The Spirit in Me Honors the Spirit in You
Earth Rhythm Wellness
Earth Rhythm Wellness is deeply rooted in ancient healing traditions woven with Debbie's experiences, desires, education, healing wisdom, love and compassion. This energy creates a sacred space for you to reconnect with your authentic self as you begin on your healing path to wholeness and wellness.
Earth Rhythm Wellness is a healing "center" that strives to teach, to inspire and to empower individuals and communities to reconnect with their own wisdom and natural healing rhythms to restore balance of mind, body, spirit & soul through the application of holistic practices and nature. We are devoted to helping others take charge of their own lives so they can live their best life ever!
Debbie was born and raised in a small town in Upstate New York. She has been connected to the healing path since she was a young girl. That connection has lead her on an adventurous journey through life and love, and it has brought her to her own healing "center"!
Debbie lives in the beautiful area of the Thousand Islands in Upstate New York with her husband, John, adult children and grandchildren. The opportunities to explore, enjoy and be with nature are plentiful. Debbie grew up on the St. Lawrence River. Her father had a passion for the earth and all that is natural, and it was he who instilled that same passion in Debbie. Some of her fondest memories are those spent with her father in the woods, on a trail or in a boat on the river. Debbie’s mother was a plant whisperer in her own right. She treated her plants like her children giving them tender loving care. Debbie was inspired and awed by her mother’s ability to communicate with the plants and provide them with just what they needed. Debbie soon learned that the plants gave back. You will often find Debbie sitting with the trees and the flowers listening and learning. Her parent's love of nature built a strong foundation that stirred within her the energy to connect with true health, wholeness and balance for mother earth and all living beings.
Debbie has known since she was a child that her purpose in life is to help others find the healing way to their own health and happiness. There is so much more to health than just the absence of disease. It is about nourishing the mind, the body and the spirit to create a real connection to one's life and wholeness. Debbie's own struggle with depression and autoimmune disease fueled her passion for finding answers so she could help herself and others find the gifts of healing, wellness and that inner glow. It wasn’t until she had her first session with a Shamanic Practitioner that she realized Shamanism was the path in which she would carry out her purpose. She completed an intensive shamanic apprenticeship, and she knew she found her "home" and a wholeness she had never known before. It was then she stopped searching to fill that void she was so familiar with. Shamanism helped Debbie to connect with an inner power that allowed her to take control of her own health and wellness, and it provided her with a light to other paths of healing as well such as Reiki and Holistic Health Coaching. As a way to honor these gifts, Debbie wants to pay it forward by helping others find their wholeness.
"My own journey helped me to embrace the beautiful, healing gifts we all have access to. The sad thing is that so many people do not know they can assess their own healing wisdom or even how to begin. I have made it my life’s purpose to help people reclaim this ancient wisdom and restore themselves and the earth to wholeness. I hold ethics; protocol; honest intention for the highest good, and sincere communication with the compassionate spirits at the highest of standards. My goal is to teach these skills to a much broader range of people in the hopes of carrying on the healing ways of Shamanism, Energy Medicine and True Health.
It is my intention to inspire people to learn as much about themselves so they can "Be the Change". The change will reconnect them to their ancestral heritage of spiritual wisdom. Once people are knowledgeable about themselves, they can move forward to pass the traditions on to others.
I have a laid back, light and humorous spirit, and yet very deep at the same time. I love spending time in nature alone or with my family and friends. I love teaching others how to connect with nature so they can connect with themselves. One of favorite Shamanic tools is looking to the cloud spirits for answers to questions. Cloud divination can be a very fun tool to add to your Shamanic Medicine Bag."
Aside from Debbie's work at her healing center, Earth Rhythm Wellness, she works full time in the field of addictions. Debbie is also a teacher at Shamanism 101 where she is also the Registrar!
Degrees, Certifications, and Experiences
CST - Certified Shamanic Teacher
CSP – Certified Shamanic Practitioner
B.A. - Psychology
A.A.S - Alcohol and Chemical Dependency Studies
Certified Reiki Practitioner
Certified Photon Light Therapy Practitioner
Certified Holistic Health Coach
Board Certified with American Association of Drugless Practitioners
Certified Food Psychology Coach
Certified Tobacco Cessation Specialist
6 week Intensive Shamanic Apprenticeship
Certified Youth Outdoor Adventure Leadership
Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counseling
Author of: Recipes for Success: Eating and Moving Your Way Towards a Tobacco-Free Life
I have also taken various workshops with Sandra Ingerman and Michael Stone.
Services in the Medicine Bag
- Soul Retrieval
- Power Animal Retrieval
- Ancestral Healing
- Teaching Shamanic Techniques
- House/Property Spiritual Cleansing
- Distant Healing
- 1 Hour Reiki Healing Sessions
- 30 Minute Reiki Healing Sessions
- Distant Healing
holistic health coaching
- Individual Coaching Sessions
All workshops will be "as scheduled"
- Shamanic Drumming for Wellness
- Introduction to Shamanic Journeying: Journey into Self-Healing
- The Art of Shamanic Healing for Others
- Advance Shamanic Practice: Soul Work
- Drum and Rattle Making
- Making herbal preparations
- Movement Classes
- Healthy Cooking Classes