ACRED T'ai Chi Chih Instructor, EFT Tapping Practitioner, Creative Coach, CST, ABT, CMT, MFA, MA-LIS
Noticing things getting in the way of being your best self for the clients you serve.
I write for myself and other practitioners to help connect us with clients who are our best fit.
I am an embodied coach for creatives and other practitioners, using EFT/Tapping, Qi Gong movement, and Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy to work through blocks and ineffective patterns.
I promote wellness through local and virtual T'ai Chi Chih classes.
I serve local clients, offering Chi Nei Tsang and Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy.
My background in bodywork reaches back to the late '90s, when I specialized in Asian Bodywork Therapies (Shiatsu and Chi Nei Tsang) and Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy, finding a deep connection between these Eastern and Western modalities.
Of the forms of Chi Gong and T'ai Chi I studied during this time while learning and teaching Shiatsu, I chose to later become accredited to teach T'ai Chi Chih. Its focus on 19 movements and one pose, orientation toward health and spiritual benefits, and powerful and accessible seated option of the form made it the choice for my practice. I've found that my background in teaching bodywork helps me to be particularly observant and effective in teaching the practice virtually to individuals and classes. My time spent teaching in libraries and universities helps me to help you learn online in comfort.
My interest in EFT Tapping was a natural outgrowth of my early years spent in counseling and my training and practice in Asian Bodywork Therapies. It has helped me to overcome mental/emotional blocks and to change thoughts and patterns that weren't serving me, particularly in the area of trauma. It has become an integral part of my coaching/mentoring practice. I especially enjoy helping creatives uncover what may be holding them back and facing the trauma that may come up in the creative process, informed by my own experiences in an MFA program.
At present, I feel fulfilled drawing on my varied background to research and write articles, posts, and web content for my own practice and other practitioners, helping them to connect with people who most need what we do. I love teaching T'ai Chi Chih, in person and virtually, helping others to become active participants in their wellness. Coaching creatives and other practitioners in person and virtually around business and personal development feels like my deep service work these days. And I continue to joyfully serve select clients for Chi Nei Tsang and Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy.