My roots are in the Kettle Moraine and Great Lakes region of Wisconsin. My fundamental and essential relationship with the Earth was formed upon that land and has sustained me through all the varying streams that have made up my life.
After achieving a Bachelors Degree in Nursing, I worked in Intensive Care and Coronary Care Units, was an in-home Hospice nurse, and ran an award-winning Wellness Program. I then went on to complete a Masters Degree in Applied Behavioral Science with an emphasis in Counseling. My personal and professional quest has included the study of Hakomi Body Centered Therapy, the Enneagram of Liberation, The Work of Byron Katie and Systemic Constellation Work.
My deep desire to facilitate the opening of our hearts to ourselves, to each other, and to our beloved planet Earth is woven throughout my perspective and has motivated my life choices and direction. I have a profound respect for our holistic nature and the importance of integrating all aspects of our being to achieve a high level of health, vitality, enjoyment and loving connection with All That Is.
I have been in private practice for nearly 20 years in Ashland, Oregon, working indoors and out with individuals, couples, families, and relationships of all kinds. I feel incredibly honored to do whatever I can to help bring people to a place within themselves in which they can live and love more fully, knowing their interconnectedness with all of life and living consciously from that knowing.
Taking my work into the wilds of nature is a fulfilling confluence of all my passions. I live in deep gratitude to All My Relations and Teachers of all forms.
Training in Constellation Work:
I consider being called to this work a huge blessing in my life. I have had the great fortune to be trained in Family Constellations, Community, Organizational & Nature Constellations, and Constellation as Ceremony with Francesca Mason Boring; in Hellinger Constellation Processes as part of the Wisdom Collaborative with Stephen Victor; and in one on one Constellation work with Jane Peterson PhD. I have had the great privilege of participating in an intensive with Bert Hellinger, to whom I honor with my deepest gratitude. I have engaged in workshops with Albrecht Mahr, Francesca Mason Boring, Stephen Hausner, Johannes Schmidt, Ursala Franke Bryson, Tom Bryson, Vivian Broughton, Mark Wolynn, Jane Peterson, Dyrian Benz-Chartran, JoAnna Chartrand-Benz, Michael Reddy and Dan Booth Cohen. I attended the 2011 US Systemic Constellation Conference entitled “Claiming our Roots ~ Embracing New Growth” in San Francisco, and I attended and presented at the 2013 US Systemic Constellations Conference “Courage at the Edge ~ Love in the Center” in Bellevue, Washington.
“Returning to Membership in Earth Community: Systemic Constellation Work With Nature”
A compilation that includes the writings of 14 authors working in five different countries. These writings invite and inspire us to deepen and embody our connection with Nature so that we may know our place in the Earth Community.