Curriculum Vitae

General

My qualifications include:

  • B.A. in Psychology

  • M.B.A. in International Business

  • Certification as Rape Crisis Counselor

  • Certification as Expert Instructor in Krav Maga

  • Certification as Master Practitioner in Energy Medicine

I am and expert in:

  • Building Sensory Awareness

  • Stress and Risk Reduction

  • Burnout Prevention

  • Crisis Intervention

  • Trauma Healing

  • Change Navigation

  • Personal Transformation

  • Authentic and Intentional Living

My training in energy medicine is grounded in:

  • Scientific evidence of quantum physics

  • My training, certifications, education and experiences as outlined below

  • My direct experiences with practices of the Indigenous Peoples of the Americas and Asia

My focus in energy medicine is on self-empowerment, personal healing, and transformation, which includes:

  • refining sensory (somatic) awareness and interpretation

  • developing capabilities of the prefrontal lobes (the inspired, creative, healing brain)

  • strengthening whole-brain activity (right and left brains)

  • improving brain agility (among the four major brains)

  • enhancing emotional literacy and behavioral grace

  • deepening the connection and sense of interconnectedness with personally meaningful aspects of the natural world

  • building the mental, emotional and physical capacity to bypass the limbic (emotional) brain and neocortex (analytical brain) in specific situations and for specific reasons (see Footnote for an example)

I am not a doctor, clinician, psychologist or bodyworker. Therefore, I can offer my work remotely and without physical touch.

TRAINING

 

TRANSCENDENTAL MEDITATION TRAINING, Rockville MD | 2015-present

 

MUNAY-KI TRANSMISSIONS & TRAINING, various locations | 2007-present

  • Conducted several Munay-Ki workshops and gave numerous transmissions from 2009 onward until the present

  • Received the third Munay-Ki transmissions and training for advanced students from Wake Wheeler in 2010

  • Received the second Munay-Ki transmissions and training in Washington DC in 2008

  • Received the first Munay-Ki transmissions and training to give the Rites to others at the Four Winds Society during my certification training from 2007-2010

  • Munay-Ki are energetic initiation rites for people of non-indigenous backgrounds

 

TOM RIGLER'S CRYSTAL TRAINING, Baltimore MD | 2012

  • Received somatic and energetic activations for working with crystals

  • Learned to work with crystals for attunement and healing

 

HEALING TOUCH ASSOCIATION TRAINING, various locations PA | 2010-2011

  • Completed Level II Healing Touch Training

  • Completed Level I Healing Touch Training

  • For a list of techniques learned, please refer to the Healing Touch Association Level 1 and Level 2 curricula

THE FOUR WINDS SOCIETY ADVANCED SHAMANIC TRAINING, various locations USA | 2009-2012

  • Completed several Advanced Training Courses in Energy Medicine & Shamanic Healing

  • Techniques included Advances Soul Retrieval, Advanced Destiny Retrieval, Advanced Divination and Tracking Techniques

 

ANNA WISE CENTER BRAINWAVE DEVELOPMENT TRAINING, Berkeley CA | 2009

  • Completed private training at the Anna Wise Brainwave Development Center

  • Measured brainwave activity during shamanic journeys and meditations

  • Received 1-on-1 Coaching for more accurate brainwave activation and access to information in non-ordinary consciousness states

 

TULSI HOLISTIC LIVING ESSENTIAL OILS TRAINING, Washington DC | 2009

  • Completed Therapeutic Grade Essential Oils Training to understanding the impact of therapeutic grade essential oils on the body and brain and learn how to work with the safe application of oils on others

 

TOWERS PERRIN ESSENTIAL FACILITATION SKILLS TRAINING, Philadelphia PA | 2002

  • Completed the Essential Leadership Facilitation Skills Training

CERTIFICATIONS

 

FIT TO FIGHT CERTIFICATION, Charlotte NC | 2010-2012

Certified Fit to Fight Coach

  • Completed both, Fit To Fight & From The Ground Up Trainings

  • Received certification as a Fit To Fight Coach by Ryan Hoover and Jeff Jimmo

  • For a list of techniques learned to certified to teach, refer to the Fit To Fight & From The Ground Up curricula

 

