Experiencing the unknown in relationship to my health and future, struggling with my interactions with physicians, the medical-industrial complex, my own diminished abilities, and the uncertainty of what the future may bring. From these experiences I have learned and am still learning how to live with my own "new normal" which includes and not only coming out the other side of illness and physical changes but, beginning a new way of viewing health, including my own health and future.
After experiencing multiple life changing diagnoses, which includes four cancer diagnoses and advanced osteoporosis, I expanded my practice to include assisting others in maneuvering through a serious health condition, making changes in their lives, and learning to live with the changes that can accompany a serious or chronic illness. With these outcomes in mind, a colleague and I continue to develop workshops and presentations for individuals that have been diagnosed with a variety of serious illnesses, ranging from cancer, heart disease, autoimmune diseases, and chronic illnesses. I am also an End of Life Coach or Death Doula.
I began my exploration of spiritual development 50 years ago, at the age of 10. Since then I have been involved in the personal development and the spiritual movement. This was accomplished through attending classes, workshops, and selected readings that include Maurice Nicoll, Gurdjieff, Charles Tart, Starhawk, and others. Also during that time, I trained with various people and organizations, including Cat Wilson, Rich Aanrich, Helen Palmer, the Berkeley Psychic Institute, and many others. I have taught various classes in, meditation, Tarot, self–hypnosis, and NLP. I have also assisted in teaching hypnosis, Neuro-Linguistic Programming, and Coaching with Cat Wilson. Together, we created a pediatric coaching course for fellow coaches, teachers, and parents.
I am a NGH (National Guild of Hypnotists) certified hypnotherapist, Master Neuro-Linguistic Programming Practitioner, and Board Certified Coach with an emphasis on transitional and transpersonal coaching. I belong to various local and national professional organizations.
In the past two years, I have trained as a PeopleMap trainer and Leadership Coach in order to expand my practice to include assisting individuals and organizations develop employees through training that will develop their abilities to work together and understand themselves.
My mission is to assist others through transitions and help them realize their potential, improve their lives, and become more empowered as they learn the steps to the dance of their unique life situation. To this end, I offer my services on a sliding scale for low-income clients.
As a coach, former career technical educator, employment coach, and group facilitator I have assisted numerous individuals with job seeking skills, creating business plans, and developing leadership skills along with helping clients, friends, and family with life changing transitions.