Hello, I’m Jocelyn, it is lovely to meet you! As with many practitioners, my journey began with a need to heal myself. I came from a family where both of my parents were diagnosed with mental illness and along with being heavily medicated, they were addicted to drugs and alcohol. I was raised by grandparents after one of my mothers’ many suicide attempts. Although my grandparents were well-intentioned, they were also mentally and emotionally abusive. I developed my own addiction as a coping method—overeating, especially anything that was sweet.
High-stress levels that come from being in an environment like the one in my family of origin depletes the adrenal glands (constant flight or fight mode). By the time I was in my twenties I had a list of mental and emotional ailments. I was exhausted all the time, overweight, I hurt all over (I’m sure I would have been diagnosed as having fibromyalgia–if I would have sought traditional medical care). I was depressed, anxious, and I couldn’t sleep. I just did not feel good. I was stuck big time.
I transformed my suffering through curiosity. I wanted to know what caused these problems in my family and in myself. I was determined to heal myself and share what I learned to help others. I found the information, experiences, and help I needed through my studies and with the help of professional healers in my own life. I received chiropractic care, acupuncture, experiential psychotherapy, prayer and inner healing ministry. I believe we each choose to heal our lives, and we choose how much healing we are willing to let in. I know from my experiences, I couldn’t heal myself by myself–I needed the help of others. I chose to study medicine so that I could become a source of help to others.
I have formal education in psychology, nutrition, and oriental medicine. I attended the University of Wisconsin in Milwaukee (UWM) where I received a bachelor of arts degree in psychology. I went on to study at the Midwest College of Oriental Medicine where I received a bachelor of science degree in nutrition and a masters degree in Oriental Medicine. I have also done training on a coaching approach to supervision through paraprofessionals health institute. It is my desire to use my education and life experience in practical ways to help my patients get real; practical results.
When I was hurting, I needed something that worked, not just a theory. I chose to study Oriental Medicine because of the amazing results it has been achieving for thousands of years—it works. The methods or modalities I use to help people heal include acupuncture and electroacupuncture, sound healing –acupressure with tuning forks, acupressure/ reflexology, manual therapy including cupping and gua sha, dietary therapy, whole food supplementation, botanical medicine (Chinese herbs), homeopathic flower essences, essential oils, stone medicine (using crystals), and coaching.
I have come a long way. I’m no longer depressed or anxious. I no longer have that inner critic controlling my life with negative thoughts. I don’t hurt all over, and I am able to sleep. I’m still working on optimal energy levels and letting go of excessive body weight. I continue to walk the path of healing. I would love to meet you, hear your story, and walk with you on your journey to feeling good.
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