“IntegratIVE Wellness” Consulting

What is Integrative Wellness Coaching?

Integrative Wellness is a type of coaching that is flexible and has many different modalities to help you reach your Wellness, Spiritual, and Life goals. When we came into this world no one gave us a handbook on how to be healthy, happy, and successful. In fact, for most of us it started with a slap on the rump. In the 50 years that I have been involved in alternative and integrative health I have found many different “maps” That can be used to improve health and reach our goals in life. No single map is all inclusive nor does each map fit everyone’s needs at any given moment. Integrative Wellness uses a variety of techniques (maps) that are tailored to the individual so you can achieve the best outcome as quickly as it takes. Most of us live with the idea that different parts of us are separate. We have a body, a mind, and a Spirit. The modern world carves these aspects of the self apart and pretends they are separate and in their own little box. Wisdom tells us different. In truth, we are whole. What happens to one aspect of our being affects the whole. Integrative Wellness works with the wholeness of who we truly are so that as an integrated self, we can move more easily through life in a conscious, balanced and harmonious manner. At times, however, one area may need more attention than the others. I have created different coaching tools to address those needs while paying attention to the whole.

The cost of this program is determined by your individual need. Please contact me at [email protected] to arrange a free consultation to determine how I can be of service to you.

Integrative Wellness Coaching is based on these foundational truths:

  • The body has an innate wisdom that is always stiving to return to a state of health and balance if it is given what it needs.
  • Generally, we move away from health and balance because of beliefs, some chosen by us and some not, trauma, poor lifestyle choices and chronic stress. Through shifts in thinking and actions, we can return to wellness.
  • Wellness not just a lack of disease but a constantly emerging path in our lives that, with attention and consistency, is available to all of us.
  • It is much easier to get what we want in life if we are in a state of mental, physical, emotional, and spiritual balance.

How do we do that:

  1. First, we get very clear on what you want and discover what is blocking you from achieving your goals. I use a variety of approaches to uncover whatever is standing in your way depending on what it is you want. Some people want better health, some want a deeper spiritual experience in life and others have success and career goals that need attention. In truth, all these areas of life intersect, and Integrative Wellness Coaching always addresses all three areas. Whatever is standing in your way, we will do our best to find it.
  2. Second, we design your unique plan, a roadmap to wholeness, with action plans and strategies to bring you back into balance and harmony.
  3. Thirdly, we create the habits that will keep you at your optimum level of health and performance.

Are you having problems in the

physical/wellness area of your life?

Many people come to me for physical health problems. For Integrative Wellness Coaching I have created a format that I call “The Five Pillars of Health” that encompasses all areas of our life and health potential. When these areas are in balance and harmony with each other, health has the greatest opportunity to express itself. These Five Pillars are based on the 5 Element system of Chinese medicine, Ayurvedic medicine and other Wholistic medical systems that complement each other. The pillars are:
  1. Digestion and assimilation of nutrients (diet and digestive support)
  2. Proper elimination of waste and toxins
  3. Proper circulation (movement, gentle exercise, etc.)
  4. Taming the inflammation response in the body (diet and anti-inflammatory supplements)
  5. Mental/Emotional/Spiritual outlook and cultivation (stress, trauma, relationships, self-care, meditation and more)
For many, certain “Pillars” are fully functional and strong. However, if there are some weak Pillars, the whole health system comes under strain and eventually health problems appear. I will work with you to design your Personalized Wellness Plan to address your current health issues and help prevent future problems from occurring. We will work to discover the weak Pillars and strengthen them and correct the causes of the weakened Pillars. This consulting process is designed to help you start feeling better as quickly as possible.

How this part of the program works:

I will send you in-depth questionnaires that help me understand your current health concerns, lifestyle patterns, stress levels, and your past health history.

After I have reviewed the information, we will meet face-to-face via Skype, Zoom, or on the telephone to review and go deeper into the information that you have provided. This first meeting may take up to 1½ hours.

After our first consultation, I will send your Personalized Wellness Plan including:

  • Information on your current diagnosis from a holistic Chinese Medicine perspective
  • Customize nutritional supplement suggestions (if needed)
  • Traditional Chinese herbal prescriptions (if needed) (additional cost)
  • Dietary changes and suggestions
  • Your main stress personality type (there are 5 different stress types) and the main solutions for your type.
  • Other lifestyle modifications to help you realize your health goals, reduce stress, and have greater peace of mind.

