coaching is based upon the idea that we can and must heal our whole
lives, whether we are cured or not. In the culture of "quick
fixes", we can be cured but not healed.
we design a personal health plan to foster your healing.
Carla works with your doctors and other team members to enhance
Naomi Remen, M.D. wrote in her book Grandfather's Blessings,
we serve, we see the unborn wholeness in others: we collaborate
with it and strengthen it. Others may then be able to see their
wholeness for themselves for the first time."
let my own individuality interact with the individuality of each
client. Following the energy of the moment, we unravel the mystery
of healing together.
"session" lasts for 90 minutes and costs $80. The
client does an intake assessment to begin with; both formally, in
written response, and informally, in a give-and-take discussion.
help the client form an intention for their session before the client
moves to the treatment room. The client is fully clothed except
for the feet. I then tailor complementary techniques for each person.
A treatment could include reflexology, polarity, Reiki, visualization,
meditation and some acupressure and aromatherapy. At times I work
with tonic and non-medicinal herbs, and flower essences.
above-mentioned modalities help people with chronic health issues
such as cancer, multiple schlerosis, arthritis, fibromyalgia, chronic
fatigue syndrome or other dibilitating chronic diseases. Some clients
seek help from depression and grief states.
centering and relaxation, healing begins its beautiful process.
has run two-to-four day retreats, most recently, at LaSalette Retreat
Center in Massachusetts. The topic was "Woman at the Well"
Rest, restoration, rejuvenation and rejoicing were the outcome for
recently Carla presented at the Art of Dying Conference in New York
City in 2002. This conference is sponsored by the Tibet house in
New York City.
is a very sincere, professional & caring healing coach who has
brought me to a place in my life where I feel a deep sense of peace
and safety. Carla draws on her extensive background in nursing,
counseling and training in Reiki, plus her personal experience of
learning to live for life. I cherish the role Carla has played in
helping me focus, to enhance the healing power of my aggressive
chemo treatments by taking the high road in my survival with cancer.”
- Peter C. November,
64, client of four years
“Working with Carla has helped
me to understand the meaning of illness in my life and the loving
path to whole health...her powerful, healing energy is a blessing
and a gift. Love truly heals.”
Rathbun, breast cancer survivor/advocate
“Carla Priest creates a space of love
for me to expand, so I can remember who I really am. Her touch is
a whisper of the divine.”
Connelly, polarity/energy professional of 25 years