Dan offers a welcoming open environment which will help you discuss problems and pursue personal growth. He is available to help clients struggling with relationships, grades, negative habits, grief, and self-esteem. Dan’s experience in business can help entrepreneurs overcome anxiety that risk represents. He specializes in areas such as concentration, focus, and image consultation that can help you perform better. If anxiety, addiction, or lack of confidence are holding you back, Dan offers a range of approaches to support your investigation, introspection, assessment, and realignment of habits and beliefs.
I understand how challenging life can be. We all need self-care, relaxation, and a safe calming space to explore our emotions. All my life I’ve been aware that sound has the most amazing effect on our mind and body, the whole organism. And for me, saxophone has been the center of my musical universe since the age of 10, enabling me to eventually receive my Bachelor’s of Music in Jazz Studies at the University of Arizona (U of A). At times when I experienced life was overwhelming, music became my center and solace that enabled me to get through. Now, as I’ve learned Emotive Sound technique, I’ve found a new way to bring my felt sense of music and centering to students and clients of all ages. Whether it’s working through a series of lessons to help witness growth, relaxation and rejuvenation sessions to destress and reconnect, or helping others have a resource in managing schedules and day to day tasks, together we can find the safety, relaxation, and exploration that moves you forward.
I have been a Behavioral Health Technician for close to 3 years, and as a behavioral health professional I see the importance of meeting someone where they are at. I value giving individuals a space to express themselves while learning how to work through day to day life challenges. Born of an East African father and Native American mother, I’ve been shaped with a deep sense of spirituality, traditions in culture, food, music, belief, and way of life. When I was younger though, my frustrations started coming out aggressively as a result of feeling like I didn’t have someone that could fully understand what was going on for me. What I have learned for myself and others, is the value and power that individuals bring with their own truth and experiences. What I can show kids and young adults is what it means to have their own voice, to be heard, and how to be our own protectors of that voice so that our importance isn’t discounted or undermined. What I can bring to you as an Emotive Sound Coach and Behavioral Health Technician, is a systematic way to create a collaborative process by using elements of sound vibrations, music, art, and your voice. This will show you how to hear yourself with abundance and discover self worth.
What I can bring you and your family is the comfort of talking to someone who both has been there, and knows that it can’t be me that fixes you. In a strange way, just like I learned how to put down concrete decking, I learned you can’t walk on it until it’s ready and that’s what I provide for you. About 30+ years ago I went in for treatment for addiction issues and it was there that I felt what it was like to pay attention to me again. While I appreciated sobriety and even started my journey by teaching others in my treatment process, my terminal uniqueness led me to the feeling that 12 step work wasn’t everything that I needed for my journey. In fact, I couldn’t find what I needed anywhere, so I started creating it for myself. This was the start of my Emotional Detox journey, where I learned how to play with the idea of putting myself first. And while it’s not perfect, it feels like it’s saved my life at least a few thousand times not counting today. I’m available for consultation just knowing that I only bring to you the solutions that I know would be or have been effective for me. Peace and well wishes to you on your journey.