Together we will devise a plan with concrete action steps for you to follow to make the most positive impact on your health.

Follow-up consultation may be scheduled as needed to monitor your progress, keep you on track, answer questions, and make modifications to your program to achieve the best health outcomes possible.

Do you need this? I do not know. How is your health?


The cost of this program is determined by your individual need. Please contact me at [email protected] to arrange a free consultation to determine how I can be of service to you.

Are you experiencing a disconnect from Spirit and wholeness

Many people underestimate or overlook the role of spirituality in their life. Almost everyone has a different idea about what spirituality is and what it means to them. I believe that if we are not in touch with our spirit, our ability to experience joy, self-love and healthy relationships becomes diminished. If someone needs counseling in this crucial area of their life, this is how we approach it.

What is Spirituality and Spiritual coaching?

These are the foundational truths that my coaching is based on:

  1. Spirituality says we all come the same Source and are whole in our true nature.
  2. We forget our wholeness.
  3. The forgetting causes longing, grief, feelings of separation, and other mental and emotional pain.
  4. We can all return to wholeness.

There are many reasons why we forget our wholeness. Some of the reasons are incorrect beliefs (about ourselves and our relationship to the world), trauma, lack of awareness of our unique purpose in life and more. Spiritual coaching helps one find their unique path for the return to wholeness. Through this process we can reduce suffering and pain in ourselves and others. We may also find a greater sense of connection and meaning to our place in the world. Most importantly, we find deeper peace and joy as our lives unfold before us.

How does Spiritual coaching work?

The Spiritual coaching that I provide is a process of discovery of your deepest values, purpose, and mission in life. When you know who you are (Spirit), you possess the true criterion to help gauge your thoughts, actions, interactions, and choices in life.

Spiritual Coaching includes:

  • “Revealing the Hidden Heart” book, by me, Dr. Van R. Warren
  • Understanding the qualities of Spirit, mind, and body
  • Understanding your unique blockages to Spiritual Wholeness
  • Techniques for discovering your Spirit Purpose
  • Mindfulness training
  • Compassion training
  • Meditation training
  • Stress reduction techniques
  • Using these tools of Spirit to create strategies for moving toward alignment with Spirit and maintaining that Spiritual alignment.

Essential Oils Kit

The “Kit” with carrying case is made for your convenience. I have discounted the price to make it easier to afford all the Blends at once. Each blend is also sold separately elsewhere on this Webpage if replacements are needed. Blessings and thanks for the work that you do!


Traditional Uses:

  1. Helps smooth all transitions in life
  2. Especially useful when someone is going through the dying process
  3. Reduces fear and anxiety
  4. Opens one to love and beauty that is accessible in the present moment.


This blend can be applied to wrists and ankles, outer ears, the third eye and crown chakra. It can be put on palms, hands rubbed together and inhaled deeply. Can be applied to the area along the outer borders of the sternum. This is where the ribs attach to the breastbone and is along the Kidney meridian in Chinese medicine.

Two or three drops can be applied directly to the skin as indicated. Some people are overly sensitive to Essential oils, and it may be best to dilute them with a good carrier oil (jojoba or coconut oil) before applying. A few drops in a diffuser is also effective.

About: The acupuncture points along the outer breastbone (sternum) help reconnect the Spirit back to the Source (Tao). When one dies, the Spirit must travel the path homeward (back to the Tao) and applying this blend along these points facilitates this process. However, one does not have to wait until dying to practice this “Return to Tao”. When one consciously reconnects Spirit with Source while alive, one lives a life where Individual Destiny is in alignment with Heavenly Destiny. According to Taoism, that is the ultimate purpose of a human life. By using this oil blend, a deeper awareness of the pathway between Tao and the manifest world becomes more familiar and this makes all transitions and transformations easier, especially the big one, the Return to Tao at the time of death. The oils in this blend help one relax more deeply into one’s True Nature and be present to the immediacy of the moment. This present moment is the Tao in constant unfoldment. There is truly nowhere else that we can be. Our minds pull us to memories of the past or imagined futures, but those thoughts are still happening “right now”. When we relax into this moment and consciously reconnect to the ever-unfolding present moment, we have much greater ease in life. This, of course, applies to the dying process as well. This blend “oils the hinges” of the gate that allows awareness of Tao into our consciousness. The sooner in life we begin to cultivate this pathway, the easier our life becomes. However, this path can be cultivated even up to our last breath.

