Below, you will find clear definitions of my claimed specialties, what they are, why they work, and who might benefit the most.
Remember, YOU are the healer. I am simply the guide.
These modalities are integrated into my practice and available to you in your customized healing plan, as well as upon specific request.
Art heals. Make art, not war. Art crosses cultures. Art knows no bounds. Art is a language all humans can speak. Art-making is much more than crafting at the kitchen table with a toddler or even submitting work for a gallery wall, although these are nice visuals to imagine. Art therapy is about the process, not the product, and stimulates the Central Nervous System in ways that talk therapy cannot.
Per the American Art Therapy Association definition, “Art Therapy is an integrative mental health and human services profession that enriches the lives of individuals, families, and communities through active art-making, creative process, applied psychological theory, and human experience within a psychotherapeutic relationship…[it] is used to improve cognitive and sensory-motor functions, foster self-esteem and self-awareness, cultivate emotional resilience, promote insight, enhance social skills, reduce and resolve conflicts and distress, and advance societal and ecological change.”
I believe Art Therapy can be adapted for everyone. I received her Masters in Expressive Therapies at Lesley University and is a Registered Art Therapist in the US.
Reiki is a Japanese form of energy healing, a type of alternative medicine. Reiki practitioners use a technique called palm healing or hands-on healing through which a "universal energy" is said to be transferred through the palms of the practitioner to the client in order to encourage emotional or physical healing. Wikipedia
I received her Master Level 3 Reiki Certification from Swan Michelle at Swan River Yoga in New Orleans, Louisiana. Since the beginning of my training, Reiki has become a way of life which feels imperative to guiding clients to the essence of their Higher Self, the sacred part within each of us that is untouched by trauma & negative core beliefs.
Trauma Resolution Energy Therapy
Trauma Resolution Energy therapy was created by Vann Joines, PhD. It involves a process called "muscle testing" which is our primary way to communicate with our own intuition and bypass cognitive over-thinking. Our bodies hold our truth!
With use of these specific protocols, I can help you navigate healthier boundaries, release parental projections, and even clear ancestral or cultural traumas. Did you know that our DNA can hold trauma on a cellular level for up to 14 generations? Just imagine what you are holding energetically!
"If everything in our material universe is essentially energy, it follows that this holds true for the hardware of our nervous system, the neurochemistry, and even thought and cognition. While therapy can be conducted at more obvious material levels, it is hypothesized that if therapy can be directed precisely at an energy level, it will prove more thorough and immediate in its effects." Fred Gallo, Energy Psychology