Qualifications and Education
Transpersonal Psychology Training 1978-1980
Gestalt Therapy Training 1981-1983
Usai Reiki I October 1981
Usai Reiki II October 1982
Usai Reiki l, ll, and Master/Teacher April 2016
Karuna KI Reiki Master January 2018
Ataana Method Energy Method Current
Crystal Reiki March 2017
Animal Reiki April 2017
Angel Intutitive April 2017
Plus Heart Facilitator/ Heartmath Institute July 2017
Reiki and Color Therapy – current
Deepening your Reiki Practice Pamela Miles Sept 2017
Health Coach Institute for Integrative Nutrition October 2013
Detox Specialist the Health Science Academy April 2015
Clinical Weight Loss Specialist the Health Science Academy April 2015
Nutrition Therapist the Health Science Academy May 2015
Digestive Intensive Graduate Holistic Nutrition Lab June 2014
Precision Nutrition Coaching November 2017 PN 1
Aromatherapist certification, Aromahead Institute School of Essential Oils, Current
Teacher Training, Aromahead Institute May 2017-February 2018
Anatomy and Physiology for ACP Aromahead Institute May 2014-February 2018
Aromatherapy For Natural Living Aromahead Institute August 2015-February 2018
Body Butters and Lip Balms Aromahead Institute August 2015-February 2018
How to Protect Your Family from Colds and Flu Using Essential Oils Aromahead Institute January 2018
Online Component Blending Aromahead Institute February 2015-February 2018
Frankincense Essential Oil Spotlight Class Aromahead Institute August 2017
Lavender Essential Oil Spotlight Class Aromahead Institute June 2017
Orange Essential Oil Spotlight Class Aromahead Institute November 2017
Aromatherapy Coach, The Essential Oil Institute July 2017
The Aromatherapy Advanced Training with Master Herbalist David Crow November 2017
Life Coach, Renaissance Life Therapies, June 2016
Lay Midwife/Doula, 1978-1982
Natural Foods Cooking teacher, 1973-1982
Reiki Healing Association
International Reiki Association
International Institute for Complementary Therapists
International Association of Health Coaches
EST April 1975
1975-1977 Findhorn Foundation
Weekly 3 month seminar put on by the Forum About Money Early 1980’s
Weekly 3 month seminar put on by the Forum About Relationship Early 1980’s
Weekly 3 month seminar put on by the Forum About Time Early 1980’s
Weekly 3 month seminar put on by the Forum About Sex Early 1980’s
Weekly 3 month seminar put on by the Forum About Making a Difference 1980’s
Insight Workshop John Rogers 1980
10 Day Mountain Course with EST 1981
The Forum 1990
Carolyn Myss Eygpt 2001
Carolyn Myss Archtypes 2004
Befriending Death Common Ground Buddist Center 2014
Welcome to Nourish & Thrive Health and Wellness Solutions
I am Alexis Bloomstrand a wife, mother, grandmother, gardener, forever student, passionate, hopeful and compassionate human being!
It all began in the fall of 1972 when I attended a lecture on the campus of the University of Minnesota; it was on the Yin/Yang of Macrobiotics. Up until that point, I had eaten a pretty typical American diet of meat and potato diet growing up in a suburb of Minneapolis. As a kid, I had severe eczema, food and seasonal allergies, and migraine headaches. The lectures were on changing your health through diet. Over the course of that fall, I had changed my eating habits to a strict vegetarian Macrobiotic diet.
I took cooking classes, learning how to make tofu and mochi, and all these exotic foods and tastes. At the time there was nowhere, you could buy many of these foods, so you made them from scratch.
In the fall of 1974, we moved to Boston, so my husband could attend Boston College, and we could study Macrobiotics with Michio and Aveline Kushi, learning about Chinese medicine, food, and natural healing.
During this time I taught Natural Foods cooking classes all along Massachusetts’s Cape Cod at the evening night schools.
While in Boston, we begin to run into people that had been to a community in Northern Scotland called Findhorn. Paul Hawken had just written the book THE MAGIC OF FINDHORN, after reading it, we knew we had to go.
My husband just had completed Boston College and needed to do his student teaching. He arranged it so he could do his student teaching in the town near the Findhorn community. We packed everything into storage, and my husband, 14-month-old daughter, and I headed to Scotland for an adventure for the next two years. Findhorn is a spiritually based Eco-community of people of all faiths, backgrounds, ages, and from all over the world. Living and working there was an honor, and a life changing experience, that I’m incredibly grateful for the values that were gained at Findhorn are still with me today.
After leaving Findhorn, the plan was to return to Minneapolis and prepare to go to Mexico to study Lay Midwifery with a midwife in a village community. However, all plans sometimes do not work out, after having three girls at home, I found a local community of lay wives in Minneapolis and began apprenticing and attending births. I had gone through training to give birthing classes and was working for a local doctor who was doing home births. The honor to be asked to come into a family’s home and assist in one of most sacred times of a woman and family’s life was extraordinary.
Healing, cooking, gardening, ongoing learning and health were becoming a theme and interest of mine. In October of 1980, I went through Reiki 1 and the following year Reiki 2. From 1978 to 1982 I attended births and had a Reiki practice in the Lyn-Lake area of Minneapolis.
In 1981 my at husband was beginning a custom window business, it was starting to grow and needed both of us. For the next 25 years, I owned and operated a custom window business that sold custom windows to window manufacturers and window distributors. I learned a whole new set of skills accounting, personnel, marketing and sales, and computer. In 2012 the business did not make it through the recession. It was a painful experience to go through, but it taught me a lot about myself and my resilience.
. After losing the business, I decided to go back to my original roots. Healing and Health. Which brings us to the now, I have had an incredibly full life of adventure, learning, divorce, remarrying, illness, physical pain, joy, difficulty, sadness, happiness, and gratitude My experiences have taught me to respect both western and alternative medicine. Western medicine helped my daughter after she broke her neck in gymnastics, as well as putting stage 4 Lymphoma into remission for my husband. For myself, I found out in 2010 that I had been born with an IGG deficiency which makes it difficult for the body to fight infections and viruses. Suddenly years of being sick made sense. So today I get an IV every three weeks of IGG to keep me healthy. I never get sick any more. Halleluiah! On the other hand, I eat a clean diet and have acupuncture, Reiki, and massage every week. I use essential oils in my life for both medicinal and cleaning purposes. The synergy of both Natural and western is what keeps me personally healthy, and I would love to share that possibility with you.
I bring 45 years of experience to my health coaching, Reiki Practice, Life Coaching and Aromatherapy practice, to be able to serve you in your journey to a healthier, less stressed, more empowered life.
I would like to invite you to a community of growth and learning, health and well-being – Are you interested?
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