Functions: (the affects on the body/mind/Spirit)
Rectifies (strengthens and benefits) the brain: Holy Basil, Marjoram
Calms, Frees and Arouses the Spirit: Clary Sage, Frankincense, Marjoram, Myrrh, Sandalwood, Spikenard
Fortifies the Instinct: Clary Sage, Cypress, Marjoram, Myrrh, Myrtle
Fortifies the Will, the Psycho/Emotional aspect of the Water Element: Bay
Normalizes Perspective: Frankincense, Myrtle
Normalizes Intention: Frankincense, Marjoram, Myrrh, Sandalwood

Ingredients: Clary Sage, Holy Basil, Cypress, Bay, Frankincense, Marjoram, Myrrh, Sandalwood, Myrtle, Spikenard

The oils are blended according to Chinese medicine principals, in specific proportions, to create the most powerful effect possible.

Grief Relief

Traditional Uses:

  1. Helps one through the Grieving process
  2. Comforts the Heart
  3. Creates space for Emotional healing


This blend can be applied to the chest over the lungs. There is an acupuncture point on the forearm, about 3 inches up from the wrist that helps one process grief. It is located on the bone on the thumb side of the arm. This point is on the Large Intestine meridian and is numbered Large Intestine 6. The point is usually sore if one presses around in the area. The oil can be applied in the general area and the specific point will be activated, even if you can’t find the exact spot. The Chinese name is “Pianli” and may be translated as “great ditch”. It helps overwhelming grief flow into an emotional holding space (the ditch) until we can process it as we are able. The blend can be applied to that area as often as needed. The blend can be applied to the ears, the throat, and palms of hands. Apply a few drops to palms, rub hands together, breathe deeply, feel space opening up within.

Two or three drops can be applied directly to the skin as indicated. Some people are overly sensitive to Essential oils, and it may be best to dilute them with a good carrier oil (jojoba or coconut oil) before applying. A few drops in a diffuser is also effective.

About the blend: When one encounters great loss which causes deep grieving, often there is a feeling of emotional suffocation. It is common to feel trapped and feel as though one cannot breathe. We need space. Many of the oils in this blend fall under the prevue of the Metal Element, but all 5 Elements are included in this blend. The Metal Element, among other things, is associated with the Lungs, Large Intestines, grief, and the ability to create space for healing to occur. The Metal Element is also in charge of helping one sort out and keep those things (emotions and experiences) that are useful and letting go of that which we no longer need (the pain around the experience). The Fire Element oils help our Heart stay open and tender through the grieving process. The Earth Element oils help us stay grounded and connected to Faith that the Tao is holding “all of this” in harmony (no matter how we may feel now). The Wood Element oils help bring a higher Perspective to the situation and the Water Element oils help us be open to the Mystery of new beginnings that are forever unfolding.

Functions: (the affects on the body/mind/Spirit)
Calms, Frees and Arouses the Spirit:  Myrrh, Sandalwood, Tangerine, Melissa, Bergamot, Hyssop, Rosemary
Normalizes Perspective: Tangerine, Melissa, Cypress, Myrrh, Myrtle
Strengthens Instinct: Tangerine, Bergamot, Hyssop, Cypress
Normalizes Intention: Myrrh, Sandalwood, Rosemary
Strengthens memory: Rosemary

Ingredients: Hyssop, Myrtle, Bergamot, Melissa, Myrrh, Sandalwood, Cypress, Tangerine, Rosemary

The oils are blended according to Chinese medicine principals, in specific proportions, to create the most powerful effect possible.


Traditional Uses:

  1. Lifts the Spirit
  2. Allows the qualities of the Heart (compassion, Love, Presence) to spontaneously arise
  3. Aids in meditation
  4. Allows spiritual expansion while staying grounded
  5. Helps with worldly difficulties that hinder Spiritual certainty including nervous agitation, over thinking, worry, depression, sense of foreboding, emotional shock, grief, and anger

Application: Apply to throat, third eye, crown chakra, inner wrists and along the edges of the sternum. Apply to palms, rub hands together and inhale deeply. Can be worn as perfume or cologne.

