“My essence became more alive in me again
Luisa is a gifted therapist and a naturally amazing healer. Luisa listened to my concerns in a way that got to the “heart” of the matter. She helped me identify my core wounds and supported me in healing those wounds so my essence became more alive in me again. Working with Luisa is more than just getting support during difficult times or dealing with traumatic pain. Working with her truly is an experience in transformational healing.
Santa Fe, New Mexico USA
“Incredible shamanic, alchemical healings..
I am so grateful to Luisa for each session I have had over the past two decades. Her incredible shamanic, alchemical healings have helped bring me back to life when going through very challenging times. I appreciate her big heart while being the ultimate detective in honing in on the source of my wounds. Each time Luisa helped beyond measure to get me back on my feet, heal from my core, and live the creator’s plan for me. Thank you so much, Luisa.
Doctor of Oriental Medicine, Santa Fe Soul and Self-Care Revolution Founder and Director
“Luisa brought back missing pieces of my soul, restoring my wholeness...
I deeply appreciate Luisa’s curiosity and desire to connect with my perspective and experience as a genderqueer person. It’s rare to find spiritual healers of any stripe who actively create safe spaces for genderqueer, genderfluid, and gender non-binary people to connect with Spirit; I very much appreciate that Luisa is a gender-brave healer. My healing sessions with Luisa have been utterly life-changing: after 12 years of healing at every other level, Luisa brought back the missing pieces of my soul, restoring my wholeness. My gratitude is everlasting.
Rune S. Rainwater
Shamanist and Author
“A woman with extraordinary talent and penetrating insight...
Luisa is a woman with extraordinary talent and penetrating insight. I have worked with her for a multitude of years and have been expertly guided into realms that were heretofore unattainable. If you are seeking answers about yourself, the world, or are just in search of a truth, Luisa, without a doubt, should be your guide.
Charles E. Rawlings, M.D.
Neurosurgeon & Attorney
“Professional grace and strength...
I first entered Luisa’s office feeling overcome by a childhood trauma that was still impacting my life. Through her guidance via psychotherapy and shamanic therapy I have achieved a new level of understanding of my past and how it affects my present, and the confidence that I am in control of my life. With professional grace and strength Luisa created the container within which this healing could take place.
“Luisa is the real deal...
Luisa is the best guide, mentor, therapist I have ever encountered in my many decades. I’ve worked with her over the past five years in private sessions as well as in workshops. With Luisa’s support, I have successfully managed major life transitions—leaving my hometown, a job change, and the death of my parents—transforming my life and finally finding my purpose. Filled with happiness, I am who I am today because of Luisa’s wisdom and coaching. She’s the real deal.
Editor and Artist
“Gentle, insightful caring
As a testament to the gentle, insightful caring provided by Luisa with my own personal journey to rediscover my lost self (due to childhood trauma, loss, grief, and ungrounding), I offer the following for others who may wonder about choosing Luisa as a companion on their journey anywhere and everywhere.
My experience with Luisa was immensely enhanced by our joint ability to welcome each memory and feeling of my life without judgement. Luisa felt my emotions with me, she guided with deftness as I gained insights from within my body, heart and spirit. More often than not, when I asked questions, Luisa would smile, encourage, and bear witness in our shared sacred space for the answers to reveal themselves, in their own way and in their own time. While honoring my mind and intellect, as the valuable but incomplete aspects my whole self, Luisa assisted me to use my own breath for connectivity and expansiveness, resulting in a peacefulness and joy I had no idea was possible.
“Luisa's workshops and mentorship have enriched my life...
I’ve participated in several of Luisa’s journey circles and ceremonies over the past few years and benefitted from her unique combination of educated technique and intuitive healing. Through Luisa’s shamanic guidance I’ve made noticeable gains in my capacity for self-assessment and transformative recovery. Luisa’s workshops and mentorship have precipitated a shift in my connection to myself and others which has enriched my life significantly.
Life changing? Yes! Luisa Kolker has guided me to great insights and experiential transformations.
“When I was completely lost Luisa showed me a path of healing...
