STORY & STUDY
“NATURE LOVES COURAGE. YOU MAKE THE COMMITMENT & NATURE WILL RESPOND TO THAT COMMITMENT BY REMOVING IMPOSSIBLE OBSTACLES...
THIS IS THE TRICK.
THIS IS HOW MAGICK IS DONE.
BY HURLING YOURSELF INTO
THE ABYSS & DISCOVERING
IT'S A FEATHER BED.”
- TERENCE MCKENNA
VALUES & STUDY
HI THERE, HELLO -
I AM CONSCIOUSNESS IN A BODY & MY NAME IS ALYSSA FRANCES.
R E S O N A N C E
HAS BEEN THE CAPTAIN OF MY BODY-SHIP LONG BEFORE I KNEW WHAT THE WORD MEANT. I'VE ALWAYS FELT & FOLLOWED THE FAMILIAR PULL OF SYNCHRONOUS VIBRATIONS. LITTLE DID I KNOW THAT FOLLOWING SAID RESONANCE WOULD LAND ME HERE, MAKING A FULL PIVOT IN THE FOCUS OF my life's work. Before you read on, you must know: Work & life experience are intimately interwoven for me. It's just how it is. And, I quite like the interconnectedness of it.
From the time I was 15 years old, I was deep in the study of nutrition, the mensural cycle, and natural health. This was due to personal experiences, which peeked my interest as they showed me the profound impact a well-orchestrated diet, sleep schedule, menstrual cycle tracking & a movement (yoga) practice could have on my overall wellbeing.
Even then, at the ripe age of 15 years, I knew I wanted to be a registered dietitian, who worked one on one with clients in her holistic nutrition private practice. So, in 2015 I put the cherry on top of my Bachelors in Science & Didactic Study by completing my Dietetic Internship at the country's leading Naturopathic & Holistic School, Bastyr University. Immediately. I started my private practice as Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, working with brilliant humans on all things food, eating, menstrual cycle nutrition & body image.
By the second year (2017) of private practice, I had learned an immense amount about how nuanced the relationship between food, eating, our bodies & human needs truly is. Specifically, how we do not eat in a vacuum; everything is interconnected. And, how it at best, it's all a continuous experiment.
I began to apply what I was learning by expanding the content I covered with clients. We integrated concepts such as mindscaping (tending to the subconscious beliefs regarding food, eating, and body image), feeling the mind-body connection, owning our appetites, cultivation of our sensual bodies + ability to experience pleasure, tuning into body feedback (embodiment), and concepts around the chakra system - specifically, how blocks in our body's energetic centers may impact our relationship with food, getting our needs meet & actualizing our desires.
Right around this time, astrology & human design entered my life (2018). I began using them for myself, as tools for understanding & insight. They provided a less personal, more archetypal lens for me to perceive my experience through. And, boy was that transformative! So, for the next handful of years I self-studied them. Then, in 2020 I took a few courses to broaden my training: I become a certified life coach, took an astrology 101 course, and did a year-long, four-part training to become a certified human design specialist.
This is when I began offering The Avenues of Nourishment, as the most holistic scope to work with clients. This offering used Human Design as a means of providing more entry points into understanding how we nourish, why & how we can be informed by our bodies regarding what we truly need for our wellbeing. As I deep-dived into this system with clients, I realized it's profound accuracy & impact on the individual's confidence, authority & trust in themselves as they navigate their unique experience.
More & more, as I wove Human Design (HD) into work with clients, I found myself in the seat of a coach. Client after client, I was being invited to guide on contents beyond nourishment, using the lens of HD.The results of this invitation from clients who called out my potential to coach / guide, has been opening into a full-body, whole-hearted, "yes" from me, as I feel the potential of deep study & embodiment I've committed to coaxed to the surface, shared & integrated in the most brilliant
& true of ways.
And, the best part: Feedback from clients has been beyond encouraging, as they feel the effectiveness & transformational quality of our work in their experience. So, that is where my consciousness, who calls herself Alyssa, is heading: Full-on coaching.
Back to resonance. There is a profound resonance I feel while working with humans in the capacity of a holistic coach (or guide) who uses human design, nourishment & embodiment as guiding tools. This is a shift that has been building for me for some time now. And, honestly, my ego has tried to desperately hold to the neat & tidy container of "Dietitian", but that ego-attachment is only making things confusing (for me + others).
The last 3 years I've merged into transformational coaching using Human Design as the bedrock of the client experience. This is now the PRIMARY focus of my work. With a lot of trust & little courage, into the abyss of the next phase I went. After all, "this is how magick is done. By hurling yourself into the abyss and discovering it's a feather bed.”
And, wow, am I humbled & honored to dance with so many humans through the epic transformations of their lives.
For all whom this resonates, thank you for inviting me to recognize you, in all of your unique intelligence, as you have recognized me. We need each other, as this life is a dance. And, "the point of the dance, is to dance".
So, into the dance we go, together.
