In 1987, while undergoing a time of profound personal suffering, a compassionate spirit spontaneously took pity on me, and graced me with the healing of my decades-long clinical depression.
My life was changed forever.
In 1992 I began intensive training with the Foundation for Shamanic Studies (FSS). The Foundation certified me as a Harner Method Shamanic Counselor in 1993.
I completed the FSS Three Year program with Sandra Ingerman, and later trained in and assisted her in teaching Medicine for the Earth. Over the years I also have been blessed to study with a number of indigenous shamans, including Ailo Gaup, Malidoma Some , Sobonfu Some, and Martin Prechtel. More recently I trained with Daniel Foor in ancestral healing.
I have been teaching and providing shamanic healing, counseling and consulting since 1992 — nearly 30 years, now. I enjoy teaching introductory courses, intermediate courses, and training others in the shamanic healing arts.
I also have pioneered in applying shamanic practices to social healing. I have published about this work in The Sacred Hoop, Reclaiming Quarterly, The Journal of Shamanic Practice, Alternatives Magazine, and Journal of Contemporary Shamanism.