JAMP© Transformational Coaches

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Email: instituteforconflict@gmail.com

Phone: (206) 889-2466

Dr. Karen Appel
Executive Business Partner
JAMP© Transformational Coach

Karen is a naturopathic medical student at Bastyr University. Before seeking a career in natural medicine, Karen served 14 years in the United States Coast Guard (USCG) including earning her BS in Electrical Engineering at the USCG Academy. Also while serving as an officer, she earned her MBA from the University of Washington Foster School of Business. She completed her military career as a Certified Public Accountant and Budget Officer for USCG operations in the Pacific Northwest.

Passionate about empowering people to take charge of their health, Karen also worked as a Crossfit Level 1 trainer and nutrition counselor for her neighborhood gym. She has competed in local weightlifting events, practices yoga, and is a strong believer in the power of meditation. To recharge, Karen loves traveling to tropical destinations to soak up the sun and scuba dive. During shorter breaks, you can find her day hiking, cooking delicious meals, and playing with three rambunctious cats. 

Emily Clark
Marketing Consultant
JAMP© Transformational Coach

Emily is currently a graduate student in Washington state at Bastyr University studying Naturopathic medicine, Acupuncture and Chinese herbs. Prior to graduate school, Emily graduated from Northern Arizona University with a dual degree in Biology and Modern Languages with an emphasis in German. During her time in Germany while finishing her degree, she immersed herself in the culture. She dabbled in teaching English at elementary level. She worked in the cellular molecular biology department at Max Planck Institute with phototherapy and oncogenes (cancerous DNA) while taking classes at TU Dortmund.

In her free time, she visited other countries, during which she found an Inn that was set up as a hospital that sparked an unexpected curiosity. She was drawn to this unfamiliar system; a medicine that was integrative, individualistic, and included all levels (mental, physical, and energetic) of the self, and wanted to explore it more. Implementing that into her goals as a physician, she now finds her interests lie in chronic diseases, pain management and mind-body medicine.  Other interests that inhabit Emily’s time include reading science fiction, planning trips to new places, attempting to grow a green thumb for her tiny medicinal garden, and spending time with family. 

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Virginia Alcalde, RDN, CD, E-RYT
JAMP© Transformational Coach
Bilingual: English/ Spanish

Virginia, better known as “Gigi” is a Registered Dietitian-Nutritionist and Registered Yoga Teacher. Gigi graduated from Florida International University with a bachelor’s degree in dietetics and nutrition and completed her dietetic internship at Bastyr University. Gigi has also undergone numerous yoga and meditation trainings and have been teaching these ancient healing modalities in the community since 2013. Gigi specializes in disordered eating, eating disorders, and food behavior; and has been working at Center for Discovery since 2018 where she supports people in healing their relationship with food and body by providing trauma-informed nutrition counseling, medical nutrition therapy, and guiding mindful movement groups. Gigi is currently completing a master’s degree in counseling psychology at Bastyr University. Her clinical training has an emphasis on the biopsychosocial-spiritual model and mind-body-spirit approach to healing. Gigi has focused her studies and research on trauma, post-traumatic stress reactions, and investigated extensively on somatic psychotherapies. Her intention is to further integrate nutrition, yoga, mindfulness, and psychology in ways that are supportive and conducive to holistic health. 

Gigi has been trained in Jungian Advanced Motor Processing and Jungian psychology under the guidance of Dr. Lahab Al-Samarrai. Gigi is a huge advocate of JAMP© as a therapeutic modality mainly because of the amazing effects she has experienced on her own life. “JAMP© is a revolutionary technique that is highly effective in helping one process and reintegrate traumatic experiences, become embodied, and connect to our true Self. Personally, JAMP© has helped me increase my self-awareness and confidence, reduce chronic pain, be more present, and feel more alive.”


Timothy Clayton is entering his fourth year at Bastyr University as a dual-track student studying naturopathic medicine as well as Chinese herbs and acupuncture. His primary clinical interests include meditation, mindfulness, counseling, and establishing solid foundations for health. Prior to naturopathic medical school, Tim worked as a copywriter at a social media advertising agency in New York City. Although creative writing was his first love, Tim always knew he would end up in a helping profession. After discovering naturopathic medicine in 2014, Tim knew he had found his profession. Tim hails primarily from the New York/New Jersey area, but has also lived in New Orleans and Los Angeles. In his spare time he enjoys socializing, playing video games, and attending concerts.

Timothy Clayton
 JAMP© Transformational Coach
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I support individuals who desire to make a transformational change in their lives toward freedom.  I believe that within us is the strength and grace to release ourselves from whatever roadblock has presented or presents before us.  


My mission, as your transformational coach, is to provide a safe and powerful platform of self discovery, movement and release so you can embrace yourself, wholly, and live a life of possibility.

Dr. Lisa Hong
Brand Manager
JAMP© Transformational Coach

Dr. Eric S. Tomlinson M.S., Ph.D has earned a Doctorate in Psychology. He spent 30 years in therapeutic services and has received the 2014 Paul E. Hoffner Outstanding Service Award and the 2015 Chicago Campus Faculty of the Year award. He served as the Director of the College of Social Sciences for the Chicago Campus, University of Phoenix.  


