"I have been through many growing pains in my life that have allowed me to step into the supportive work I do with people. When I was a teenager, I had many challenges around self-harm. There was a part of me that needed to be seen and self-harm got me noticed. During that time in my life, my brother was recovering from cancer which had enveloped my parent’s attention for a long time. My parents were busy with his outpatient treatment day in and day out and when he returned home, I needed their attention. I felt alone, unseen, and hurt when they were gone. I needed their attention, and for them to validate my existence, which I felt was ignored during my brother’s crisis.
That time in my life was full of typical teenage emotion, and I continued to self-harm because I needed a physical outlet for the emotional pain, I was in. I was also intrigued by the darker side of life, where the shadows lived. I was curious about death, self-destruction, self-sabotage, anger, and fear. These subjects felt more “real” to me than talk of music, boys, or the next cool party. Growing up I was taught to expect depression, anxiety, OCD, and addiction because they ran in my family. My affinity for the darkness consumed me and scared me at the same time.
In my senior year in high school, I stopped self-harming and began using art to express my shadows. In college, I discovered yoga which started me on a path of discovering my authenticity. Inspired by teachings I found during a yoga class; my journey took me to Colorado where I became a yoga teacher and began an apprenticeship with a Priestess. I had a sense of wanting to build up a variety of offerings besides teaching yoga and was drawn to exploring the “unlearning of self” the program promised. The same part of me that wanted to do something different as a young woman was trying to find a place to belong in the world. My teacher was able to expose me to new and exciting things within the darker realm of which I was curious. I felt a deep sense of connection as a result, I had some beautiful friendships blossom, and I found a piece of myself that belonged to a lineage that was comfortable being spiritually exposed. It also gave me my first glimpse into being able to teach people spiritual healing through a unique program and introduced me to shadow work.
Shadow work then became my life for a while. This path is an ever-deepening spiral of refinement. Where I struggled in the past with motivation, consistency, happiness, and addiction; shadow work has allowed the pieces of the puzzle that did not fit to alchemize in the heart. Now I teach men, women, and teens how to let go of and forgive themselves and their past. I’ve watched clients let go of patterns of addiction, increase their self-confidence, and develop consistent self-care practices to radically redefine their relationship with themselves physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually.
Shadow work continues to be a large part of my life and service. As I continue my own shadow work, I discover more and more of my magic and medicine that wants to be shared with the world. Among these magical services are Be Free Breathwork, Plant Medicine experiences, Yoga, retreats, trainings, and workshops.
The world of plant medicine is vast and abundant. When we begin to understand first and foremost: food is our medicine, we can begin to understand what is meant by the term
"plant medicine. “Throughout the last 10 years, I have been through 2 yoga teacher trainings, been through massage therapy school, began facilitating Be Free Breathwork, completed
3 years of Priestess School, had 2 children, opened a business, completed Shamanic Practitioner Training, began practicing music, started studying mycology, and more. To me, the great synthesizer within all of this has been incorporating the sacred use of medicinal herbs, mushrooms, tinctures, and other plant teachers into my practice.
I am now integrating plant medicine into my existing services. The specific menu available supports our natural immunity, increases our health and wellbeing, soothes the nervous system, and supports our conscious evolution.
I am making the commitment now to REFINEMENT. We are all, always in an ever-unfolding process of refinement. The invitation of a lifetime is to be who you ARE. A lot of times to do that we have to let go of who we are not. My service is to support you in getting out of your own way and to guide you safely into and through deep waters of Trauma, fear, depression, addiction, and self-destructive thoughts, behaviors, and actions. The work we do together is a process of coming home to your-SELF physically, emotionally, mentally, and spiritually.
You can work with me in a number of ways including:
Schedule a FREE consultation
Join the Goddess Council on Facebook
Visit the Dancing With Shadows course page and pick up your copy of the DWS Shadow Workbook
Guide and Personal Reflections Journal
Apply to Breathe: Transformational Breathwork Healing Journey and Facilitator Program
Visit The Be Free Healing Center for Yoga, Breathwork, and other workshops that I facilitate
Attend the next Women's Silent Meditation Retreat
What makes you different from other "Life Coaches"?
