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Compassionate Care & Counseling
Mindfulness Training (MBSR) ~ Qigong

Art Making ~ Art Exploration
BioDynamic Cranial Work ~ Pain & Stress Reduction

Integrative Patient Navigation & Advocacy


An Integrative Program of Support 


Expressive & Contemplative Arts: 
The Healing Power of the Arts

A "Whole Person" Care Model for the Body ~ Heart-Mind ~ Spirit
Living Well with Serious Illness is an integrative program of complementary modalities and services individualized for you.

This approach is based on understanding that people are more than their bodies, more than their diagnosis and wish to live as well as possible for as long as possible.

The goal is to improve your quality of life by giving relief from the symptoms, pain, and stress of a serious illness or diagnosis. 

The result is
Less Stress, More Joy, Greater Well-Being
Are you, or a loved one, facing:
  • chronic pain, anxiety or stress that is non-responsive to traditional medical treatment? 

  • a complex chronic condition?

  • a life-limiting diagnosis?

  • a life-changing loss?

Are you:
  • feeling overwhelmed, isolated or afraid?

  • wanting relief from pain and stress issues?

  • confused and unsure of how to align your choices with your values and beliefs?

  • needing a safe place to explore your concerns, hopes and fears?


Anyone, whether a patient or a caregiver, who is:

  • facing into a difficult diagnosis

  • living with chronic or life-limiting illness

  • suffering from chronic pain or stress

  • caring for a spouse or an aging parent

  • feeling anxious, tired and overwhelmed

  • finding it difficult to cope effectively

  • experiencing sleep disturbances

  • longing to access deeper levels of vitality

  • seeking personal transformation and healing

  • desiring less stress and a sense of greater well-being

  • quality of life for patients and families

  • sense of calm and peace in the mind & body

  • ability to cope with stress and uncertainty

  • energy and sense of well-being

  • enthusiasm for making the most of life

  • self-esteem and a sense of life purpose

  • compassion for self and others

  • clarity and creative thinking

  • quality of sleep

  • physical and emotional strength/resilience

  • anxiety and depression

  • stress and negativity

  • chronic pain and fatigue/weakness

  • symptoms of cancer & its treatment 

  • symptoms of fibromyalgia

  • symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome

  • symptoms of asthma/respiratory disorders

  • symptoms of coronary artery disease & hypertension

  • symptoms of diabetes – types 1 & 2

Living Well with Serious Illness™ is a collaboration


You can optimize your quality of life and sense of well-being, no matter where you find yourself on the continuum of your particular diagnosis. Living Well with Serious Illness™, a "whole-person" approach to caring for your mind, body and spirit, focuses on connecting and cultivating your desires and personal strengths in service of your healing.

In support of this, I partner with you to meet the physical, emotional and spiritual challenges of serious illness. We collaborate together to create and refine a personalized plan of integrative care to bring about changes that are important and feel good to you. 


This program aims to reduce suffering in the body, heart-mind and spirit and provides opportunities for both transformation and healing.

Take the first step to reclaim 
your best possible life.... 
Call 530-926-9160
for a free discovery session

I want to Optimize My Life!

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