Moonstone Sanctuary

Holistic Wellness & Personal Development - Chicago NorthShore, IL

About Veronique

Certified Reiki Teacher, Crystal Healing Practitioner and Holistic Parenting Coach

As the third-generation practitioner from a French lineage of traditional healers called "coupeurs de feu", my journey started at a young age, with my grandmother, who was my first teacher in the mysteries of life. The region where I grew-up in the South of France is called Occitania. It is a region of forests, winds and stone, where natural medicine has been recognized and practiced for a very long time. 
I met my husband in Asia where we lived for several years. Traveling around Asia deepened my interest in History, Religions, Eastern philosophy, Asian arts and cultures. I connected with my roots and capacity as a healer through my children, whom special needs came as special gifts. My journey with Reiki officially started in 2008. 
My practice includes Reiki, a Japanese spiritual healing system, and crystal therapy. It combines breath-work, sound, meditation, prayers, hands-on healing  and crystals. It uses intuitive guidance and a deep understanding of the human energy anatomy. It is holistic in its approach, spiritual in nature, and practical. 
I keep-up diligently with my own practice and training which led me to travel through the US, Europe and Japan where the practice of Reiki originates from. I believe in continuing education, not just for my own well-being and personal development but also to better support others. My Reiki lineage includes both the Japanese and Western lineages as my trainings are both in the traditional Japanese system of Reiki as well as in its Western modern form. I studied with William Rand, President of the International Center for Reiki Training (ICRT) as well as with Frank Arjava Petter and Tadao Yamaguchi while in Japan.  I am currently an on-going student of Frans Stiene, co-founder of the International House of Reiki (IHR). You can find more details about my trainings and lineage on my Reiki Class page. Additional trainings include Reiki & Medicine Intensive with Pamela Miles and Reiki in the Operating Room with Raven Keynes. 
I work with children and adults, young and older. Aside from my private practice, I have worked and volunteered in a variety of settings including a hospital, a cancer wellness center, a yoga studio and a senior living community. My sessions, like my my classes, are tailored to meet students' needs. My passion is to use Reiki as a personal practice for self-care and self-development while knowing deeply that as we heal ourselves we also heal the world around us.
I am a Professional Member of the International Center for Reiki Training (ICRT), Member of the Shibumi International Reiki Association and of the Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals (ABMP). Some of my certifications can be found on my LinkedIn page
Publications & Translations:
Reiki Kototama, Frans Stiene, Intl. House of Reiki, Sept. 2017, French translation 
- Reiki News Magazine, Fall 2016, "Wisdom from the Bamboo Forest"  
- French translation of ICRT "Holy Fire Karuna Reiki®" training manual - 2016
- French translation of ICRT "Usui/Holy Fire ART/Master" training manual - 2016
- French translation of "The Future of Reiki", article by William Rand, Reiki News Magazine Winter 2015.
- Elmhurst Memorial Hospital, Healthy Driven Cancer Fight Newsletter. "Reiki Helps Cancer Patients and Caregivers Find Balance", 2015
- La Nouvelle Lettre Reiki, Printemps 2015, "Enseigner le Reiki aux Personnes Atteintes de Cancer"
- Reiki News Magazine, Winter 2013, "Finding a Higher Calling: Teaching Reiki to Cancer Patients".
Locations where I offer my services:
Full Bloomed Lotus, Center for Self-Awareness, Wilmette, IL
- Private home studio, Wilmette, IL
- Cancer Wellness Center, Northbrook, IL (2014 to 2018)
- Mather LifeWay senior living community, Evanston, IL (2013-2014)
- Elmhurst Memorial Hospital, Cancer Center, Elmhurst, IL (2014 to 2017)
- Home-visits available depending on circumstances.