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About Joy

As a Somatic Practitioner, my greatest joy is witnessing clients experience self-regulation, self-compassion and self-trust.


Those moments are the gold.   

My greatest personal achievement is I have transmuted self-criticism into tremendous self-appreciation.  I have overcome;

  • An adolescent eating disorder 

  • The related body dysmorphia that followed me into my 40's

  • A traumatic loss that led to depression and suicidal ideation

  • Corporate burn out

  • Raising a 'high vibe' child, very imperfectly

  • Seasonal Affective Disorder 

  • The imposter syndrome and shame that often accompanied many of these struggles

Most importantly, I've learned the difference between healthy coping strategies and true self-regulation. I didn't do this alone, and you don't have to either. 

'What progress, you ask, have I made? I have begun to be a friend to myself.' ~Hecato

My Somatic & Breathwork Training;

Related and value-added skills, certifications and experience;

  • Medical Laboratory Technologist, 1994

  • Adult Education Certificate (St. Francis Xavier University 2004

  • 12 years experience in Corporate Training & Development, Quality Systems, Management, & Pharmaceutical Operations

  • Circle Way Host (Whidbey, WA 2017)

  • Volunteer ~ Parent Counsel Chair

  • Volunteer - Founder and Chair of  'Connect' - A Community Day for Women & Girls

  • Philosophy studies – Classical Yoga, Kashmir Shaivism, Theravada Buddhism

  • Experience with Vipassana, Mindfulness Meditation (retreats with Shirley Johannesen)

  • Ayurvedic Studies, Yoga Health Coaching & Workshop Facilitator 

  • 4th Dan Black Belt Taekwondo (15 years, competitive athlete, instructor)

  • Presenter a various community and corporate wellness events 

  • CPR 

  • Mental Health First Aid 

  • ASIST - Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training


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