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Monika Adams, M.Ed.

I am a full participator.  I love processing my thoughts and feelings.  I am a community volunteer,  life-long learner, and a science geek.

I am addicted to informational webinars, and I am an avid reader.  I probably consume 10-20 books each year--I adore Audible, and I probably have something I can share with you!

 

Here's a short list of my Professional Credentials: 

  • Certified Transformational Coach, Health Coach Institute (2019)
  • Certified Mastery Coach, Health Coach Institute (2019)
  • Certified Life Coach, Health Coach Institute (2018)
  • Certified Health Coach, Health Coach Institute (2018)
  • MELT Method Instructor, The MELT Method (2015)
  • Licensed Massage Therapist, Oregon School of Massage (2008)
    • CranioSacral Therapy; Visceral Manipulation; Myofacial Release
  • Masters in Adult Education,  Antioch University Seattle (2002)
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts, in Fiber Art, University of Washington (2000)
    • Minor in Women's Studies
  • Associates In Art & Science, Bellevue Community College (1998)
  • Vashon Island High School (1983)
    • Honors Student, Cheerleader, Student Government
  • Life Long Learner, School of Life 
    • I also have a notebook full of certifications I have completed from a bazillion AMAZING workshops, classes, and seminars!  
    • I LOVE to travel to new places--the planet is AMAZING.
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Mastery Certified Health Coach Since 2018

I think I've always been a coach. I love sharing resources with my clients.  I lend books, suggest articles and classes, and host workshops.  As a science-geek I am constantly researching.  As a manual therapist I've studied pathologies, anatomy and physiology, and the fabulous fascia for over fourteen years.

Seven years ago I found myself saying repeatedly, "If I had known I was going to be this passionate about food I'd have become a Naturopath."  In 2016, one of my CranioSacral clients told me that she thought of me as her Life Coach.  

In one of those transcendent soul-searching moments I started researching coaching and found Health Coach Institute!  WOW.  Them's People My Tribe--For Certain. I enrolled in August of 2017.

Since 2017, I have been studying and developing my style as a Mastery Certified Health Coach.   Courses and Certifications:

  • Certified Health Coach, Aug 2018
  • Certified Life Coach,  June 2018
  • Mastery Coach Certified, May 2019
  • Certified Transformational Coach, June of 2019.  
  • In Sept of 2020 I will also have completed their business leadership and development course: All Stars. 

Functional Nutrition Approach, 2020

I have also just started a 2 year mentorship at the Functional Nutrition Alliance, with Andrea Nakayama, in their Full Body Systems program!  I will complete the 10 month course in June of 2021, and become a certified Functional Nutrition Counsellor.

  • Digestive Intensive (2018)
  • Reframing Nutrition (2018)
  • Digestive Intensive (2019)
  • Good Riddance - 25 Day Elimination Protocol (Aug 2020)
  • Full Body Systems (Sept 2020)
  • Digestive Intensive (Sep 2020)
  • Immune Intensive (Oct 2020)
  • Urinary Intensive (Nov 2020)
  • Cardio Intensive (Dec 2020)

There are so many great tools to offer as resources for my clients.  I am deeply passionate about helping people feel better--from the inside out. 

Feeling Hopeful and Inspired?  Good!  I truly believe that your diagnosis, or health condition is not a life sentence.  I believe that you can make changes to positively affect your health and your life.

I'd love to hear more about your journey.  Schedule a free 30 minute Optimal Health Discovery Session.

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Manual Therapist since 2008

As a Manual Therapist, I have been trained in Traditional Swedish Massage, and Shiatsu (Acupressure).  I specialize in CranioSacral Therapy, mixed with Myofascial Release, and Visceral Manipulation.  As a CranioSacral Therapist I tune in and follow the body's wisdom, and work with what your body presents at a session. 

CranioSacral Therapy is a gentle touch therapy, where I listen with my hands and work gently to release restrictions.  This enables the central nervous system to do it's job more efficiently and bring the body back to homeostasis.  

I provide in person sessions for manual therapy, at my home studio in Port Orchard, or our lovely shared office in Silverdale, WA.

 

 

 

 

 

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MELT METHOD INSTRUCTOR since 2015

As a Manual Therapist, and inner scientist,  I became obsessed with the human body, and helping people feel better. I met a MELT Instructor at  a Psoas workshop with Liz Koch, she had a trunk full of some of the most amazing Soft Body Rollers I had ever seen.  I bought two on the spot.  Liz shared a story about Sue Hitzmann and the MELT Method. She said there were often hundreds of students at a class, from around the globe.  Over course of a few years I kept hearing about MELT.  

Not to get all woo woo on you here, but when I hear something over and over, I think of it as a whisper from the Universe.  So I started researching The MELT Method.  In 2015, I flew to New York to become a Hand and Foot Instructor.  New York is where my parents had met, and where I was conceived.  At the time I decided to re-birth myself as a fitness instructor.  But fitness isn't really the right term... I became a Self-Care Instructor of the MELT Method.

MELT Courses I have taken:

  • Hand and Foot Instructor (2015)
  • MELT Level 1 Instructor (2016)

The Melt Method are Self-care techniques to help you get out of pain and stay out of pain.  It is a way of working with soft balls, and the soft-body roller that hydrates connective tissue on the inside.  As a MELT Instructor I show people how to use the tools, follow and develop MELT Maps, and how to do these easy self-care techniques.

I love sharing these amazing techniques.  I cried all the way back to my hotel room on the first day of class.  I wanted this to be taught in 8th Grade Health class.  I wanted to shout from the rooftops how the MELT Method could help people feel better--inside.  MELT helps you have better body awareness, and better proprioception. The cool things is that you can lie on the floor, do an assessment, spend a few minutes doing a move, re-assess and you'll feel the changes for yourself.

 

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I'm not currently teaching MELT.  I do have DVD's. MELT Kits, and Soft Body Rollers that you can purchase.  See the Live Well Essentials Page, or call for more information 360-536-8092. I recommend MELT on Demand (an online monthly subscription).  You get all the MELT instruction you can dive into, with 24/7 access--delivered fresh to your living room.  I use it every day!  

Feel free to contact me IF you have questions.

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