KRAV MAGA WORLDWIDE CERTIFICATIONS, Los Angeles CA | 2007-2010

Certified Expert Krav Maga Instructor

  • Earned Yellow, Orange, Green, Blue & Brown Belts in Krav Maga

  • Completed certifications for Levels 1 through Level 5 (Expert II) as a Krav Maga instructor

  • For a list of techniques learned and certified to teach, refer to the Krav Maga Worldwide curricula Level 1 - Level 5

 

THE FOUR WINDS SOCIETY,  HEALING THE LIGHT BODY SCHOOL CERTIFICATION | 2007-2009

Certified Master Practitioner in Energy Medicine & Luminous Healing

  • Completion of the Medicine Wheel

  • Completion of the HLB (Healing The Light Body) School

  • For a sample of healing techniques, skills and practices learned, please scroll to the end of this page

 

BAY AREA WOMEN AGAINST RAPE CERTIFICATION, Oakland CA | 2004

Certified Rape Crisis Counselor

  • Completed comprehensive crisis intervention training

  • Earned California state certification as a rape crisis counselor

EDUCATION

GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY, The McDonough School of Business

MBA 2001 | Washington DC

  • Member of the Executive Board of the Black MBA Association

  • VP of Internal Relations for Students for Responsible Business

 

THE UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND, College of Behavioral and Social Sciences

B.A. PSYCHOLOGY 1997 | College Park MD

  • Graduated with honors, magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa

  • Research Assistant in Industrial/Organizational Psychology: conducted research pertaining to cross-cultural conflict, negotiation, and intra- and inter-group processes

  • Teaching Assistant in Criminology & Criminal Justice

  • Teaching Assistant in Statistics

  • Varsity Tennis Team, Division I: full scholarship recipient and co-captain

  • Varsity Field Hockey Team, Division I: starter, full scholarship recipient, varsity letter winner, finalists in the ACC Championship 1994 – 1996, member of the All-ACC Team, and finalist in the National Championship in 1995

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I earned my German high school diploma, called Abitur, in 1994.

LANGUAGES

  • English (native proficiency)

  • German (native proficiency)

  • Latinum (basic knowledge)

  • Quechua (ceremonially only)

EXPERIENCE

 

SARAH HAWK, Global | 2018-present

Spirit Guide

 

MINDFUL MEMORIAL DAY FOUNDATION, Washington DC | 2014-present

Honor Guardian

  • Awarded the title of “Honor Guardian” at Arlington National Cemetery for my physical presence, dedication and mindfulness work in support of Gold Star Families and the veteran community

  • Conducted over 878 in-person Mindful Moments of Gratitude at Arlington Cemetery to bring healing to the U.S. veterans’ community and Gold Star families

  • Supported the bridging of warrior and healer communities in the greater Washington DC area

LUMINOUS WARRIOR, Greater Washington DC Area | 2010-2017

CEO, Founder & Director 

  • Functioned as Head Instructor of the Luminous Warrior Self Defense & Shamanic Healing Center in Washington DC

  • Trained, certified and coached instructors for the Luminous Warrior Center and managed all activities related to running a self-defense and healing center in Washington DC

  • Conducted numerous classes, trainings, seminars, workshops, ceremonies, gatherings, retreats and camps for members of the Luminous Warrior Center and the Washington DC community

  • Served as an independent consultant, strategic advisor, healer & coach for individuals and organizations, including NGOs and nonprofits in the greater Washington DC area, ranging from topics of emotional self-care, stress management and energy medicine, to trauma healing, self-defense and crisis intervention

GLOBAL JOURNALIST SECURITY, Washington DC | 2012-2016

Director & Senior Trainer for Personal Safety, Assault Avoidance and Self Care

  • Trained activists, journalists, human rights defenders, aid workers, and numerous individuals from NGOs

  • Prepared attendees for travel into potentially hostile environments and assisted them to heal experienced trauma after such assignments

 

TULSI HOLISTIC LIVING, Washington DC | 2007-2009

Shamanic Healer 

  • Conducted one-on-one sessions with clients

  • Held workshops on various topics related to shamanic healing, energy medicine and consciousness work

 

