Heart Centered Therapy


Emotional Healing and Heart Centered Therapy (HCT)

Along with in office sessions, Linda works with patients around the world via phone or skype.

Linda specializes in safely facilitating the release of emotional traumas of the soul and spirit that are blocking progress or causing physical pain.

A majority of the success in emotional healing really comes not only from the techniques, but also knowing what to clear – emotional events, patterns, beliefs, and other blockages that prevent healing. Linda safely nurtures your journey to clear the subconscious parts that may be preventing you from reaching your full potential.

She has advanced certification in Emotional Release Acupressure, which she intuitively blends in each session with Heart Centered Therapy(HCT).  Developed by Alaya Chikly, HCT is a beautiful approach to emotional healing that entrusts the voice of the heart to guide you to reformulate emotional responses, beliefs and life decisions and gain newfound insight, wisdom, and strength. The heart is truly the key to this technique.

HCT pierces the veil of our personal reality and reveals the deeper, hidden subconscious source of individual, family and ancestral trauma. It unfolds with forgiveness, compassion and love.  It manifests in remembering who we truly are.

The mind may say that this is impossible.  Yet the heart says it is natural, and has the capacity to guide each of us to that place of deep emotional healing. It begins with that subtle shift from mind to heart.

Read more about Emotional Healing for Children


We all begin life living from the wisdom of our hearts. But somewhere along the way many of us get distracted, and the mind takes over. The mind holds all the belief systems, judgments and memories — often guiding us from what it has stored, like a big hard drive. But the heart connects us to our divine wisdom, that part of ourselves that holds our inner truth.

Each time we experience an emotional trauma/stress, trivial or life shattering, it is stored in the body. Repeated coping mechanisms from situations in life and judgments also become imprinted in our brain and body, emerging as unconscious responses and belief systems. When we cling to these once-helpful perceptions after they cease to be useful, they can reemerge as sources of pain and dysfunction.

These perceptions of the subconscious mind control 95-99 percent of most behaviors and biology, and play a big role in decision-making. So it is not  by choice that people keep suffering and relapsing, but because they hold beliefs that are contrary to their goals, which activate self-defeating behaviors.

Heart Centered Therapy is the core therapy Linda uses to facilitate Emotional Soul Healing, integrated with Somatic Emotional Release, therapeutic imagery and Emotional Release Acupressure to take clients on a sacred journey of healing that lovingly transforms reactions to life’s experiences and initiates change. These techniques promote the discovery and gentle release of the restrictions that contribute to pain and dysfunction, restoring balance  and building resilience within us.

    • A safe, gentle yet direct and straightforward approach that goes straight to the core of an issue to safely release old patterns blocking healing without reliving the trauma.
    • A gentle, yet profound tool for releasing trapped emotional and physical trauma and completing stalled healing.and replace these limiting beliefs and old patterns with positive and self-empowering beliefs. Studies show that sometimes structural pain will not subside until the emotional components are cleared first.
    • HCT helps you connect with the wisdom of your heart to reach higher levels of consciousness. The heart naturally knows how to heal our consciousness and dissolve beliefs that may have held us in pain, confusion and/or separation.
    • Respectful, nonjudgmental dialogue and guided imagery techniques allow you to safely identify and then transform the emotional component of disease and trauma in the body.

As a facilitator, she never tells you what to do, never tells you answers, but she lovingly holds space for you to have the experience and find your own resolution, your own answers revealed by the wisdom of your heart.

Limited perspectives and blocks dissolve as one learns to discern the difference between information perceived from the mind that can intensify trauma, and higher information received through the wisdom of the heart that directs the healing and reveals inner truth. As our core being is healed, disassociated consciousness reintegrates. In wholeness, we can reclaim and fulfill our purpose in life.

Awaken the wisdom of the heart.


Children and Emotional Healing

Parents of Linda’s patients often notice that their children are more relaxed, can focus better in school, and have an easier time with transitions.  Children tend to feel calmer, can focus easier, and are better able to deal with the stressful demands of school.

Many children who are sensitive, stressed or have experienced trauma can get stuck in a state of chronic overwhelm that might prevent successfully calming. They live in a heightened state of arousal (chronic ‘fight or flight”), which caused their body to excrete excessive Cortisol that disrupts their sleep patterns. The lack of sleep adds to their inability to calm and can cause a vicious cycle. This overwhelm can lead to high levels of anxiety, preventing them from functioning at a level they find acceptable. This can lead to depression, irritability and other problems.

Many parents ask how Linda if the process with children is the same as adults for emotional healing. With children, it is of utmost importance to first develop a bond of trust and safety. Without that bond, we will never be able to reach the depths of the work needed to find resolution and build resilience.

Linda then follows the lead of the child to guide them through the work, using a combination of light touch, guided imagery, imaginative play and drawing to help them build inner strength, bring balance and reconnect with their own potential.

Current studies on guided imagery with children demonstrate improvement in recurrent abdominal pain, headaches, anxiety, and coping with childhood traumas.

PRE- AND PERINATAL TRAUMA:  Stress, trauma or shock affects a person at any stage of life, but especially during the pre- and perinatal period that can be overwhelming consequences to our health throughout our life span. Prospective studies have shown that pre- and perinatal stress can be related to outcomes such as:

  • temperamental problems and increased fussiness
  • problems with attention, attention regulation, and emotional reactivity
  • hyperactivity and inattention in boys
  • emotional problems in girls and boys
  • conduct problems in girls

Many times the effects of pre- or perinatal  trauma are not apparent until a child is older and facing challenges in their rhythm. The combination of Linda’s emotional work and craniosacral therapy help ease these challenges.



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