What I do:
Emotional acupuncture (without the needles!) is the simplest description of what I do. Energy Therapy Practitioner is an all-in-one title that encompasses certified Emotion Code Practitioner, Reiki Master Teacher, EFT (or Tapping) Practitioner, Ordained Minister of Holistic Healing, and Yoga Teacher. I also have a Bachelor’s degree in Biology. I specialize in the mind-body connection and I work with people to release negative emotions and past traumas by tapping into the body’s energetic meridian system. These negative energies often result in emotional and physical symptoms that make our lives more difficult. Releasing these negative emotions and neutralizing past traumas allows the body to achieve a state of balance where happiness and wellness flourish.
My daughter once overheard me attempting to describe my work to a group of adults. She said, “It’s not so complicated. You help other people heal their feelings.” And there you have it, simple and honest.
As a practitioner, I am practical and down to earth. I am not the out-there-in-the-atmosphere New Age type. My philosophy is that no one makes it through unscathed and everyone has emotional baggage. So let’s identify that baggage and release it so you can shine!
Who I am:
I am intuitive, free-spirited, creative, independent, passionate, soft-hearted, a yogini, a bit of a bohemian, a wife, a mother, and the resident cooking goddess. I was lucky enough to grow up in a small town in Maine and I am still a country kid at heart who grows vegetables and flowers and misses the sound of peeping frogs on summer nights. I like the color pink, polished toenails, toe rings, hoop earrings, and pretty things. I am an Aries with a Pisces moon and Taurus rising. I am an ENFP – which explains why I felt so constrained during my post-baccalaureate stint in the corporate world. I have been sensitive to the energetic vibrations of other people as far back as I can remember and that unique gift led me naturally to do this healing work. One last factoid: I am a cat person. If you’re a cat person too, or if you’d like a dose of major cuteness, check out my photo gallery of cherished kitty cats I have loved. Cat Pics
Why I Do What I Do
Long story short: I had a chronic illness. Dumping old emotional baggage and clearing the energetic and emotional factors underlying the illness was the ultimate key that allowed me to finally heal completely to the core. That path of self-healing led me to see energy therapy as my calling. Now I guide others through the same process.
Slightly longer story: My life was completely derailed by chronic Lyme disease (plus co-infections) that raged misdiagnosed for over 3 years. Proper diagnosis was the start of an arduous journey that involved piecing together the complex puzzle of my body, spending a fortune on things that didn’t work, occasionally finding things that helped, and an unpleasant healing pattern of three steps forward and two steps back. Integrative and alternative treatment brought me 75% – 80% back to my former self, but no further. Lyme and recurring Epstein Barr Virus hunkered down and refused to leave.
Holistic practitioners agree that chronic illness has underlying emotional components. I was a yoga teacher and well-versed in mind/body/spirit interconnectedness, yet I was slow to recognize the patterns in myself. I’d like to say I accepted it with grace, but no, I beat myself up a little bit more for the ways in which I’d unknowingly contributed to illness, the ways in which illness had served me.
Then came an epiphany: I had the ability to actually do something about it! I continued to supplement my body and support my immune system. Using the Emotion Code, Reiki, EFT, and a few other techniques, I uncovered and addressed the underlying issues, one by one. Some of the work I did on my own, but I worked with an energy therapy practitioner to get through the heaviest stuff. I went through professional training to deepen my healing skills, and I came to see energy therapy as my calling. I can’t go so far as to say that Lyme disease was a gift, but I definitely see how illness was a necessary step, leading me to where God and The Universe ultimately intended.