As much as I love to make and share my art, I am also drawn to helping people and I yearned to connect with others in a deeper, more meaningful way.
Hypnotherapy and Jungian life coaching fulfill this need of mine, both personally and professionally. Studying hypnotherapy at the Institute of Interpersonal Hypnotherapy, and life coaching through Creative Mind University, has proven to be an amazing journey of healing and discovery.
Each time I have stepped outside of my comfort zone and followed my curiosity, I truly had no idea of the impact it would have on how I see myself and the world around me… the gifts I would receive and share.
Ever since, I have been a true believer in the power of the mind and body to heal and transform, and I look forward to facilitating your journey of healing and growth.
I believe that we are all inter-connected and co-creators in each other’s lives. Yet, as a facilitator, my role is to simultaneously guide and follow my clients in order to meet their needs at any given moment and empower them to create the change in their lives that they truly desire.
Through a collaborative process of inquiry, my clients cultivate their creativity and gain a sense of inner peace and self-awareness, which spreads to every area of their life.
I provide compassionate support and acceptance as my clients look within, explore their emotions, sift through fears, ask “what-if” questions, imagine new possibilities, and create new choices through practices such as shadow work, active imagination, visualizations, dream tending, and other powerful techniques.
Carl Jung said, “I am not what happened to me, I am what I choose to become.”
I believe that we each have the power to consciously create our own reality as we change our mind and make choices about who we want to be, what we want to experience.
Change is a part of my nature, and I embrace it. To me, change is a gift that allows us to start fresh and imagine new possibilities for ourselves. I am a hybrid of many lifetimes, and each choice has led to another: art college, marriage, motherhood, psychology and art degrees, hypnotherapy school, and Jungian coaching. A thread of curiosity, creativity, and love has woven through each experience.
We all have the capacity to change more than we realize, and like you, I have naturally evolved in response to my life experiences. Yet, it wasn’t until I came across Jungian life coaching that I understood the life-changing effects of shedding light on past conditioning, limiting beliefs, assumptions, and reactionary patterns, so we can be empowered to choose how we want to show up in any given moment. Because of Jungian life coaching, I know how to get out of my own way, so I can create from a conscious place.
Through hypnotherapy, I learned to accept and let go of the stories of my abusive and chaotic childhood. During this process, my higher self reminded me of my true nature and potential, and I have been able to release blame, judgment, and labels of myself and others.
Over the years, I havwe tried on many different personas and roles while searching for purpose and meaning… as we all do. However, through all of this inner work, I have found greater self-love, understanding, acceptance, and compassion. That perspective allows me to be more forgiving and open to new ways of being, as I work to cultivate balance and integrate my whole self.
I continue to search, learn, and consider new possibilities. It is also in my nature to share what I have learned as I guide others to their own possibilities while shedding light on their wholeness. I am honored to support my clients as they make their own choices to let go of the past, imagine new ways of being, and create action steps toward their goals. To me, there is nothing quite as fulfilling as being a part of my clients’ self-realization.
We all have the power to change our minds and reimagine our lives. I look forward to helping you ask the questions, access your imagination, and create a meaningful and fulfilling life.
I bring a wealth of life experience, education and training to my coaching and hypnotherapy practice. While raising my two sons with my husband of over 30 years, I earned an associates degree in psychology, which I was able to utilize as a Family-based Services Provider working with families in crisis for Family Services. I was simultaneously the director of a mentor program for at-risk youth, which included running a 4-H group for these mentored youth. In addition to my degree, I benefited from in-depth training for both of these positions.
I have also enjoyed leading women’s groups in which members share and learn with and from one another. Each experience has been a gift and, I’ve been told, life changing for the participants.
I fulfilled a life-long dream by going back to school at age 40 to finish my Bachelor’s Degree in Studio Art from the University of Minnesota. Since then, I have volunteered for local and regional arts councils, served on several boards… writing grants, advocating for the arts and artists, and organizing art workshops and events. I also taught community art classes, and lead the set design crew for our high school theater program.
I have an extensive resume of art competitions and shows… both group and solo… and have sold many pieces and fulfilled consignments. I have also mentored artists… helping them navigate the grant world and submit to, prepare for, and experience art shows. I have also built websites for them.