Registered Nurse, Holistic Practitioner
"It is in the quiet crucible of your personal, private sufferings that your noblest dreams are born and God's greatest gifts are given in compensation for what you've been through."
~ Wintley Phipps
5-minute Centering/Energizing Meditation
Deonne’s 36 year nursing career has involved her in multiple nursing roles. Her varied and accomplished nursing experience includes acute care, long-term care, home health & hospice care, ambulatory clinics, doctor’s offices and academic settings. She has been a staff nurse, charge nurse, supervisor, unit manager, nurse director, Certified Infusion Specialist, academic instructor, clinical educator, project manager, performance improvement director, author and legal consultant.
Besides being a leader in the nursing profession, Deonne is also a leader and educator in the holistic healthcare arena. She uses her holistic leadership as a bridge to create an integrative approach to wellness that unifies the emotions, mind, and spirit with the body. Deonne’s personal life-long journey toward wellness gives her wisdom, insight and compassion for the similar journeys her clients experience. She is a founding member of the Oregon Holistic Nurses Association Board, a not-for-profit networking and educational organization supporting holistic practitioners.
Deonne studied many hundreds of hours with highly regarded experts, including a French physician aromatologist, to further her knowledge of essential oils their safe use and therapeutic clinical application. She has had a private practice for fourteen years based on recognizing we are each unique, and the healing process is a personal and individual journey. She works in partnership with her clients, mutually creating intention. Grounded in her nursing expertise, Deonne combines her training as a Reiki practitioner and sound healer with her Shamanic, Pranic Healing and Energy Psychology skills, among others, to integrate the intelligence of plants into her work with clients. The results her clients experience are reported before even leaving the session in such terms as feeling “clearer, lighter, hopeful, grounded, free, energized, relaxed,” to name a few. Many have stated she changed the course of their lives for the better when they didn’t know how to make it happen. Deonne offers distant sessions.
Deonne has four grown and thriving children, and twelve amazing grandchildren from the ages of two to twenty, living from Oregon to Idaho to Texas. She loves traveling to visit them, and marks off time on her calendar to ensure she creates memories with them all. She is the oldest of twelve siblings, spread from the east coast to the west coast, and from the Canadian border to very nearly the Mexican border. Visiting them takes a lot more planning to coordinate! She loves to sing, and belongs to a community choir. She finds great pleasure in nature, and living in southern Oregon is a wonderful place to appreciate the flora and fauna. Having retired from corporate nursing just over a year ago, Deonne is enjoying building her business, feeling grateful for the opportunity to focus on facilitating positive change for her clients.