About Mardi

I love it when you shine. I feel more fulfilled helping people live more fully, more wholly, being creative, connecting with their families and loved ones, and learning to ride the storms, moving through the difficulties life brings. One thing they don’t teach us in school is how to be with the unknown, and they also don’t mention, that all of life is absolutely unknown. We plan for the future, but truly, we never know what life will bring. One of our points of suffering is around our attachment to our expectations.

There is another way to be fully engaged in our lives yet have adaptable freedom to be ourselves and survive and thrive in the changes. This is a big practice, one that only hardship has taught me, along with the love for the deep practice of process painting – always full of surprises, yet when we listen closely to ourselves, our true self, not what we want to have happen, our deep inner knowing can guide us to our own deeper meaning. It’s not what it looks like for everybody else. I share this pathway with a passion as it lets us drop down into our body, to live from our truth, instead of grasping with our mind only.

I’ve been helping others my whole life. That’s a big statement, I know. Some of us from small towns didn’t know we could make a profession out of helping, so I helped friends and co-workers in my own time, while working in the field of agriculture & horticulture, downtown San Francisco at a marketing agency, and later an art consulting company. Thank goodness the universe guided me to where I needed to go, into the healing arts, in which this University of California biology graduate had no idea where that would lead. After a successful start to my first healing arts career in massage, my soul precipitated a health crisis leaving me disabled for a year and a half, requiring me to dive deeper into my own healing journey, in which I came out the other side as a Breathworker, and as a more healed person having gone through deep transformation. My path has continued to reveal health crisis as a form of getting my attention, an invitation to go deeper within. I have learned deeply from personal experience, and hopefully I have learned to listen to my own body and intuition in such a way I don’t need another crisis to get my attention. We shall see. Through all that I’ve walked, I carry a big compassionate heart and very healing hands.

For 16 years I’ve been working with people to help transmute suffering with unconditional love, hold space for all of who you are, the small parts and the big parts, and help you to feel seen and heard so you too can learn to love yourself. I have a super power in being able to see people’s souls, and I can see your magnificence and beauty. My role as trusted guide is to mirror for you until you can see yourself, too.

I didn’t have an easy life either, having my own wounding to heal from is part of my path and the deep well of compassion I bring to our sessions. I’ve walked with depression, anxiety, suicidality, broken homes, abuse, violence, loneliness, and psychic attack. These no longer control my life. Not through transcendence, but through acceptance and love, which can free us to hold the paradox of the complexities of human consciousness.

Before becoming a healer, I have always been spiritual. In Catholic elementary school the nuns took notice that I was religiously inclined. Later I pursued other spiritual practices, which began in earnest when I left home. That’s more than 29 years of spiritual inquiry, and a life filled with mystical experiences.

Trainings & Education

Clinical Psychology, 2.5 years completed (MA level) – currently working towards PhD

Certified Clarity Breathwork Practitioner (2004)

Certified Swedish-Esalen Massage Therapist from Diamond Light (2002)

Fine Art, 2 years, San Francisco State University (2001)

Bachelor’s Biology, University of California, Santa Cruz (1993)

Additional Studies

Shamanic Foundation I with Nan Moss and David Corbin (2013)

Healing PTSD (2013)

Process Painting Experience with Stewart Cubley (2012)

Point Zero intuitive painting with Michele Cassou (2011)

Shamanism courses (2010)

Projective Dream Work (2010)

Cranial Sacral I (2010)

Animal Healing & Communication (2010, 2016)

Hot Stone Massage certified (2009)

International Academy of Consciousness (2008)

Lightbody (2006, 2009)

Reiki I (2005)

Clairvoyance I (2003)

Deep Bodywork Specialization (2002)

Swedish Massage (1989)

Why we may be a good fit:

Are you ready to let in support? Deep witnessing? The process of opening to let someone else see you is the path to you seeing yourself.

Where I stand out in my field is the level of deep caring I provide. This compassionate nurturing space you will find will help you heal any broken connection within yourself that wants that love and compassion and can give it to yourself. No matter who you are, you are part of the Divine. I honor you.

If you are someone who is willing to “go there”, go deeply into soul work, you will flourish with support that doesn’t shy away from the shadows of what is uncomfortable.

My unique approach includes creativity. We all blossom when we play, and give ourselves the time and space to create from a pure place of no attachment to outcome. This feeds the soul. While I encourage SoulCentric PaintingTM regardless of artistic inclination, some of my clients go on to discover or re-discover music, theater, writing, and dance. I’ve helped doctors, nurses, winemakers, business owners, council members to open up to playing with their creativity. There are many ways to tap into creativity and I do support you to find what works for you, and to follow that passionate dream.

On a personal note although its really not:

Besides offering healing work, I am an Artist. My work has been published in the U.S. and internationally. I have regular shows, in addition to permanent art installations in public places. My art has been on long term loan to Google, restaurants, and wineries. I love my play time in the studio. Sometimes I’m just playing with SoulCentric Painting, other times I’m making commissioned sculptures, or teaching classes.

I have a deep love for horses, cats, rabbits, and all animals, really. I feel a deep connection with the natural world, one of my constant teachers.


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