Education/ Trainings

Education/Trainings

 Education and Degrees:

  • MA, California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS), Somatic Psychology
  • BA, University of California at Berkeley, Political Science, International Relations

Trainings, Experience and Continuing Education (CEUs)

  • Hakomi Professional and Advanced Training, post graduate program (2 years)
  • Private Practice San Francisco
  • Center for Somatic Psychotherapy, MFT Trainee, Intern and Associate (3 years)
  • Co -created and facilitated the “Relationship and Intimacy Group” at the Center for Somatic Psychotherapy
  • Sand Play Therapy, Foundations Level 1 Certification
  • Certified Childbirth and Post-partum Doula, Natural Resources (2001)
  • Childbirth Educator and Birth Mentor Training,  Birthing From Within, with Pam England (2001 and 2002)
  • Birth.  My own two homebirths and it has been my profound joy to have attended births for over 10 years;  home, hospital and accidental home births.  As a Spiritual Midwife, I attend the Body and Soul of those passing between the veils in both being born and dying… attending births and deaths has been one of the richest teachings in my life.
  • Death and Dying, I have had the honor and precious gift of attending bedside multiple deaths.  I learned from Hospice and my dear cousin traditional care during this process and more importantly I had the great privilege to be involved daily for weeks with family and act as midwife to the beloved Soul as they transitioned out of this life.
  • FACES Mindfulness Conference (bi-annual attendance, beginning 2009)
  • World School of Massage and Healing Arts (over 500 hours, 1995 and 2005) Curriculum included bodywork, massage, energy work, aromatherapy, nutrition and holistic health, Rebirthing, Holotropic Breathwork, Cranial Sacral Therapy, life coaching skills
  • “Spirituality in Mental Health and Illness:  Trauma, Addiction and Spirituality”  with Stanislov Grof and the Spiritual Emergence Network at CIIS (2000)
  • “Healing the Trauma of War: Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans and Their Families”  -Deep Streams and The Coming Home Project (2006)
  • “The Psychological Impact of War”  with Robert Grants, PhD., Therapists for Social Responsibility (2006)
  • Participant in Restorative Justice and Restitution Project at San Quentin Prison (2005)
  • Psychic Horizons, San Francisco, courses in Meditation, Boundaries, Energy and Intuition (2000)
  • Spiritual Midwifery Mentorship with the late Jeanine Parvati Baker (2001- eternally ongoing in Spirit)
  •  Spiritual Guidance, mentorship and training with Lori Del Mar, Sentient Muse (over 13 years)
  • Personal Studies, Trainings and Adventures in Tantra and Sacred Sexuality with Charles Muir & Leah Alchin of  Source School of Tantra, and TJ Bartel, Jacob Laren of Soul-Gaze, Ellen & David Ramsdale and Margot Anand
  • An Ordained Priestess with the 13 Moon Mystery School and Ariel Spilsbury 
  • Have participated in and facilitated sacred and nourishing women’s circles for over 25 years
  • Regularly hold and lead ritual and ceremony individually and lead groups as a part of my Spiritual practice in honoring and living in harmony with the Goddess and the rhythms of Nature
  • Rainforest Plant Medicine studies, Ix-Chel in Belize (1995)
  • Foreign Exchange Student in France (1987)

In Eternal Gratitude…

I honor and offer a special acknowledgement to all of my incredible Mentors, Healers, Muses, Lovers, Teachers and Guides both in the physical and spiritual realms… I love doing my work in the world with the solid energy and support of so much love, wisdom, encouragement behind me.  Thank you…

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Blessed Be~