To support community education and access to alternative healing options, focusing on stress-management, high performance workshops, emotional freedom technique, and therapeutic massage.
My name is Mayah Kristin Hegre, born and raised in San Francisco. I was first introduced to my healing path when I was twelve and was diagnosed with Systemic Lupus Erythmatosis, an autoimmune disease that causes your immune system to become confused and attack itself. Management of stress is a key factor in quality of life for everyone and especially for anyone who has a chronic illness. I’ve found, the more I can reduce my stress, the better I feel. So, I’ve been exploring the world of healing for 25 years.
I graduated from National Holistic Institute, Emeryville, CA, in 1998 as a certified massage therapist. My journey continued at Psychic Horizons, San Francisco, where I graduated from their clairvoyant program. From there, I chose to finish up my degree at San Francisco State University, with an emphasis on Holistic Health. There, I was introduced to the full spectrum of health and healing, including Chinese medicine, Ayurveda, and Western approaches. I was supported in following my inner guidance to choose what resonated with me the most. I took that knowledge into the world and opened Sophia Healing Center. As program director I brought together a team of health care practitioners that taught yoga, massage, meditation, Emotional Freedom Technique, art as healing, sound healing, constellation workshops, non-violent communication, and sustainability socials.
During the time the healing center was open, I went through my own healing crisis and my Lupus flared up. The Western approach to this is to prescribe prednisone, a strong steroid used to suppress the immune system. I had to take it when I was twelve but really did not want to, if I didn’t have to, at 36. Fortunately, at this same time, I was introduced to EFT. I’m happy to say that I was able to avoid steroids. I used Emotional Freedom Technique, Acupuncture and Nutrition to help support me and my healing, and it worked. It worked so well, that I decided to do an apprenticeship in EFT, so that I could become a practitioner and support others in their healing process. I now facilitate EFT healing circles and one on one sessions in San Francisco. I have been actively studying and practicing EFT for 7 years now. Thank you