Enlightenment is not a destination. It is your natural state...
It is who you are beyond your story.
I have always been an unconventional thinker, so creating UnTherapy as a conscious alternative to traditional psychology was a natural evolution.
In my early twenties, I was a co-founder of a 40-acre land cooperative in the San Juan Islands which continues to this day. I later traveled to the Rajneesh International Meditation University in India where I discovered the transformative properties of meditation and meditative awareness.
In 1986 I studied hypnotherapy and NLP with Ragini Michaels in Seattle. Hypnosis and meditation are two essential tools that I use and teach to rejuvenate the mind/body from the overload of "noise and busyness."
Settling down the busy mind can help you to access a calmness that results in feelings of peace and well being; which is the epitome of psychological wellness. Visit the store pages of this website for information about the two hypnosis CD's I recorded to help clients return to their center. They are entitled "Peace of Mind" and "Clarity".
The concept for UnTherapy originated while I was working on my Master's thesis called the Psychology of the Buddhas but became a reality while completing my Ph.D. dissertation on the subject of "enlightenment." My book, UnTherapy: A Positive Psychology for Enlightened Living, was the natural extension of that research.
I have a private practice at the Hawaii Wellness Retreat House in Honolulu, Hawaii. My sessions are 75 minutes long and occur face to face, by Skype, or by telephone.
I am the President and founder of the Hawaii Wellness Institute, a nonprofit educational organization that makes my work available to the public. I frequently speak to groups and organizations about women's issues, life balance, self-care, positive psychology, and the importance of enlightened living in the 21st century.
I have been an adjunct faculty member of Westbrook University, the Hogan Entrepreneur Program at Chaminade University, the APLP program at the East West Center, a volunteer trainer for Hospice Hawaii, a Board member of Noumenon Journal, an advisor of the Hawaii Women's Foundation, and acting Editor in Chief of Finding Grace women's magazine. I also certify people to become wellness counselors and life coaches through the wellness counselor certification training offered.