sol /sōl/ = sun /sən/
lu·na /lünə/= moon /mo͞on/
kēn /ken/ = horizon /hə-ˈrī-zᵊn-ə/
I honor in you that place where sun and moon dance
Each day we have the opportunity to work toward understanding and accepting ourselves. We strive to find balance while we navigate the waves of life. Yin and Yang show us that with the light there is also dark and within the darkness, there is always light. Similarly, the sun (sol) and moon (luna) rely upon one another to exist for there can be no shadow if there is no light. At the horizon (kēn), the edge of our understanding, we can see where our light meets our shadow, where the sun and moon dance… Solunakēn work helps us discover, explore, heal and build resilience in that place of our own personal horizon.
MA in Counseling Psychology
--Department of Holistic Health
--Specialization in Somatic Psychotherapy
Certified Massage Therapist
Embodied Mindfulness Instructor
Throughout my life, I have been interested in the relationship between the body and the mind. I have worked in many different roles and have had the opportunity to help people of all ages with many types of issues. I am deeply honored to have witnessed so many people find healing and more happiness in their lives.
Somatic is defined as "the living body in its wholeness". When we work from a somatic perspective, we look for balance and healing in the body, the mind, the community, and the environment. I began my first company, Somatic Therapy Associates, in 1989, so I could help individual clients improve the quality of their lives and help other health and wellness business owners deepen and grow their practices.
I have over 30 years of experience and training in integrative bodywork and exercise, Physical Therapy, Somatic Psychotherapy, and Complementary and Alternative Medicine. Most recently, I became a Reiki Master and completed practitioner training in Embodied Mindfulness.
I am also a recently widowed mother of two amazing young boys, my greatest teachers. This life journey has certainly deepened my understanding of loss and love and healing. I am here to share what I have learned through the good times and the tough times to help my clients on their own path of healing and wellness.