One of the most powerful parts of my journey has been a fundamental realization of my own natural, intuitive healing abilities. For myself. Raised in a very westernized medical family (my mom was an ER and surgical registered nurse, my grandmother was a licensed practical nurse and caregiver) I grew up very aware of how our bodies “worked” in the allopathic world. When I was in my early 20’s for a period of time I trained and worked as an Advanced First Aid and CPR instructor for a ski patrol. I was comfortable around “body things” and learned a remarkable amount by simply paying attention whenever I had an experience in our medical system.
When I was 24 years old and working as an administrator in a health care system, I had an experience where I “knew” something about my body and what it was telling me that felt markedly different from what my medical providers were telling me. “It’s your appendix” my voice said, over and over. “It can’t be your appendix, it’s in the wrong region. It’s cancer” they said, over and over. Long story short: during the exploratory surgical intervention to check, it was discovered my appendix had ruptured and that my body was actually healing itself naturally from the inside. My presenting issues had been related to my appendix all along. Apparently this happens in a small percentage of patients. (Generally, if your appendix ruptures it’s a very serious state of affairs and you need immediate medical attention.) Because my situation didn’t present itself as urgent in the usual sense, the diagnosis of a ruptured appendix wasn’t even considered. I remember having a very tense conversation with a radiologist that knew me well. He was adamant it could not be my appendix. I kept telling him it was, because somehow, someplace deep inside me, I “knew.” Afterwards, he apologized, “Your condition taught me a very valuable lesson–I need to really listen to my patients and seriously consider what they tell me.”
This experience started me on a journey. I chose to learn to listen more deeply to my inner “body voice” and to learn everything I could about healing and healing practices for the body/mind/soul that appealed to me. That I could practice on my own. Along the way, I’ve experienced and practiced in a variety of areas: flower essences and oils, gemstone therapies, tarot, shamanic practices, writing as healing practice, drumming, singing, and chanting. Writing as a way of healing. Movement. Walking. Meditation.
I’m not a licensed medical provider. I’m not going to cure you. I don’t make promises. I don’t want to. What interests me are coaching conversations with individuals who’d like to learn to listen to their own inner voices and explore and learn and experience different self-healing practices. If working together in this way interests or intrigues you, please complete the form below and I’ll be in touch.