Our Network

Quality of Life Advocates

Meet our Quality of Life Advocates, affectionately known as “Koala Bears.” Aleia is the program director and lead consultant. She and Meg share in providing uplifting and made to order T.L.C. consultations.

Aleia N. O’Reilly, LMT-AM is a licensed massage therapist, author, associate minister and celebrant. She has been teaching and practicing natural healing arts (visual and performance) for over thirty years. In her private practice the focus is on balancing spiritual and practical matters for conscious, love-filled living and dying. She uses a variety of tools including Jin Shin Jytsu, Reiki, massage, lymphatic drainage, cranial sacral therapy, Sacred Geometric Light Emanations, Matrix Energetics, Emotional Freedom Technique, Thought Field Therapy, Healing Codes, and shamanic journeying. She is a skilled ceremonial facilitator and enjoys offering ceremonies for birthing, marriage, memorials and other rites of passage. Aleia has learned by working with people from all walks of life, that reflection on our own mortality inherently gives way to enriched relationships and a more conscious way of living. She is the founder and director of Further Shore and creator of Bridging the Gapa training for anyone desiring a more conscious way of living and dying.

 

Meg Leander can be reached at 928-221-1600 or at mmleander@gmail.com. She has a strong background in pre-hospice counseling and education as a practitioner, patient advocate, and governing board member with Further Shore, Inc. In 2011 Meg was employed as a Patient Care Specialist in Flagstaff, as a satellite service to Verde Valley Community HospiceDuring that time, she worked directly with patients and family members to guide them through the end-of-life process via medical/patient advocacy and experiential counseling support. She is a Reiki practitioner.  offers the Five Wishes living will coaching, and is certified as an Equine Specialist for those seeking support through equine therapy. She is currently employed with The Peaks Senior Living Community as the Community Liaison. Meg also has an extensive experience in medical sales and marketing, and holds a Masters Degree of Education in Counseling from Northern Arizona University. She offers a variety of T.L.C. consulting services.

Network Professionals and Volunteers

These professionals are Further Shore-trained and in alignment with our values and philosophies. In addition to their own private practices, they generously offer their services to Further Shore’s clients and patrons and will occasionally serve as Koala Bear Volunteers.

Shannon Arnett, MA, CEHP, RYT-500 can be reached at 928-606-7293  www.arnettinnerpeace.com or shannonarnettinnerpeace@gmail.com  ~ ~ Shannon holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology (Northern Arizona University) and a Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology (University of San Fransisco). She also has education and certifications in Reiki, Sacred Geometric Light Emanations (Awaken Unity), EMDR and Twilight Brigade-Compassion in Action. Shannon is a Wholistic Coach and Certified Energy Health Practitioner who works with a variety of thought patterns, body energy systems, spiritual resources, and healing techniques to move through the pain of trauma into the wisdom and grace of healing on many levels. Clients can experience several modalities through Wholistic Coaching, ranging from talk therapy to spiritual energy work and alignment to find greater joy, peace, and presence in the body, mind and spirit. Private Sessions: $80-$100  Further Shore Sliding scale: $40-$60

Meghan Callaghan can be reached at928-600-7576 or meghan.callaghan@gmail.com ~ She is a professionally trained, board certified music therapist (MT-BC). Meghan uses live music in the care for people with serious illnesses and in hospice care. Techniques such as live music listening, music making, singing, and songwriting are utilized to increase quality of life, provide spiritual support, manage stress, express feelings, improve communication, and provide pain management. She also works with children and adults with disabilities in the Flagstaff area, utilizing personalized music interventions to support self-expression, social skills, communication and cognitive abilities, and sensorimotor development. She has created the Music to Grow On program, a developmentally based music and movement class for parents and children ages 0-4. More info about music therapy can be found at www.mountainhealthmusic.com ~ Meghan is the music director for the Flagstaff Threshold Choir, an all-female a cappella choir that honors the ancient tradition of singing at the bedsides of people facing life’s thresholds of illness and death. The choir visits in small groups and chooses songs to respond to musical taste, spiritual direction, and physical capacity. Their repertoire includes rounds, lullabies, hymns, spirituals, choral music, and chants from a variety of traditions. For more information about Threshold choir or to invite members to sing for a loved one or friend, please visit https://flagstaffthresholdchoir.wordpress.com
 
