In 2005, I discovered I have healing hands. My friend quit dialysis and all medications without a doctor’s care. Within hours of stopping her medications, she became agitated, uncomfortable and unreasonable. I felt compelled to slowly move my hands about six inches above her body from head to foot. I repeated this until she calmed. My friend called the experience going to Nirvana, a higher state of consciousness where there is no suffering. At her request, I repeated the process once or twice daily until her death five days later.
My experience with my friend was so powerful I began studying energy healing. In 2007, I opened my business To soothe and to heal, now doing business as “Healing Energy Services,” and offered sessions to clients. The results were so astounding, I closed my Proposal Writing and Development business and became certified in the Healing Touch Program in 2008. In 2009, I completed Healing Touch for Animals Level 1, taught by the program founder Carol Komitor, and expanded my business to include treatment for animals and their people. This lead to coordinating the Healing Touch for Animals classes for four years and earning my certification. I volunteer with holistic veterinarian Dr Kim Martin every Monday evening and provide energy therapy for cats and dogs at Hawks Prairie Veterinary Hospital in Lacey WA.
Having experienced the power of Healing Touch, I explored other aspects of energy medicine. I earned my Reiki Master degree, studied Pranic Healing, Matrix Energetics®, Reconnective Healing®, The Reconnection®, ThetaHealing®, EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique), and Access Consciousness®. Each method offers additional avenues for accessing the healing stream that flows around and through us. I learned and practice Transcendental Meditation. In 2015, I completed my hypnotherapist training and certification and now also offer client-centered hypnotherapy and self-hypnosis tools to my clients.
In addition to my people and animal practice in Olympia WA and at a distance, I am a Certified Hypnotherapist, and Reiki and Healing Touch Comfort Therapist for Assured Hospice. I teach Animal and People Usui/Holy Fire III Reiki and Animal Communication at my office in Olympia WA. I am available to speak on energy healing and animals to groups of any size. My book, Choosing Energy Therapy: A Practical Guide to Healing Options for People and Animals, is available through this website and Amazon.
I volunteer with Kim Martin, DVM, at Hawks Prairie Veterinary Hospital in Lacey WA every Monday evening. My Maltese/Lhasa Apso canine companion, Sophie and I retired from our volunteer work with Providence Hospital’s Animal Assisted Activities and Therapy program in 2018.
I am a member of the Healing Touch Professional Association, the Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals, the Reiki Membership Association, the International Association of Reiki Professionals, and the International Medical and Dental Hypnotherapists Association.