Healing EvolutionExperienced. Certified. Attuned.
My studies in anthropology with a focus in healing began in 1997 at the University of Vermont. My first cultural field study was in Ghana, Africa, 2000, studying among the soothsayers, healers of all kinds, herbalists, priests and priestesses. In these four months, I learned more about the nature of reality, blowing my mind in a way I had not thought imaginable from my limited Western World paradigm. I felt the need to bridge the realities between a culture like Africa and the rest of the world.
My professional healing practice began 2001, after combining my training in African oracle work, Western pagan tarot, studies of clairvoyant energy healing at Asclepion in San Rafel, CA, and shamanic journeying with Michael Harner and Sandra Ingerman. Meanwhile I held a job as a behavioral home counselor for a large variety of problems with both male and females under 18 years.
My plan in anthropology was always to work on group levels to improve the quality of life. Originally my goals were to integrate foreign mindsets, lifeways, and realities, getting the world “to understand”. However, once entering graduate school at the California Institute of Integral Studies, the human era was redefined as a time of human problems, psychological breakdown, social conflict, pollution, the sixth extinction, climate change, and existential crisis. The mindset, heart of humanity, and entire way of life on a global level needs revision. My program was at the time called Philosophy, Cosmology, and Consciousness (now separated into two programs at CIIS), which was designed to understand the current human crisis and find a way to shift the mental paradigm of collective consciousness to move out of the oncoming catastrophes. This has been my ultimate goal, the mission of Healing Evolution. Although I encountered many dilemmas in this process and continued information gathering and healing work, now after about 15 years of social psychology/anthropology studies, mindful studies, and trauma interventions, I do see this goal as a foreseeable attainment through lectures, classes, and retreats. It is not so much about getting the world “to understand” but getting the world to become mindful and heal.
Once in graduate school I had an opportunity to get into bodywork with Marion Rosen, her first student Sarah Webb, and learn the Rosen Method. To this day, most of the power of healing comes from the Rosen Method technique, now understanding it as the most mindful-based hands on physical practice. After Grad school, I got certified in a variety of Asian Bodywork styles, Acupressure, and Chinese medicine, beginning a hands on healing practice in 2005.
With my heart always in anthropology and my trainings in field studies, I spent many years of my time off, travelling around the USA and getting involved with American Indian Reservations. I became very close with an American Indian family in New Mexico, and moved to be with the Pueblo cultures starting in 2009. At this time I also joined in with the Native America Church, travelling and meeting more tribes and throughout the USA. Peyote meetings, and sweat lodges became my regular weekend activities, working closely with a Navaho pipe carrier named Blue Horse. I learned about ceremonies and healing work in the American Indian traditions, in addition to getting more education in a variety of massage and healing modalities through another degree in a Western massage school.
I moved to Thailand in 2013. Ironically, Thailand became a hotbed to be immersed in social psychology, dispositional psychology, and world problems. Thailand is a beautiful country with 2/3 of its population being tourists from around the world. The social systems in Thailand do not extend to many Western world travelers, yet they have a large clash of international dynamics, combined with initial problems of their own, a lack of psychological, social, or police services, making for social drama enhanced and easy to escalate. I ended up having a groundbreaking study of personality disorders and Lucifer Effect, added to my original expertise in autism, narcissistic personality disorder, sociopaths and psychopaths, now mastering the two groups of borderline personality disorder and CPTSD as a result of developmental trauma disorder. During this time in Thailand, I became certified in the much needed Mindful-Based Stress Reduction practices, life coaching, and personality disorder diagnosis and treatment for purposes of providing psychotherapy in Thailand. In addition to these refinements of my practice, I chose to add a special focused training of Trauma Informed interventions. My work of healing, empowerment, prevention, and manifestation has come to a new level, working on the nervous system and impulses that disturb the mind, bringing everything into balance and harmony.
In 2018 I moved to a new area of Thailand, an extremely special and unique island, and registered my business through a Thai-USA Amity treaty, allowing me a sole proprietorship for mind/body therapy, classes, and lectures. I am excited to share my life of unusual experiences, years of study and practice with groups of people. I am currently working on a book that restructures the diagnostic manual in psychology. I offer a practical, useful, and mindful way to work with our personal experiences in a personality disordered world, redirecting the influences for preventions and interventions in stopping trauma and drama.
I work regularly on both Koh Chang Noi and Koh Phayam in Ranong, Thailand, as well as online to service people throughout the world. Koh Chang Noi is a natural and intuitive retreat sanctuary for people. Koh Phayam is more touristy with a larger community and diverse environments. I travel for work around Thailand as well, offering lectures and classes at other retreat centers and programs. I usually make an appearance once a year to New England area and New Mexico in USA also. You are welcome to share in these valuable and life changing lessons and practices, either in person or online. I recommend lectures and classes first and foremost, however am always available for anyone who has a specific personal need. Retreats, if attendance is possible, are the most magical and life altering of all I have to offer. They provide a holistic approach, targeting every angle of a person’s life, with a core group that is created for enhanced learning, sharing, and transformation. May we all find everlasting peace and happiness with each other!