About the Studio
& working with Roger
helping clients navigate change since 2012
My work has been labeled different things at different times, including energy work, coaching, healing, channeling, and teaching.
In the end, it’s the same as it ever was – finding my way and helping others do the same.
This hasn’t always come easily or naturally to me. Then again, I suppose you’d have less to learn from me if it did.
It also means that in my work with you, there is no judgment. Directly or in partnering with clients, some of the roads I’ve traveled include:
Parenting, Divorce, and Complicated Family Matters
Relocations, Planned and Unplanned
Downsizing, Minimizing, and Simplifying
The Passing of Loved (and Not-so-loved) Ones
Breaking Free From Traditional or Expected Roles
Bankruptcy, Prosperity, and Everything in Between
I’m a Virgo who wants things to make sense. Make is an interesting word in that it can mean either force or create. And this distinction makes all the difference.
This is the shift that I offer to you with my work – to help you create more of your life experiences with conscious awareness instead of forcing your way forward.
Find Your Wu Wei
Wu wei (无为) is a Taoist concept literally meaning “without exertion.” Wu wei is a kind of action that does not involve struggle or excessive effort.
To “find your wu wei” is a play on words meaning to find your way in life such that you make the most of your inner power… the power that emanates from your inner nature. Power, in this sense, contrasts with feeling like you have to force things.
Finding your wu wei means moving through life with greater ease and grace, and yet still getting to where you want to go. As Alan Watts describes it, wu wei is more like sailing than rowing your boat.
Influences, Education, & Training
While this way of being is coming very naturally to me now, this has not always been the case.
I was born and raised in a small, blue-collar, midwestern town. I’m grateful for this beginning because it has given me a grounded and pragmatic approach to my studies and work. While my curiosity may be endless, I always come back to the question: does it work?
Below are some of the relevant educational experiences and influences I bring to my practice.
Certified Practice Group Leader
As a Spring Forest Qigong practitioner, I embrace the goal of helping to bring health and wellness to as many people across the globe as possible and fulfilling Founder Master Chunyi Lin’s vision of “a healer in every home and a world without pain and suffering.”
Spring Forest Qigong has pursued this goal since 1995 with two main paths: Teaching people how to heal themselves, and teaching people how to heal others.
I am currently a Certified Practice Group Leader, having completed Practice Group Leader training, Spring Forest Qigong Level 1 for Health, and Spring Forest Qigong Level 2 Qigong for Healing.
Certified Grief Recovery Specialist®
The Grief Recovery Certification Training provides the tools needed to effectively help grievers recover from loss as well as an opportunity for personal healing. The program was developed by someone who was going through loss himself so this is not just a theory, but also a method that has worked for millions of people continuously over the past 35 years. More information available at The Grief Recovery Institute website here: https://www.griefrecoverymethod.com
Certified Professional Coach Training
The Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching (iPEC) Provides Comprehensive Coach Training Programs That Fully Prepare Each Participant to Succeed in Their Industry – and in Their Own Objectives. I am currently working towards certification as a Professional Coach (expected completion in summer of 2015) through the iPEC coach training program. The iPEC training program is accredited by the International Coaches Federation (ICF).
>> More information here: http://www.ipeccoaching.com/
Integrative Chakra Therapy®
I completed Integrative Chakra Therapy (formerly called Spiritual Healers Training) with Dr. Richard Jelusich in 2014. This training is comprised of 18 levels spread out over nearly two years of study and supervised practice.
Of all of the training I have had to date, working with Dr. Jelusich and my fellow healers in this class has had the most profound effects on my life and my work. Additionally, I have really found a great deal of alignment and resonance with one of Dr. Jelusich’s teachers, Dr. Hiroshi Motoyama, the founder of the California Institute for Human Science (among many, many other accomplishments). I will continue to study the works of each of these men for a long time to come.
More information is available at Dr. Jelusich’s website Light News – http://lightnews.org.
Read more about Integrative Chakra Therapy here: https://lightnews.org/what-is-integrative-chakra-therapy/
Reiki Master Teacher
I received all four levels of Reiki certification from Bernadette Doran at EQUILIBRIUM Energy + Education, in Chicago, Illinois. My Reiki journey began in late 2011. I received my Master Teacher certification in early 2014.
More information available here: http://equilibrium-e3.com/reiki.php
New Paradigm Multi-Dimensional Transformation
While I do not offer this directly as a service, the training and experience has had a big effect on my work and evolution. The training itself is very hard to put into words, so I’ll borrow from the NPMDT website:
The essence of New Paradigm Multi-Dimensional Transformation is love without conditions and respect for all life forms. We recognize the Divine energy that created the entire universe with all life forms and that we are an intrinsic part of that same Creation.
One’s experience with this training will depend on where they are at on their path, and what their instructor brings into the process. I feel fortunate to have trained with Terrie Curry while she was located in the Chicago area. I completed both the Basic Master and the 13D Master classes in 2012. Shamballa On!
More information available here: http://www.new-paradigm-mdt.org
Bachelor of Arts, Kent State
Even though it was oh so long ago, I am re-integrating all of my life’s experiences more and more as my path becomes clearer. I’m pleased to be recalling and weaving into my work a great many things I learned at Kent while majoring in Psychology and Philosophy. For example, I first encountered the channeled work called A Course in Miracles in a philosophy class. Another formative experiences was time spent working with the topic of Death and Dying in the experimental college.