Hi, I’m Valerie Ringland. Born in the US, I am currently located in Sydney, Australia. My spiritual name is CloudClearer, as my medicine supports clarity and grounding so you become more receptive to inner wisdom and nourishment. I have experience healing intense trauma, grief and loss, physical health challenges, spiritual crises, and conflicts. By transforming “shit” in our lives into fertiliser, we create a healthier environment for everybody. I have the following formal training:
- A Ph.D. in social work with the dissertation Justice is Healing: An Indigenous Approach to Sexual Trauma.
- Mediation and Restorative Justice certifications
- A J.D. in law, with certificates in child and family law and public service
- B.A. in mathematics with a minor in English
- Yoga Teacher and Reiki certifications
- International School of Shamanism Mesa Carrier
- Apprenticeship, ceremonial dancing & sweat lodge work with indigenous elders
- Wilderness medicine & other wilderness training
And I have the following training through life experience.