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, thank you for dropping in! I am a trauma-informed intuitive who weaves my experience with energetic healing, creativity, embodiment, and divination to guide you through your process of grounding your highest expression through your body, securely and with grace. I am here for you as you access your creative energy and deepen your love and trust in yourself. 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.

I have worked in the healing arts as a massage therapist, bodyworker, and energy healing practitioner for sixteen years. I have read oracle cards for over seventeen years, and a few years after my first dive into divination, I began teaching myself the tarot. I have always been one to “connect the dots,” create form from the formless, dive to the depths to make meaning of my experience, and shed outgrown ideas and beliefs. As such, I consider life a dance and a work of art, always unfolding and in progress. 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 and only align with true Source energy; I 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.

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 our humanity is validated, we can integrate our shadows and soul fragments, dissolve energies and dynamics that we no longer agree to carry or participate in, and find a sense of well-being & aliveness in the physical. Here we remember our inherent wholeness and can more fully embody our Divine nature in the human experience.

It feels vital that we develop the strength and softness necessary to meet our truest selves, so we can create the level of change we are yearning for on this earth. 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. When we are embodying our Divinity we are clear and in our true power, and can be of service to the collective. The wounds inflicted on the planet and humanity by energetic distortions, control structures, and deep rooted systemic oppression take time to clear and heal, but that’s what we are up to and why inner strengthening is so important. Dissolving, reimagining, and restructuring is occurring on every level. We are here, and we were made for this.

I live with a deep 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 soul work mentorship from a depth psychology perspective with Laura Larriva Page of The Rhythm Way– this experience included two multi-day group and solo excursions in the wildlands of California, & months of archetypal reflection, group council & personal 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, The Tao of Trauma, with Alaine Duncan, whose approach is an integration of Eastern and Western philosophy and 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 have trained in Somatic Experiencing techniques through a lens that honors the wisdom of the elements, to restore balance & regulation in the nervous system, nurture resilience, and expand the capacity to hold the ebb and flow of the unbroken wave in ourselves and the world 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 and rootedness through connecting with our cyclical nature.

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 healing practitioners who provided a variety of modalities each month at an accessible rate—have been threads in the tapestry of my life thus far.

I am currently on pause from in-person work and am only offering virtual sessions (normally I work one on one with clients in-home, from Ojai to Santa Barbara, and do massage, energy work, and readings at retreats both locally and internationally.) In addition to readings, I also create customized one on one classes for learning energetic healing tools & intuitive development.

 

“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

 

Each session is entirely designed for you, to support you on your unique path. I truly want you to come as you are, with your presence, receptivity, and desire to grow. Intuitive sessions bring to the surface that which needs to be seen, held, and often what needs to be released, so you can go forth with more confidence, joy, clarity, love, and spaciousness around what is possible. Holding your light and shadow as integral parts of your being, I will assist you in dialing in your practice of self love, and help you tune in to your innate wholeness, power, creativity, and magic at this juncture in your life. I reflect your inner knowledge back to you, bring in new information through Divine light, and create a grounded space where you can feel your own inexhaustible spark. I help you to connect deeply with the complex layers of your own inner knowing. 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 begin a session with a grounding meditation, connecting with Earth energy to settle the nervous system and create a secure foundation. Once we start the process of moving energy, I bring in Source aligned healing frequencies as needed to clear, harmonize, and dissolve any imprints in the body and field that are not you or yours to carry. I may also help you identify and acknowledge any aspects of self (sometimes referred to as soul fragments) that come forward who are needing to be seen, held and heard so they may be integrated lovingly. As this process occurs, I read the energy present and communicate it to you as I understand it. I will ask you to be with the sensations coming up in the physical, to help you stay present in your body through whatever may be arising. I may also ask you to communicate what you are experiencing. I use Somatic Experiencing techniques as well as Reiki and my own method of energetic healing I have developed. We will call in the help of our Source aligned guides, Source energies of the Divine Mother & Divine Father, and our benevolent ancestors; I also bring in elements of mysticism that are connected to my ancestral Celtic lineage. I consider a reading and energy healing session to be a co-creative process and no two sessions are the same, though the container always safe, solid, sacred and protected. Once we come out of the 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.