Enlightened living is not a destination. It is a return to your natural state...
It occurs when you transcend the wounds of your life story.
I have always been an unconventional counselor, so creating UnTherapy as a conscious alternative to traditional counseling was a natural evolution.
In my early twenties, I was co-founded a 40-acre land cooperative in the San Juan Islands which continues to this day. I later traveled to India where I discovered the transformative properties of meditation.
In 1986 I became a certifed hypnotherapist and NLP practitioner under the guidance of Ragini Michaels in Seattle. Hypnosis and meditation are two essential tools that I use and teach as a counselor to rejuvenate the body and mind from the overload of incessant "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 wellness counseling. Visit the Store on this website for information about the two hypnosis CD's I recorded to help my counseling clients return to their centers. They are entitled "Peace of Mind" and "Clarity."
UnTherapy, an alternative wellness counseling system originated while I was working on my Master's thesis called the Psychology of the Buddhas but trademarked it as a bonafide counseling system 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 run a private counseling practice at the Kalihi Valley Retreat House in Honolulu, Hawaii. My sessions are 75-minutes long. I also offer online counseling services via Skype and telephone counseling by appointment.
I am frequently hired as a public speaker or group facilitator for organizations that want to learn about life balance, self-care, positive psychology, women's issues, and the importance of self-care.
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 to the Hawaii Women's Foundation, and an active member of the American Counseling and Hawaii Counselor's Associaitons.
I also certify women to become wellness counselors, life coaches, and professional development consultants through Women's Leadership Institute for Conscious Coaching, an online life coach certification program at www.WomensOnlineCoachTraining.com