Hi, I’m Gretchen. What interests me most in life is growth, transformation, consciousness, and healing from the inside out and outside in. I integrate multiple models and approaches to make transformation a personalized, intimate, and multidimensional journey in order to access all the parts of Self. While there is focus on an inward journey and approach to greater levels of awareness and ability to shift, there is also an emphasis on external factors like the environment and one’s perception of it + how to shift our environment. All methods are fluid and integrate the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual bodies and layers of a human.
Through education as well as experiential learning, I intuitively guide people towards acknowledgement, acceptance, and embodiment of their true self. I passionately create a space that is filled with acceptance and ease so people may begin to explore the many layers of Self. My aim is to make this process feel as comfortable as possible, each person to feel fully supported and guided into their most empowered and authentic selves.
You may be interested in beginning your journey or looking to expand and add another element; I will meet you where you are. enjoy working on deep levels with individuals who are ready to create life changes. no matter the magnitude of growth a person is wanting. I love teaching groups of people exciting new concepts and ideas that may expand their awareness levels and create dynamic shifts. Additionally, I enjoy working to create systemic educational shifts on the planet in the areas of self growth, transformation, parent-child relationships, and brain development and empowerment.
As an ever evolving and transforming being, I am also constantly on my own healing path, re-defining my personal definition of balance to meet current life circumstances, and creating space in my life for the things that light me up. I believe it’s important for me to be in an expansive growth state, love, in order to fully serve others. I incorporate my own journey and wisdom along the way as encouragement for others.
I hold a post-graduate certification from the Trauma Center of the Justice Resource Institute founded by Bessel van der Kolk, MD, as a Trauma Center Trauma-Sensitive Yoga Facilitator (traumasensitiveyoga.com). I am registered with Yoga Alliance, a member of Rocky Mountain Brainspotting Institute, and founded Upside Life.
Understanding the complex relationship between physical, mental and emotional health I combine the latest research and most ancient teachings within my daily clinical experience. I use a variety of modalities to develop new physiological, emotional, and cognitive responses with people. I have experience working with people the medical model was not able to help. Through working together, these people saw shifts not only medically, but also emotionally, psychologically, and their felt sense of the world shifted. I absolutely love being a steward of growth.
I bring my formal education (Bachelors degree in Cognitive Neuroscience and Masters degree in Kinesiology), yoga training in Rishikesh India, and extensive career as an elite athlete and coach, and integrate traditional Eastern knowledge with the Western medical model. I have extensive energy psychology training as well as many different energy healing certifications. I compassionately bring a sense of safety, and a genuine connection to all the work I do. As you're ready, if this resonates with you, I’d be happy to work with you.