After unpeeling the stubborn fingers of white-knucked ego-attachment to "RDN", Alyssa is shifting her offering from a purely nourishment focus to a holistic coaching focus. She will still utilize the same impactful tools - the avenues of nourishment, human design, embodiment, deconditioning, and the like. However, this shift will allow for both an expanding + deepening due to the holistic scope she can now serve you through.
AS A COACH, DIETITIAN & EROTIC EVANGELIST I've had the pleasure of co-creating with brilliant humans all of the world, including clients in Austria, Iceland, Ecuador, France, Australia, Spain, Canada, Germany, the UK & USA.
Through work one on one with clients, I've crafted a big-picture, holistic system of coaching & teaching nourishment, called Magick in the Mundane. This approach is geared toward the uniqueness of each individual. It leaves no variable out. In fact, it is the interconnectedness of variables that inspired me to continue my study beyond nutrition, body image, eating behaviors and nourishment.
INTERCONNECTEDNESS DEFIES NICHES Seeing the importance of interconnectedness & individual uniqueness (e.g. environment, preferences, needs met vs. unmet, nervous system states, conditioning from family, friends, education, auric mechanics aka how your body moves energy through it, etc.) is what catalyzed my formal study of Human Design; a system that applied the science of differentiation. The last 3 years I've merged into transformational coaching using Human Design as the bedrock of the client experience.
As I always say to clients, "we do not do anything in a vacuum". We do not live in a vacuum. Everything we experience impacts how we live & how we live impacts our experience. I believe it was said best thousands of years ago as, "as above, so below" - the law of correspondence.
I actively study to complete continuing education to maintain my RDN certification. I am Certified as a Human Design Specialist & Life Coach to better cater to holistic scope of coaching. I am also, always immersed in educational content for astrology, coaching, mindset, human design, gene keys, the iChing, etc. Studying is one of the greatest love affairs I have. Truly!
WHY DO I TELL YOU THIS? Primarily, so you are confident that when we work together, I bring my life's study of practices such as nourishment, embodiment & human design, and all of the various avenues of magick into our work, to extend to you. This life-study has equipped me with an ever-expanding knowledge that I will share with YOU, so that YOU can cultivate the understanding you need make your own empowered choices.
Most importantly, I am a human. And, it is imperative to this human, in her coaching / practitioner roll to maintain integrity & transparency regarding credentialing + certification. Your trust in me, as your coach, guide & practitioner, is an honor. Because of that, here is my credentialing all spelled out for you:
My Bachelors in Nutrition & Dietetics is from The University of Rhode Island where I graduated as an Honors Student, Summa Cum Laude + with the Truman Scholarship. My Dietetic Internship was completed at Bastyr University, in Washington State. I passed my Dietetic Board Exam in July 2015 & completed re-certification through continuing education in 2020. My second cycle of Continuing Education as an RDN is in progress.
I have deeply studied Human Design for five years & am a Certified Human Design Specialist, certified by The Quantum Alignment System as a Level 4 Human Design. I continue my Human Design training with independent study & education, currently, and will as long as it serves me in my personal life & in the approach I have crafted to use with clients. I am certified by Achology Ltd as a Certified Life Coach & am currently enrolled in their Neuro-Linguistic Programing (NLP) Course, as well as their advanced Life Coaching Certification Program.
If you have any questions, always feel free to ask. I am passionate about empowering clients through both education & embodiment. So, through my lens, my continued education & commitment to "walk the walk" matters to me.
KNOWLEDGE & EMBODIMENT
OF THE KNOWLEDGE
Therefore, I will always make studying the content I teach a priority
& I will never teach nor suggest something I have not
practiced, or haven't embodied.
THE INDIVIDUAL's UNIQUE NEEDS,
PREFERENCES , PROCESS & EXPERIENCE
Therefore, your trust in your self & connection to your needs, preferences, and process will always determine how we navigate
the work we do together. I will never attempt to fit you into a prescriptive box. I will always hold the legitimacy of your
experience in the highest regard.
PRESENCE, PRACTICE & INTEGRATION
Therefore, I will always show up for our work clear & focused, ready to actively listen, engage & guide as needed. I expect clients to do the same. Moreover, time for integration will always be given. This is
not a process to rush through. It's an experience to be present with. Time integrating allows for practice & eventually,
CLEAR COMMUNICATION, SAFETY
The coaching space we will hold is a safe one. You are absolutely
invited to show up in all of your ever-changing truth. If something is not working for you, or doesn't feel clear, you're invited to speak to that. Likewise, an invitation to own your feelings, your experience & your process. I will do the same. Remember, we can't entirely read each other's minds yet, so in the meantime, let's communicate.
On the note of safety: I believe & have experienced that when we feel safe, we are more willing to try new things & explore the edges of experiences that are both alluring & terrifying. So, safety first.
Then, creative exploration & play.
I VALUE A CURIOUS, OPEN MIND, HEALTHY BOUNDARIES & A PRIMAL HUNGER FOR WHAT IS VALUABLE TO YOU.
IF THESE VALUES FEEL LIKE
A MATCH FOR YOU, LET's DIVE IN:
Our values do not have to be the same, but for the best coach-to-cleint chemistry, they should feel resonant.