Stephanie Renee Payne came to this work to facilitate her own healing. Stephanie holds an MFA in creative writing, and has taught writing at several institutions, including The New School University in New York City, Temple University in Philadelphia, and she is current faculty in the Writing Program at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles.
For Stephanie, it was the writing process that began to unearth deeply-buried pain from her childhood, as she began work on a memoir. This discovery prompted a five-year study of spiritual and alternative healing practices that took Stephanie all over the world, and eventually into the healing arts as a certified life coach and clinical hypnotherapist in training (certificate anticipated in 2018).
Stephanie's unique approach combines one on one coaching with an online writing platform to guide her clients to discover their unique path toward a more peaceful, productive and purposeful life. The addition of hypnotherapy is an exciting and powerful tool within Stephanie's practice, as she helped her sister, who died of breast cancer in January of 2017, through visualization, and imagery exercises to assist with minimizing pain, anxiety and insomnia.
In Stephanie's TEDx Talk, she challenges ill-conceived gender rolls and cultural strictures in a patriarchal society.