I provide grounded healing and energetic practices using grief support techniques and Reiki/energy coaching.
Uplifting each individual’s unique creative expression and healthy emotional exploration is my goal in supporting clients in their healing journeys and grief.
I meet you where you are and walk beside you, not ahead of you.
I practice Reiki because it is the most gentle, direct, compassionate, and honest alternative therapy I’ve ever experienced. I constantly am processing energy and emotions, even if I’m sitting by myself with no one around. It’s part of being a highly sensitive and empathetic person. I can’t turn it off, although I’d argue that’s what my deep depressions did earlier in my life. They shut my sensitivity system down so I survived being overwhelmed by grief and well, the world. If I am exposed to too much sensory overload, I need to disconnect. It is a need. I know not everyone has this privilege, either. I certainly didn’t in my early years. The world is not built for the highly sensitive. It’s very difficult to thrive here. We do the best we can with what we can’t control. I can help you navigate this world if you have heightened sensitivities. I can’t fix you, but you don’t need to be fixed. You need compassion, understanding, boundaries and love. I have overcome a traumatic past and figured out how to navigate the world and find compassionate and loving support. I have a wealth of knowledge, intuition, and compassion.
My Educational Background
- Certified Grief Support Specialist – UW-Madison, class of 2020
- Level III Reiki Master since 2019
- Bachelor’s degree in Social Welfare – UW Madison, class of 2006
- Bachelor’s degree in Scandinavian Studies – UW-Madison, class of 2006
- Motivational Interviewing certification – UW-Madison, class of 2006
- Legally Ordained Minister since 2017
- Chakra Certification – TeriLeigh Wellness University, class of 2018
- 20+ years of experience in service, social work, healthcare, and wellness industries
How can you benefit from my services?
Who can I assist in their healing journey?
The grieving. That’s probably who I can help the most. The compassionate ones. The sensitive ones. The misunderstood ones. The creative and innovative ones. The ones wishing to recharge their spiritual battery. Those who care deeply about humanity.
To emphasize again, I am extremely sensitive. I’ve survived deep severe depressions, intense panic disorder, and had to really figure out a lot about myself and how I process energy and emotions. My brain operates uniquely. Sometimes things are so obvious and clear, it frustrates me how so many can’t see it. This is why I’m very good at comforting others and helping them feel seen and understood.
I’m neurodivergent. Basically, the world has never been an easy place for me to live in. I have found my way and what helps me function in the world. Medications hurt me more than help, but I fight to destigmatize them because they can help many. I know the healthcare system in the US is deeply flawed in many ways. I still support science and compassion in this field. I support therapy, and still understand it can be harmful for sensitive people because we don’t always fit into the neurotypical model.
I require a gentle approach in my own healing. I use the same techniques I’ve used in my own healing when working with clients.
The healing arts is where it’s at for me.
I love music. I love dancing, rapping, and singing and if I had been blessed with the gift of a beautiful voice I’d be an entertainer or pop star. Concerts are worth the energetic overload for me because I thrive on that kind of awesome joyful energy. I love humor. I have a fantastic sense of humor. I’m a fan of puns, satire, dad jokes, cussing for enhanced expression, and fun loving and compassionate sarcasm. Humor heals. I love entertainment and the arts. I can understand people and don’t fuss about the semantics they use. In other words, I know what you mean, even if you don’t say it eloquently.
I usually can figure out what a person needs to start healing. Most of the time they need a listening ear and no advice at all. Or what I like to call, practicing what I learned in Empathy Compassion and Grief Support 101. They need a space to feel safe expressing themselves and where they can be who they truly are and release what is weighing them down.
I will help you discover your own creative way to heal and thrive in this world.
A little bit more about Kara…
Kara lives in Franksville, WI. She has lived in Wisconsin her entire life. Community is very important to her and believes each individual brings great value to their community. She loves plants, flowers, gardening, and being outdoors. She loves food and is a self proclaimed foodie. Kara has been happily married to her husband, Rick since 2014. They have an adorable puppy who they absolutely love and adore, named Bounce. Yes, Bounce Energy Healing is named after him.