that Stands in the Way of
a Joy-filled, Awe-inspired,
This is for you if…
- you aspire to achieve optimum health and well being in body, mind and spirit
- you are looking for purpose and meaning
- you are longing for something more… an awakening to your highest potential
Being “well” could be as simple as having the capacity to experience joy.
Wellness is a subjective,
dynamic state of being
within the individual person,
in the physical, mental, emotional,
and energetic realms;
and in relationship
with his or her environment.
It is much more than the absence of disease/illness.
It is my experience that the physical body is largely a manifestation and reflection of the state of the emotional and spiritual/energetic health in each of us. Dis-ease is a teacher, a powerful motivator, and a portal through which we can travel in order to achieve growth, change, and illuminating transformation. Illness is an opportunity to expand consciousness. Health and life challenges are invitations to open to new possibilities, heighten awareness, and deepen understanding.
There is wisdom and empowerment to be gained in fully participating in, and accepting, our own life experience, then letting go of our stories. Our experience and our stories inform us and shape our personality, yet they are not who we are.
Even when there is no “cure”, there are always solutions and there can be healing at depth.
The Swift Wellness and Healing Process
I will facilitate the process of uncovering negative, self-defeating patterns, habits, and beliefs that undermine well being.
Through a series of customized and personal sessions, we will work together on transforming areas of your life that are problematic or are blocking you from realizing your highest potential — whether they manifest as physical, mental, emotional, or energetic.
The path to peace, joy, freedom, and wholeness is short:
- from the endlessly chattering mind/head…
- to the compassionate heart…
- from thought-centered to heart-centered.
From the space of the heart, the landscape of the soul is revealed.
The journey may feel scary, seem endless and tortuous, but it doesn’t have to be that way, and it is so worth the trip. You don’t need to go it alone. It is my great wish to create a safe, loving, spirit-filled space in which you can discover and embrace your own deep heart’s core, become whole, and find the essential YOU.
WE are the authors, the co-creators of our own life experience!
I work with each of my clients to develop an individualized plan that includes wellness and life coaching, or energy healing, or a combination of both. Sessions are in person at my home or by phone.
About Energy Medicine and Shamanic Healing
What is a shaman?
Simply stated, a shaman is someone who is a mediator between the conscious and unconscious realms, the seen and the unseen, ordinary and non-ordinary reality, in service to individual and collective healing and wholeness. The shaman animates life, engaging the world at the level of the soul and spirit, the Energetic. Shamanic energy healing is transformative and profound and can elicit changes that have been elusive even after years of trying other therapeutic modalities.
The shaman’s realm is power and knowledge and the path is ancient. It is a path of transformation, communication, and interaction with Nature/Spirit, out of a strong connection to the land, to Earth herself. All spiritual paths and religions exist within it. The shaman walks with ethics, integrity, and intention; with Munay, the place of deep heart and total love.
What does shamanic energy healing do?
Shamanic energy healing releases us out of old, habitual conditioning: the relentless, repetitive, cyclical patterns of reacting to our environment, and even out of past life contracts, by breaking our energetic affinities to, and tendency to resonate with, old stories and traumas. In a state of woundedness, we live in a state of being small, defined only by our past. Here, dis-ease manifests and grows. We are so much greater than that! Removing obstacles and clearing the energy field of old imprints is liberating, breaking the shackles that hold and bind us to past experience and even long-held generational family patterns. This healing frees us from our stories, to which we cling in order to give us a sense of who we are.
Suffering is a scarcity of joy. The healed state is communion. Shamanic work literally brings us back into the light. New neural pathways are created and, with practice, new ways of thinking/feeling/being become established, and our lives change in powerful ways. It is an awakening to infinite possibility. Free of the wounds, we can confidently step fully into our lives, consciously, and fulfill our destinies in this lifetime.
I did go into this with skepticism, but I was made a believer.
My shamanic healing experience has been profound. I was not sure what to expect, but I was not going to judge what was to happen or how I was going to grow from the event. Part of me felt silly doing this type of healing practice, but, I decided I was not putting a negative spin on it and I was going to “go for it” with all my heart.
While undergoing the healing, I felt deep emotional release. Visions of painful childhood experiences went flashing across my mind. Then, what felt like a whirlpool of energy lifted them out of me and away. The results from this healing unfolded slowly, over time. I noticed that I was not bothered by particular situations or people. Certain emotional triggers were gone. I felt lighter, so to speak, after time. Old beliefs and handicaps I have carried with me were removed. I was free.
Barbara made me feel safe, protected and loved. She carried me through two healing sessions. Each time I felt supported and uplifted. I did go into this with skepticism, but I was made a believer.
My dear friend Barbara offered to do a healing session for my foot...
For two years I walked around on a broken foot that wouldn’t heal, after having had two major reconstructive surgeries. The ankle bone refused to fuse. Every three months I had an X-ray, and nothing changed at all. My outstanding orthopedic surgeon, for whom I had great love and respect, was pretty devastated by the outcome, and, with caring and compassion, told me that it just wasn’t going to heal. She said she could try stem cell treatment but it would likely fuse the ankle in place, and there would be no range of motion. I decided against that and walked around, first on Vicodin, then Motrin, in pain, limping my way through work and life. I wasn’t able to do the things I love, like walking in nature, hiking, playing with my grandbaby.
My dear friend Barbara offered to do a healing session for my foot, and for the healing of painful, old emotional wounds. At first, because I had never been exposed to the concept of energy healing, I felt skeptical, yet at the same time a little excited about what this could possibly do. After two energy healing sessions with Barbara, I felt better and lighter emotionally; and 5 weeks later, I realized I was no longer having daily foot pain, wasn’t taking any medication, and was walking without a limp. I went back to my surgeon, she did an X-ray of my foot, and she said the bone looked completely healed, and said she didn’t have any explanation for it.
