My early beginnings were as a professional singer and actress, performing in theaters and schools throughout the western United States and into Alaska. I’ve toured with Japanese Bunraku Theater, worked as an Artist in Residence for the City of Portland, Oregon, and at The Waverly Home for Emotionally Disturbed Boys.

Undergraduate Work in the Performing Arts:photo 1

The Mozarteum in Salzburg, Austria
The Longy School of Music in Cambridge, Massachusetts
Dance and Women’s Studies at Ohio State University in Columbus
Richard Hayes-Marshall School of Theater in Portland, Oregon

Masters Program in Counseling Psychology:

Independent Study at Marylhurst University and Goddard College. Practicum at Clackamas County Mental Health Center and Lutheran Family Services. Mental health practitioner and intuitive healer, in private practice offering Individual Counseling, Family Therapy, Guided Imagery and Conflict Resolution: Jungian Dream Work and Shamanism, as well as Gestalt.

winPublic Speaker:

First Place – International Inspirational Speech Competition.  Keynote Speaker and Mentor for Oak View Pageant of Excellence
Vice President of Education for Ojai Valley Toastmasters
Spokesperson, Performer and Model for Luvina Fashion Design

Teacher:

Writing and Performance classes at Gallery 525 in Ojai, California. Instructor at Portland Community College, The Sophia Center at Marylhurst University and the Metropolitan Learning Center.

Intuitive:

My empathic and intuitive abilities have been featured on NBC Television and my intuitive training classes written about in The Oregon Journal.

Writer:040

My writings have been published in Seattle in the Spiritual Women’s Times, The New Times and The Hood River News. In Portland, I’ve been a regular columnist with Transformation Times and lifestyle writer for The Senior Outlook. My piece, The Clothesline, was read in the 2008 Arts and Lecture Series by Terry Tempest Williams.  Books include: Wolf Medicine, Your Intuitive Voice and Tarantulas, Fudge and Altered Reality, all published by Yorkshire Press and available on Amazon.

Performance Coach:

I have worked as a performance consultant for world-class musicians, performing artists and speakers ready to bring their message to a larger audience. I would be honored to help refine your presentation so your message is powerful, you feel confident and your audience is engaged. We will also uproot and heal whatever fears may stand in your way.

Call or email for the latest workshop schedules or to arrange a free 15 minute phone consult to learn how a reading, class or private session can meet your needs.  Banfield11@gmail.com   805-804-7024