Hi, I'm glad you're here!
"I feel stuck."
When I ask clients why they've come to see me, this is one of the most common statements they make.
You might be thinking about Reiki as a way to get 'unstuck' and feel calmer in your life. Let's face it, there are many life stressors that impact and throw us off balance.
My primary goal is to help you understand the deeper core of why you're feeling stuck & healing the fragmented parts of you so you may show up fully in your life.
My work is trauma-informed drawing from holistic disciplines of energy healing, somatic experiencing and positive psychology to help you regulate stress responses and improve coping strategies.
This ultimately assists you in gaining resilience and empowers you to step into life more fulfilled.
You've become aware of what's not working for you anymore.
You're ready to invest the time & focus needed to finally release the old patterns keeping you stuck in behaviors that impact your relationships, your work and even your health.
You can feel a better version of you waiting to emerge, but you need help to do it.
Now, more than ever, you are willing to do what it takes to deepen into a more fulfilling life.
This is my life purpose.
I'm here as your guide, your soul-sister to remind you that you're badass through scary times,
help you remember your inner wise woman (or man),
clear your energy, connect you to spirit, help you breathe, release, heal and shift your gear back into drive!
Usui System of Natural Healing Level 1 Certified, 2003, Teacher, Donna Gaus, Reiki Clinic of Menlo Park, CA
Usui System of Natural Healing Level 2 Certified, 2004, Teacher, Donna Gaus, Reiki Clinic of Menlo Park, CA
Usui System of Natural Healing Level 3-Master Certified, 2006, Teacher, Mia Runanin, Fairfax, CA
Usui System of Natural Healing Master-Teacher Certified, 2007, Teacher, Mia Runanin, Fairfax, CA
SE Beginning I, 2021, Somatic Experiencing Trauma Institute, Corte Madera, CA
200-HR RYT, 2015, Dana Damara, Embody Truth Yoga Teacher Training, San Francisco, CA
Energy Medicine 101 & 102, 2004, Donna Eden, Esalen, Big Sur, CA
500-HR CMT, 2002, Body Therapy Center, Palo Alto, CA
Spiritual Development Level 1, 2007, Foundation for Spiritual Development, San Rafael, CA
Intro to Traditional Chinese Medicine, 2013, ACTCM, San Francisco, CA
Shaman's Path Training, 2013, Omega Institute, Rhinebeck, NY
Shamanic Journeying w/ Spirits of Nature, 2019, Shift Network, CA
Ordination Credential, 2021, Universal Life Church
"We are stardust, we are golden and we've got to get ourselves back to the garden"
~ Joni Mitchell
My own story
Before becoming a Reiki healer I was working as a writer/editor in tech with a high impact lifestyle, both physically and mentally. Since childhood I had accumulated and stored trauma in my body which wreaked havoc on my personal life. At 30 years-old it finally manifested as a lumbar back injury where I was reduced to walking with a cane and taking a toxic blend of pain meds and muscle relaxers for three months.
After 3 months of physical therapy I still remained on bed rest. Nothing was working. The doctors said the best thing they could offer was a cortisone shot in my spine. With the warning that the procedure doesn't always work and most patients are back with the same problems within a few months, I opted for it anyway. A saving grace, I was pain-free and walking without a cane within a few days. That's when I decided to listen to my body.
Opening the door
I vowed that I would never be so detached and hard on my body again. That's when I found yoga! After a year of regular yoga practice, I healed my back and more importantly, I became kinder to myself. Among many gifts, a yoga practice led me to meditation, which led me into deep, amazing journeys with visions of spirit guides who were working with me to tap into wisdom from much higher realms. Over a period of time I began to experience an opening of my intuitive senses. I developed an inner clairsentience, sensing other people’s energy. My hands literally buzzed in the presence of random strangers. Veils of consciousness were being lifted. Because my energetic vibration was rising, it had allowed for a lightening of my load of all the old emotional baggage I’d been carrying.
Answering the call
I realized something was calling me to do something different with my life. I felt lighter emotionally, more curious, vibrant, engaged. The curiosity allowed me to navigate life with a new sense of wonder. I left the tech world and took a solo trip to Kauai for a month. Between swimming in the Pacific waters, kayaking the Na Pali Coast, dodging the wild roosters and befriending a toad-catching dog named Max, I received guidance to do healing work. Something whispered to me "wake up" and it guided me here.
I've now been in private practice as an Intuitive, Soul Coach & Reiki Master for over 18 years. It has been an absolute joy making a career out of my soul's calling which is to guide clients back to their true state, discover their own potential and live a more balanced life.
"I credit working with Jennifer among one of the most transformational experiences of my life with zero exaggeration. After being in therapy for years I realized there was an aspect of healing I wasn't able to access with the rational mind and was guided to Jennifer who walked with me on a journey of releasing my past and learning to return to my body. She is a true healer with a wise soul and a depth of knowledge that she so beautifully shares with the world...I am forever grateful for her healing, guidance and support." - S. P., Entrepreneur