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Hello!

Louise Wisechild

I'm Louise Wisechild.

 I've had the joy of having an adventuresome and creative life.    

And one of my greatest joys has long been singing and writing songs. 

Starting as a teen and through my 40's, I wrote songs, which reflected my deep passion for relationship,  solidarity,  peace and social justice.  Through the years I studied voice and occasionally performed, usually at lectures on healing from childhood abuse.  

 

Then there were years of no new songs.

But with the quarantine for Covid here in Guatemala, I broke my silence and began studying the craft of songwriting, while also collaborating with international songwriters and musicians and working with a professional songwriter/mentor through The Songwriting Academy.  It has been a fully occupied year. I have gladly given most of my time to my dream of being a singer/songwriter whose work brings more caring into the world.

 

 And at 67, happily, it is not too late to sing and to make music. I hope you will check out Louise Wisechild Music while you are here.  

 

I'm also the author of two pioneering memoirs, The Obsidian Mirror: An Adult Healing from Childhood Sexual Abuse, (1988) and The Mother I Carry: Healing from Emotional Abuse (1993) as well as the editor of She Who Was Lost Is Remembered: Healing From Incest Through Creativity, (1991) which explored the relationship between creativity and healing through the art and essays of 33 diverse contributors.  I have also written numerous articles and blog posts on healing, Latin America, social justice , economic globalization and travel.

Before moving to Central America ten years ago, I facilitated workshops for abuse survivors and professionals, taught literary craft and was an adjunct and visiting professor in Communications at the University of Hawaii at Hilo.  

I also developed a form of body/mind integration work which combines visualization and verbalizing with body

awareness in both touch and non-touch therapies -- a therapy useful in releasing chronic body pain and memory in abuse and trauma survivors. I taught professional trainings in body/mind approaches to treating abuse at universities, women's organizations and holistic centers including the Omega Institute, Brietenbush Retreat Center and the Justice Institute of British Columbia. I continue to teach and practice this work in skype consultations and workshops.

 

I graduated from the Seattle Massage school in 1979 and worked in Seattle's first holistic health center, in private practice and in Keaau, Hawaii. I also was the owner and jewelry maker at Beautiful Magic Studio on

Vashon Island, WA.

In terms of academics, I earned an interdisciplinary  B.A. from the University of Washington in Society and Justice; (1976);  a graduate  fellowship to Stanford University in political science (1978) and an interdisciplinary PhD in communucations and the creative arts from the Union Institute University (2000).   My dissertation, "Connecting Links: Economic Globalization and the Quality of Life" was nominated for the outstanding dissertation of 2000 by Union.

After relocating to Guatemala in 2011 founded Bright Future Global Tours where I work as the primary guide, leading communiity-based tours to Mexico and Guatemala as well as giving tarot consultations in person and online. 

 

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