Degrees, Certifications and In-Depth Trainings

In Progress: Medical Qigong Practitioner 4 year Program, The Center Place (Expected 2020): Medical Qigong is an ancient form of Chinese energetic medicine, and is one of the four main branches of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), along with acupuncture. Disruptions in the electromagnetic energy of the body occur throughout our lifetime as a result of poor diet, sedentary lifestyle, injuries, surgery, suppression of emotions, and aging. The goal of qigong is to correct these bio-energetic imbalances and blockages. This enables the body to strengthen and regulate the internal organs, the nervous system and the immune system, relieve pain, regulate hormones, and strengthen and release deep-seated emotions and stress.

In Progress: Shamanic Practitioner, 3 Year Program with Julie Kramer, (Expected Sept 2019): Trainings to date that are completed and integrated: Partnering with Compassionate Spirits through Shamanic Journeying, The Art of Divination; Restoring Lost Power: Soul Retrieval and Power Animal Retrieval; Removing Foreign Energy and Energetic Enmeshment: Extraction, Cord Cutting, and Curse Unraveling; Psychopomp and Compassionate Depossession: Shamanic Healing for the Dying and the Dead; Partnering with the Natural World

Certified Clinical Anxiety Treatment Professional (CCATP) Training: Applied Neuroscience for Treating Anxiety, Panic, and Worry with Catherine M. Pittman, Ph.D., HSPP (2018). Topics covered: Using neuroscience in the treatment of anxiety; Amygdala management for anxiety disorders, PTSD, OCD, and depression; Managing anxiety driven by the cortex; Medications effects on the brain and neuroplasticity; Exposure strategies for teaching the amygdala; Mindfulness in the anxious brain; Using neurologically informed Cognitive Behavioral Therapy interventions; Treating comorbid depression; Cognitive restructuring interventions for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and Generalized Anxiety Disorder; and Using memory reconsolidation approaches

Treating Complex Trauma with Internal Family Systems Training with Frank G. Anderson, MD (2018). Topics covered: How to treat the various types of trauma with the IFS Model; IFS for attachment disorders and relational traumas; Managing common trauma comorbidities of depression, panic attacks, substance abuse, eating disorders, ADD and OCD; Differentiating therapeutic issues from biological conditions; The neurobiology of trauma, Dealing with extreme reactions of trauma; How neuroscience informs therapeutic decisions; and Integrating IFS into treatment approaches.

Body Talk Fundamentals Training with Wendy Nelson of Energy Wisdom, Boulder (2017): BodyTalk is a holistic approach to healing, based on energy medicine. The body is a complex ecosystem with a delicate balance between physiological biochemical functions, emotional and mental interactions, environmental influences, and hereditary and genetic restrictions. BodyTalk helps synchronize the body’s natural functions – to achieve and maintain healing and growth on all levels: physical, emotional, mental and spiritual.

Reiki Master Practitioner Trainings (2016): With Helen Knight: Dreamtime Healing in Spirit Reiki Level 1; Lisa Powers in Usui Reiki Levels 1, 2, 3, & Master Teacher Training Cert.; Melissa Crowhurst: Natural Healer in Usui Reiki Levels 1, 2, 3, & Master Teacher Training Cert; and Level 1 training in Usui Reiki with hypnotherapist Rosemary Owen: Reiki is Japanese energy healing that improves energy flow in and around the body.

Access Bars Training with Brain & Body Balancing, Denver (2015) The Access Bars are 32 bars of energy that run through and around the head, storing the electromagnetic component of all thoughts, ideas, attitudes, decisions and beliefs. Each of these can limits capacity to be generative in that area.