KRAV MAGA DC, Washington DC | 2007-2009

Certified Krav Maga Instructor

  • Taught beginning to advanced students of Krav Maga

  • Conducted several self-defense workshops to varying audiences

  • Helped train other instructors getting ready for certifications

BAY AREA WOMEN AGAINST RAPE, Oakland CA | 2004-2005

Certified Rape Crisis Counselor

  • Provided crisis intervention counseling to survivors of sexual assault, their significant others, family and friends

  • Advocated for, supported and accompanied survivors after an attack at hospitals, in the courtroom and at police stations and served as an informed advocate by providing education and information on sexual assault

  • Established positive, collaborative and effective working relationships with medical staff and police as a member of the Sexual Assault Response Team

  • Trained special victims units in sexual assault awareness and survivor sensitive interrogation techniques

TOWERS PERRIN (now WillisTowersWatson), Philadephia PA & Washington DC | 2001-2010

Senior Change Management Consultant & Intellectual Capital Champion

  • Consulted Fortune 500 organizations in the pharmaceutical, healthcare, financial services and consulting industries on achieving greater alignment with business objectives, including mergers and acquisitions, organizational restructurings and re-designs, business process redesigns, and HR strategy development, program design and implementation

  • Managing large-scale change initiatives, assessed clients' readiness for change, designed change management strategies, and developed business programs that included comprehensive measures related to implementations of complex change management and communications initiatives

  • Managed projects and teams of consultants across client projects, facilitated focus groups, worked with leadership teams, interviewed executives, organized and conducted client meetings and workshops, produced communication documents and presentations, provided one-on-one strategic advice for key clients, and helped expand and enhance existing client relationships

  • Served as Intellectual Capital Champion for the firm by synthesizing intellectual capital on change management, communication and  HR Function Effectiveness

ENERGY MEDICINE TECHNIQUES*

 

  • Sacred Space Creation

  • Space Cleansing

  • Intention Setting

  • Shamanic Journeying (including guiding others on these journeys cleanly and safely)

  • Aura & Energy Field Cleansing

  • Aura & Energy Field Balancing

  • Chakra Illuminations

  • Cord Cutting

  • Energy & Trauma Extractions

  • Energy & Soul Retrievals

  • Destiny Retrievals

  • Advanced Soul Retrievals

  • Advanced Destiny Retrievals

  • Shamanic Divination Techniques 

  • Advances Divination Techniques

  • iChing Readings

  • Ancestral Healings

  • Curse Removals

  • Distant Healing

  • Personalized Ceremonies

  • Personal Blessings

  • Activations & Intitiations

  • Energy Transmissions

  • Death Rites (metaphoric or literal)

  • Surrogate Death Rites (in unresolved or unhealed deaths)

  • Transitioning stuck souls (e.g., in houses, on public lands or former battlefields)

  • Grief Healing Ceremonies

  • Land Healings and Activations

  • The Great Rites: Munay Ki (Munay-Ki.org)

  • The Rite of The Womb (theriteofthewomb.com)

  • Conscious Dying (www.dyingconsciously.org)

*The energy medicine techniques listed here are a sample of the ones I have learned in formal training. Different techniques, a combination of techniques, or none of the outlined techniques may be more appropriate for the situation you are working with. I will tune in and track prior to any work, and offer what feels most effective, healing and safe for you at the time. My emphasis is on the powerful, pragmatic and clean application of effective energy medicine techniques to create healthy, noticeable and impactful changes in your life experience and interactions with the outside world. It remains up to you to say "yes" or "no" to what is offered.

                   

 

Footnote

For example, being able to access the neocortex is an essential skill to have for navigating safely and moving out of flashbacks during crisis situations. However, waiting to utilize the neocortex until after a healing experience has taken place in order to anchor the healed state in a person's body and mind is far more effective for actual healing than engaging the neocortex (analyzing, talking etc.) in an unhealed state. What I mean by "actual healing" is a lasting relief of symptoms without the need for long-term medication, self-manipulation, escape, addictive tendencies, ticks, or defense mechanisms. It means being equipped with tools to healthily and gracefully move past triggers if one still shows up, and ultimately being able to navigate the same situations or encounter the same triggers without being triggered at all. This approach is fundamentally different from "understanding" one's triggers. While it can be helpful to understand one's triggers, real relief in life comes when triggers no longer show up because of the work we have done to heal and transform ourselves. It allows us to navigate the world with more truth, accuracy and clarity at any given moment.

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