About Emily

“I am an instrument in the shape
of a woman trying to translate pulsations
into images for the relief of the body
and the reconstruction of the mind.”
Adrienne Rich
Happy to meet you here, fellow multidimensional humans! As a trauma-informed, intuitive practitioner with skills and experience in energetic, psychic, and somatic healing, it is an honor to be a guide and create containers for healing and honing your gifts. It is important to become skillful as you anchor your spirit’s radiant expression through your wise animal body–accessing your creative energy, expanding your capacity to walk yourself through it all, and coming into communion with your senses is a worthy journey and one that will stretch you beyond your edges. You want to  know what it feels like to embody your own energy and move through the world from your wholeness—let’s do it. We are here to merge earth and spirit, to move and be moved, to experience and express in the ways we desire, from the joyful core of who we truly are. Grace is possible, even through tumultuous tides. Healing happens, with your devotion.
I have worked in the healing arts as a bodyworker and energy healing practitioner for seventeen years. I have read oracle cards for eighteen years, and a few years after my first dive into divination, I began teaching myself the tarot. I have been aware of my connection to other realms since childhood, and although for a number of years I tried to “turn it off,” I have always been one to create form from the formless and dive to the depths to make meaning of my experience. Commitment to being who I am has required years of training, surrender, and personal growth (of which there really is no “end!”)
My readings have evolved over the years to have less focus on the cards, and more focus on reading energetic patterns, clearing energetic imprints, and bringing through Source frequencies with loving presence for healing in the body. I connect with and receive messages through the unified field of Source energy; I can see, sense, and have awareness of energetic patterns and pictures that play out as experiences and circumstances in present time and across timelines. I describe it as translating the soul’s language for workable magic in your everyday life, and it is an art form for me. I bring in elements of mysticism from my ancestral Celtic lineage, alchemical wisdom brought through the Magdalene and Isis lineage, as well as Taoist teachings.
My approach to energetic work is done in reverence for the physical process of healing–I respect the amount of time healing takes, and the courage it takes to move ourselves through the continual cycles of death, rebirth, and integration. I am here for the process all the way. When we are able to validate the nuance and complexity of our humanity, we can more fully embody our divinity, integrate our shadows and soul fragments, dissolve energies and dynamics that we no longer agree to carry or participate in, and find greater access to a sense of curiosity and aliveness. I feel that this work requires us to remain in love and devotion to not just our inner lives, but to our human and non human world. True freedom will always lead us back to knowing and acting from our interconnectedness. The wounds inflicted on the planet and humanity by energetic distortions and control structures that are extractive take time to clear and heal, but that’s what we are up to and why inner strengthening is so important–so we can approach all we do from a sense of wholeness rather than fragmentation. This feels like the most potent and sustainable ground for reimagining what is possible, and making space to carry forth that which is being born through us– in service to our own soul’s evolution, and that of the collective.
I live with a commitment to personal soul work, education and training. A brief background: I completed 500 hours of training in the healing arts at the Ojai School of Massage in 2004. In 2007 I received Usui Reiki 1 & 2 attunement from Dragana Gobic. In 2013 I completed a training with Eileen Donovan in the Upledger method of Craniosacral Therapy levels 1 & 2. In 2016 I began a 3 month earth-based soul work mentorship with Laura Blakeman of The Rhythm Way. Through an animist lens, where all is ensouled and alive, we journeyed throughout our inner and outer wildlands, in months of archetypal reflection, communion with the natural world, group council & creative exploration. In 2017 I received my Reiki Master Teacher attunement from Jenette Traverson after ten years of practicing Reiki in the Usui lineage. Also in 2017, I began my year of study in psychic skills and energetic resilience with Erin Schroeder, including both a month long Essential Psychic Skills course and The Psychic Training, an intensive 8 month clairvoyant training program through which I received a Certificate of Completion.
I am currently in a year long training (70 hours completed in the summer of 2021,) The Tao of Trauma, with Alaine Duncan, whose approach is an integration of Eastern and Western philosophy, science and vibrational healing modalities— merging Five Element Theory of Traditional Chinese Medicine with Dr. Stephen Porges’ Polyvagal Theory and Dr. Peter Levine’s model of trauma response. We are training in the neurology and physiology of trauma, and how to utilize Somatic Experiencing and other techniques for healing, with a perspective that honors the wisdom of the elements— to restore balance & regulation in the nervous system, and widen our zone of resiliency to hold the ebb and flow of the unbroken wave within and around us. This work is powerful as it feels like a synthesis of all I’ve learned and practiced over the years, a return to a sense of harmony through connecting with our cyclical nature, and affirming our natural need to heal in the context of relationship…the poetics of neurological response and physiology of the sacred.
All of these experiences, and many more— including a stint at UC Santa Cruz studying Women’s Studies & Creative Writing, taking ceramics, art classes, and environmental studies courses at community college, over six months of traveling and working abroad in Europe, and co-founding Community Healing Sanctuary in Ojai, where we had a collective of over 11 healing practitioners who provided a variety of modalities each month at an accessible rate—have been a few important threads in the tapestry of my life thus far.
Currently all one-on-one intuitive readings and intuitive development classes are held on Zoom. I will soon be available again for bodywork, energy work, and intuitive readings at retreats both locally and internationally. For bodywork sessions, I am currently doing outcalls from Ojai to Santa Barbara—you can visit my other website for more information here: Luna Touch Bodywork.
“And did you get what
you wanted from this life, even so?
I did.
And what did you want?
To call myself beloved, to feel myself
beloved on the earth.”
Raymond Carver

In a Session

All sessions are trauma-informed and intuitively guided; I combine energy reading with dynamic meditation, somatic healing, energetic clearing, empathic sensing, clairvoyant (clear- seeing) & claircognizant (clear-knowing) insights, blending tarot and oracle cards as a visual story-weaving thread. I call these soul work sessions, as we are exploring psyche + soma (mind and body,) with assistance from Spirit, healing fragmentation to regain access to your inherent wholeness, power, creativity and magic, while reclaiming aspects of self/soul ready to return, emerge, and express. I reflect your inner knowledge back to you, bring in new information through Divine light, and create a grounded space where you can bring all of your own energy back to you. I help you to connect deeply with the complex layers of your own inner knowing and integrate all facets of you ready to come back home to the heart. The more fully we can be in ourselves, in whatever part of the process we may be, the more resourced we are to move through it with grace. I use Somatic Experiencing and Craniosacral techniques as well as Reiki and my own method of energetic healing I have developed. I consider a reading and energy healing session to be a co-creative process and no two sessions are the same, though the container is always safe, solid, sacred and protected. Once we come out of the dynamic meditation and energy reading, I will utilize oracle and tarot cards to anchor the experience, or to expand on anything else you may need clarity or support with to round out our time together.