I have been a pharmacist since 1988, and although I love the science and the challenge of the work, I’ve always known that there is a more intuitive way to heal, body and soul. As a child, I would play in the woods, creating "medicines" out of things I found in the forest, pretending to be a healer. All of nature was my teacher; the trees would share their wisdom with me, the animals were my friends and would show me where to find ingredients for my potions, the wind would carry me away, journeying to other realms. When I started school, I soon found out that no one else did these things, that if I wanted to fit in, I would conform. The next 35 years, I existed in societal conformity, longing to be free.
I met my first teacher of shamanism in Connecticut, and I began my formal studies in Ancient Peruvian shamanism. I was initiated in the sacred teachings of the Q’ero shaman. At the present, I am finishing a 3+ year apprenticeship in Ancient Irish Shamanism, the Way of the Seabhean, calling in the sacred feminine which our planet so desperately needs now. The Seabhean is a wise woman who walks the path between the worlds. She holds the presence and abilities of the shaman and the wisdom of the Cailleach. The ancient Irish shamanism resonates deeply in my bones and calls to my European ancestry. The deep healing of this ancient form of "medicine" often manifests itself as positive changes of the mental, emotional and physical being. I hear and answer the deep calling to be of service for others, to commit to a shamanic life that is in harmony with living in today's world, to be a guide for others to heal their deep wounds, scars and trauma, to help them bring balance back into their lives. Shamans believe that all disease begins in the energetic, and over time can result in changes in the physical body. My medical background combined with my shamanic training gives me a unique insight into healing the body and soul.
I have studied on the land in Ireland, in the cloud forest of Costa Rica, and the sacred mountains and jungle of Peru. I have a keen interest in how genetics and quantum physics are beginning to scientifically explain that which the shamans all over the world have known for millennia; how shamanic healing affects and shifts our energy bodies and physical bodies.
I have been a shamanic practitioner, teacher and mentor in Connecticut at the Naughty Shaman Center for the Shamanic Arts until moving to New Hampshire in September of 2016. I now happily call Northwood my home with my husband, 3 grown children that visit, a large furry dog and a crazy cat. I am very excited to offer shamanic healing, mentoring, shamanic midwifery (assistance with death and the dying, transitioning souls), energetic house & land clearings, fire ceremonies, despacho ceremonies, workshops and more in my new community of New Hampshire! I see clients in Chichester, as well as by remote sessions via phone, world-wide. Let's talk about how you can start living your authentic life and one of soul freedom!