Background and Inspiration for this Work
A near-death experience when I drowned at 5 years old inspired a spiritual openness within me that has persisted throughout my lifetime. I hold a BS in medical technology and worked as a medical technologist in clinical laboratories for a little over 30 years, yet I yearned to work with people more directly and deeply in a healing capacity. After reading Dr. Michael Newton's "Journey of Souls" and "Destiny of Souls," many years ago, I knew that I had to learn how to conduct Life Between Lives® hypnotherapy sessions- it was a calling! In 2013 I trained for trans-personal hypnotherapy and past life and regression therapy with Paul Aurand, MHt, of Holistic Healing Center, NYC, NY. I am an IACT certified hypnotherapist. Seeking a strong foundation for this work, I earned an MS in clinical mental health counseling from the University of Southern Maine and am a National Certified Counselor. After practicing Reiki for 13 years, I completed a yearlong apprenticeship with Patricia Keene and became a Traditional Usui Reiki Master/Teacher. Fulfilling my heart's dream, I trained with The Newton Institute and am certified as a Life Between Lives (LBL)® therapist. I apprenticed as a sound healing practitioner with Kalee Coombs of Vibrations of Joy and offer elements of sound in sessions, as well as aromatherapy, using doTerra pure essential oils, and crystal/mineral therapy. I am currently the chief editor of The Newton Institute's "Stories of the Afterlife" quarterly journal.
“During our lives all of us will experience opportunities for change which involve risk. These occasions may come at inconvenient times. We may not act upon them, but the challenge is there for us. The purpose of reincarnation is the exercise of free will. Without this ability, we would be impotent creatures indeed.”
― Michael Newton, Journey Of Souls
IACT certified hypnotherapist (CHt), past life and regression therapist (PLRt), Life Between Lives therapist ® (LBLt), certified Reiki master/teacher (CRMT), MS Clinical Mental Health Counseling, (NCC)
Hypnotherapy and Reiki Practice
I have operated a home hypnotherapy practice in West Baldwin, Maine since May 2014 where I have practiced transpersonal hypnotherapy, past life and regression therapy, and Reiki. I trained with The Newton Institute in August of 2016 and have since been conducting Life Between Lives ® sessions, becoming fully certified in 2017. I have a home practice during the colder months in Tucson, Arizona.
Traditional Usui Reiki Master/Teacher (CRMT)
I have been certified in Reiki I since 2001. Later in 2006, I certified in Reiki II. I taught Traditional Usui Reiki I and II classes as part of my yearlong master/teacher apprenticeship and certification in 2013, and have taught Reiki I classes at Cancer Community Center as an MS in Counseling intern. Additionally, I enjoyed a summer-long apprenticeship as a sound healing practitioner with Kalee Coombs of Vibrations of Joy, and I use elements of sound in my healing sessions, along with self-taught aromatherapy and crystal/mineral therapy.
MS in Clinical Mental Health Counseling
I hold a BS in Medical Technology and have worked in clinical laboratories for over 30 years. I hold an MS in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the University of Southern Maine. My internship was at Cancer Community Center where I holistically utilized a client-centered and integrative approach, with an emphasis on the spiritual dimension. I am certified by National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC) as a National Certified Counselor (NCC).