Certified Life Coach, M.S., L.Ac.
I am an outspoken rock and roller on a spiritual mission and a healing path, and I am dedicated to helping people have the hard conversations – with themselves and with others - to facilitate communication, curiosity, compassion, and healing.
I am a Certified Life Coach (a graduate of an intensive International Coach Federation accredited program), and am a member of the gold-standard International Coach Federation (ICF). I am a Shamanic Practitioner, and I bring many aspects of Shamanic work and Traditional Chinese Medical theory into my coaching practice (If you are interested in receiving Shamanic Healing, call or email me).
Although not required by law, it was very important to me to do intensive training and to become certified as a coach. My experience with patients in the acupuncture clinic (for over a decade) and my own lifelong journey of self-exploration gave me an abundance of useful experience to draw from, but did not give me all the tools I needed to really powerfully facilitate for other people as their coach. I developed these specialized skills along the course of my training, and in the many hours of practice coaching sessions I was required to complete. My membership in the ICF also serves to assure my clients that I am practicing within and adhering to a clear standard of coaching ethics.
I hold a Masters Degree in Science and Traditional Oriental Medicine (MSTOM) from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine, San Diego, and I have been in private practice as a Licensed Acupuncturist and Board Certified Chinese Herbalist since 2005 (for more information about my Dallas, Texas acupuncture practice, visit www.HawkenAcupuncture.com).
More random bona fides and fun facts:
I’m a musician (a multi-instrumentalist and vocalist) and a Reiki Master. I’m an art school drop out (The Corcoran School of Art, Washington, DC) who continues to make art, and a published writer who continues to write. I began my practice of yoga in the early 1990s, and went on to be trained to teach yoga in 2000. I practice conscious movement, and am a dedicated meditator. I am a world traveler with a passion for language, which has helped me to foster a broad perspective. I am a Certified Laughter Yoga Leader and a (formerly professional) cook. I am a volunteer with the Dallas County Medical Reserve Corps. I have a sporadic Qi Gong practice and I like to ride bicycles. I especially like just to be outside. Most of all I identify as a human being who wants to tap into creative ways to access peace and joy and to relieve suffering – both my own and others’.