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 am passionate about health, wellness, and helping others find their own personal path into their greatest possible place of wellbeing and joy. I 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. Over the years I have felt progressively that standard Western medicine-based healthcare is lacking in its ability to provide people with the tools to help them navigate our increasingly complex world both emotionally and physically or give them the tools to be truly and sustainably "well". In some ways it seems to actually promote a disconnect between the person and their innate inner wisdom and awareness of the whole, as well as the interconnectedness of us to everything else that surrounds us. We are gradually making headway to change that, but it is slow progress. Emotional Freedom Technique (one of the many "Energy Psychology Techniques") is one of the tools that can help fill this gap. It is simple, accessible and able to be used successfully by you on your own as well once learned (though even well practiced EFT practitioners often seek guidance from other practitioners as there is benefit to that as well, which I am happy to address in conversation if you wish). 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 as 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. Helping people to heal and be their own personal best as a whole being, in the way that feels best to them, is my passion.
I look forward to hearing from you so that I can introduce you to this amazing process and potential tool for self-help and healing. Schedule a consultation now. This can include a brief introductory session of EFT if you are new to EFT or simply want to experience working with me before scheduling an EFT appointment. I would be honored to help you navigate your inner landscapes to achieve healing including increased physical and emotional comfort, balance and growth.
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.
If you wish to know more about me on a more personal level, I am 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 a couple of feline companions, and recently lost my longtime canine companion, who passed away at 17 years of age. I find my Zen spaces in my garden and kitchen when at home, and even more so in the forests and wilds at large. I love to be next to nature, in the "wilds" and seldom touched spaces whenever I can and these places are where I go to heal myself, when I am not tapping, or when I wish to accelerate the tapping for that matter. Being surround and grounded by nature allows me personally to go deeper and more effectively into that centered, receptive, and healing space for myself. Both the mountains and the sea have particular draw for me, though 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...hence my practice name. I also have a seemingly inborn passion for personal and interpersonal growth; as well as research and writing--in general for introspection; and also particular to nutritional and lifestyle/activity impacts on health and wellbeing, 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 believe in the importance of sustainable and "green" living and try to do my part and continue to improve that part as I go.
I realize we are all at our 'own spot' on these individual journeys we are on, and 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.