Like so many in this field, I came to this work through my own suffering. From a very young age, I struggled with what well-meaning doctors labeled as "depression." I never liked being labeled. I never liked being analyzed. I felt as if something was wrong with me, and so did everyone else. I tried everything that I and my family could think of to "fix" me. I did endless hours of therapy, tried various medications, went to support groups, read self-help books, went to personal growth seminars, and practiced "living in the now," to name but a few strategies. These were all life-altering, amazing experiences, and yet I still suffered.
I was first attracted to Quantum-Touch® and my other main modalities because with these approaches, the focus is not on what was wrong with anyone. The focus is on what is right. It is such a relief to be truly seen as the one underneath all the despair and suffering, the one who has an amazing ability to heal your own heart, mind, soul, and body. Through this work, I have come to realize that the keys to my own healing are inside of me. So "through my own wounding," as my teachers say, I now offer to support others on their own healing journey. I create a safe, compassionate, non-judgmental space where you are free to explore the connection between your body, mind, and spirit.
As for the formalities, I regularly combine three main modalities in my sessions: Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy (BCST), Polarity Therapy, and Quantum-Touch®. My main modality and specialty is Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy (BCST). I studied BCST at the Colorado School of Energy Studies (700 hours) in Boulder, Colorado. At the same school in Boulder, I also completed my training in Polarity Therapy (120 hours). On the island of Kauai, I completed my practitioner training in Quantum-Touch® (160 hours). Other modalities I sometimes integrate into sessions include Zen Shiatsu and Massage Therapy. I am a graduate of the 1000-hour program at the Boulder College of Massage Therapy, am a licensed massage therapist in the state of Hawaii, and am certified in Zen Shiatsu (200 hours). I integrate and weave together all these modalities into my sessions as needed or per request. I have also taken an advanced training in using BCST with infants, and I have experience as both an intern and volunteer with various Hospice organizations (including currently at Kauai Hospice).I look forward to being a part of your journey!