Nutrition & Health Coach Teacher Training, Bauman College, Boulder CO (2010)

Functional Medicine Nutritionist and Health Coach Training, Bauman College, Boulder CO (2009)

Leadership Training, Denver Office of Strategic Partnerships, Denver CO (2008)

Natural Foods Chef, Professional  School of Natural Cookery in Boulder CO (2006)

Clinical Herbalist, Academy of Scottish Herbalism in Eugene OR, (2004)

M.A.., Communication Studies Coursework, CSU Long Beach (2003)

Memberships:  American Association of Drugless Practitioners (2012), Council of Holistic Health Educators (2012), National Association of Nutrition Professionals Member ID #15093 (2014), International Association of Health Coaches (2013), Healthcare Providers Service Organization (2012)   

Continuing Education Classes and Short Courses

Brainspotting: Brain-Based Method for Healing Trauma And Expanding Performance And Creativity, 6 hrs, Online, David Grand, PhD, 12/2018

Year of Ceremony: Monthly Rituals for Healing and Transformation, Sounds True, 1/2017-12/2018, various shamanic teachers facilitating.

Treating Trauma Master Series, 10 hrs, Online through NICABM, 11/2018

Using Empowerment Language w/ Emotional Wellness Coaching, Online, 10/17/18, Erica Hayes, MSW, NBC-HWC

Motivational Interview Coach Training, San Francisco, 14 hrs, 9/27/18 and 1/24/17, Suzanne Alfandari,  MS, LMFT

Going Deeper with Mindfulness in Coaching, San Francisco, 2 hrs, 9/28/18, Elissa Burdick, MSW

Growth vs Fixed Mindset in Coaching Clients, San Francisco, 2 hrs, 9/27/18, Erica Hayes, MSW, NBC-HWC

Substance Abuse Disorder Assessment for Coaches, San Francisco, 2 hrs, 9/26/18, Dana Udall, PhD

The Easy Way to Say the Hard Thing in Coaching, San Francisco, 2 hrs, 9/25/18, Ryan Hagen, Psy.D.

Mental Healthcare in Canada, Online, 9/13/18, Erica Hayes, MSW, NBC-HWC

A Cultural Snapshot for Coaching Australians, Online, 7/17/18, Erica Hayes, MSW, NBC-HWC

Coaching Support for LGBTQ Challenges, Online, 5/29/18, RP Whitmore-Bard, MA

BF18007 – HIPAA Privacy and Security Overview V10, Online, 5/1/18 and 1/29/17, Pinnacle: Center for Professional Development

BF10040 – Healthcare Fraud, Waste and Abuse v6, Online, 5/1/18 and 1/29/17, Pinnacle: Center for Professional Development

Building Resilience in Coaching with ACT and DBT, Online, 4/25/18, Erica Hayes, MSW, NBC-HWC

Duty to Protect, Online, 3/20/18, Dana Udall, PhD

Cross-Cultural Communication: The Why and the How, San Francisco, 2 hrs, 3/8/18, Dana Udall, PhD

Coaching Clients to Manage Conflicts and Disagreements, San Francisco, 2 hrs, 3/6/18, Robin Rosenberg, PhD, ABPP

Setting Boundaries for Accountability in Coaching, San Francisco, 2 hrs, 3/6/18, Ryan Hagen, Psy.D.

Tools for Building Resilience in Coaching Clients, San Francisco, 2 hrs, 3/5/18, Ryan Hagen, Psy.D.

Moving Coaching Clients Past Stuck, Online, 11/21/17, Heather Muszynski, NBC-HWC

Creating SMART Goals with Coaching Clients, San Francisco, 1.5 hrs, 10/27/17,  Heather Muszynski, NBC-HWC

Care Collaboration Between Coaching, Therapy, and Psychiatry, San Francisco, 2 hrs, 10/27/17, Dana Udall, PhD

Neuroscience of Behavior Change, San Francisco, 1.5 hrs, 10/26/17, Meg Jordan, PhD, RN, CWP

Coach Client Identity Awareness, San Francisco, 10/26/17, Dana Udall, PhD

Imminent Risk & Suicidal Ideation: Assessing & Responding, San Francisco, 1.5 hrs, 10/25/17, Dana Udall, PhD

Mandated Reporting, San Francisco, 1.5 hrs, 10/25/17, Dana Udall, PhD

Impact and Effect: Coping as a Coach, San Francisco, 1.5 hrs, 10/24/17, Heather Muszynski, NBC-HWC

Complex Reflections in MI: Metaphors & Analogies, Online, 9/19/17, Heather Muszynski, NBC-HWC

Measuring Client Outcomes from 30 Days of Coaching, Online, 8/22/17, Heather Muszynski, NBC-HWC

Coaching Clients with Traits Associated of Borderline Personality Disorder, Online, 10/3/17, Ryan Hagen, Psy.D.

