I get asked frequently, “What is a Holistic Healer and Mentor?”
I get it, in an era where anyone with an internet connection can create a job and a title for themselves, it leaves many of us wary and skeptical. The truth is, there aren’t titles or labels or terms to adequately describe me and the work I do or to convey the breadth and depth of passion and experience I bring to each of my clients.
I am a mystic, shadow worker, catalyst, writer, teacher, intuitive, empath, sensitive, healer, lover, daughter, sister, wife, medicine woman, priestess, shaman, plant whisperer, alchemist, witch, and so much more. However, for the purposes of simplicity and piquing your interest in a manner that can be more easily received, Holistic Healer + Mentor will suffice.
My purpose is activating the sensitive soul.
A guide is somebody who has experience on a certain path, and that’s what I am for you. It’s that simple. I am deeply passionate about cultivating the tools necessary to live authentically, vibrantly, and shamelessly as a sensitive soul. The tools that support us on all levels (physically, emotionally, mentally, and spiritually). The tools that empower us to be our own healers, coaches, and guides. And, I am completely committed to sharing these with you.
So what do I mean by Holistic Healer + Mentor?
“Holistic,” while a buzzword, is a concept about which I am incredibly passionate. To look at something holistically is to view it in its entirety wherein each part is given equal attention, focus, and analysis. In healing our bodies, addressing symptoms as if they’re the “problem” reduces our interwoven parts to separate pieces. However, nothing is separate! Struggling with finding purpose in your life? That’s just a symptom yet again and not the actual root of the challenge you’re experiencing.
It’s my mission and my role as a Holistic Healer + Mentor with my unique, broad background, expertise, tools, resources, education, etc. to guide you towards being a more integrated being. It’s my mission and my passion to help you see that the dis-ease you’re experiencing in your body is actually linked to the toxic and dysfunctional childhood you endured, for example.
Remembering Your Magic
As a Holistic Healer + Mentor, I bring a magical, potent medicine bag to you, sensitive soul! I am here to help you remember how to honor and trust your body, live in alignment with Nature and seasonal flow, befriend and respect your subtle energies, and ultimately transmute your core wound into purpose and gifts!
I guide you in integrating and healing all aspects of your being – physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual. With my background in extensive studies on the physical body, health, subtle energy, and plant medicine, and more, I use the body as an entry point and canvas. Through beginning to understand and feel that the “subtle creates the gross,” you become more empowered and sovereign and able to see the interconnected nature of your being. You live in a more holistic way. You stop fixating on the surface, physical challenges and broaden your perspective. You see how and why other systems in your life are not bringing you closer towards peace, grace, health, and joy, and together we intuitively course correct. Your shadows become your treasures. Your sensitive becomes your superpower.
My highest passion in the realm of transformation is reminding you of your own innate power to heal through seeing and accepting what currently is happening for you on the physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual level. My highest purpose is activating the sensitive soul.
As a Holistic Healer + Mentor, I am your biggest cheerleader and will love you with the ferocity of a Mama Wolf (an affectionate nickname given to me by a client). This means nothing gets past me, I won’t cosign your bullshit, and every aspect of your being and your life must be evaluated. It means we will courageously navigate the depths of your own personal underworld to harvest the wisdom from your shadows so that your sensitive, tender light shines more brightly.
Physical healing, emotional body fluidity, mindset shifts, eradicating limiting beliefs, de-shaming, deepening into your spiritual world, embodying Earth wisdom, navigating life’s challenges, creating sustainable change, experiencing more meaningful relationships, living your purpose, and so much more are what a Holistic Healer + Mentor can help you discover.
I help you receive the vision you truly hold for yourself and your life. I help you break through any illusions of doubt or stories to give yourself permission to create that life to embody your ideal self. I help you bridge the gap between who you currently are and who you’re becoming. I am right there with you, walking beside you and am fiercely dedicated to walking my talk, as well. I’ve been where you are and can help you reclaim your own unique vision and voice.
What does it take to be a Holistic Healer + Mentor?
I’m often asked what the difference is between therapy and coaching. There are many! In the simplest nutshell, coaching isn’t regulated and doesn’t require licensing, degrees, or training to claim the title. This is both a blessing and a curse! As I mentioned above, anybody with an internet connection can get online and call themselves anything they want, so you’re bound to get a lot of people out there making claims and promises they’re unable to deliver. At the same time, I’m not one to believe in somebody’s authority just because they have fancy degrees. Having credentials, like certificates, degrees, or even a PhD, doesn’t mean that you have what it takes to truly help people.
Therapy requires higher education and licensing and continued education. Therapy tends to be very retrospectively and emotionally focused. While coaching and mentoring does look to the past and offers emotional support, much is geared towards claiming radical self-responsibility for the present and working towards creating the future. It supports you in leveraging the gifts you possess – right here and now, sensitive soul!
While I don’t subscribe to the credentialist view of the world, I do love learning! Like, a lot. I’m always studying and adding new sets of skills, experience, and knowledge to my repertoire.
I earned a Masters degree in Nutrition and Integrative Health from Maryland University of Integrative Health. I’ve earned a Registered Yoga Teacher certification. I’ve studied with leading experts in the fields of shame and trauma. I’m a certified Flower Essence therapist, Energy Healer, and lifelong student of herbalism, just to name a few.
I study and learn because not only am I passionately obsessed with your process, I am also dedicated daily to my own! I truly walk my talk. I’m passionate about sharing all of this with you. The real proof of my qualifications isn’t in any degree or certification, it’s in the impact that I’ve had on my clients lives. Stop by the Testimonials page to see what these awesome people have to say about their experiences.
Additionally coaches and mentors, such as myself, tend to have additional areas of expertise they bring to the table, such as integrative health, energy healing, plant medicine, and more. Both are invaluable and both have their time and place for us on our paths. How blessed are we to live in a time where so many options are available to us! Bottom line: working with a Holistic Healer + Mentor or a therapist can be incredibly beneficial, sensitive soul.