My life has been filled with constant change. I survived and rose from the ashes of childhood abuse, an ever-hungry and curious spirit, seeking growth, knowledge and change.
I was invited to attend a lecture given by a woman who delivered lectures in trance, another great and powerful beginning. As a young woman in my 20’s, I had my talismans and my treasures and in that same box was the copy of the lecture I had attended at the home of Eva Broch, later to become Eva Pierrakos. The name of the lecture was “Frozen Life Centers Become Alive”.
9 years later, I found myself on top of a mountain in the Pathwork Center, which was led by John and Eva Pierrakos. Eva was sunning herself, and I told her of the time I had been to the apartment in New York City to hear the lecture. She said to me, “You see, your guidance never let you go”.
For the learning that took place on top of that mountain, I will be forever grateful. For 4 years, I studied the lectures of Eva Pierrakos, Humanistic Psychology and Body Psychotherapy in the form of the great work done by her husband, John Pierrakos, called Core Energetic Therapy, (a process of uncovering and releasing all that which keeps one from reaching the true CORE, Spirit or Heart).
I moved to Amsterdam in 1981, where there was a strong Pathwork, with the idea of living in Europe for one year. I reconnected with my ex-husband, whom I had met at the Pathwork Center. We co-founded an institute in Germany in which we worked with and trained people to further the teachings of John and Eva Pierrakos, to explore the depths of oneself; one's thought processes, one's physical condition and one's feelings. During these trainings, the Core Energetic Process was alive and well. Here is a picture of me in an apprenticeship with Dr. John C. Pierrakos and his second wife, Dr. Dora Gomez Pierrakos in a Core Energetics Training in Germany in 1983. Eva passed in 1979. Also in the picture are Martien Janssen, NL, Paul Czempin, Germany and Johann de Meester, NL, also apprenticing with John at the time.
In the Institute, we also gave teachings of the different character structures, the feelings associated with them, their beginnings and their effects on self and others in the form of communication, transferences and counter-transferences, i.e. a deep approach to enhanced Emotional Intelligence and the level of exchange it can elicit.
We also had a son, Christian, who is the Light of my Life. This is a pic of us at the last piece of the Berlin Wall, '91.
There were Women's Empowerment/Process Groups in Berlin, Germany, from 1981-1997. Women of all possible paths came to this group, straight, gay, married, single, mothers, judges, motorcycle mechanics, architects and artists, and all, through the work, found a sisterhood in their common growth. Some are friends to this day.
In 1997, 16 years later, I returned to the States with my 12 -year -old son, divorced with no spousal support, and set sail. I went back to school and finished my bachelor’s degree, started lo those many years ago, and decided to get my degree in music, another huge and important part of my life. I did 4 years of Graduate School in music at SUNY Purchase Conservatory of Music, where I studied Jazz and Composition. I have also, over the years performed as a singer in different capacities; jazz vocalist, singer/songwriter, country rock and harmonies, hard rock with a Russian rock star and her band with whom I spent three years doing musical projects in Berlin and in Moscow, during Perestroika (1989-1991). I still perform about three times a week and have two CDs in the works. Photos on the Music Page.
In order to put my son through private school, I became a music and drama teacher at Oakwood Friends School and later in NYC public schools. Children have always been major heart-openers and I then found myself drawn to teaching children music for some years in different schools.
That road ended and another begins. It was very clear that I had a deep desire to work with people once again. It must have been that guidance that took me to a page called iPEC Coaching, where all the values of my earlier training and exciting new ways of looking at the work became alive again. I signed up right away.
So now, the Core Energy Coaching Process from iPEC Coaching and the experience I gained from my studies and work in Core Energetics, meet, as one.
This is my commitment to be of service to others; I am excited, a child in awe, to see others rise and grow.
There is much experience and education to share with others and I hope to spend the rest of my life giving back as much as possible of all the amazing blessings I have received.
If it is right for you, come along!
My first time in college, I was a theater major. I had been acting for several years in Community theater and in Summer Stock, where I
played Luisa, (the Girl) in the Fantastiks, for instance. After two years at UCONN, I received an award for my acting, and thought I was to
become a great actress, so I left school and moved to NYC, where I studied acting at Herbert Berghof Studios. But, it was 1967 and an influx of
Love and Consciousness was happening. Woodstock!! Music!!! So off I went, into a new world. The abuse that I experienced in my childhood
went very deep and I experienced all of the after effects of this violation. Depression, anxiety, promiscuity and parties. But then,
In the last years, more and more women came to my group who had been sexually abused as children. I, too, had been abused, for years, as a child. This became the focus of our work; learning to de-identify and move from victim consciousness to vibrant, creative beings.