My Education and Training
My path to my life’s passion and purpose as an Emotional Eating Coach and Certified LifeLine Practitioner began many years after earning my B.A. degree in Behavioral and Social Sciences from the University of Maryland, College Park.
After 20+ years of working as a conference planner for a non-profit education association, I addressed a mid-life crisis by attending the Potomac Massage Training Institute. This marked the beginning of an amazing personal, professional, and spiritual journey. My work as a licensed massage therapist and with Healing Touch, other energy modalities, and therapeutic grade essential oils has demonstrated the powerful roles of Touch and Nature as conduits for healing and wellness, not to mention strengthening our Mind-Body-Spirit connection!
Later, I graduated from the Spirit School of the Intuitive Arts, an 18-month life-transforming experience that sharpened my intuitive awareness.
Sparked by a reading assignment in Spirit School, I was led to a year-long study of The LifeLine Technique®, an integration of 14 modalities of natural healing into one unified system, developed by holistic physician and Hay House author Dr. Darren R. Weissman. The LifeLine Technique® combines modern science theories such as epigenetics, kinesiology, and chiropractic with ancient Eastern philosophies such as Ayurveda (the chakra system) and the five-element theory of Chinese medicine.
Given that our subconscious mind controls over 90% of our thoughts and functions, The LifeLine Technique® is designed to uncover hidden thought patterns that affect our biology and behavior. The subconscious mind also stores unprocessed emotions that accumulate over time and can show up as physical symptoms and stress. In The LifeLine Technique®, we communicate with the subconscious mind and uncover and harmonize the emotional root to those symptoms and stressors. As a Certified LifeLine Practitioner, I can help you to transform fear into courage, dis-ease into wellness, pain into power, and chaos into clarity by safely processing emotions that have been stuck in your subconscious mind.
Because of my lifelong challenges with weight and yo-yo- dieting, I became highly interested in health coaching as a holistic approach to healing and wellness. I became a Certified Health Coach after completing two programs: The Health Coach Institute (HCI) and the Institute for Integrative Nutrition (IIN). During these trainings, I studied over 100 dietary theories, practical lifestyle management techniques, and innovative coaching methods. Our instructors included some of the world’s top health and wellness experts, including Dr. Andrew Weil, renowned Integrative Wellness expert; Dr. Deepak Chopra, leader in the field of mind-body medicine; Geneen Roth, bestselling author and expert on emotional eating; Stacey Morgenstern and Carey Peters, creators of the Transformational Coaching Method (TCM) and founders of the Health Coach Institute; and other leading authorities. Drawing on this education, I can help you to make food & lifestyle habit changes that produce real and lasting results.
In between my two health coach trainings, I became a Certified TCM Mastery Coach (Transformational Coaching Method) through the Holistic MBA/Health Coach Institute. TCM embodies the art and science of transformation and is based on neuro-linguistic programming (NLP) and multiple other modalities related to human potential. It helps you to gain clarity on what you truly want for yourself and empowers you to overcome obstacles that keep you stuck.
Ultimately, my own personal struggle with emotional eating led me to more deeply explore the root causes. I studied with emotional eating expert Tricia Nelson and became a certified Heal Your Hunger Emotional Eating Coach.
As an Emotional Eating Coach and Certified LifeLine Practitioner, I love to facilitate transformational experiences that help you to embrace a new way of being, which creates positive ripple effects in every area of your life.
My trainings and experiences have crafted me into a “master of mindset & habit change.” Like a myriad of colors on an art palette, I draw from these different modalities in my programs. This allows me to partner with you in creating a custom-tailored plan to manifest YOUR vision of a healthy relationship with food, your body, and yourself.
My clients are finding the results they are looking for!
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