About

Hi! I’m Alison

Over the years I have been on a journey, working with mentors, trainers, learning, growing and navigating this wild thing called life. I have had the honor to work with many people facing all kinds of challenges as I also made my way through my challenges because let’s be clear, we all face challenges in life.

I have worked in schools, with homeless and formerly homeless women, cancer patients, their family and friends, and as a therapist for 14 years working with people that had a willingness and desire to challenge that which challenged them. I have loved seeing the light reemerge in their lives and relationships as they began to take off the constraints of sadness, worry, a silenced voice or loss.

Over the last 26 years of my life I have struggled with constant fatigue and continuous chronic pain with an eventual diagnosis of chronic fatigue syndrome. I found the beginnings of relief from CFS/ME through the mind-body coaching community and growing emotional well-being through the blending of Brené Brown’s wholehearted research and Abigail Morgon’s Mind-Body Magic Coach training.

Called to let go of many things I wanted and practicing how to accept what is, in each moment, my mantra became a Joseph Campbell quote.

“We must be willing to let go of the life we have planned so as to accept the life that is waiting for us.”

Joseph Campbell

Education

Bastyr University, MA, Systems Counseling
Antioch University, BA, focus in psychology

I work with people in 3 ways. Coaching for people living anywhere, counseling for people that are in Washington State and online peer support groups for separation & divorce for people living anywhere.

Trainings

Wayfinder Coach Training with Martha Beck
Mind-Body Magic Coach Training with Abigail Morgan
The Daring Way™ Research of Dr. Brené Brown
The Neurobiology of Feeling Safe: Working with Boundaries Inside and Out with Julieane Taylor Shore
Polyvagal Mapping with Deb Dana
Relational Life Therapy Training with Terry Real
Gottman Couples Method with John and Julie Gottman
Hypnotherapy with Wellness Institute
Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)
Reiki Levels 1 & 2