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I’ve been working in the holistic health field for 24 years specializing in Reiki and Integrated Energy Therapy sessions and classes. My first Reiki session was in 1993 at The Center of Being in Holmdel, NJ with Stevan Thayer, creator of IET. I walked out to my car after that first session with Stevan and wrote in huge letters across the page of my journal: WOW!!!!! I had never experienced anything like it before. I knew I wanted to experience it again and learn how to do it one day. Those sessions were the beginning of an interesting and transformative healing journey for me. My physical and my mental health improved. I went from being a nervous, worried wife and mother who yelled out of frustration to a woman who is grounded, calm, creative and comfortable with who I am. Reiki and IET practice got me in touch with a deep inner peace that sustains me on a daily basis. I wake up everyday excited about life’s possibilities. It is an honor to be able to share the gifts of Reiki and IET with others through private sessions and classes.

In 2008, after a good friend of mine facing surgery had a profound healing experience using Peggy Huddleston’s “Prepare for Surgery, Heal Faster” program, I  trained with Peggy to become a facilitator for her groundbreaking work based on her book of the same name.  In this one-hour workshop, relaxation techniques and guided imagery are used to ease pre-surgery jitters, lessen pain and help you recover sooner. Your family and friends as well as your medical team get involved to support you before, during and after surgery. Clinical research shows that these techniques are very effective for patients facing surgery. The same techniques can be used to lessen the effects of chemotherapy and radiation. Every time I do the workshop with someone, I am in awe of the transformation from anxious and scared to calm and in control before and after the surgery or treatment. This workshop can be done on the phone which is great because it lets me work with people around the country.

As a team member of the Division of Integrative Medicine at Raritan Bay Medical Center in Perth Amboy and Old Bridge, (now a part of the HackensackMeridian Health family) I offer Reiki treatments, breath work and guided imagery for pain and anxiety to patients and offer stress management programs for staff. For patients who want additional Reiki treatments, I offer sessions for outpatients. Those sessions can be scheduled at both the Old Bridge and Perth Amboy locations. In September, 2010 I began teaching Reiki at Raritan Bay Medical Center to nurses, staff, and the community. I offer classes 3 or 4 times a year.

I was a Hospice volunteer with the Visiting Nurse Association of Central NJ and provided Reiki treatments to comfort terminally ill patients and their caregivers.

It’s so exciting to see how the medical community is embracing complementary modalities and understanding how they enhance the patient’s healing experience.

I have been journaling for years and have found it to be a very useful tool for personal growth. Many of my workshops incorporate simple, powerful journaling exercises and creative word and picture collages.

Please feel free  to contact me for more information or to schedule a session or a training class. I am also available for speaking engagements or presentations for your organization or group. I look forward to hearing from you.

Warm regards,


Reiki and IET are complementary holistic modalities. They are not a replacement for medical or psychiatric treatment.


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