Where the mind goes, the body's energy and tissues follow, fostering balance or disharmony. Loyola (Loey) will engage with you in a gentle and honest way to reprogram outdated, harmful beliefs, encouraging authenticity and integration of all parts of yourself, rebooting parts of your life you want to step into with more fullness and joy.
Loey's special gift is accompanying deep healing processes to shift patterns that are rooted in personal and/or ancestral trauma as well as hardwired constitution. As an artist and dancer who has also experienced immigration, she especially loves working with artists and people from around the world because of the healing potential that exists on the bridge between cultures and in the openness that artists have toward new possibilities. She works well with clients who are themselves therapists and providers, and enjoys supervising flower essence practitioners and training practitioners through group process.
Loey has helped clients to transform mental, emotional and existential states (which affect the body) such as: anxiety and depression, grief and loss, life transitions, relationship and family issues, identity and gender shifts, schizophrenia and mental health diagnoses, sensory processing sensitivity, adoptees, self-esteem, issues surrounding sexuality. Likewise, Loey has helped clients with a broad range of physical symptoms including skin conditions, circulatory issues, chronic inflammation, fertility, gynecology, exhaustion, incontinence, and many others.
Background and training:
Loey has been professionally accredited through SEDIBAC (Catalonia Society for the Study and Diffusion of Dr. Bach's Therapy), and is the English translator of Pablo Noriega's book, Bach Flower Essences and Chinese Medicine (Inner Traditions, 2016). Loey is a NCCAOM PDA provider #172473, and lectured at the IV and VI SEDIBAC/SEFLOR conferences in Barcelona, Spain, and at universities and for professional and community groups in the Twin Cities since 2011.
Loey studied clinical flower essence therapy and related coursework at various institutes in Barcelona from 2009-2013, including ISMET, SEDIBAC, Aula Bach, and Institut Anthemon. She trained in Family Constellations and IOPT (Identity-oriented Psychotrauma Therapy) in Spain and in the U.S. with Jamie Kirdain. She is also a jade egg practitioner enriched by qigong master Kim Sierra Robinson of The Jade Door, and holds a certificate in Usui Reiki. Loey has studied herbal medicine in San Francisco CA with Adam Seller, and earned her Bachelor's degree in Spanish and fine art from the University of Wisconsin in 1996.
Loey has a long-standing relationship with Wormfarm Institute in a variety of capacities including Artist-in-Residence, member of the Board of Directors, Residency Manager and Garden Manager, Visiting Artist, and friend. She believes that we each of us has a divine mission, a "Heavenly Mandate", and that when we discover and follow our unique path and calling, as "artists" of our own lives, our vitality is aligned with our spirit, creating more health, joy, peace and wellbeing. She is also deeply connected to wilderness and believes in the healing power of time with nature, with plants and animals, and with the elements.
Loey's life-long passion and training in movement and dance informed workshops she provided to women during nine years in Spain, addressing issues related to sexuality, trauma, joy, loss, maternity, and embodiment. She collaborated with various groups around Spain, helping hundreds of women open the door to their own deep well of embodied wisdom.
"I didn't quite know what to expect when I signed up for my family constellation [IOPT] session. I knew I had work to do, but wasn't sure where to start... I instantly felt comfortable in Loey's presence, there was no wrong way to navigate through the [exploration]. She facilitated in a gentle way, with keen observations which lead me to some deep truths. Thanks to this work, I feel lighter and more sure of my life path. I would highly recommend Loey for anyone looking to do the work toward healing."
"Loey is deeply intuitive, knowledgeable and powerful. My go-to woman for flower essences. The healing space she holds allows me to drop deep into myself and allow the natural unfolding to flower."
-Nicole N., coach
"For the past 20 years or so I've been dealing with the fallout of what can only be described as sexual trauma. Because of when and how it happened, I did not realize it was trauma. Nor had I been able to develop an awareness of how this trauma has influenced my life, other than its physical manifestations: dissociation, inability to develop meaningful intimate relationships, inability to hold down long-term employment, a constant need to move, and other symptoms I am only just now becoming aware of.
In working with Loey, I have gained freedom from the compulsive energy that was driving my life. She's been able to listen to what was happening behind my narrative. She also has a keen eye to pick up on patterns that I was unable to see myself. I am deeply grateful for Loey's flower essence prescriptions [sic] and the practitioners of this healing tradition."
"Constellation [IOPT] work is an intense experience that needs a very special facilitator to help a client work through whatever is blocking them. Loey is that person. She is warm, compassionate, and made me feel safe. Deep gratitude and thankfulness for having such a gifted practitioner with such depth and experience. A gem to the alternative health community."
"Loey has an innate capacity to perceive the deepest of human pain and not avert her compassionate gaze. Using her gentle intuition and a keen intelligence, she fearlessly yet compassionately guides her clients toward their highest potential. What a gift she is to those who know her."-Jennifer Rose, homeopath