Although we will occasionally touch upon lifestyle, goals, and other “life coach- y” things, you have me as a mental, physical, emotional, and spiritual embodiment mentor. We focus on your reality from the inside out, rather than from a surface view. From an organic and spiritual perspective, I help you to look at carefully pushed away shadow aspects of yourself and invite to the surface the authenticity you tucked away there. What that means is that you get a supportive soul sister- meets- on purpose button-pusher mentor. I’m not subtle. You will always get a straight to the point, straight from the heart experience when working with me.
I’m concerned with accessing the darkest places within you, bringing them to the surface, and providing you with practices, processes, and tools that help you honor your shadow as the key to your authenticity. It may not always be comfortable, but you can be sure I will get to the root of what's holding your back. You may uncover some uncomfortable truths, and although I am there to trigger them into your awareness, I am also here to teach you how to love these parts of yourself and support you through the integration process.
What type of personality do you work best with and what is expected of me?
My workshops, products, and programs are created for people who are all in. Those who are wanting to face their fears, traumas, and resistances in order to fully step into themselves. My expectation of you is that you are ready to show up, willing to practice the homework you receive and that you hold yourself accountable for scheduling your sessions and asking for more support when you need it.
My services are created for people who are currently processing and/or experiencing: depression, anxiety, fear, Trauma response, resistance, abandonment issues, low self-esteem, anger, mood swings, low motivation, addiction, loss, grief, sexual trauma/issues.
I also support those who have been through these above things before and are wanting to preempt the cycle and get to the bottom of why these pieces of you keep coming back around.
My preference is to work with adults who have done at least minimal self-work/healing work/mental health therapy before, however, on a case by case basis, I will consider offering first time support for those who feel in very good alignment with the work and have a strong support system.
In the case of teenagers, I will work with those who are needing first-time support and or those who have received any variety of therapeutic services before.
My programs were created for you to put systems in place within a few months (sometimes weeks, sometimes moments) which will eventually lead you to uncover your authentic purpose and passion in life, and to show up more confident than ever! This means no more or shoving your feelings down, ignoring your body, or making yourself smaller in fear of the judgment of others. This means owning your side of the street and opening the door to all the parts of yourself you once thought were unworthy.
I am interested in the ever-deepening practice of self-refinement. I’m known to work best with others who share this interest. I work well with those who share my core value of LOVE, those committed to their physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual wellbeing; those who want to take purposeful steps to let go of trauma, resistance, and fear; and who deeply desire to uncover their authentic – radically confident – passionate, happy selves. You will be expected to take serious and consistent action. No excuses anymore, just a quite different way of thinking, feeling, allowing. You can expect full support while you achieve these incredibly exciting outcomes: authenticity, radical self-love, and unshakable confidence.
For what type of people are your programs NOT going to work?
Please know I’m very selective in who I work with and I cherry-pick my clients, choosing to (gently) turn away people who aren’t suited and who won’t get the results for which they would have signed up for. (It would not be fair to them.)
The programs I offer are NOT for people:
With intense psychological disorders. While I hold you in LOVE, if this is the case for you, it is out of my scope of practice to be able to support you in the best possible way.
Attached to clinical approaches and western models of healing, then I am not the mentor for you.
Experiencing a suicidal crisis. please call 911 or the National Suicide Hotline:: 1-800-273-8255
Who will make excuses for not completing their homework
Who are half in half out.
Who are chronically skeptical?
If you would like to get ready to work together my invitation to you would be to:
Create/Build a support system for yourself. Friends/Family/Therapist
Find a licensed therapist if necessary. I have some wonderful recommendations if you need them.
Join the Goddess Council on Facebook for free tools and community
Go to yoga call, begin a yoga/meditation practice.
Doing these four things can really help you get ready for this work. When you are ready, call me. I will be here when you need me.
Who are your clients?
I work with people wanting to let go of the past and move forward with healthy habits
I work with parents who are desiring to do their own inner work so they can show up clear, playful, and loving with their kids.
I work with men desiring to heal childhood wounds.
I help those who struggle with self-hate, self-judgment, and fear to find more peace within and to love themselves.
I work with those who feel chronically depressed or anxious, find more JOY in their lives.
