Photograph by Abe Goodale
Photograph by Abe Goodale
Photograph by Abe Goodale
Photograph by Abe Goodale
Photograph by Abe Goodale
Photograph by Abe Goodale
Photograph by Abe Goodale
Photograph by Abe Goodale
Photograph by Abe Goodale
Photograph by Abe Goodale
Photograph by Abe Goodale
Photograph by Abe Goodale

Personal Statement

The human psyche has always fascinated me. Since childhood, I queried about how people are the same and different, what makes us tick and why we are here. I was sensitive to other people, highly observant and asked loads of questions. In 2nd grade, I was as enthralled about the first space astronauts as I was about the girl who sat next to me having an epileptic seizure. I wondered about the expansive nature of the universe as well as the extraordinary experiences of individuals. My favorite TV show was "Bewitched". That Elizabeth Montgomery could alter reality had some sense of truth in it that I found intriguing. I started working with special needs people when I was 15 years old as part of my exploration of who, what and why.

In my undergraduate studies in Psychology, I did research in extra sensory perception; I was also introduced to Transcendental Meditation. In the midst of the drug culture of the early 70's, I pondered about the realms of consciousness, about what was possible, where did we have the capacity to go internally or expand to externally? My graduate education introduced me to working with groups, systems, research and needs based program development. As a young mother I explored my own recesses through Holotropic Breathwork, Shamanic Journeying, Yoga and Meditation. I delved into studying Rudolph Steiner, Homeopathy, Midwifery, Women's Process Work and Spirituality. I did marriage and personal therapy, re-evaluation co-counseling and countless weekend workshops in all sorts of spiritual and personal growth areas, then came home to raise my family. Getting healthy through intimacy with my personal history and the territory of my own psyche has been one of the best educational pursuits for helping others do the same. I have diligently used myself as a laboratory for investigation.

On top of this foundation, my independent study of Homeopathy for over 30 years coupled with training at the Barbara Brennan School of Healing prepared me for the work I do in the world today. I continue to be fascinated with people and with helping others to live healthy lives. My clinical work has revealed new terrain that deserves closer examination. I have developed an ability to sink into the consciousness of a person, a belief system, of an illness or of a cell and feel the energetic frequency. When this frequency is sufficiently met with compassion and understanding, space is created. With this space, there is a release, the delusion of separation is contradicted and there is the opportunity for the health under the disturbance to come to the surface. I have some exceptional cases of turning around mental or physical illnesses based on this Homeopathic premise. I want to deepen my wisdom regarding the role and potential of consciousness in healing and be able to not only apply this in my healing practice but also to write about it and teach it. I expect this will support my expertise as a healer, as well as bring my knowledge of healing to the field of consciousness studies.

I am at a place in my life where I am interested in a broader audience. I believe I have something to share, a contribution to make to the field of consciousness. I enjoy writing case studies for the purpose of educating other professionals as well as the public in an attempt to bring wider acceptance to the field of energy healing. I am currently doing research, writing, and have started publishing articles in international journals. I am working toward expanding the norm of treatment of chronic diseases to include energy modalities. I am curious about the effect of woundings in the womb, of how past life karma is brought forth to the present, and about the respective impact on the belief system and thereby the health of individuals. I wonder about the anatomy of consciousness and the nature of the correlation between the hypothalamus, pituitary gland and our spirituality. I want to learn more about the consciousness of mental illness, its relationship to intellectual brilliance, spiritual expansion and auric boundaries. I am also interested in measuring the efficacy of energy healing in specific surgical procedures.

I would like to investigate the historical and philosophical underpinnings of a variety of energy modalities including Homeopathy, Acupuncture, Osteopathy, Meditation, Yoga, Energy Healing and Female Process work, then develop a common, holistic theory base that might subsequently be applicable to a wider range of complimentary and alternative practices. Another project I entertain is to explore the ethics of some of the current medical technical advances. When I work with organ transplant patients or children who have been clinically enabled via artificial insemination or in vitro fertilization, there are energetic consequences that effect the consciousness of the individual. With sufficient research, we may be able to explain such aftereffects and offer reliable precautions or interventions to address the long-term health of these individuals. I would also consider studying how cases of cult abuse, extraterrestrial abduction and other contemporary traumas fit in to our system of diagnosis and treatment. As a result, the field of post traumatic stress disorders may be expanded.

Along with my private practice I have been researching and writing about female authority and gender politics. I co-led a monthly Self Reflective Women's group for many years after having participated in several self analytic study groups for over 20 years under the tutelage of Alexandra Merrill. The process of learning about female authority is a journey inward and at the same time outward; there is a meeting of the duality and polarity of human life as a woman. It is about the development of tools to regain personal authority as women. Personal authority is a constantly renewed understanding of myself, of how and why I operate in the world the way I do. In being with other woman who are like-minded in their pursuit of self understanding and hold a desire within to be as full and authentic as possible in the moment, I see myself reflected in them.

With other women as reflections, I see myself. I begin to understand the difference between what is personally mine via my biography. I learn about what is commonly a feminine theme, a feminine way of being, and with this I take the pressure off myself personally. I learn about how women view the world, what we carry from the past, how we are like our feminine ancestors. I learn in the process of female authority work, what judgments and oppressions women around the world live with. I begin to see the archetypes and the patterns. With this deeper understanding, I begin to have more choices about what beliefs I choose to accept as my own, and which ones I can challenge as imposed on me by others, by the culture and from history or ancestry. As I challenge faulty beliefs that no longer serve me, I peel away the myth of who I am not, or who I think must be, how I think I should think, how to fit in with everyone else and I find a more genuine expression of who I truly am. I raise my consciousness about who I am and who I am not when I partake in the process of this work of female authority.

I am available for lectures, leading groups, and other teaching opportunities.


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