In times of stress we all have tendencies to leave our bodies, trying to cope with what overwhelms us. My shamanic work provides tools to help individuals discover and make manifest their unique gifts and talents, and practices that help keep us connected to ourselves, mindful of who we are and living in balance.
By empowering ourselves, we develop the ability to reflect our growth and learning, thus giving back to our communities and to the world, at large. Offering an integrated approach that blends the spiritual with the practical, I share strategies for clearing out thoughts and habits that are no longer needed or energy we have taken on that is not ours, then bringing forth elements of ourselves that have been lost due to life’s trauma. With an ever-expanding and time-tested toolbox of techniques to stay fully present – even in the most challenging of times – my work focuses on creating an authentic, contented and fulfilled life.
My shamanic practice draws from my experiences with teachers and tribal traditions including apprenticeships with Lakota, Paiute and Washoe spiritual leaders. I have also studied with Michael Harner and the Foundation for Shamanic Studies, Sandra Ingerman, Angeles Arrien, and Betsy Bergstrom. For more than a decade, I have anchored vision quests for adults as well as young people.