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Alternative Therapist / Holistic Healer in Providence, RI

Providence Life Coaching and Reiki Counseling

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Breathe, Be Present & Pay Attention
Reiki Counseling, Healing and Training & Meditation Training
You're reading this page. I'll assume you want more or less of something. You want answers to your questions, or help finding your own answers. You want to facilitate a shift in yourself, family or group. You've reached the point of inviting another voice or perspective to facilitate the shift. Good for you! Life Coaching or Spiritual Training can help. Our egos can convince us we can do this all ourselves, but I don't know anyone for whom that's true. I've tried myself, to the point of breaking, to find my way in this world flying solo. It didn't work, at all!

Areas of Training & Success as Life Coaching & Spiritual Training

Crisis Intervention; Racial, Cultural & Social Groups; Adolescence; Dating & Relationships, Teen & Gang Violence; Addictions; Meditation; Mindfulness; Reiki; Spiritual Healing; Family Preservation & Reintegration; Career, Child Abuse & Sexual Abuse; Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault (Survivors & Perpetrators); Criminal Recidivism; Group & Staff Team Building; Spiritual Crisis; Training & Supervision of Social Workers, Counselors, Life Coaches, Mentors and Youth Workers.



Reiki can be defined as a non-physical healing energy made up of life force energy that is guided by the Higher Intelligence, or spiritually guided life force energy. This is a functional definition as it closely parallels the experience of those who practice Reiki in that Reiki energy seems to have an intelligence of its own flowing where it is needed in the client and creating the healing conditions necessary for the individuals needs. It cannot be guided by the mind, therefore it is not limited by the experience or ability of the practitioner. Nether can it be misused as it always creates a healing effect. ( It must be kept in mind that Reiki is not the same as simple life force energy as life force energy by itself can be influenced by the mind and because of this, can create benefit as well as cause problems including ill health.

Meditation Training Benefits

I know I am supposed to write a list of all the benefits of meditation to convince you that you should do it. Truthfully, there are too many, plus the list would change every day if I wanted it to stay current. For me, the aspect of a daily meditation practice that I am typically most grateful for is the experience of being present. Sharing with another person what "being present" feels like, or what it has cultivated in my life, is like trying to tell someone what love feels like and why its good if they have never experienced it. I am amused by the abundance nowadays of cute paperback books on mindfulness and being present, marketed for anyone and everyone, regardless of their lifestyle or personal/spiritual commitments.

If you are feeling moved towards beginning or strengthening your meditation practice, I may be able to help. Before we go any further, I need to share with you that it's not easy and takes relentless commitment to sustain, until we begin to experience the fruits of our labor. They rarely come quick. Meditation is not a microwave process, more like a wood stove, it takes a while to get warmed-up.

Bio
I was working as a Retail Store Manager with Radio Shack in 1993 and taking a class: Introduction To Social Work. One day in my store, a woman was yelling at her little boy and starting to hit him with great force. It bothered me and I could not figure out what to do. That night in class I asked my professor what she would do in that exact same situation. She replied flatly, "I would become a Social Worker." I did. I quit my job of eight years and that's how this started, sort of. I've been a Social Worker, Counselor, Community Organizer, Life Coach, Teacher, Mentor, Reiki Teaching Master and Spiritual Guide ever since. The job title and description change but the work is the same: listening, sharing, holding, breathing, meditating, laughing, crying and caring. The bulk of my training has come from excellent supervisors, mentors and the incredible clients I've been connected to over the years. I've also had the opportunity to train and supervise over three hundred professional and para-professionals working with youth, adults, families and communities.

I am not a New Age, Pop Psychology or Self-Help Guru. If that is what you are looking for, I will not be able to help you. The work we will do is "old", there's nothing new about it.


I have been a practicing Reiki Teaching Master since 1995. I am available for Reiki sessions and facilitating Reiki Training for individuals and small groups. Reiki has changed my life profoundly. It is part of my daily meditation practice and most aspects of my life. If you would like information about Reiki, I invite you to contact me.

Since somewhere around 1991, meditation has been a major presence in my life. The shape and focus of my meditation practice has shifted and developed over time, but the fact of sitting and being quiet every day has not. I am very grateful that my life direction has supported my ability to honor the practice of daily meditation since I first thought, some twenty years ago, "I'll give this meditation thing a try."
Practice Areas
 Alternative / Holistic Healing  Life Coaching
 Bodywork  Lifestyle Counseling
 Coronavirus/COVID-19 Issues  Polarity Therapy
 Energy Bodywork  Reiki
 Energy Healing  Shamanism
 Energy Modalities
Certifications
 Certified Reiki Master  Energy Bodyworker
Education/Training
B.A. in Social Welfare - University of Wisconsin

Crisis Intervention Specialist - 1993

Domestic Violence and Sexual Abuse Specialist - 1993

Wraparound Services/Child-Family Team Facilitator - 1993

Child Protective Services Training - 1994

Psychodynamics Training - 1995

Marriage and The Family Specialist - 1995

Foster Care and Adoption Services Coordinator Training - 1995

High At-Risk Youth Intervention Training - 1995

Certified Traditional Usui Reiki Teaching Master - 1995

Certified Traditional Usui Reikii Practitioner and Counselor - 1995

Ordained Minister of Natural Healing - 1995

Family Systems Training - 1996

Circle of Courage Youth At-Risk Trainer - 1996

Family Preservation In-Home Specialist Training - 1996

At-Risk Youth Group Counseling Training - 1996

Parent Support Group Training - 1996

Teen and Gang Violence Intervention Specialist - 1997

Wilderness Challenge Facilitator - 1998

Youth Experiential Learning Leader - 1999

For The Benefit of All Beings - Ten-Day Training with The Dalai Lama - 1999

Substance Abuse Counselor Training - 2000

Recovery Dynamics Substance Abuse Group Intervention Training - 2000

Substance Abuse Group Facilitator Training - 2001

Dr. Martin Luther King Youth Leadership and Diversity Facilitator - 2002

Diversity Sensitivity and Competence Trainer - 2002

Seminary Healing Apprenticeship (Two-year Program) - 2003

Playback Improvisational Theatre Training - 2005

Hip Hop Classroom Pedagogy Educator - 2006

Qi Healer Six-Day Intensive Training - 2009

EFL/ESL Classroom Teacher Certification - 2010

Komyo Reiki Kai Master - 2010

Legal Guardianship Training - 2011

Ordained Minister and Wedding Officiant - 2014
Memberships
Usui Reiki Ryoho
Komyo Reiki Kai
Payments Accepted
Cash, check,pay pal
Hours:11-8
Cost/Session:$60-110 sliding scale
Location
Mayflower St
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