"Dr. Valorie Thomas is fully committed to and skilled at building inclusive learning spaces. She is expert at leading participants into deep, multifaceted analysis of various forms of cultural production that encourage the type of self-reflection that leads to meaningful discourse about unlearning oppressive worldviews. She instills her students with a sense of empowerment to impact our world for the better." -- Joyce Lu, PhD, Professor of Theater and Ethnic Studies
"Not only did taking the class, creating and writing, and all the discussions we held help in my own healing that I needed in that moment, but many of our conversations have stuck with me still, influencing how I read (literature and news) and the types of literature I choose to read. I feel like I am still catching up on reading books that you or classmates mentioned that semester that I had never read, and I take so much away from those books (ex. Toni Morrison, Claudia Rankine, etc.)." -- Kara I., former Healing Narratives student and future healthcare/nursing professional
"Her focus on dealing with personal and social vertigo, uncovering healing narratives and sincere desire to move the conversation on race forward provides audiences with an experience that is both rare and often shockingly enlightening. Her relationship to individual clients is always grounded in being a compassionate and caring listener who supports people in finding the words to stand in their actual experience and craft inspiring new routes to self expression." -- Melissa Villanueva, MSW, Counseling and Culture
Dr. Valorie Thomas is amazing to work with. She was able to hear me both aurally and energetically. My time with her has resulted in steady and increasing balance, openess, and ease. This has led to my life coming back to a place of centeredness after the pandemic, and the stress of my own life, had thrown me far off course.
— Christine Graves
Individual and group coaching combining my years of expertise in social justice based teaching with my training in Equine Facilitated Learning and non-clinical therapeutic partnership with horses. I work with everyone from professionals in the horse industry, to recreational riders, to people with no horse experience whatsoever. I am not a horse trainer or riding instructor--I’m here to support people and organizations in finding practical solutions by working with or without horses, and to work with humans to
make their horses’ lives easier and to improve understanding, communication, and trust.
Call or email for a free 20 minute introductory chat.