Who is Denise LaBarre?

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Denise at age 3, already listening with her hands and touching with love.

Denise LaBarre began intuitively “listening” to bodies with her hands at age 7, as she regularly massaged her mom and others.  She studied psychology and languages (Spanish, Latin, French, Japanese) and managed a translation and interpretation agency in San Francisco. There, Denise went to massage school and continued asking questions of every body she touched, connecting the dots for herself. She then began telling stories that help her clients make healing connections for themselves.

Denise realized as she worked with more people as a massage therapist that she was re-learning the universal language of the body and translating it for minds that had gotten socialized out of the habit of listening. She was using her intuitive ability to become a “body-mind translator” or “Body Whisperer.”

It takes approximately 10,000 hours of Deliberate Practice to gain true expertise. So it helps to start young.                                                 ~ Anders Ericsson

Denise LaBarre is a “Healer’s Healer.”

Denise combines modalities from the fields of bodywork, psychotherapy*, and shamanic journey (traditional/native healing techniques). This is a huge toolbox to draw on. That means that Denise either has a healing technique ready to use, or she creatively invents one on the spot. The amazing results that come out of private sessions leave her in awe of the healing power we all have within us. Denise is passionate about the work she does. She loves being the catalyst that reconnects people with the energetic aliveness they were born to enjoy. She does this through her writing, hands-on private sessions, workshops, and lectures.

Issues in Your Tissues: Heal Body and Emotion from the Inside Out is her first published, non-fiction book. She is currently working on the next one.

Denise has lived on Maui for 30 years. There, she has a private healing practice, swims in the ocean, and watches geckos in the moonlight. Her kids are mostly-grown and off exploring the world.  Denise’s intuitive wisdom and child-like curiosity factor into everything she does. She loves to to explore the wonders of nature and lead clients through out-of-the-box sessions that reconnect them to themselves. Check out her sister site, MauiHealer.com for the brief 411.

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*Among the psychotherapeutic modalities incorporated into her work are:

  • IFS (Internal Family Systems)
  • Sand Tray Therapy
  • NLP (NeuroLinguistic Programming)
  • EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique)
  • Gestalt Therapy
  • Past life regression
  • Family Constellation Therapy
  • Self-Therapy Journey