We had the good fortune of connecting with Dianne Porchia and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Dianne, we’d love to start by asking you about lessons learned. Is there a lesson you can share with us?
The most important lesson my career path in holistic health and wellness has taught me is TRUST. When I first embarked upon my Mind-body medicine career path in 1998, my intuition told me the missing link to a holistic approach must include emotional and spiritual connection in addition to intellectual understanding and behavioral action. I had an inner knowing that these two elements were critical in an integrated healing program.
Twenty plus years ago spiritual practices were still looked upon as very new age, woowoo and inconsequential to mainstream medicine and healing. I was afraid to take ownership of the spiritual principles and practice in my business model for fear of being labeled a quack. However, my inner guidance told me I was on course and to keep true to my re-visioning of medicine as an essential integrated body-mind-heart-soul approach. I allowed my Self to Trust my inner guidance and not let self-doubt, criticism and judgment from others or lack of financial reward to have the louder voice in my conscience.
As years progressed I persevered and new developments and scientific studies in mind-body medicine, epigenetics, psychoneuroimmunology and heart-brain coherence started being published which validating what my intuition had told me all along: Health, wellness and healing is directly connected to one’s state of mental-emotional-spiritual well-being.
Living on the planet for enough decades now and practicing my holistic healing work for over twenty years, I can look back and see how every step of the way I was never alone. I was always protected, guided and in co-creation with what I call Spirit. Now, when life throws me a set of challenges that I don’t necessarily want, or when I perceive my vision as not unfolding in the way I want, I remind my Self that everything continues to unfold in perfect order and timing for my highest good and for the highest good of all concerned.
I TRUST that I am not the one in control of anything.
I TRUST that what shows up, or doesn’t show up, is exactly what needs to happen in that particular time and place.
I TRUST that I can say YES to what shows up because it is helping me move forward in my overall vision in ways I may not immediately understand.
I TRUST that my existence on the planet during this lifetime is meant to be a long and productive one working with the qualities of love, patience, understanding and Trust
I TRUST we are all meant to be teachers and students of each other and to help each other along our respective paths
I TRUST we are gifted our beautifully designed bodies and to enjoy all that our physicality has to offer us during our time in the planet
I TRUST we each have the responsibility to step fully into our unique talents, gifts and Big Self in service to a higher purpose on the planet and in service to others
Blessings, Light & Beauty,
PorchiasWISH Whole Integrated Self Health
Path To Healing, Loving & Living Consciously
What should our readers know about your business?
Dianne Porchia, MA, DMBM
PorchiasWISH™ Whole Integrated Self Health
Path to Healing, Loving & Living Consciously
Featured in HEAL Documentary (Netflix).
My unique holistic approach is the fast track to healing. Clients tell me they achieve more personal growth, healing and learning in 4-8 sessions with me than in years of previous therapy.
The door opener to my healing work is Holistic stress reduction.
Heart-soul centered communication skills is foundational to my unique holistic approach to reduce mental-emotional stress, support immune function, and create and maintain successful and loving relationships.
Nature is another essential element in my unique holistic healing approach. Nature Helps heal, teach and inspire personal and spiritual growth.
In addition to working with people from all over the world through phone, FaceTime, WhatsApp, and Zoom, I offer the following regular workshops and retreats at various destinations always surrounded by Nature:
- Commitment To Love workshops 2-3 day communication skills workshops
- Life In Balance Holistic Wellness Retreats 7-day active outdoor retreats combing hiking, cycling and horseback riding with inner growth and communication skills
- 9 Traps of Unconscious Loving On-Line group class, learn how to avoid the 9 Traps that undermine your loving and good intentions
- PorchiasWISH Method Professional Training Course & Practicum for therapists and health care professionals.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
There is so much to do in the Los Angeles area. However, traffic can be a big deterrent, so I tend to stay west of the 405 Fwy. If a friend comes to visit or if a client books a private retreat with me I make sure we spend time in Nature daily. This might include hikes on the miles of trails in Topanga State Park, a visit to Topanga’s hidden treasure Owl Falls at Jalan Jalan Balinese sculpture garden, Horseback riding in the Malibu mountains, cycling the bike path from Santa Monica to Venice Beach, walking The small secluded beaches in north Malibu.
For Casual eats I take visitors to Paradise Cove Restaurant or to Sunset for happy hour in Malibu. Lunch or dinner at Farm Shop in Brentwood for clean fresh and locally sourced cuisine Exquisitely prepared by Chef Brian, romance by the ocean at Cafe Delfini. For romance in the mountains, Inn of the Seventh Ray and Canyon Bistro, both in Topanga Canyon. Bistrohas live jazz.. Cultural sights: Getty Villa at the beach and Getty Museum in Brentwood.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I want to acknowledge Cort Davies who is devoted to helping others to heal while going through his own cancer diagnosis, and all the people who reach out to me with whom I get to guide through their healing journey. It takes willingness, courage and commitment to one Self to start upon each healing journey.