From a very early age, Amy knew there were energetic forces she couldn’t see, but could feel. She had a knowing there was something far greater in the Universe other than what her Irish Catholic upbringing could possibly explain, often having prophetic dreams which continue today. This led to her fascination with the metaphysical world, which she has secretly studied throughout her life.
However, it became urgent that she embark on a personal healing journey following the sudden, unexpected death of her own mother and becoming a first-time mother herself, within the same year. The grief, as well as, the excitement were at times too much to bear. She needed to understand and learn how to process what she was feeling and knew conventional methods were not going to help her. It was during this time she felt a strong calling to continue her exploration of the interconnectedness of all things along with a desire to find meaning in why we are here. This inspired her to begin studying various ancient cultures and their energy healing modalities.
She is a Full-Mesa Carrier Shaman, however prefers to be called a Soul Worker, blending many practices and belief systems from around the world. She completed a year-long foundational program through Mountain Mystery School in Saluda, NC with Medium and award winning author of many books including "The God Magic Within" Ahni Atkins and her husband Paul Atkins.
Amy has been initiated into the Sacred Arts of the Andes Mystical Tradition as a Teqse Paqo (universal paqo, high 4th level) after having completed advanced training working with the cosmos. This followed her initiation as a Pampamesayok Paqo, working through three lineages for Paña, Chaupi, and Lloq’e. Her teacher is Joan Parisi Wilcox, author of Masters of the Living Energy: The Mystical World of the Q’ero of Peru and two other books. Joan has been studying the tradition over twenty five years under the tutelage of Juan Nuñez del Prado in Peru. Andean prophecy foretells the rise of a New Humanity, where we will integrate our action, intellect, and love to consciously evolve our species.
Amy received certification as a Usui Reiki Master Teacher after completing a year and a half program with Emmy Award winner, author, and well known psychic medium, "The Happy Medium" Jonna Rae Bartges in Asheville, NC. Jonna Rae received her Reiki training in 1978 from Virginia Samdahl, who was the first of the 22 Reiki Masters initiated in the USA, directly by Hawayo Takata. Amy learned how to hone her own intuitive abilities taking various classes taught by Jonna Rae at her Practical Spirituality Institute.
Her studies with Dr. Roger Jahnke, the world-renowned author and director for the prestigious Institute of Integral Qigong and Tai Chi (IIQTC) led to her 200-hour certification as a Qigong and Tai Chi Teacher. Dr. Jahnke's tireless work through his creation, The Healer Within Foundation, has been instrumental in bringing awareness of the healing capacities of energy work, specifically Qigong and Tai Chi, to mainstream conventional medical systems. This includes his training of Veterans with PTSD in collaboration with the Orlando VA Medical Center. His books include “The Healer Within: Using Traditional Chinese Techniques To Release Your Body's Own Medicine *Movement *Massage *Meditation *Breathing” and “The Healing Promise of Qi: Creating Extraordinary Wellness Through Qigong and Tai Chi”.
All of Amy’s studies came full circle when she discovered and completed a two year program for Deep Memory Process® to become a regression therapist for the soul specializing in past life traumas. She believes that this work specifically gets to a core complex faster and provides healing for herself and clients more effectively than any other modality. Her teacher, Patricia Walsh, is the author of "Understanding Karmic Complexes: Evolutionary Astrology and Regression Therapy" and Woolger Training International‘s Chief Trainer for North America. DMP was developed by the late Roger Woolger, PhD., a Jungian Psychotherapist from the U.K. Dr. Woolger created Deep Memory Process® after publishing his seminal book 'Other Lives,Other Selves’ in the mid 1980’s. DMP is a profound form of regression therapy that transforms body, mind, emotion and spirit simultaneously.
Amy has a passion for and is an ongoing student of Evolutionary Astrology, which is the study of the soul's purpose for incarnating and the lessons it desires to learn in this life. She is able to utilize the clients natal chart as another tool during sessions.
After many years of self-study and using herbalism personally, Amy is currently studying Traditional Western Herbalism with Renee Crozier, RH and Dr. Bob Linde, AP, DOM, RH, at Traditions School of Herbal Studies in St. Petersburg, Florida. She hopes to earn certification as a Registered Herbalist, and increase her skills as a Traditional Medicine Healer.
Throughout all of her training, she has reawakened her intuitive abilities, remembered many of her past lives abilities as the Shaman, healer, medicine man/woman, herbalist, and midwife bringing forth those deeply ingrained skills into her current work. She utilizes her ability to journey into the Spirit realms to bring back information for the benefit of her clients. She continues to develop a strong bond and working relationship with her Spirit Guides, Nature, and the Animal Kingdom. Amy considers herself to be a Modern Mystic.
Amy believes we all have an innate ability to heal ourselves, and that a daily mind and body practice can help facilitate that healing transformation. The modalities Amy shares with her students and clients, offer an integrative approach to wellbeing at any age.
Through Imaginal Soul Journeys and Imaginal Kids, Amy is creating a community of courageous people who imagine a better, more positive, and happy future. She is actively demonstrating how playing together cooperatively in order to meet the challenges of our times will help pave the way to our next and most profound evolutionary age--an age of consciously living in balance with all that is.
Amy is a born entrepreneur and prior to starting Imaginal Soul Journeys and Imaginal Kids, she created a trendsetting holistic, eco-friendly pet supply store in Sarasota, which she sold after the birth of her son. Prior to that she managed a hugely successful scuba facility in the Florida Keys and most recently, she owned a commercial-sized, organic Aquaponics farm in Western NC before moving back to Florida in 2017.
Amy's most proud about being "Mom" to her amazing son, Bodhi Kai, who was born in Sarasota, Florida in 2011. Bodhi Kai means "Peaceful Ocean" and honors her many lifetimes connection with the water.