Lj Ratliff, LCSW
Hello and welcome to the Sacred Heart Sanctuary! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 31 years experience as a psychotherapist and am also a spiritual member of the Waitaha tribe of New Zealand. I am a peacemaker, healer, writer, lover of people, animals and the earth.
I have been doing energy work since childhood and as an adult was attuned as a Reiki Master and also studied Medical Qigong to bring words and new techniques to my natural gifts. I trained in shamanic journeying 20 years ago and am able to introduce you to your power animal or animals as well as do soul retrievals and healing on a deep level through journeying.
In 2015 I began training to become a family and systemic constellations facilitator, the first in Tennessee, and brought this profoundly healing modality to Nashville and assisted with two training groups for facilitators. I continue to do individual and group constellations work while also supporting new facilitators in their growth and providing an anchor for the Nashville constellations community.
Connection is the word that best describes healing to me. I see belonging and isolation from ourselves, others, and the natural world as a major source of dis-ease and my work seeks to create bridges of connection. Connection to self, others, and the world around us, both in real time and the dream time are what create a whole being. Whole beings change the world.
I am well trained, educated, and down to earth. I consider myself well grounded while also open to alternative ways of being and a world with many layers, both seen and unseen. I have a good sense of humor and a love of people, animals, and the earth. And a little warning....I snort when I laugh and it is contagious!