EXPERTISE:

  • Intuitive Readings
  • Intuitive Therapy
  • Moon Mapping
  • Helping empaths and highly sensitive people master their creative and intuitive gifts and manage the sensitivities that come with them.

HOME BASE:

  • Bragg Creek, Alberta, Canada

TRAINING:

  • Bachelor of Education from the University of Alberta
  • Over 20 years experience as a channel for the angels and Spirit Guides
  • Certified MAP Practitioner
  • Trauma Informed 

MY STORY:

I wonder if my story is a lot like your story.

If you read this magazine, I suspect it might be.  Maybe not all the details, of course, but probably the important ones. I’m a professional intuitive, an artist and an art witch. I identify as a cisgender woman. I use the pronouns she/her.

My home is situated on leased land from the Tsuut’ina nation and the watershed closest to me is the Elbow river. (If you’ve never studied a watershed map, please do. It’s an awe inspiring experience.)

My career as a high school art and English teacher took a drastic turn when I started receiving messages from the angels over 21 years ago. I was pregnant with my son at the time and I had no history of being in the “new age” industry. I didn’t know what I was doing but I listened to the angels and followed their guidance. People started requesting messages, and eventually it became my career, and I became a professional intuitive.

Nowadays, I blend my gifts as an intuitive with my love of the moon, and the healing powers of art, and the subconscious mind.

I do the work I do for people like me.

I’m a highly sensitive empath that lived for years with chronic anxiety, and a trauma response that was constantly being triggered, and it caused a lot of damage to my body. It also interfered with my relationships and my ability to follow my dreams.

For 30+ years I endured chronic stress and anxiety because I had no idea I was living with it.  Chronic stress and anxiety were my baseline.

I was born from a mother who did not know chronic stress and anxiety were her baseline too. She had a trauma response that I see now would constantly get triggered. She lived in a culture that dismissed emotional needs, AND oppressed women, AND placed women at a greater risk of physical violence all while placing most of the emotional burden on women. She also lived in a culture where children’s emotional needs were neglected.

Her legacy became my legacy. I was born in a family story of chronic stress, anxiety and trauma and no one was aware of it. It was the baseline of our experience so everyone thought this is what normal looked like and it’s NOT.

It wasn’t until I was training to be a certified MAP Practitioner that I experienced what a calm, regulated nervous system looks and feels like.

They actually didn’t teach this in my training.

What happened was, during my training, I asked a fellow MAP student to treat my stress around money. My subconscious mind listened to the commands she gave and decided to just treat anxiety in general.  Instead of stress around my money disappearing, the stress and anxiety I was carrying about everything else dissolved too.

It felt miraculous to me. Anxiety used to interrupt my everyday life. I lived through so many panic attacks. I experienced debilitating social anxiety that only grew worse over the years. I couldn’t connect with other people because I didn’t feel safe. I couldn’t grow my business because I couldn’t stay focused and I collapsed whenever I felt overwhelmed (and I felt overwhelmed all the time). My body also just kept getting sicker and sicker despite all the changes the experts asked me to make. I followed their advice and nothing ever worked.

It’s been over two years since that MAP session and I have yet to experience elevated stress or disruptive anxiety and my panic attacks have completely disappeared. My mind just doesn’t go there anymore. When I start to feel anxious, my mind just seems to sort it out in the background and it never intensifies.

My nervous system is like everyone else’s nervous system; it cannot live in a state of perpetual dysregulation without negatively impacting the body. 

Had I known how affected empaths and highly sensitive people are by trauma, chronic stress and chronic anxiety, and had I not been so disconnected from my own body and emotions, I could have saved myself so much pain and I never would have become as ill as I did.

That is a hard pill to swallow. Knowing my life could have been this much easier so many years ago brings up grief for all the years I lived through obstacles I never would have had to.

Now, I do the work I do because I don’t want other people to live with the effects of trauma, chronic stress and anxiety like I did.

I want empaths and highly sensitive people to thrive because the world needs their creative and intuitive gifts and we miss out when they feel overwhelmed or stuck.

BEST ADVICE:

The healer within is real.

BEST BOOK:

Oriana’s Moonside Companion. Oh, you haven’t heard of it yet? Just wait. It’s coming and it’s by yours truly… Nudge, nudge. Wink, wink.

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