A lifelong introvert, I am happy, at ease, and experienced at accessing and following my inner guidance. Over the years through my practice as massage therapist, process oriented body worker, registered counselor, hospice volunteer, small group facilitator, and retreat guide, I have developed the ability to be present to other people and support them in accessing, nurturing and trusting their own inner guidance and deepest knowing. My “spiritual autobiography” includes my teen years as a devoted Christian, and my adult life has been filled with study and exploration of many spiritual traditions, inner work and meditation. In more recent years I have found the all-inclusive path of Sufism to be a fluid framework that deeply nourishes me. Besides my lifelong love of nature, the earth, and embodied life, and an irrepressible urge to be creative whether through visual art, writing, or taking photos, the philosophy that most influences and imbues my life is Process Work, an earth based, body centered approach developed by Arny Mindell. Process Workers, like the Sufis, believe that every symptom, problem, disturbance, moment or breath is an opportunity to find meaning and to feel more alive. I graduated with a BA in Fine Arts and American Studies from the University of Colorado, attended (but did not finish) Antioch University’s MA Psychology program in Seattle, graduated from the Brian Utting School of Massage in Seattle, received a Certificate in Process Work from the Process Work institute in Portland, Oregon, and have been licensed and practicing massage and bodywork since 1988.
For more information about my massage/bodywork/process work availability, please visit: www.palmpresence.com