 Allison Howard, L.Ac.  can be reached at 928-213-6919 or allipuncture@aol.com ~ Allison is a licensed acupuncturist and herbalist practicing in Flagstaff with over 15 years of clinical experience.  She specializes in acupuncture orthopedics and pain management and has been board certified by the National Board of Acupuncture Orthopedics.  She has studied in China, Taiwan and Bali in addition to the United states and integrates Chinese cupping, craniosacral therapy, and nutrition into her practice.  Allison uses the beauty, simplicity and power of Asian medicine as a way to awaken and balance not only the body, but the mind and spirit as well.
Private Sessions:  $90 first visit; $65 follow-up treatments   Further Shore Sliding scale:  $50
Jen Paul, O.M. can be reached by phone at 928-607-3941 or by email at lifepassagesaz@gmail.com Her Jen Paulwebsite is www.lifepassages.com  Jen is a Death Doula, Celebrant and Healing Arts Practitioner. As a Death Doula, she offers comfort, gentle touch, aromatherapy and bedside singing for the Death Journeyer.  Jen works with families in their personal environment to create sacred space and ritual during this most sensitive experience. As a facilitator, she offers the death journeyer, family and friends a safe space for significant conversations, song, story sharing, forgiveness, laughter, tears and gentle goodbyes.  As a Celebrant, Jen co-creates ceremonies for a variety of life  transitions, including healing ceremonies, rites of passage, weddings and memorials.  As a Healing Arts Practitioner, she offers gentle touch through the modalities of Shiatsu, aromatherapy, and hypnotherapy while the client remains clothed on a comfortable mat in their own home or office. Private Sessions: $40-70. Further Shore Sliding Scale: $25-50.
Elizabeth Polito can be reached at 917-603-6458 or www.performingonpurpose.com ~ Beth has been a student of mind, faith and positive thinking for most of her life. She is a practitioner of Reconnective Healing and Personal Reconnection and Matrix Energetic Systems. She is certified in Resonance Repatterning, and as a Llumination Star Light Worker. She has been working as a Life and Higher Awareness Coach since 2004, with clients in New York, California, Arizona, Nevada, and the UK. The work assists in transforming unconscious patterns and blocks, and aligns clients with a more coherent state of joy, love, peace, well-being, abundance and positive self esteem. Her goal is to assist you in reconnecting with your true essence, and creating the life you desire. “I am grateful to be the vehicle, or hollow reed to this process because it is truly your Higher Power that is the teacher.”Beth has an extensive background and great love for the performing arts, and has been dancing, singing and acting since the age of 6! She holds a B.A. in Theatre and Dance from the University of Buffalo, and has performed in musicals all across the U.S. (including on Broadway), Canada, Hawaii and Asia. Her skills as a performer have given her a great foundation as a healer, and allowed her to be an exceptional listener, a clear and adaptable speaker, a highly intuitive guide, and most importantly, have taught her to find and include humor whenever possible! Private Sessions: $125-$150  Further Shore Sliding scale: $40-$80
Raquel Rotnes, MA, LMT, CST can be reached at 928-814 1919 or raquelrotnes@gmail.com Raquel was born in Brazil, lived in Israel for 15 years and has been in the USA since 1999. She has been working with Alternative Healing since 1986 with a variety of populations, sharing her gifts with all ages. She holds a BA in Theater Arts from Tel Aviv University, an MA in Art Therapy from Seminar Hakibutzim in Tel Aviv, is a Nationally Licensed Massage Therapist; has an Upledger Advanced CranioSacral Therapy Certification, and is a Certification in the LifeLine Technique. Raquel also shares Feng Shui and Aura-Soma Color Therapy Consultations/Workshops; and Hebrew lessons. She is passionate about working in the water, dolphin assisted therapy, craniosacral comprehensive therapy, and for facilitating workshops that integrate color, movement, art, feng shui and guided meditations. Visit her web site at www.waterflowhealing.com Private Sessions: $65 CST/$160 Aura Soma Further Shore Sliding Scale: $40/CST & $80 Aura Soma
Denise Stanga, LMT, EPP (Energy Principles Practitioner) can be reached at 928-812-4602 or malumassageflag@gmail.com ~ Denise is a Licensed Massage Therapist with over 12 years of experience. She has a private practice in Flagstaff called Malu Massage that integrates peaceful healing of mind and body through massage therapy. Denise’s approach uses integrative bodywork such as; Swedish, myofascial release, connective tissue, comfort touch and polarity therapy. She believes that touch is vital to a person’s well-being and massage is a proven way to receive the benefits of touch. Denise served as a member of Massage Therapy team at Flagstaff Medical Center where she specialized in therapeutic and comfort massage for oncology, post-surgical and end of life patients. She is a preferred provider for the Society for Oncology Massage. Her experience working with medical patients, clients and people from all walks of life has taught her that in order live a peaceful, meaningful life of purpose, one must remember to be present. Denise connects with every client on a deep level that allows one to feel comfortable, calm and open to the healing benefits of massage therapy. Massage is a gentle step towards assisting one to live in the present as well as the first step in learning to create a peaceful, intentional life that one loves. Inquire about session fee.
Jennifer Williams can be reached at 312-203-4507 or bassett.williams@gmail.com ~ Jennifer is a Vibrational Sound Healer and Licensed Massage Therapist, Certified in Sound Healing, Reiki, and Cranial Sacral Therapy (CST).  By tuning into and rebalancing energy fields that guide the regulation of cellular physiology, vibrational healers help to restore peace and order from a higher level of consciousness. In conjunction with Reiki, CST, and Essential Oils Science, Jennifer uses the spiritual consciousness of her voice, frequencies of light and organic instruments, to rebalance body, mind and spirit, chakras and energy fields. Vibrational healing influences health and illness via energetic and neurohormonal connections. It helps reduce stress and deepen the breath; lower blood pressure, increase relaxation, strengthen immune function and speed healing time; move blocked energy and release muscle tension. Private Session: $150  Please Inquire about Further Shore scale.
 
Our Volunteers

Further Shore has many volunteers that help with various aspects of our mission. These volunteers offer empathy and listening, social contact, Reiki and a variety of other services as needed. Visits with these Koala Bears are arranged through Aleia and Meg. Donations to Further Shore are not required, but gratefully accepted for sessions with these Volunteers.
 

Rajean Bifano-Elzey ~ is a Second Degree Reiki practitioner trained by Aleia O’Reilly. For the last twelve years she has taken this modality into her thirty year hairdressing career to create a safe place for the journey of many when appearances change dramatically due to illness or at life’s end. She provides ceremony, beauty, and compassionate listening during this very sensitive time.
Phone: 928-853-6359  Email: rajinflag@yahoo.com

 

Christine Stephenson ~ is a Certified Reiki practitioner. She likes to combine traditional Reiki with Reiki inspired drumming and Crystal Healing. She especially enjoys sessions that can include a walk in the beautiful labyrinth on her property. Her other jobs include being a contract archaeologist, Best Friends Volunteer, and most importantly a Mom to two lovely daughters.
Phone:928-853-5372  Email: christine.stephenson@mac.com

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