I am eternally grateful for Luisa’s skill and power as a teacher and healer. Along with the late Father Daniel Berrigan and Sensei Joshin Byrnes, Luisa is one of the three most important teachers in my life. When I was completely lost, she showed me a way to the path of healing, compassion, and transformation. Without question, were it not for Luisa, I would not be here now.
John Daishin Widell
Resident/Priest Postulant, Bread Loaf Mountain Monastery and Zen Community
“Luisa is gifted at creating a space of magic and transformation...
I have greatly benefited from working with Luisa in one-to-one sessions as well as her workshops and other events. Luisa is a masterful facilitator who has clearly done her own spiritual and psychological work. She is gifted at creating a space of magic and transformation where deep healing can and does take place. And she’s a heck of a lot of fun as well.
author of Work That Matters: Create a Livelihood That Reflects Your Core Intention
“Luisa’s insight and intuition...
are rivaled only by her capacity to provide a safe container to promote healing.
“One of the most deeply healing events of my life...
[My Transformation 1 workshop] experience was profound and one of the most deeply healing events of my life. Truly, this was a transformation and I left the workshop stronger, clearer, and more spiritually connected than I thought possible. Not only did Luisa guide me on a path I wasn’t sure existed, she imparted invaluable tools that I use every day to manage anxiety, connect with my higher power, and ground myself to this earth.
Author of The Romance Diet and Shaping Destiny
“Bless you, Luisa. You are a gift to the universe.
There are a lot of people I could have called for the breakthrough I needed: I called Luisa. I knew she wouldn’t give me Western jargon and that she would glide into the spiritual world, intuit what would be best for my soul, and suggest the best scenario. This transformation changed my DNA. I look forward to having the luxury to take one of her courses. Bless you, Luisa. You are gift to the universe.
Author of The Science of Spiritual Marketing and Pushing Upward
“Luisa has helped me reconnect with my soul
Luisa Kolker has saved my life on several occasions but even more importantly she has helped me reconnect with my soul. She’s helped me release emotional toxins projected onto me by others and that I thought I deserved. She is a regular angel who supports me in forgiving myself and in remembering that I am an extension of source energy who deserves to live in joy.
Gracias por siempre y para siempre, Luisa!
Christine Palumbo, PhD
EAL Director, China
“I participated in Mentorship with Luisa. I can't think of a better investment in my self, my life, and my relationships
I participated in three rounds of Mentorship with Luisa over the past year. This was after working on myself, off and mostly on, for my entire adult life; and after completing several years of traditional therapy. After all this work, I was at a place in my life where I felt there wasn’t much more to learn about my family dynamics and my own dysfunctional relational patterns stemming from such.
As it turns out, I ended up experiencing with Luisa the most deeply profound personal and soulful transformation I have ever experienced.
I was able to face things about myself and my family that I had never had insight into before – despite years of traditional therapy. Issues that I have understood intellectually for years suddenly became known to me on a soul level and started revealing truths about my family dynamics as well as about myself and how I operate in the world.
The work is incredibly powerful, and at times uncomfortable. And yet Luisa masterfully helped me to weave together the threads of this work into the most amazing tapestry. Through her vast experience and wisdom, she knew when to slow things down for me, and when to let them ride knowing that together we could work with what was coming up.
I had a sense of trust in Luisa and the work that she does throughout the mentorship experience. I trusted I was in the most competent, wise, skillful and safe hands throughout the entire process.
After a life-long journey of personal work, as well as a nearly 30-year career as a psychotherapist myself, I could not have imagined the sheer depth and amount of inner work that would be accomplished during each 3-month Mentorship period. Truly, I now show up to my life as a different person – healthier in every way (cognitively, emotionally, spiritually and physically).
The Mentorship with Luisa is a commitment of time, money, effort, emotion, vulnerability and transparency. I can’t think of a better investment in my self, my life, and my relationships.
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor
I have had the great fortune to work with Luisa a number of times over the years, and to receive the profound blessings that move through her. Her sessions enlighten with deep clarity and focus, bringing expanded awareness and lifting burdens for renewed life in such a graceful, direct, and tender manner, like a warm breath of fresh air. Luisa’s skillful understanding and articulation is masterful yet simple and specific. Inspiring. My gratitude extends backward and forward for the gift of Luisa’s presence in my life.
Shamanic Practitioner & Ceremonialist