A wellness session is an opportunity to tell your story in a supported environment with the intention of shifting the patterns in your life that no longer serve you.
So that you can heal the patterns of imbalance or disease and walk a path of radiant health.
So that you can connect more deeply to your own life and to all life.
So that you can stand in your power with an open heart.
So many of us have had our power taken from us when it comes to healing our own bodies. Perhaps we have been made to feel that we are not in control. That there is nothing we can do to heal ourselves except to take pills that our doctor prescribes us. Perhaps we have been given a diagnosis that is meant to define us and limit our lives. Perhaps we sense that our bodies are out of balance or we are experiencing confusing symptoms and we don't know where to turn for answers or what the root cause may be. Perhaps we sense that something is missing, that something is not whole, and we know there isn't a "prescription" for it.
I operate from the truth that there is always healing available to us. No matter what diagnosis we have been given or how badly we may feel, each one of us living in a human body has the opportunity to tap into our vital force, our "healer within", to guide us on a journey back to health. The body knows how to heal itself. It is our job to remove the barriers that are preventing this natural process (and yes, sometimes they feel big!) and to give the body what it needs in the form of nutrition, herbs, movement, rest and fulfilling our needs.
Illness and disharmony in the body ask us to examine who we are, the patterns that govern our lives and the belief systems that define us. They present us with an opportunity to work through our darkness ( be it abuse, painful memories, feelings of lack, despair, hurt, abandonment, inadequacy, repression, lack of nourishment, fear, self-loathing, avoidance, anger, grief, anxiety, procrastination, malaise...the list goes on) so that we can come home to ourselves. The body is a home for the light of our spirit to shine through.
Fortunately in the year 2018 we are blessed with an abundance of knowledge about how our bodies work and an incredible herbal and nutritional pharmacopoeia available to all of us that is both ancient and cutting-edge. We are also supported in our healing by the benevolent, generous and healing spirits of the plants, trees, the ocean and all of nature. It it my goal to share my knowledge of herbs, nutrition and the body with you; to be a collaborator and guide; to offer suggestions; to give you back your power and connect you to the life force inside of you and all around you. YOU CAN HEAL YOURSELF.
During our initial intake I will ask you many questions so I can hear your story. We will discuss your constitution (the characteristics you were born with), each organ system and how it is affecting the whole, your current symptoms and your health goals. We will weave in the principles of Ayurveda, Traditional Chinese Medicine and the smorgasbord of healing systems I work with to understand who you are and why you work the way you do.
We will also work with the energy present in your life. We will seek to understand how your physical symptoms are related to your mental, emotional and spiritual self. During some sessions we will do energy work if this is what you need. This can include looking at relationships, journeying, balancing your energy, working with the heart and breath work. The healing spirits of the plants are always present in our work together and will assist in various ways. During some sessions may work with the plant spirits directly.
We will discuss herbs, vitamins, supplements and nutritional changes that are supportive to your healing process. We will read your pulse and examine your tongue. We will design a simple herbal protocol that is realistic for you to follow. We will track your progress over time.
We will awaken the healer within you so that you can walk with strength and beauty.
You are welcome to come for as many sessions as you would like at whatever pace you would like. Most clients find that it takes at least three sessions to see a lasting shift in patterns.
Not sure whether this is the right fit for you? I offer free 15 minute conversations by phone or in person so you can decide. Get in touch.
The first session
The first session usually lasts about 1.5-2 hours. During this time we will do an initial intake as well as work together to get your healing moving.
A few days following the initial session you'll receive recommendations for herbal formulas and supplements to strengthen, balance and nourish your body, mind and spirit. The choice is always yours as to what you decide to take and I deeply encourage you to follow your own intuition. I have many herbs on hand in my apothecary and can order most things I don't have in the office for you. You are also free to buy herbs and supplements elsewhere. The herbs that I keep in the office I organically grow in my gardens, sustainably wild-craft or source from people I know and trust. I am extremely selective about who I buy herbs from. Most of my suppliers I know personally or are well-regarded in the herbal community.
The cost of herbs is not included in the consultation price.
You can expect to budget between $30-$100/month to meaningfully incorporate herbal medicine into your life.
Follow up sessions
Follow up sessions last between 1-1.5 hours. We will continue to build on our initial session, make changes to your herbal protocol, do energy work and track changes to your health and well-being.
I offer distance sessions by phone (usually Google chat or Skype--video is preferred so I can see your lovely face.)
For distance sessions I will ask you to fill out an intake form beforehand, then we will schedule an initial phone call and a follow up phone call.
Follow up sessions are 1-2 phone calls, depending on the work being done.
Initial session: $95
Follow up session: $60
Three session package: $200
Includes initial session and two follow up sessions for 1 person.
Payment is due at each session. Cash or check only, or pay online.
If you need to make alternative payment arrangements due to your financial circumstances, please get in touch. I am open to bartering or trade.
- Please bring any supplements, herbs, vitamins and medications that you are taking with you to your appointment.
- Please bring any current blood work you have with you to your appointment.
- Please bring a notebook to take notes for yourself if you wish. You will receive a list of recommendations as well.
- Kinship's healing sessions are not intended to replace medical care. Sessions are educational and are not intended to treat disease but to support health. Please always see your doctor for pressing medical concerns.
Pay for a session
Please pay online if you are scheduling a distance session. If you are seeing me in person you can pay with a cash or check at the time of your appointment or you can pay online.
Please note that Paypal charges a fee of 2.9% and the fees listed below reflect this.