I have known Carmel Ursua Sonsalla for approximately 3yrs
She was introduced first to my wife for massage & related healing services.
Carmel then provided similar services to my two teenage children and through family's reference, me.
Recently Carmel invited me to attend an earth healing lodge, that she producers each month.
I find them helpful at re-basing, re-energizing, visioning and connect with others within the Earth Song community.
Through these avenues, I have come to know Carmel to be a person of strong character, ethics and high integrity.
Carmel supports women to heal from all walks of life through her programs techniques.
While I have not been party to particular services, I have noted some participants in the lodges appear to be on a journey of recovery under Carmel's guidance, and they reference practices and tools that appear to be part of there learnings from Carmel.
I don't know whether they are part of these programs; however, the pain they have experienced and growth they are undergoing through Carmel's guidance leads me to estimate that they could be of this community-it is good to see this.
She hosts several groups, including Women of the Earth Society, and my wife has participated in this, Lodges, Drumming, Shamanic work and healing. Carmel is continuing her education so that she can stay connected to her healing practices. Within these, I believe she sets a strong foundation for success in growth and healing.
For example, we referred to a young adult to her who was having difficulty finding direction and coping with the world.
The individual was a frequent user of marijuana and unaware of its influence on their past/present state. Carmel offered to engage with this person, however only under the condition that they not be under the influence at the time of the meeting.
I recall it required the person to cease using cannabis for a period of 1wk before so they would come in with a clear head.
I felt that was a strong statement in support of an effective program and healing process.
Overall, I've found Carmel to be an empathetic individual with a clear commitment to her practice and finding the best methods to support the well being of her clients and community.
Mike 20th October 2017/2019