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Workshop Facilitator    Certified Aromatherapist    Licensed Esthetician

M.Ed. Counseling    Ordained Minister   

Certified Death Midwife 



I offer professional training material and knowledge that can be uniquely organized for a private workshop or group. I enjoy teaching small groups as well as, educating students & licensed professionals. My passion guides me to offer workshops in support of care takers and those individuals providing direct services and care to humans, animals & our planet. 


As an educator, I am committed to providing research based education while promoting the ecological and safe use of plants. 

I have a masters degree in counseling & twenty plus years facilitating inclusive and active learning environments. Twenty five years of my career was in the field of social services where I worked as an advocate and educator for crisis services, as a counselor in the field of mental health, disability resources and vocational training.

I am a certified aromatherapist, meaning I have conducted research and completed 265 in person classroom hours of study including chemistry and botany, anatomy and physiology.   

I've pursued end of life knowledge through certification in Death Midwifery and provided end of life care. I create hand blended ceremonial oils for comfort at end of life.

I am an ordained Animist Minister.

I became a licensed skincare professional in 2017, and shortly thereafter began teaching education based workshops.


My fee is $150, to facilitate a workshop. Additional fees may apply if a botanical activity is included in the workshop. Sliding scale is available, please inquire. 


Grief Workshop 

The Grief Workshop begins with a gentle story about loss, followed by a facilitated discussion around the grief we experience through our work as advocates and first responders. While grief is associated with death, it is also a common emotion that pairs with any experience of loss. I'll provide ways we can address this for ourselves and each other. Then, close the workshop with a ceremonial exercise focusing on the element of water, which allows attendees to collectively release grief with support. The story I will read to the group is a part of the book series I have written, Avery Finn says Goodbye (

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Empowered Beauty & Health 

Use your purchasing power as a reflection of your values by supporting the health of the planet, and all the life forms it supports (special attention on plants, deforestation and endangered species used in skincare products and essential oils). Learn what to look for on labels and ingredients, collect resources and applicable information to assist you in acting as a conscious consumer. Important information for anyone interested in environmental sustainability efforts using beauty and health products, botanical oils, essential oils and more. Great information for students studying esthetics, cosmetology & massage. 

Schedule a free consult to discuss a Workshop or Training

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Animism & Spiritual Practices with Plants 

An inclusive workshop centered on how we form relationships with the plants we associate with spiritual ceremonial and ritual practices. Together we will create a sacred object or a botanical formulation, while learning about the plants chosen for the ritual. We'll contemplate the importance of knowing a name (Genus and species), where specified plants live, as well as explore cultural misappropriation and endangered species used in common retail products like smoke bundles and essential oils. Let's contemplate the healing power of plants and how to be in right relationship with nature. *Activity fee is additional with all supplies included to make a smoke bundle.



Workshop Materials

More Training & Workshops

Using your senses for

Using our Senses for Self Care

Let us begin with breath and greet our ears with sound, relaxing our senses with botanical offerings. This training looks at how to use our senses throughout the day and create caring moments of awareness in support of our body mind and soul. We will learn how aromatherapy can stimulate or relax our nervous system. From Shiatsu to essential oils, with focus on our natural surroundings we will practice simple steps to care for our Self using sight, smell, taste, hearing and touch.

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Supporting First Responders

(addressing grief, trauma, fatigue and burn out)

We'll learn how to use our senses and nature to balance our selves, before chronic stress becomes burn out. Practices of self care, life balance, and aromatherapy shared as tools for taking care of our body mind and spirit. We suffer physical and emotional consequences healing & caring for others if we are not also taking care of ourselves. This is vital training for first responders, chaplains, social workers, mental health professionals, healthcare services, employees from funeral and death industries, and law enforcement ... anyone working on the front lines of public health, mental health and spiritual health. * The grief workshop is another great fit for first responders.

Let's discuss your ideas and group needs by scheduling a free consult.



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