He has earned five different certificates in children and adolescent functioning, assessment, and training, and served as a university intern supervisor for the campuses of the University of Chicago, the Jane Adams school of Social Work, Loyola University and the Illinois School of Professional Psychology, as well as developing their training curriculum.      

Dr. Eric Tomlinson
Research Lead
JAMP© Transformational Coach
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Marti Murphy
EFT Professional and Author
JAMP© Transformational Coach

Marti Murphy is an Emotional Fitness Coach, Certified EFT Practitioner, and Psychosomatics Practitioner (Body/Mind Connection).
Marti has been a life-long spiritual junkie, but nothing worked until she identified her forbidden emotions.

She was exhausting herself “trying” to think positive, under highly stressful financial circumstances, and it wasn’t working. When she gave up “trying” to change, she accessed her forbidden emotions. Forbidden emotions that were attached to her most negative thoughts.

As she gave these emotions full expression, she felt better without “trying” to think positive, and her life changed for the better.

She now specializes in helping her clients resolve conflicts in their personal and business lives, opening their eyes to their forbidden emotions. This helps allow guidance and direction to come through, creating inspired action. As this happens, life unfolds with more grace and ease.

Madeleine Turner
JAMP© Transformational Coach

Madeleine received her B.A. in Sociology with a minor in Psychology from Central Washington University in 2016. After working at an alternative medicine clinic for over two years, she felt the call to attend graduate school and pursue a Master’s degree in Psychology. Madeleine graduated with a Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology from Bastyr University in 2021. She plans to use this knowledge and training to further help the human community find peace and healing within themselves. Madeleine believes in the innate ability for individuals to help and heal themselves and sees herself as a guide to assist in this process. She takes a person-centered approach to her care, recognizing and acknowledging the uniqueness of each individual.

In her personal time, Madeleine loves tending to her houseplants, cooking, practicing yoga, dancing, drawing, and spending time with her loved ones. She enjoys spending time in nature, as well as wandering around thrift shops, and going to see live music. 

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Taylor Barnett
JAMP© Transformational Coach

Taylor Barnett has lived and traveled all over the world, as a teacher and therapist. While living in Alaska she gained knowledge of how connection can assist people in their mental, physical, and emotional growth. Working with these students allowed her to connect to not only herself, but others, and laid the foundation for how she wanted to contribute to the rest of the world. She felt drawn to deeply intimate, interpersonal work that occurred with kids, adults, and families, and decided to complete a Masters in Counseling Psychology with an emphasis in Depth Psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute. Taylor has worked in domestic violence, foster care, schools, and outpatient treatment centers in both Washington and California.

Currently, Taylor works as a Certified Coach and Psychotherapist. At her practice, she offers Conscious Breathwork, Jungian Advanced Motor Processing, and integrates Somatic psychology and Mindfulness into her clinical work. Taylor is a responsive, reflexive, and embodied counselor that allows for the performative aspect of the body to enter the therapeutic space.

Her mission is to light a spark in the souls of those she works with. This spark guides them back to their truth, warms their heart in love, and energizes their body so they can continue to pass on the spark to others.

“The divine spark within me honors the divine spark within you.”

Christy Foster
Cranio-Sacral Therapist
JAMP© Transformational Coach

Christy Foster is a Cranio-Sacral therapist and a pioneering educator, speaker, and mentor in the field of Body-Mind Integration. She specializes in teaching Health and Wellness practitioners on how to interpret the subconscious language of the body.

Christy is the first certified teacher of the Psychosomatic Therapy Process in the United States by the Psychosomatic Therapy College, Australia. Her proven system is derived
from her 28 years of practical application and education in advanced therapeutic techniques, including Cranio-Sacral Therapy, Emotional Release Trigger Point Therapy, Spinal Touch Therapy, Licensed Massage Therapy, and Energetic-balancing

Christy’s mission is to empower and create self-awareness for her students and clients. The education she provides serves as a supplement to the expertise of a broad range of
Health and Wellness practitioners, therapists, and individuals -- empowering them to enhance their practices and lives to facilitate more comprehensive and effective therapy.

Laura Cotton
 Naturopathic Doctor
JAMP© Transformational Coach

I earned my doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine from Bastyr University specializing in nutritional therapies. In addition, I completed a Master’s in Public Health with a thesis project in molecular epidemiology from Simon Fraser University and an undergraduate degree in Microbiology and Immunology from the University of British Columbia. I also have training in whole foods nutrition, yoga, botanicals, gemmo therapy, homeopathy, IV therapy, craniosacral and visceral manipulation.

Prior to pursuing a career in holistic healthcare, I worked in biomedical and socio-behavioural research and spent a significant amount of time in South Africa. After graduating from Bastyr University, I worked at Advanced Medical Therapies in Seattle under the mentorship of Dr. Paul Anderson developing comprehensive nutritional programs to support in the treatment of complex chronic illness.

My clinical specialties are nutritional wellbeing, nutrient deficiencies, therapeutic nutrition, stress, anxiety, sleep support, women’s health (including menstrual cycle wellness, amenorrhea, dysmenorrhea, PMS, fibroids, PCOS, infertility, & menopause), hormone support, endocrine dysfunction, acne, digestive disorders, cardiovascular disease, blood sugar imbalances, diabetes, and general wellbeing.