I’m so grateful to have my foot and my life back, and to be able to do the things I love. I realize, too, that I had been crippled not only physically, but emotionally and spiritually as well. When I released the emotional pain of the past, it made space for healing all of me.
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Shamanic healing sessions may include one or more of the following:
In a healing session, the shaman, allied with the powerful healing forces of Nature, works within the luminous energy field of the client. In the body’s energy field there are imprints, areas of heavy, stagnant energy, created by past physical and emotional traumas. These may manifest in the physical body as pain, illness, and mental/emotional discomfort or dis-ease. The shaman/healer facilitates and mediates a process that clears these imprints from the field, thereby removing the affinity to old, ingrained patterns of wounding. The space of the old imprint is then illuminated, and becomes a source of knowledge and power.
In life, we all experience pain, emotional wounds, loss, and trauma. Sometimes the pain is just too much to bear, and we want to check out of our body. Sometimes we succeed and lose some of our vital essence, a bit of our life force. It is a survival mechanism and is what the shaman calls soul loss. The symptoms of soul loss are many; some common manifestations are depression, apathy, chronic anxiety, low immunity, addictions, post-traumatic stress, and chronic illness. We are often not even aware of this, as often these wounds happen very early in life and we learn to adapt to being less than whole. This can eventually exact a heavy toll on health and well being.
These pieces, soul parts, can be retrieved and re-integrated; this is soul retrieval, bringing all parts of the self back into Wholeness, which is our true nature. The shamanic practitioner can bring back the lost soul part for someone, when the time is right and it is safe to return.
Soul retrieval is a profound and powerful way to integrate and become whole again, it is a beautiful, transformative, profound process of healing.
This involves removing dense energy accumulations in the energy field, which are often the cause of discomfort/pain; and/or pulling out freely-moving intrusive energy within the body that doesn’t belong, energy which manifests as chronic physical, mental, or emotional distress and symptoms otherwise unexplained.
Other shamanic services:
- Space and House Clearing
- Rites and Ceremony
- Dying Consciously
Cost of Shamanic Healing Services:
- Sessions are typically 1.5-2 hours.
- After a healing session, we will talk a bit about it; and most likely there will be some take-home work to be done in order to fully integrate the process and facilitate permanent change.
I do not want anyone to think they can’t afford to work with me.
Please note that if there are financial constraints, we can definitely work something out.
Wellness Coaching Offerings
- Individual health and life coaching and counseling
- Enlightened Nutrition ~ Food as Medicine ~ Cooking ~ Recipes
- Supplement recommendations, especially in support of the brain and nervous system
- Botanical/Herbal Medicine guidance
- Strategies for dealing with chronic health issues
- Breathing techniques
- Stress reduction strategies
- Sound Healing ~ Tibetan singing bowls
- Yoga principles
- Guided meditation ~ Relaxation techniques
- Healthy sleep guidance
- Integrative approach to addiction and co-dependency recovery
- Sustainable living ~ Holistic lifestyle practices
- Creating beauty ~ Inspired living ~ Healthy environment
- Energy healing
- Creating ceremony
- Dream work
- Reading recommendations
Cost of Wellness Coaching Services:
- Coaching is typically a series of sessions, meeting once a week to begin.
Who seeks wellness coaching?
Some have been asking the question, “Is this all there is?”…and they have a sense that something missing; they want to feel better, to experience a sense of purpose and fulfillment.
- Over the years, my clients have been women and men between the ages of 14 and 85
- Some have come who had never before sought anything outside of conventional medical care
- Some desire education regarding integrative, holistic approaches to health issues
- Some want to prevent illness through natural approaches, to overcome their genetic predispositions
- Some need someone they can trust to talk about things they have never before revealed
- Some want to augment their physician’s care
- Some want to add more while undergoing conventional psychotherapy
An expert at healing the body/mind/spirit, with dignity and grace.
Barbara's expansive knowledge of conventional Western medicine, laced with concise and intuitive understanding of the human energy field, allows her to be an expert at healing the body/mind/spirit, with dignity and grace. My relationship with Barbara both as a colleague and client of hers reinforces my belief she is capable of any healing challenge.
Certified Yoga Teacher, Energy Healer and Life Coach
They have been from all walks of life:
Teachers, students, physicians; patients with chronic illness; attorneys, engineers, parents, stay-at-home moms, dads, single working moms, business executives, accountants, retirees, yoga practitioners, personal trainers, artists, therapists, nurses, the list goes on…
Barbara is a wise woman, spiritual guide, deeply insightful soul
...and powerful (I mean really powerful) healer, all wrapped into one. If you want to get from wherever you are, to wherever you want to be, get a session with her. She has an uncanny ability to draw from dozens of healing modalities and blend together just the right combination to help you finally make that big shift you've been wanting. If there is such a thing as a healing genius, she is certainly one of them.
Cofounder, Everyday Genius Institute
My clients have sought coaching and healing for such things as:
Chronic illness, many varieties of autoimmune conditions, breast cancer, obesity, fibromyalgia, neurological disturbances, pain, cognitive difficulties, nutritional guidance emotional healing, parenting difficulties, body image disturbances, low self-esteem, low energy, apathy, chronic stress, grief from loss of a loved one, depression, anxiety, co-dependency, fearfulness, childhood abuse issues, dysfunctional family relationships, emotional abuse, addiction, low self-esteem, caregiver fatigue, spiritual guidance.