I work with anyone experiencing mental, physical, emotional, or spiritual discomfort in their lives to create and implement lasting self-care practices.
I work with men who want to soften and feel more fluid emotionally.
I with anyone struggling with their mindset, internal dialogue, and self-talk.
I work with yoga teachers, massage therapists, coaches, healers, and business owners walk their talk and develop a deeper understanding of how to "process" with their clients.
I work with maiden women trying to discover their own path away from what is expected of them.
I work with mothers who are stuck, or uninspired to discover their real passion in life and empower them to make a change.
I work with crone women who are in transition and wanting to redefine their purpose, and rediscover passion.
I work with anyone who's experienced TRAUMA clearly understands their ability to heal themselves and move forward with more compassion.
I work with those wanting to change their lifestyle to include more movement, mindfulness, and healthy habits with consistency.
I help people find a spiritual connection to themselves while breaking through imposed belief systems that no longer serve them.
I work with anyone who feels lost, supporting them in finding their way, path, and purpose.
I support women who struggle with their body image let go of extra weight and implement loving-kindness with food and movement.
I work with teens who struggle with depression develop healthy habits and creative outlets.
I work with teens, who are resistant to traditional "therapy", find solace in alternative support.
I work with teens who struggle with body image, food, and eating disorders process deep complicated feelings and thoughts, and become more comfortable with themselves while developing healthy life-affirming habits.
Does working with you really work?
Yes! The result of our work is your ability to show up for everything that happens in your life without anxiety, fear, or resistance. You will put into place habits and practices that are in true alignment with the most authentic version of yourself mentally, physically, emotionally, and spiritually. You will have a finished result at the end of this program that will allow you to facilitate your own version of shadow work and empower others just like you into facing their fears, and reclaiming their own power, passion, and purpose.
What results can I expect?
You can expect to:
Have HUGE breakthroughs and ah-ha moments
Unlearn negative mental, physical, and emotional habits, patterns, and behaviors
Let go and release trauma in the body, mind, and spirit
Learn how to soothe yourself without the use of self-sabotaging behaviors
Feel empowered & excited about the future
Navigate life’s challenges without fear, anxiety, or resistance
Fall back in love with every part of yourself
Create practices to support your mental, physical, emotional, and spiritual wellbeing
Breakout in Creativity
Vibrate as a loving being, and become truly unconditionally loving with all your relationships (even the most intense ones that normally trigger you)
Develop more compassion for yourself and others
Be clear, concise, and honest in your communication
Create DEEP intimacy and meaning in your personal relationships
Understand how your soul is awakening and developing
End the drama cycles and patterns
Raise your self-esteem and self-confidence
Honor your story and share it with the world
Open your heart and expand into your TRUE being
How to see your relationships as mirrors and open channels for transformation
Gain unshakeable confidence in yourself – (a lot of my clients tell me that is worth the investment alone).
Learn proven techniques for releasing your internal resistance and self-sabotaging behaviors
Develop tools and processes unique to you that offer incredible value to your clients as they are navigating their own shadow
Gain confidence in your ability as a healer, business owner, coach, and leader to help anyone who comes to you for your services.
Awaken your unique authenticity allowing you to stand out from the crowd and become the best in your field.
Can I contact some of your former clients to see what it’s like to work with you?
Yes, I encourage you to! Please go to the Client Testimonials page and read all of them. See which ones you feel drawn to, either because the person has gotten the results you want, or perhaps because that person is in a similar situation. Then feel free to email them and ask what they got from working with me and my programs.
How quickly can I expect results?
That depends on each individual's willingness, time commitment, and desire. Some clients implement all the practices I give them in a very short time frame, sometimes even a few days, or weeks; others have a bit more on their plate and integrate practices more slowly. It also depends on how much inner work you have done already, and how clear you are already about what shadow affects your life.
Sometimes there is a little more prep work involved in the beginning of working together, a little more time to develop foundational practices that lay the foundation. Wherever you are, that's okay. We will meet where you are.
How do I get started with you?
Congratulations on making a decision for Your Self! I’m happy to work with you to achieve your goals. To discover the best way to work together I ask that you book your free call here. We can have a 45min consultation appointment to find if we are a good fit together, and which service(s) are suited to your unique desires.