to healing and purpose
I'm an energy healer, certified Brennan Healing Science Practitioner, and guide for 'reluctant priestesses' (I see you in there).
I’m here to guide you deeper than talking to truly transform and heal the physical and emotional hurt that hasn’t been resolved by other approaches.
But first, let's get a few things out of the way...
I’m not a miracle worker or “gifted” healer.
I have no magic wand to wave your problems away.
I'm just a misfit, theater geek girl next door who heard a calling, and decided to follow it rather than the path of convention. The result has been a magical journey…to my true self.
I’d like to take you on the same journey.
As a kid, I was kind of a ‘good girl’ I was smart, so at school they gave me and the other “smart kids” test after test, ranging from standardized tests and evaluations, to “gifted assessments” and traditional IQ tests.
This landed me in the “Gifted” programs. The only problem was that these tests didn’t identify what I was really gifted at, which was EQ (Emotional Intelligence). In other words, I was tuned into things in another way. You probably are too whether you call that being ‘sensitive’, ‘empathic’ or ‘intuitive’.
At age 19, I saw a poster on the wall for Reiki classes and signed up. It opened my eyes to the world of energy. Suddenly it all made sense. I got my hands on the book Hands of Light by Barbara Brennan and finally, there were words for what I was sensing, and experiencing.
The rest, as they say, is herstory.
I follow my longing
I spent the next 27 years gathering knowledge and experience... in all-things energy healing, trauma resolution, and personal transformation.
I spent 4 years at the prestigious Barbara Brennan School of Healing in the U.S.A. I attended from age 24-28 and started my healing practice upon graduation. I learned to read and work with your energy field on 5 different levels.
Throughout the last 27 years, I’ve taken Craniosacral therapy training courses from the Upledger Institute and learned how energy healing I’ve learned is grounded in the body through our elegant whole-body network of connective tissue or fascia. So I’m trained to work with your body.
I attended 2 years of Plant Spirit Medicine training with traditionally initiated elder Eliot Cowan. I learned Classical Chinese 5-element theory (think acupuncture), and how to do shamanic healing work with local plants. I keep a keen eye on your emotional balance and stuck emotions.
Studying Plant Spirit Medicine with an initiated elder and a group of fun-loving soul friends, led to finding my spiritual community, the Sacred Fire Community. I have spent many profound and joyful nights sitting around the fire listening to bad jokes, eating chocolate, and hearing elders of diverse indigenous traditions share their wisdom. My perspective on your life journey is rooted in indigenous wisdom perspectives.
I entered into a 7 year pilgrimage process in Mexico, under one of my elders and guides from the Sacred Fire Community, Don David Wiley. This put me in a direct and humbling relationship with a sacred site dedicated to the Goddess and the proper ritual protocols to engage with the site. I agree with author and activist Lynn Twist, I think the divine feminine is the answer to all of the problems we face on our planet right now.
A heartbreaking and chaotic relationship with a partner who I later recognized had PTSD from severe childhood trauma, led me to train in Dr. Peter Levine’s groundbreaking Somatic Experiencing trauma resolution work. This key unlocked my healing work with you at an even deeper level.
I added to my trauma resolution skills by studying Family Constellations work for transgenerational trauma. I help you heal the blocks in your family pain-body that masquerade as your personal challenges. We can work deeper than just personal stress and trauma.
When you love something enough to do it a lot – you get really good at it. And that’s exactly what I’ve done.
Working with Shelley online was very special! I was looking for help with grounding and purpose. I was experiencing an overwhelming sense of sadness and I had trouble finding my own inner strength and support. Shelley guided me with simple exercises and was able to help me as if I was with her in person. She helped me to concentrate on my senses, my sight, the feeling in my body. I was able to zero in on the energy she guided me to work on.
I felt very connected during the treatment even though she wasn't beside me. I think the work we are doing now online together is deeper than what I was doing before. By working remotely, I feel like I can focus on myself. I am not distracted by traveling to an appointment, by being in an unfamiliar room. I feel safe and can open up a little more when I work from home.
Afterwards, I can rest and take in the treatment without having to navigate traffic. Treatments from home and online have really changed my understanding of my journey. I am taking a more active role in my own treatment and it feels more meaningful.
Interior Designer | Ottawa, Ontario
You don’t have to be “gifted” or anointed in order to sense your own energy fields and find true, lasting healing within yourself. You simply need a guide you can trust. Someone who can really see you.
If you’re like most of the women I’ve worked with, you’ve tried conventional therapy & counseling to heal past trauma, reliving moments over and over again, but not feeling better.
You may have even tried Reiki or other forms of energy healing, seen a Naturopathic Doctor, or started your own yoga or meditation rituals in an attempt to stop the relentless feelings of stress, overwhelm, anxiety and physical or emotional pain.
The reason you’re still spinning your wheels in pain is because no one has given you the right map to move from PAIN to PURPOSE.If you’re ready and willing to do the soul work, it would be my honor to serve as your guide.
When you work with me, you will learn how to.
Tenderly attend to the stress, feelings of overwhelm and trauma being held within you.
Heal the transgenerational trauma you carry, so it ends with you, and these patterns of disruption stop sabotaging your life, health and success.
Understand who you really are from the expanded perspective of your energy reality and spirit.
Move from pain to purpose by seeing the story of your deepest wounds as the beginning of your journey into your expanded Life Purpose.
Here's how I can help you
Are you ready to BREAKTHOUGH instead of continually BREAKDOWN?
It’s time to clear out what talk therapy couldn’t. During our 1:1 virtual or in-person sessions, you will literally feel personal trauma, stress, and feelings of overwhelm flush out of your body and energy field. Then move closer to understanding your life purpose.
Family Constellations. A monthly group of 10-15 peers.
Intergenerational trauma is the hidden source of your biggest personal and relationship blocks. Together, we’ll resolve core issues at their root.
The Soul Nourished Woman
A 9-12 month personal + group healing journey.
Come home to your inner sanctuary and a community of women who ‘get’ you.
An exclusive women's circle where we gather to share the journey of healing + purpose and immerse in soul nourishing energy healing practices.