Frequently Asked QuestionsSeptember 6, 2022 2022-12-17 19:33
Frequently Asked Questions
Frequently Asked Questions
Prospective Client Questions
I draw from a wide range of techniques from many different modalities, and approach coaching as a means to teach you methods for overcoming the root causes of challenges you might be experiencing while also guiding and supporting you.
In a session there are countless things we might do together and each session is always guided by your intentions. Some examples are:
- Limiting belief work
- Exercises to release trauma from the body and bio-energetic field
- You may receive energy healing for certain blocks that you are experiencing
- Guided visualization or meditative exercises
- Exercises to address ancestral or intergenerational patterns
- You may learn writing exercises
- Shadow work, inner child work, and parts work
No. Coaching and energy healing services do not involve the diagnosis or treatment of mental disorders as defined by the American Psychiatric Association and coaching and/or energy healing are not to be used as a substitute for counseling, psychotherapy, psychoanalysis, mental health care, substance abuse treatment, or other professional advice by legal, medical or other qualified professionals and it is your exclusive responsibility to seek such independent professional guidance as needed. If you are currently under the care of a mental health professional, it is recommended that you promptly inform the mental health care provider of the nature and extent of the coaching relationship agreed upon by you and your Coach.
While you are not required to schedule coaching sessions with any specific frequency in order for them to be effective, it is helpful to have sessions with some regularity in order to maintain growth and momentum. This could mean weekly, bi-monthly, or monthly. We will discuss how often you would prefer to have coaching sessions during your discovery call based on your budget, schedule, and intentions.
No! You can start with a single session if you wish, and a lot can be accomplished in one session. We will typically assess after your first session whether you would like to continue on a regular coaching schedule, or schedule subsequent sessions based on what you are looking for support with. Please know that you can end or pause your coaching sessions with me at any time for any reason.
This being said, I do offer discounts if you choose to pre-purchase multi-session packages from me.
Unfortunately, health insurance plans generally do not cover the cost of coaching or energy healing services.
I often give homework for you to work on between our sessions. The homework I give is directly based on your intentions for growth and healing, as well as what we have worked on in a particular session. I do not give pre-formatted homework assignments to clients (with the exception of special coaching programs), as I believe that each person is on a unique journey and therefore needs to do unique work in their own time. I will draw from my training, experience, resources, and intuitive guidance to assign homework to you.
Some examples might be:
- Doing a guided meditation that I provide to you in MP3 or written format
- Completing writing exercises or a self-exploration worksheet
- Practicing techniques learned in our sessions and reporting on your results via email
- Doing physical activities to anchor changes into your life
I require all new clients to register for a free 15-20 minute discovery video call with me. This allows us to get to know each other and to determine if we would be a good fit to work with one another. You may ask any general questions you have about coaching or myself during your discovery call, and we will discuss your reasons for seeking coaching.
Please note that I am unable to accept all requests for new clients. Acceptance of your request to work with me will be based on my availability at a given time.
No! I have worked with clients across the United States, Canada, and Europe. Sessions will be performed via video call. The only requirements are that you are able to speak and understand English and be available during my regular business hours, regardless of what timezone you are located in.
While I do work within a spiritual container and find it helpful for my clients to be open to spiritual and energy-based concepts, my clients are not required to have a certain background or understanding of spirituality, a particular religion, or energy healing.
I draw from concepts and energy healing methods found in many traditions from around the world and my own healing techniques developed through years of practice. I believe that everything is energy and everything starts with energy. Energy-based healing is my primary area of expertise, and therefore it is a significant part of my practice and the methods that I use to assist my clients.
While I have my own language and terminology to describe what could be considered “spiritual” concepts, I strive to work within the belief system and terminology of each client. My role is never to change your terminology or beliefs into mine, but rather to work within your own spiritual tradition and terminology. We will discuss your spiritual background and preferences during our initial discovery call.
As always, if there is anything I share within the realm of spirituality or otherwise that does not resonate with you, trust your inner wisdom over my words and throw out what doesn’t feel right to you.
Wherever you have challenge in your life or feel stuck, holistic life coaching with me can help. I offer techniques for shifting blocks and limitations affecting you on a physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual level. All of my sessions are both guided by my intuition and supported by decades of training and experience in energy-based healing modalities, mindfulness and meditation exercises, somato-emotional release, and other holistic techniques. Things we might address are:
- Shifting limiting beliefs and ancestral patterns that block your growth and happiness
- Releasing trauma from the physical body and bio-energetic field
- Aligning you with changes that you’d like to make in all areas of your life
- Aligning you with your inner wisdom and sense of purpose
- Intuitive development and becoming your own best teacher
- Relieving physical pain and imbalance by working through the core energetic causes
- Spiritual support and guidance
Technically, the coaching techniques I use in sessions result in energy clearing and healing. This being said, I do not offer one-on-one life energy healing sessions at this time. I have learned through 20+ years of energy healing experience that change and healing is most effective if the individual receiving the healing is the leader in their own growth. I use energy-based methods and a variety of mind-body methods to support your healing during coaching sessions, however my primary goal is to bring your attention to blind-spots you might have, help you develop self-awareness, and to teach you methods that you can use long after our sessions are over to overcome past, present, and future challenges that might arise for you.
As the old proverb says, “Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.”
