Ever fascinated with the edges of what is seen and unseen; physical and subtle and ”known” and really known, I have made it a life-long quest to learn all I can about this choreography. This search took me down a meandering path where I first focused on the physical body, earning a degree in nutritional counseling and neuromuscular therapy. Working as the lead nutritional counselor at Ai Pono Intensive Outpatient Eating Disorder Treatment Center in Maui, Hawaii, the nudges of intuition and insight never quite abated, reminding me our world is vastly more than mere physicality. My own recovery process years earlier first illuminated this point, but now I was being led to grasp and appreciate the healing process with a new, more holistic, understanding. I was fascinated and inspired by the honesty, courage, vulnerability and wisdom I witnessed working with others. It was clear disease and true healing depended on something other than mere physicality alone. Thus, I began a quest that led me to understand the more subtle layers of our anatomy and our dynamic psychology. I studied various alternative healing modalities, quantum physics, various psychological modalities and energy healing practices. Here, I recognized that our bodies are, in fact, reflections and houses for our soul; spiritual/energetic beings having and reacting to the energy of our very human experience. I began to witness very little separation between energy and physicality, psychology and physiology and subtlety and form. It became clear to me we must recognize, embrace and balance all parts of ourselves to find lasting change.
As a professionally certified and credentialed(PCC) Life Strategies Coach,* I know the choices, patterns, diseases, hurts, upsets, habits and issues we face are, in fact, the inward paths leading to our true purpose and very best self. My passion is uniting this world of form with the more subtle one of energy dynamics, intuition and soul work. It is my intention to be a truly holistic life coach by bridging the gap between mind, body, emotion, spirit,and science to assist my clients on their own paths of understanding, discovery, healing and transformation.
In truth, ever the seeker, I am still walking my own path of exploration, and evolution and it is my commitment to continue to learn and grow. I am deeply honored to walk beside you on yours.
*Aleka Thorvalson is a Certified Professional Coach (CPC) trained through the International Coach Academy in the Advanced Coach Training Program. She is a member and a Professionally Credentialed Coach (PCC) with the International Coach Federation (ICF). Additionally, she is a certified professional hypnotist and member in good standing with the American Alliance of Hypnotists and International Association of Counselors and Therapists. Along with hosting a popular podcast, The Holistic Health Hour, she is also Health & Wellness Coach Group Leader at the International Coaching Academy (ICA) and a blog contributor at Best Kept Self.*
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Certifications & Memberships
*Professional Certified Coaching Credentials (PCC) earned and awarded by the International Coach Federation
* Certified Life Strategies Coach
*Certified Holistic Life Coach
*Certified Food Psychology & Nutrition Coach
*Certified Energy-Body and Chakra Clearing Practitioner
*Licensed Massage Therapist and Neuromuscular Therapist # 4337