"When the Japanese mend broken objects, they aggrandize the damage by filling the cracks with gold. They believe that when something's suffered damage and has a history it becomes more beautiful." Billie Mobayed
If one were to ask how long it took me to get to where I am in my Healing Arts Practice, I would have to reply 'my entire life.' The many hours it takes to master a particular healing arts modality is more than gaining knowledge - it also involves the process of making it one's own. I have been on the path of learning various healing art modalities for over 35 years. The study of each healing modality led to the next, and the next, and eventually they merged together in a place and in a way that is distinct and unique.
My journey began with basic healing classes, which lead me on a circuitous route, incorporating Zen Shiatsu, Energy Healing, Sound and Vibrational Healing, Shamanism, Meditation, Interfaith Ministry, Classical Acupuncture, Aromatherapy, Stone Medicine, Chinese Dietary Therapy and a myriad of classes in between. I have become a mixture of all these modalities – which gives me the ability to connect with my patients on many levels, with the skill and tools to assist in their healing journey.
I have a Master of Science Degree in Acupuncture from the Swedish Institute of Health Sciences in New York City, where I studied Classical Acupuncture. I am a Connecticut State Licensed Acupuncturist (LAc) and Nationally Board Certified and a Diplomat in Acupuncture with the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM), and an Ordained Interfaith Minister.
As well as having a private healing arts practice, I also work at Silver Hill Hospital and Mountainside Treatment Center as an acupuncturist, working extensively with drug and alcohol addiction issues.
I have completed post-graduate courses with Jeffery Yuen, who is an 88th generation Taoist priest of the Jade Purity School, Lao Tsu sect and a 26th generation Taoist priest of the Complete Reality School, Dragon Gate sect, in Advanced Classical Acupuncture, Chinese Medical Aromatherapy, Stone Medicine, Chinese Dietary Therapy and presently taking a one year course: Early Daoism: Shamanistic Journey into Healing for Healers.