VOCES CURANDERAS/Healing and Ceremonial Singing Workshop, Pisac Peru, 10 hrs, 8/26/17, Alexandra Ostos

Taller Construcción Ancestral con Tierra/Ancestral Construction with the Earth Workshop, Pisac Peru, 16 hrs, 8/12-13/17, Bioarchitects and permaculturists: Jeanette Gonzales (Chile) and Johanna Saavedra (Peru)

El Manejo Sagrado y Medicinal de los Cuatro Elementos, La Hoja de Coca y la Mesa Andina/The Sacred and Medicinal Handling of the Four Elements, the Coca Leaf and the Andean Altar, Pisac Peru, 14 hrs, 8/2-3/17, Marcela Pantigozo Loaiza

Coaching Clients with Eating Disorders, Online, 7/26/17, Dana Udall, PhD

Clinical Triage, Online, 7/12/17, Dana Udall, PhD

The Stages of Change and How to Coach Through Them, San Francisco, 1.5 hrs, 6/8/17, Meg Jordan, PhD, RN, CWP

Setting Up Coaching Clients to Win: The 1st 30 Days, San Francisco, 2.5 hrs, 6/8/17, Heather Muszynski, NBC-HWC

Psychoeducation and Triage for Coaching Clients, San Francisco, 6/6/17, Dana Udall, PhD & Ryan Hagen, Psy.D.

Trauma Coaching, San Francisco, 1.5 hrs, 6/6/17, Ryan Hagen, Psy.D.

Relationship Coaching, San Francisco, 1.5 hrs, 6/6/17, Dana Udall, PhD

Coaching Notes and Documentation Best Practices, Online, 5/2/17, Ryan Hagen, Psy.D.

Clinical Triage, Online, 3/23/17, Heather Muszynski, NBC-HWC

Setting Boundaries with Coaching Clients, Online, 3/17/17, Heather Muszynski, NBC-HWC

Advanced/Wilderness First Aid, CPR, AED, Colorado First Aid (2016)

Partnering with Compassionate Spirits: An Introduction to Essential Shamanism, Boulder CO, 24 hrs, 12/9-11/16, with Julie Kramer

Rocky Mountain Field Botany Retreat, Aspen, CO, Colorado School of Clinical Herbalism,  7/15-7/19/15

The Brain-Immune Axis, Denver, CO, 2 hrs, 5/19/11,  Dr. Michael Pierce DC DABCN

The Brain-Gut Axis & Clinical Applications, Denver, CO, 2 hrs, 4/14/11 with Dr. Michael Pierce DC DABCN

Breaking the Complex Web of Leaky Gut, Boulder, CO, 2 hrs, 3/10/11, Dr. Michael Pierce DC DABCN

Understanding Complexity of Gluten Sensitivity, Englewood, CO, 2hrs 2/16/11 w/Dr. Michael Pierce DC DABCN

Integrative Detox System: How to develop 4 week anti-inflammatory & detoxification program for group coaching clients, Denver, Colorado, 8 hrs, 12/4/2010, Linda Clark, MA, CNC

Functional Blood Chemistry: Advanced Pattern Analysis, Denver, CO, 2 hrs, 9/22/10, Dr. Bryan Walsh, ND

Functional Blood Chemistry Analysis, Denver, Colorado, 16 hrs, 9/18-19/2010, Dr. David Arthur, DC, DACNB, CCCN

Autoimmune Regulation by Nitric Oxide & Glutathione Systems, Westminster, 2 hrs, 8/25/10, Dr. Michael Pierce DC

Reading the Signs: Training in Physiologic Body Responses, Palpation Techniques, and Traditional Chinese Medicine Evaluation techniques, Broomfield, 16hrs, 6/19-20/10, Dr. Stephen Siteler, LAc, OMD, NMD, D.Hom, DOHAI, DBATCM,DANMA

Impacts of Estrogen on Neuroendocrine Immune Axis, Westminster, 1.5 hrs, 6/4/10, Dr. Michael Pierce DC, DABCN

Autoimmune Thyroid: Research and Practice Updates, Denver, 1.5 hrs, 5/11/10, Steven Noseworthy, D.C., D.A.C.N.B.

