FOUNDER & OWNER OF IMPOWER HEALING, LLC
LIFE & WELLNESS COACH
COURSE CREATOR & INSTRUCTOR
Who Is Tabitha Marsh?
Tabitha Marsh is the founder and owner of Impower Healing, LLC where she shares her skills as an online Coursebuilder, Educator, Writer and Wellness/Life Coach. She also is the owner of A Way of Being, LLC — a Natural Pain Relief & Mind-Body Medicine Clinic in Portland, Oregon.
An expert in the realm of mind-body healing and pain relief for 24 years, her healing career has encompassed and melded the worlds of massage therapy, counseling, somatic psychology, acupuncture, energy-medicine, oriental medicine, personal growth practices, world philosophical and spiritual practices, and mind-body movement such as qigong and yoga.
For the last 25 years, I have worked primarily helping people with chronic pain and stress. You don’t have to be in the field too long to understand that mind affects the body and body affects the mind. A lot of the suffering we have mentally, emotionally and physically is simply from old programming and stories that we tell ourselves — along with a lack of connection to our true Inner Self.
Simple – but not easy.
So Impower was created to help people master their OWN ability to heal, by giving them the tools to not only relieve physical pain, but the suffering that comes from constant overwhelm and being out of alignment with ourselves. I also wanted to do this on a bigger scale than I could one person at time. Having an online platform allows me to do that.
Finally, as a wholistic practitioner, I tend to look for the ROOT causes of things (rather than just the symptoms) – including our social issues. Impowerment is a MOVEMENT designed to be a prescription for the rampant illness of ego-centrism (a form of forgetting who we really are) and the suffering it causes us and our society.
There are a lot of challenges in the world right now. But I think the mistake people make is thinking that change is going to happen from the top down — when actually it is the opposite.
This is why it is so important for people not only to connect to their Inner Self, but bring it out into the world — to live from the INNERSIDE-OUT where our true power to transform our lives and the world resides.
My personal mission? To help people connect to this inner power circuit so that they can light up their own lives and the world.
Fair question. Here is a list of some of my formal training for those who like the details:
Oregon College of Oriental Medicine, 2012. MAcOM
Oregon Board Licensed Acupuncturist, 2012.
Pacifica Graduate Institute, 2007: MA in Counseling Psychology
Western Oregon University, 1990: BA Humanities Major coursework in Foreign Languages & Social Science.
When I first started out as a massage therapist in 1994, schools taught you how to practice your art. They did not prepare you for the business world or being in practice for yourself.
Frankly, most of us were probably more interested in healing than business anyway. So most of what I learned, I learned from the school of hard knocks and 25 years of being in private practice in multiple settings.
However, along the line I learned a very important concept. You can’t continue to serve people if you have to go out of business in the process. So I learned everything that I could from webdesign to marketing, to leveraging, social media, online course creation, abundance and money awareness – always keeping honed in on what was passionate and alive for me so I was not only focused on creating a business that I loved, but also a life that I love!
Still, by the time I got my acupuncture license, I was seeking tons of talented (and needed) practitioners exit the profession simply because there aren’t a lot of acupuncture jobs and they they weren’t making ends meet in private practice.
It made my heart ache to see such talented and compassionate individuals have to close their doors and “get a real job” when they had so much to give. This is why I am so passionate about helping natural healing arts practitioners, artists, and other creative to thrive in the business world.
The other thing that I love and have been challenged by in private practice is that every insecurity and weak spot you have is exposed. For this reason, I see it as truly a spiritual practice. For most people, it is our inner fears and unconscious blocks that hold us back more than actual knowledge — and this is where I focus the majority of my work with individuals.
Tabitha draws from:
- Oriental Medical Psychology & Philosophy blended with Western Psychology.
- Psychology influences such as: Humanistic, Depth, Self-Psychology, Somatic, Systems Theory.
- Mindfulness & meditative practices
- Lifelong dreamwork and journaling practice
- Creative practices such as art therapy, music & psychodrama.
- Qigong, yoga and other mind-body movement methods.
- World spiritual, philosophical, and personal growth modalities.
- Personal experience as an HSP (highly sensitive person).
- Currently exploring Enneagram Typology via shadow work (unconscious) and relationship patterns & Ken Wilber’s self-actualization work.
She has also been influenced by:
- Thinkers such as: Carl Rogers, C.G. Jung, Ken Wilber, Carolyn Myss, Gary Zukav, Michael Meade.
- The poetry of Rumi, Hafiz, and Mary Oliver.
- Being the mother of two children, three cats and wife to an incredibly wise and grounded husband.
This is the juicy question that gets me excited about waking up in the morning, and the search for its answer comes from my own early struggle of being a highly sensitive person in a world that has often seemed overwhelming.
Although most people know me as Natural Pain & Stress Relief Specialist, my search for personal healing actually began in my elementary schools days – when I was a nerdy, meditating, dream analyzing, personal growth junkie and tree-hugger in the 80’s. (Ok, I still am.) 😉
The thing is, that being a person who thinks for themselves and questions the norms isn’t always a popular person – and I was no exception. Perhaps like me, you were made to walk the road less traveled – but struggle between having your head in the clouds and managing the “real world.”
Whether you are navigating a personal life change or trying to bring your vision into manifestation, I’m excited to support you in your journey of living the extraordinary life YOU were meant to live.