My practice over the years has incorporated three different approaches to helping people –Huichol shamanism, Plant Spirit Medicine and body work. Although these are three unique approaches to promote healing, I have found that they complement each other in the treatment of the whole person.
Shamanic TRAINING and initiations
My shamanic work is allowed through my initiations into the indigenous Huichol and Nauha traditions in Mexico. Over 20 years of apprenticeship, pilgrimage and continuous study have given me gifts of listening to and being guided by the deities and spirits when helping people. It is said that these traditional ways can bring forth some of the deepest forms of healing.
Plant Spirit Medicine (PSM)
Plant Spirit Medicine works on the spiritual and emotional levels within the traditional Chinese 5-Elements diagnostic framework. This practice calls upon shamanistic and ancient healing arts that utilize the healing power of plants to move blocks and allow energies to flow freely and return the body's natural systems to balance.
The body work that I use predominately is CranioSacral. This form works on the physical level to relieve adhesions, restrictions, and energy cysts along with past emotional ties that have started to take physical form within the body.
When to seek treatment
Often, clients who exhibit symptoms of emotional tension, wariness, stress, irritability, sadness, or other "common" complaints are actually in the first stages of developing potentially more serious problems.
In my work with clients I seek to help them find balance spiritually, mentally, emotionally and physically before more serious illness occurs. Many of my clients tell me that my practice has effected beneficial changes in their lives, creating wellness as a way of life. You can read some of my clients' comments here.
Offices in the Pacific Northwest
My primary consultorio (healing space) is in east Olympia, WA. I also have Sunday office hours in Seattle, WA, and travel to Victoria, B.C. on a quarterly basis. I may also be able to work with you long-distance depending on your need.