Linking the Signs: Trained in Integrating Chinese Medicine Modes of Analysis with Functional Medicine Lab Testing , Broomfield, 16 hrs, 5/1-2/2010, Dr. Stephen Siteler, L.AC., O.M.D., N.M.D., D.Hom, DOHAI, DBATCM

Advanced Detox Strategies, Boulder, CO, 1.5 hrs, 4/29/2010, Dr. William Kneebone, DC, CNC, DIHom, FIAMA, DIACT

Clinical Pearls of Functional Endocrinology, Boulder, 8 hrs, 4/28/10, Dr. Shane Steadman, DC, DACNB, DCBCN, FACFN

Detox & Drainage, Westminster, CO, 2 hrs, 4/28/2010, Stephen Stiteler, L.AC., O.M.D., N.M.D., D.Hom., DOHAI, DBATCM

A Practical Approach to Chronic Immune Deficiencies, Broomfield, Colorado, 5 hrs, 2/27/2010, Dr. Nigel Plummer, PhD

Can We Stop Cancer from Starting, Boulder, 4 hrs, 4/9/09, Colorado Functional Medicine Forum: Dr. Eleanor Rogan, PhD

Intro to Functional Blood Chemistry Testing, Boulder, Colorado, 2 hrs, 4/1/09, Bauman College: Erin Livers, ICNT

Clear out the Cupboards, It’s Spring, Boulder, Colorado, 3 hrs, 3/16/09, Bauman College: Erin Livers, ICNT

Unlocking the Mysteries of Gluten Sensitivity: Neurological/Cognitive Manifestations, Mood Disorders and Effective Treatments of Wheat & Gluten Sensitivity, Boulder, 4 hrs, 3/12/09, CO Functional Medicine Forum: Thomas O’Bryan, DC

Conscious Eating: Building Happy, Healthy Relationships w/Food: How to focus attention while eating, the importance of stress free eating and developing a relationship with food, Boulder 3 hrs, 2/16/09 Bauman College: Alison Anton, CN

How Plants Talk to our Genes, Boulder, 4 hrs, 2/11/2009, Colorado Functional Medicine Forum: Dr. Robert Rountree, MD

The Hormone Symphony, Boulder, 4 hrs, 1/14/09, Colorado Functional Medicine Forum: Dr. George Gillson, PhD, MD

Metabolic Tune-Up: Keys to Lose Weight and Gain Energy, Boulder, 3 hrs, 1/12/2009, Bauman College: Ed Bauman, PhD

Eat Well for Winter Health, Boulder, 3 hrs, 12/15/2009, Bauman College: Erin Livers, ICNT

Vitamin D for Health, Broomfield, 4 hrs, 12/3/2008, Colorado Functional Medicine Forum: Dr. Michael Holick, PhD, MD

Nutrition Bandits, Boulder, Colorado, 3 hrs,  9/15/2008, Bauman College: Erin Livers, ICNT

Sleep Solutions, Boulder, 3 hrs, 8/18/2008, Bauman College: Ed Bauman, PhD

Fitness Foods Fit You, Boulder, Colorado, 3 hrs, 7/21/2008, Bauman College:  Erin Livers, ICNT

Nutrition for Cancer Recovery, Boulder, Colorado, 3 hrs, 6/16/2008, Bauman College: Ed Bauman, PhD

Eating for Health: to promote strength, clarity & vitality, Boulder,  3 hrs, 3/18/2008, Bauman College: Ed Bauman, PhD