From a young age Paula has been interested in spirituality. Raised in the Catholic church, she started to explore other religions and spiritual philosophies at age 16. This exploration led her to a focus on spirituality over religion, incorporating beliefs from many different traditions into an eclectic and ever-changing world view.
While pursuing her Bachelor’s degree in music and psychology, she was introduced to the concept of chakras, which reinforced the deep-seated intuition she had held since childhood about the energy that permeates all of life. After college she decided not to attend her graduate program in clinical psychology because she was increasingly interested in and open to the idea of treating the whole person rather than focusing any one aspect of being.
Synchronicity led her to the idea of using massage therapy as a vehicle to heal the whole person through energy work, which was an idea outside of the mainstream at the time. She attended the massage therapy program at Trinity College in San Jose, California, which is where she was first introduced to Reiki. Receiving her Reiki I attunement felt like coming home, and she later received the Reiki II and Master Teacher attunements to complete her Reiki training.
Paula has also worked as a Diagnostic Medical Sonographer (also known as an ultrasound technologist) since 2006. Her training and experience in the Western medical field grants her further insight and understanding of the body and how it interacts with the mind and spirit.
Paula has been practicing energy and bodywork for 18 years, and the more she learns of the human condition, the more she feels there is left to learn. We are all so unique and so connected; we share the same energetic patterns even though they may be expressed differently in our individual lives. The search for meaning is a constant across all cultures, and Paula hopes to guide people to their own personal truth, as she is consistently guided to hers.
Reiki attunements and years of practice have further strengthened her innate intuitive abilities, and Paula also practices animal communication and medical intuition. She has provided spiritual support for both animals and people during their transition from the physical plane to the spiritual at the end of their lives. She is passionate about meditation and yoga, and enjoys writing and recording music for relaxation and meditation.
Paula volunteers her time as a Board member and Scribe of the International Foundation of Bio-Magnetics, whose goal is to teach Bio-Touch, a unique, holistic health approach to alleviate pain and stress, and to support good health through all stages of life. Learn more about Bio-Touch here.