About

 

I am deeply devoted to helping other women to heal who have undergone trauma.  I have self-healed from depression, self-loathing, Graves’ disease, an eating disorder, rape, attempted suicide, and the loss of children.  I have gone from being one of the most miserable people I knew to now being one of the most joyful and content people I know.  I love nothing more than to share this deep knowing with others.

I have been a spiritual person since I was a wee girl.  I was the older sister (and babysitter) of a deaf brother, and perhaps more than anything else, this taught me about empathy and compassion (in addition to learning sign language).  The world was a different place in the ’70’s in terms of public awareness, and I learned that people hate what the fear and they fear what they don’t understand.  I would educate people on the spot, even as a 10 year old and would love to see the lightbulb go off above their heads and their hearts open a bit.  At 10 I also learned about death and trauma first-hand when my father’s brother was murdered.  I didn’t realize it at the time, but I now see that this event deeply affected our family, and this brought out a burning spiritual spark in me.  I desperately wanted to heal my father, to take his sadness away, so I studied human behavior intensely from that day forward, trying to unlock the mystery of how to heal those I love.

 

After a life changing loss in 1995, the spiritual focus turned onto the path of being a seeker – I needed to make meaning out of it if I was ever going to accept the unacceptable.  This spiritual hunger led me to many facets of healing.  At first I learned about the Tarot, and other divination practices, Buddhism, meditation and yoga. Next I was introduced to shamanism, subsequently participitating in a shamanic sisterhood initiation with a group of 9 other women, led by a local shaman named Jaes.  Our group (which is now 7) has been meeting monthly since 2003 and I have been deeply honored to call these women my sisters and friends.  I really don’t think I would be who I am today without them.  My intention for the “prayer arrow,” which was a manifestation ritual about bringing something into the world, was “Music and Healing”.  

The next year, my best friend Lyx Ish died of pancreatic cancer and I stayed with her through the process.  This was another life-changing event, which led to the writing of several songs on my album Born of Ashes.  We were the first ones in our community to have a celebration of life ceremony for her.  And we even had a parade.  She would’ve loved that.

 

I first learned about self-healing in 1996, when I lived in an intentional community for permaculture and the arts.  I had developed Graves’ disease and this life threatening disease was also a gift because it introduced me to herbalism by the lovely Lyx, who would become my best friend.   All I know is one day I was being told I was that my only options were surgery or radioactive treatment for Grave’s disease, and the next day I was making my own tincture from Bugleweed (Lycopus americanas) and being cured naturally.  That was 20 years ago & my thyroid has tested normal ever since.  Wanna learn more?  Go here  I also learned that nothing heals like nature.  Nature heals where nothing else can reach because WE are nature.

In 2016 I completed my training in San Francisco as a facilitator of the Core Language Approach with Mark Wolynn, Director of the Family Constellation Institute.  My earlier experience with family constellations healed me so deeply on levels I didn’t even knew existed, and what I learned from Mark and his team brought me to a profound understanding of how trauma that reaches back for generations can be healed through this incredible work.  If you would like to know more, click here.

I am currently studying at Robbins-Madanes Training.  And I am recording a new album of spirit songs called One With Creation.

I’m so grateful that I found a way to heal the wounded, angry, sad girl I used to be. There was a time when I didn’t think I could ever be joyful, let alone peaceful (not without self-medicating, anyway…)! In fact, truth be told, I thought perpetually optimistic people were either dimwitted or not paying attention. Why, because life is hard, right, everybody suffers. Nope. I’ve learned that suffering is a choice and life is what you think life is. No more. No less.  If you are fed up with feeling sad and disappointed with your life, I invite you to work and play with me.  And I welcome you with open arms, an open heart, and an open mind.

My vision, my hope, my biggest dream in life is that at the end, when it’s all over, I can smile a sweet smile (like the one my dog Nimoy gets sometimes,) and say to myself, “Yep, you did it, Allegra. You helped thousands of women heal into wholeness and joy. Well done, my friend.” Then I’ll wrap my beautiful arms around myself and give myself a big hug. Yep, I love myself. Like crazy cakes. And you can too, I promise.
Click here to Schedule a Session with me to start your healing process. Don’t wait. You’re worth it! xoxo

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