In my life, I have been many things. In this space, I am a mentor-facilitator for individual, community, and cultural repair. I work with grassroots individual and organizational projects of decolonization and liberation. I work with people one-on-one and in groups in the realms of trauma resolution, ancestral healing and lineage repair, sacred and healing foods, ceremony and earth medicine.
I am not your regular therapist/healer/life-coach/nutritionist. I combine deep transformational work with holistic nutritional support and practical real world skills to give you an edge in offering yourself fully to your relationships, your work in the world, and your community involvement. I work with people one-on-one as well in groups either face to face or virtually.
I am also a mother of two kiddos, Fia & Xoco, two Russian Blues, Piper and Momo, and a little Chihuahua named Papalotl.
Here’s how we can work together:
I love helping people discover the healer within and supporting that healer to lead the way through and forward. My philosophy is holistic and this allows me to traverse many common pitfalls in therapeutic and coaching practice. This means I am able to work with stubborn emotional issues with a lot of success. I am also able to work with difficult nutritional issues using psycho-emotional tools. I love helping people step more and more into who they are.
I work with people in these general areas:
Holistic Nutrition & Permaculture: cooking and consuming traditional sacred and healing foods to support healthy weight, robust fertility, emotional resilience, and physical vitality.
Individual and Community Healing & Ceremony: deep ancestral excavation and re-membering of ceremonies that create and sustain us: coming-of-age, union, pregnancy, birth, rebozo closing the bones, naming, bathing, moon-pause, and eldership are a few examples.
Depth Psychology & Life Coaching: digging deep within a safe and compassionate container to support harmonious marriage/partnership, professional partnership/organizational conflict resolution, ethical leadership, spiritual direction, trauma healing, dream-craft, lineage repair, decoloniality & community liberation.
Financial Freedom: ethical and heart centered business marketing and development to support finding your strengths, purpose and calling, overcoming obstacles, getting started, and the practical business fundamentals to bring yourself to market in an authentic and soulful way.
Education and Training:
I am a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner®, Systemic Constellation facilitator, Theater of the Oppressed facilitator, philosophical counselor, nutritional therapist, community and archetypal psychology practitioner, birth keeper and death midwife.
I have an MA in Philosophy from the University of Toronto and an MA in Depth Psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute with a concentration in Community Psychology, Liberation Psychology and Eco-Psychology.
I am currently a doctoral candidate in Indigenous Studies at the University of British Columbia where I work at the intersection of applied medical anthropology, Mexican American and Indigenous philosophy, Indigenous psychologies and creative-poetic praxis.
I have published articles, been written about, and appeared in places like:
- Nourishing Our Children
- Rhythm of the Home
- Bizarre Foods
- Oregon Humanities
- The New York Times
- The Oregonian
- Decolonizing Birth Conference
- Backyard Roots
- Triple Pundit
- Neighborhood notes
- Revista Paula
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