Current Client Questions
All online sessions will be performed using Doxy.me which is a secure and confidential platform for video conferencing. You may access your appointment using the link provided in your appointment confirmation email or at https://doxy.me/rootedwisdom
A microphone, strong internet connection, internet browser, and video camera are required for sessions. You may access your sessions from a computer, tablet, or mobile device. Headphones are optional, but preferred to help maintain the privacy of our call.
Yes! I encourage my clients to email me with updates to their progress and experiences between sessions, especially if our scheduled sessions are more than one week apart. A lot can change in a short time, and I like to stay up to date prior to our scheduled sessions so that we can use our face-to-face time together for active work and healing rather than for playing catch up.
While I will attentively read and acknowledge receipt of your emails prior to our next session to keep myself updated, please know that I will not address the content of emails between sessions. Should you like to discuss anything you have emailed me, we can do so during your session.
If your email is for scheduling or administrative purposes, I will of course address those emails accordingly.
If you are purchasing a package of sessions at a discounted price, upfront payment for the full package amount is required prior to your first session.
If you are purchasing one session, payment is required prior to or the same day as your scheduled session.
You may pay for packages and single sessions by credit card using the “Make a Payment” link at the bottom of each page under the “Information” heading. Or you can click here.
If you would like to pay with venmo or paypal you may contact me for payment details.
If you need to cancel a scheduled session, a minimum of 24 hours is required to cancel, or I will need to charge your full session fee. Late cancellation fees are waived in case of serious illness or emergency only. No shows will also be charged. If more than 2 no-shows occur, we will discuss whether life coaching is an appropriate service for you at this time.
Prior to your first session, you will provided with two forms that you must read, sign, and return. The first is the Coaching Services Agreement and the second is the Coaching Commitments. These must be returned prior to your first session with me.
For your session, you will want to be wearing comfortable clothing that allows for movement, and you will want to come prepared with water, a notebook, and a pen.
You will also want to think about what environment you want to be in for your call with me. As our sessions will be done over video call, it is important to have a quiet, calm, and private place to be for our session. It is recommended that you have access to a comfortable surface to lie down on for our session should we do an exercise that requires this.
You will also want to make sure that you have a working camera and microphone on the device you will be using for our call, as well as a strong internet connection and headphones for privacy if you prefer.
The methods I use help to rapidly clear imprints from past challenges, repressed emotions, and give your mind and bio-energetic field new templates that are in alignment with your authentic truth. As a result you may experience many different things during and after sessions including, but not limited to:
- Tiredness or soreness
- Emotional release
- Inability to return to former toxic thinking patterns
- Change in different areas of your life
- Old patterns ending and new outcomes in familiar circumstances and interactions
We will discuss the specifics of what you might experience after each session is complete, and I will provide instructions for self-care when needed. If you struggle with integrating any of the changes that occur after one of our sessions, please reach out and I will provide options for self-care or work with you to schedule another appointment.
Energy Healing Questions
No. Energy healing tuneups are performed at a distance during your scheduled appointment time. You will receive email instructions prior to your appointment and it is expected that you will be lying down to receive healing at the scheduled time. You will receive an email with a summary of what was done during your appointment to the email that you booked your appointment with.
If you are interested in working with me directly, you may request a free discovery call for one-on-one coaching which is performed via video call and does include energy healing. Unfortunately due to limitations in my schedule I am unable to accept all requests for one-on-one coaching, so a distance tune up is a good alternate as no prior approval is required.
When booking your appointment, please enter any intentions and additional information you would like me to have in the “appointment notes” section of the booking form. If you have already booked your appointment and would like to submit an intention after the fact, please use the contact form on this website to email me your intention at least 1 day prior to your appointment.
Everyone experiences energy healing differently, and your experience will vary depending on what energies are clearing during the session and how your body processes and experiences energy.
Some common experiences include tingling sensations, heat or cold sensations, pulsing sensations, seeing colors behind the eyes, yawning, sneezing, coughing, emotional release, tremoring or twitching, dizziness, tiredness, a feeling of being frozen or immobile, and a variety of other experiences and sensations. Regardless of what you experience or do not experience during a session, you will still receive the healing.
It is important to drink plenty of water after an energy healing session. If you feel light headed or ungrounded, it may be helpful to take a salt bath or shower, eat something with protein, move your body, or take a walk out in nature.
If you feel called to, it can be helpful to rest or take a nap after a healing session. If a lot of energy has cleared, you may experience lingering clearing symptoms for a few hours to a few days after your session. This is normal and these symptoms will pass. If you struggle with any clearing symptoms or would like to know if something you are experiencing is a clearing symptom, you may reach out via email.
It is important to be prompt for your session, as I will begin the healing at the specified time of your appointment. You will want to wear comfortable clothing and have a quiet place to lie down for the duration of the healing which will last for exactly one hour. You may find it helpful to be lying down and ready at least 5 minutes before the healing begins. You may also wish to leave yourself plenty of time after your healing to rest, ground yourself, and recalibrate after the healing.
You may also wish to set a specific intention for your healing. If you have not submitted an intention or focus area to me when you booked the appointment, you may submit one via the contact form on this website prior to your appointment.
If it is your first session with me, it is important that you sign and return the Energy Healing Consent Form prior to your appointment.
The healing report that you will receive after your session will come to the email address that you booked the appointment with (unless you have made different arrangements with me).
This email will contain a summary of the specific energies that were worked with and what was cleared. I do not offer advice or intuitive impressions for energy tuneup sessions. These are healing-only sessions, therefore if you would like support, advice, or an intuitive read on something you are experiencing, it is recommended that you request a free discovery call to see if I have space to take you on as a coaching client.