Two or three drops can be applied directly to the skin as indicated. Some people are very sensitive to Essential oils, and it may be best to dilute them with a good carrier oil (jojoba or coconut oil) before applying. A few drops in a diffuser is also effective.

About the Blend: This blend uses some of the most potent oils for opening the Heart and allowing the Spirit within the Heart to express itself.  Ancient spiritual cultures believe that at the time of conception, Heaven (Source, Tao, God) imparts an individual Spirit into the forming embryo which takes up residence in the Heart.  This Spirit maintains a connection to Heaven and holds within it the Divine Destiny and the seeds of Love that each human is born with.  Spirit looks outward into the world of creation and develops relationships with the world and others in it so that we may manifest our Destiny into the world.  Since most of us are never taught to look inside and follow our Spirit back to its original Source, we end up getting lost in the world and our own sense of peace, our relationships with others, and our relationships with the world suffer.  In a sense, the Spirit becomes trapped and clouded over from untrue beliefs, trauma, disappointments, and other difficulties of the world.  We lose our childlike innocence and our awareness of our personal Heavenly Destiny. Eventually, stagnation and blockages build up as we forget our True Source even more. All the oils in this blend have a very powerful effect on calming the Spirit in the Heart, reopening the Heart, assisting in Spirit’s return to the Heart, and allowing Spirit to flow freely once again between Heaven and Earth.  This process is led by Rose oil and assisted by the other oils in the blend. Holy basil has an even higher function here of reconnecting the awakened Spirit back to the Source. Rose oil and the others restore the integrity of the Spirit in the Heart and Holy Basil pulls the Spirit up to Heaven. Patchouli helps us stay grounded so we can do the work of returning to Spirit in the here and now. Melissa adds the benefit of moving the energy (Qi, Prana) that flows through the Body/Mind so that stagnation does not reoccur.   This is one of the most powerful blends I know of for assisting in deep spiritual growth and meditation.  This blend effects all 5 Elements and all the Chakras for a very balanced formula.

Functions: (the affects on the Body/mind/Spirit)
Calms, Frees and Arouses Spirit- Melissa, Rose, Rosemary, Spikenard, Patchouli
Normalizes Perspective- Melissa, Roman Chamomile
Normalizes Intention and Strengthens the intellect: Rosemary, Patchouli
Strengthens brain function- Holy Basil
Moves the Qi - Melissa

Ingredients: Rose, Holy Basil, Melissa, Patchouli, Spikenard, Rosemary, Roman Chamomile

The oils are blended according to Chinese medicine principals, in specific proportions, to create the most powerful effect possible.


Traditional Uses:

  1. When you are feeling down and need an emotional lift
  2. When you are feeling good and want to feel better
  3. To provide an instant boost of happiness


Place a few drops in the palms and rub them together. Deeply inhale the aroma a few times while being mindful of this moment. Just smell and let go. Can also be applied to the inner wrists, 3rd eye, behind the ears, and over the Heart.

Two or three drops can be applied directly to the skin as indicated. Some people are overly sensitive to Essential oils, and it may be best to dilute them with a good carrier oil (jojoba or coconut oil) before applying. A few drops in a diffuser is also effective.

About the blend: This blend has strong notes of Rose and Sweet orange to immediately lift the Spirit and lighten the mood. Orange makes one almost instantly happy. The presence of Vanilla brings one into a grounded mind state by generating feelings of peace, caring (happy memories) and security. The heavenly scent of Blue Tansey rounds out this formula by opening the Heart and helping one gain Insight and Perspective into the present moment. What a Delight! Warm summer day and meadows of wildflowers. If you notice, the fragrance changes every few minutes as the oils both absorb inward and evaporate outward. This mimics the ever-changing moment that we all experience in life. What a delight!

Functions: (the affects on the body/mind/Spirit)
Calms, Frees and Arouses Spirit: Rose, Orange, Vanilla, Blue Tansy
Normalizes Perspective: Orange, Vanilla, Blue Tansy
Moves the Qi: Orange

Ingredients: Orange, Rose, Vanilla, Blue Tansy

The oils are blended according to Chinese medicine principals, in specific proportions, to create the most powerful effect possible.