About Joy

joy-4Fourteen years ago I would never have believed that I could become a healer, transformational coach, hypnotherapist,  and spiritual leader of women. Fourteen years ago I was steeped in negativity, fear, despair and hopelessness. My marriage was falling apart and I was so miserable and stressed that I had daily tension headaches that impaired my performance at work. I was at the lowest point I had ever been in my life. I felt like a failure and a loser. The fact that I now have a practice in which I help others break free from despair and heal from past wounds so they can live joyfully, have loving healthy relationships, great friends and a meaningful life is a testament to the ability of all humans to transform. If I can do it, so can you!

A miracle of transformation
The fact that I am an Amazon best-selling author of Celebrate the Divine Feminine: Reclaim Your Power with Ancient Goddess Wisdom and founder of Persephone’s Journey, A Wisdom School for Awakening Women is a miracle of my own personal transformation that was inspired by my soul urging me to live the life I came into this world to live. Now I offer you and other women and men life-altering programs designed to help you shed doubts, insecurity and unhappiness so you can live more joyfully and confidently.

Focused on women and women’s issues
As a graduate with a masters in Women’s Spirituality, I am concerned about the issues facing women today, as well as the personal growth and development of each women so they can live their soul inspired life. Therefore I offer a variety of ways that women can chose to work with me. Women, as well as men, can work with me one-on-one in my private program Living a Joyful Life. I also offer teleseminars, webinars and workshops on women’s issues, including relationships, empowerment, women’s spirituality, and personal growth and development.

In Her Name Circles
In 2008 I created monthly In Her Name Circles which celebrates the many manifestations of the Divine Feminine. The Circles are a deeply enriching experience for me and the women who attend. Deep and lasting friendships have developed amongst the women who are all seeking personal and spiritual growth. Many women have studied with me to learn how to create altars, put on rituals, connect more deeply with the Divine Feminine, and lead their own circles. Today I am humbled to call myself a transformational and spiritual guidance counselor, teacher and spiritual leader.

Compassionate, non-judgmental and intuitive
During my 20 years in human resources, I encountered all kinds of people with a wide variety of issues and concerns. From this experience I learned to listen compassionately and non-judgmentally. I have intuitively come to realize that each individual is on their life’s journey. They are doing the best they can with the resources they have available. My clients come to me wanting guidance and help in order to break through their limiting core beliefs and fears that are keeping them stuck in mediocrity, unhappiness, despair and loss.

Hypnotherapy, Spiritual Psychology, Women’s Spirituality, Reiki Master
I am grateful for all the training, guidance and mentoring I have received on my soul inspired journey of transformation. I am a graduate of the Palo Alto School of Hypnotherapy and the Alchemy Institute of Hypnosis. I am a Reiki Master, have extensive training in spiritual psychology, am a Light Body graduate, and have studied personal growth and development for over 30 years. I have a B.A. in integral studies and a master’s in women’s spirituality from New College in San Francisco.

Some of the techniques and practices I have extensive training in to help you:

  • Hypnotherapy & self-hypnosis
  • Reiki
  • Guided imagery
  • Relaxation techniques and stress management
  • Reflective therapy (revisiting past events while in trance for greater insight and self-understanding):Past life regression
  • Inner child work
  • Inner parenting
  • “Inner mate” cultivation
  • Body image healing
  • Archangel healing
  • Aura clearing
  • Chakra Clearing and balancing
  • Entity release
  • Meditation
  • Parts therapy (working with our shadow selves)