After pursuing her first degree in Psychology, Jillian continued her corporate path with a career at a large brokerage firm, until some health issues arose that forced her to take some time off. It was during this time that she experienced some significant healing with the help of Hypnotherapy, Coaching, and Nutrition. At this point, it was clear that her heart was being called to follow her passion for being of service to others and this was the path for her to fulfill that.
Jillian focused her sights on a 2nd degree, in Occupational Studies in Holistic Health Care with a Concentration in Mind-Body Transformational Psychology at The Southwest Institute of Healing Arts (SWIHA). This enabled her to study various forms of healing arts and holistic modalities including Clinical Hypnotherapy, (Advanced) Life Coaching, Holistic Nutrition, Polarity principles, and Aromatherapy. Jillian soon developed a passion for supporting those with trauma - especially through Somatic Body approaches and Child-Centered Play Therapy. She holds various certifications in both and is registered as an associate practitioner with the Association of Play Therapy.
Today, and for the last several years, Jillian is doing what her soul had always longed for. She feels honored to be able to focus her practice on Clinical Hypnotherapy and Empowerment Life Coaching, Somatic/Trauma Healing, and Non-Directive Play Therapy, from a Trauma-trained and safe perspective by assisting and empowering clients to reach their goal's for mind-body-spirit.
Jillian takes a whole-brain approach that resources and rewires the conscious and subconscious mind by supporting resolution of unprocessed emotions, unmet needs, traumas that create unhelpful thoughts, feelings, behaviors, beliefs (etc.). She further incorporates a deep knowledge of nervous system regulation techniques to support the physical wellbeing of the body coming back into balance from tension(s) that can be held from unresolved stress/anxiety/trauma for more complete integration.
Jillian is a published internationally best-selling co-author of the book Inspirations and published blog author. She facilitates and offers various workshops, training, classes including a monthly PEER Group (for parents/caregivers), and mentoring options and programs. Her long-term goal includes normalizing the benefits and awareness of trauma-informed Clinical Hypnotherapy with nervous system awareness and holding space to draw out other's innate intelligence from a place of compassionate neutrality with coaching tools and/or play therapy. When Jillian is not busy with work or family, she is either learning or working on developing various protocols, curriculum, and training to share her perspective, knowledge, and passion with the world.
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It is of the utmost importance to Jillian that her clients feel comfortable, safe, and at ease so that they can focus on "Shifting from Struggle to Serenity". Jillian has found that feeling safe in session is a key factor to each individual's transformation, so rest assured everything you do in session, will be done to hold a space that allows you to feel completely comfortable, understood, and honored. The very foundation of her approach is to hold space for, honor, and draw-out each client's own, innate intelligence, healing, and abilities. This is done so that, together, you are able to harness your own innate abilities to experience that transformation and healing.