Western based health care practices and give individuals a bridge to get from where the are to where where they want to be. It is simple, accessible and able to be used successfully by you on your own once learned, helping to restore a sense of independence, vibrancy and confidence to many through that. There are times when even well seasoned practitioners seek coaches to help navigate the internal and often subconscious landscapes and move forward more effectively; but knowing and using these techniques on your own, once you feel adept, will help you navigate much of the "stuff" that comes up along the way, more comfortably and successfully. Emotional Freedom Technique has been extensively researched and has multiple published articles demonstrating its effectiveness...which appeals to the scientist side of me.
What is my specialty? As a divine and wise woman whom I am acquainted with once said to me, "my niche is working with people who want to work with me"! If we meet, you are interested and the fit feels right, then let's work together. If not, I can help guide you to other practitioners, or other modalities if desired. Honoring you and your current experience, our healing space, and helping your find your individual path through your unique "woods" is what is most important to me. "Your story matters", is one of my favorite art plaques in one of my patient exam rooms...it matters a lot and I would love to hear yours and see what I can do to to help you make it even better! Helping people to heal that which most needs healed, and be their own personal best as a whole being, in the way that feels best to them, is my deepest passion.
Personally, I am a daughter, sister, mother and grandmother (and rather gratefully, joyously, passionate about these things as well); part of delightful, individualistic, and generally unconditionally loving family, whom I am very close to and enjoy spending time with. They are a source of joy and activity...and sometimes quizzical entertainment, providing occasions for me to tap for myself from time to time, as all families and relationships do! I share my home with my cats, and miss my dear wolf-hound cross Kismet who died about a month before turning 17. My Zen spaces are the forest, clear mountain streams and glassy high lakes, and pristine ocean beaches; it is the deep forest spaces, as undisturbed as possible, that are where I go to find and heal my soul when it needs that. At home I find a those Zen places in my kitchen and garden when home, or when I am writing, reading, researching, and exploring science and spirituality (simultaneously). I have a seemingly inborn passion for personal and interpersonal growth, for introspection, and with regard to understanding nutritional and lifestyle impacts on health and wellbeing, as well as energy and alternative healing practices, spirituality (in the broad sense of that term), our interconnectedness with each other and our greater world, and how our interface with nature and the natural world impacts our wellbeing. Understanding how all these things come together to create wellness or dis-ease has been a ceaseless source of curiosity, passion and learning for me. I am also rather fond of abandoned and joyous gatherings with friends and families full of laughter, hugs, good food, and spontaneous live music. Nutritional research and food as medicine, wild medicines, and "energy healing" have been passions of mine for as long as I can recall, even as a youngster. I love this Planet we live on dearly as well as her inhabitants, and do my best to be a conscious "earth keeper". I came to energy healing from some inner sense of vague knowing, fueled by personal and family health needs that Western medicine could not explain or help with, other than to assign names describing sets of symptoms and repeatedly throw ineffective medications at, or simply shrug on occasion and try sending us on to someone in another specialty who was no better equipped to actually help. Someone eventually mentioned we should see an alternative healer, we did and a whole world of understanding and healing opened up...eventually leading me to here at this time. Such is the surface of the river that houses this soul--or the shell of the acorn, if you will....
We are all at our 'own spot' on these individual journeys we are on. I honor you where you are at, just as you are. I am not here to change you, but to help you find the self that you are searching for, to connect you to your own inner guide and help you get the other stuff out of the way, if you will. I look forward to hearing your story, to introducing ourselves and to introducing you to the process and EFT, giving you a tool for self-help and healing in that process. Contact me to schedule a no charge consultation meeting by phone or Zoom now.
There is no obligation or implied commitment to scheduling an introductory consultation. All EFT coaching sessions are conducted professionally and with complete confidentiality, in compliance with standards of professional (and personal) ethics and HIPAA regulations.