When I began college I had no preconceived ideas about what I would study, but psychology spoke to me and in addition to my coursework and training to become an elementary school teacher, I declared psych as my major. After graduation, I discarded the idea of becoming a teacher and instead headed full throttle into the corporate world for 40 years, the last of 20 of which were at Gartner as Vice President, Executive Programs. I took a detour for several of those years as an interior designer but ultimately, returned to my corporate career. I was focused on some elusive goal as I climbed – and for a long while, my achievements fueled me.
Around 2007, feeling unhappy and knowing that something was missing, I embarked on a focused spiritual path to explore and experience my True Nature--beyond and before all conditioning. I remain ever grateful to my teachers, amongst whom are Adyashanti, Eckhart Tolle, Byron Katie and Mukti, all of whom I still follow. As a result of my spiritual studies and practices, while I still enjoyed my corporate career, my identity was no longer tied to it.
Then, in 2012, my world changed dramatically when my husband died suddenly and unexpectedly. As I moved through profound and sometimes debilitating, jagged grief, I gradually became interested in exploring many new areas and meeting many new people. I studied Continuum Movement, became interested in energetic healing modalities, and became certified as a Reconnective Healing practitioner and Reiki Master. While I remained centered in my spirituality, and am still so, it was firmly and directly, suggested to me that I needed to become grounded in my body and was pointed to Core Energetics. I attended a Core introductory course and from then on, I was totally in love and hooked. I felt my energy literally, physically, move and shift. I felt freedom I had never felt and experienced deep and meaningful connections. Here was a place that I could be authentic and bring every part of me, where I could be held and met. And the instructor was so alive and authentic! It was nothing I had ever experienced, and oh, so thrilling. I had experienced talk therapy before, but this went to places that my mind wasn't aware of and could never possibly go. It was my body leading and teaching me, healing me. As I took deeper and deeper dives into the innate intelligence and wisdom of my own body and saw the same in my classmates, I witnessed their transformations as well as mine. I left my corporate career three months after I began training to become a Core Energetics Certified Practitioner.
To see my clients’ transformations and to listen to them recount the impact of our work on their lives is incredibly fulfilling. I have experienced the transforming power of this body-centered therapeutic modality on myself, friends and clients and I am inordinately passionate about bringing this to others.
I honor you in love and light,
Education and Studies
BA, Psychology, California State University, Fullerton
Institute of Core Energetics, New York, NY, Practitioner-in-training, grad. June 2019
Certified Reconnective Healing Practitioner
Certified Reiki Master
Ordained minister in the Order of Melchizidek
United States Association for Body Psychotherapy
Energy Medicine Professional Association
International Pathwork Organization