Heather has devoted her working life to families and children. She has worked tirelessly as a Nanny, Special Educator, Healer and Educational Consultant and the Ambassador to Canada for Mini Me Yoga.
As a Nanny for many years she got to know what things all families have in common in terms of needs and stressors. As a Special Educator working with children in poverty, she saw first-hand the effects of childhood trauma on children living in poverty and also kids who have learning disabilities.
The one thing Heather has seen is that all children-and the child in each adult- have the same needs-to be respected, loved and understood. It’s that simple and that complicated, as each child is specific in their needs.
Working on the issue of Anxiety with both adults and children has been a lifelong rewarding experience.
Education & Credentials
MEd Exceptional Student Education 2009-Saint Leo University
Certification Program– University of Georgia: 2008-May 2009 MEd. Exceptional Student Education- Saint Leo University 2006-2008
The Teaching of Reading and Writing-Metropolitan Atlanta Regional Education Service Agency 2005-2006
B.A. Visual Arts– University of Maryland Baltimore County: 1999
Programs of Study
Analytical Psychology– Rev. Mike Falls: 1984-1987
Comparative Religion and Native American Spirituality– Rev. Glenda Taylor: 1984-1987
Addiction and Family Systems-John Bradshaw: 1985
S.T.E.P. – Systematic Training for Effective Parenting: 1989
Body Work– Janine M. Ivory: 1990-1992
Fairy Tale Myth and Analytical Psychology, Buddhist Thought, Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Theory– Judith Roark: 1990-1999
Priestess Process-Anyaa McAndrew: 2001-2002 Ordained Minister-2002 Madonna Ministry
CMCD: Consistency Management and Cooperative Discipline: 2005
Non-Violent Crisis Intervention: Crisis Prevention Institute: 2005
3rd Level Initiate, Healer and Life Activation Practitioner -MMS 2013
Jikiden Reiki: 2010 and 2013 Okudon Level
Training and Re-Certifications
Certified Life Activation Practitioner, Max Meditation and Healer- MMS 2005-Present
Jikiden Reiki Certification- Usui Reiki Treatment Method for Improvement of Body and Mind. Jikiden Reiki Zenki (Okudon) Attuned: 2013 Certification- Usui Reiki Treatment Method for Improvement of Body and Mind. Jikiden Reiki Zenki (Shoden) Attuned: 2010 Practicum- Teacher
Member in Good Standing: Jikiden Reiki Association
Certified Mini Me Yoga Ambassador- October 2015