I was introduced to essential oils since 2007, and find their healing powers truly remarkable. Learning more about natural healing made me realize that everything we put on our skin is absorbed by our body. And looking at the ingredients in commercial products was shocking to me. This was the beginning of a new journey, and I have been making my own creams & lotions ever since.
In 2007, I created & founded Lavenora and designed a site that teaches how to make your own body products. Ever since, I have been educating and teaching others about green living and using natural ingredients to make your own body products.
My background always has been in the healing arts, starting out at age 17 as a Physician Assistant in Europe. I continued my education here in the US and studied Forensic Psychology and Social Work and now I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the State of NJ. Due to not feeling satisfied with the strict and often limiting approach of psychoanalytic therapy, I found the Eastern approach of therapy much more applicable. Our body has an innate healing power and our mind thrives for happiness. This insight led me to study a variety of alternative and holistic healing modalities such as Aromatherapy, Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT), Hypnosis, Specialized Energy Kinesiology, and Reiki. I also was trained in EMDR Parts 1 & 2.
Many of my clients seek help for emotional, mental, or physical issues. The list is endless and ranges from ADHD, anxiety, and depression to pain management, psychosomatic issues, self-esteem and self-worth issues, skin problems, and stress management. Aromatherapy is an amazing and gentle modality that has a direct affect on our emotional center thus bypassing our cognitive and rational mind. Depending on the essential oil(s) used, a blend (2 or more essential oils used together) can have either an uplifting or calming effect, can stimulate the mind, helps to focus, deepens your meditation practice, assist in healing wounds, nourishes the skin, alleviates skin problems, assists during loss & grieving process, soothes the nauseating effects of chemotherapy, or assist with chronic ailments and illness. The use of aromatherapy is limitless.
Please feel free to contact me with any question you may have.
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