Trish Whynot, D.C.Ed. is a Holistic Counselor, Doctor of C.O.R.E. Education, and author with a practice in Pittsfield, NH. She utilizes ASAT™ C.O.R.E. Counseling methods, meditation and the Mineral Kingdom in her alternative approach to eliminating the root cause of physical, social, and financial problems.
Her career was born of her pursuit for health and balance. In her counseling and in her personal life she models the joy of embracing the truth, love and beauty that are ever-present yet sometimes obscure.
“Problems are messengers with information significant to the fulfillment of our life purpose,” says Trish. On deciphering the message, the problem can be used as the fuel for growth that it was meant to be and more easily released. Her training as an ASAT™ C.O.R.E. counselor coupled with other metaphysical studies and personal experience, bring clarity and transformation to the root of problems quickly.
Her clients are those desiring to learn, heal and grow from their experiences—those desiring to live more meaningfully, more deliberately, more abundantly, and more extraordinarily.
Private appointments with Dr. Trish are available via phone, Skype, or in person at her Pittsfield, NH office. She can be reached at 978.314.4545 & via email at Trish@TrishWhynot.com.
Trish’s Personal Journey into Healing
For the past 25 years I have been on an active journey in pursuit of a living, breathing relationship with the Divine. The sprinkling of physical, social and financial “problems” along this journey have provided fuel for my pursuit. I didn’t always recognize the problems as fuel, or the journey as a search for the Divine, but in hindsight, the purpose is clear. My pursuit has brought me from religion to the studies of energy, metaphysics, crystals and the heart. These studies and their application have led to the development of a deep understanding of my energy as it relates to the world. My studies coupled with experience and practice, have brought me into conscious dialogue with the Divine. Everyone can dialogue with God, it just takes a little education and effort.
Some major events in my adult life eventually propelled my spiritual journey into priority position. The first was the development of TMJ at the age of 23. I addressed the condition on the physical level and recognized that it also had emotional constituents, but at the time I thought I just needed to be better at controlling my feelings. My next messenger was high blood pressure. I acknowledged its association with a strained relationship and we moved to create a little distance. Then at age 28 my husband developed cancer. Two years after the completion of his treatments the emotional trauma caught up with me. I was lacking a means to maneuver through my feelings. I just couldn’t shake them and was worn down from trying so I sought assistance.
I got over the hump of the emotional trauma with the aid of a traditional counselor. But the piece my counselor couldn’t seem to help me with was what to do with my feelings. I knew what my feelings were and how I was supposed to respond to situations and I was good at being honoring and respectful, but “What about all these feelings?” I remember asking her. She didn’t have an answer.
In the midst of some parenting challenges I developed a sinus condition that turned chronic. We ripped up carpets, refinished hardwood floors and purchased air purifiers. Then one day while waiting in line for my sinus medication, I picked up a book. I wish I could remember the name, but I lent it to someone I worked with years ago and never got it back. What I do remember is that it broadened my perspective on my sinus condition. The author said that we store anger and unshed tears in our sinuses. I remember thinking to myself, “I’m not an angry person.” But I started paying attention. I rarely let my anger show, but I did get angry inside, and sometimes I’d get angry when someone would hurt me. I should have been crying, but I’d only get as far as angry.
At the age of 34, a debilitating repetitive strain injury forced me to stop and reflect. My feelings came up in full force and my intuition sent me on an alternative healing path, which included journaling, learning to meditate, yoga and lots of self-help books. This journey led me out of my Type A personality and into learning to heal and grow through my feelings. Learning to process my feelings helped heal my injury, my sinus condition, my challenging core relationships, and even some financial challenges. Eventually my healing path even led to a career change from business management to holistic counselor.
I initially thought that I was in pursuit of healing my health issues, but in hindsight I can see that it was the way I was living my life mentally and emotionally that was most in need of healing. Based on my studies and personal experiences, I honestly believe that our spiritual (as in non-physical or energetic) and physical lives were meant to be united, not separated. It just makes sense that if the physical is the last level to be affected that the other levels must also be addressed for healing to be complete. If we change another level, the physical should change too. The physical gives us information about what is going on mentally, emotionally and spiritually and spontaneous healing occurs when there is no longer a need for the physical issue. Whether it is a health issue, relationship struggle, or financial challenge, when the information is received, the messenger can more easily be released. God will never grant a miracle at the expense of my personal growth, but when I choose to learn, heal and grow from my experiences, I am choosing to receive God and miracles happen.
My personal journey has led me to a living, breathing relationship with and understanding of God as Divine Love and All That Is. The God I have come to know is incredibly loving and supportive of my heart’s desires, perhaps not in the way you would imagine, but in a way that is far more extraordinary. There is so much more to life than “what appears to be” on the surface. I seek to find what God has divinely orchestrated in every encounter—the truth, love and beauty that lies just beneath the surface of every experience—even experiences which appear to be ordinary or problematic. Our lives are divinely orchestrated based on the desires we put out into the universe. Those desires are not out of our control or controlled by fate, they are very much in our control when we understand our energy and its law of attraction.
With every issue I address, whether it is physical, social or financial, I emerge with more wisdom, understanding and compassion than I had before. We can’t thrive on problems, but we can thrive on the wisdom, understanding and compassion we gain from them.
Friends in this Love,
"What impressed me about Dr. Trish Whynot was her natural ability to see through the chaos of life's web and identify the root cause of problems," said Bob Olson, Editor of OfSpirit.com in his interview with Dr. Trish.
My Relationship with the Mineral Kingdom
I have developed a particular affection for guidance that comes through my relationship with the Mineral Kingdom. It took me a little while to come out of the closet with this relationship. Since there is no logical explanation, all I can say is that it felt like the stones guided me around the country to study with some of the best crystal healers in their efforts to develop a dialogue with me. On that journey I got to know some outstanding metaphysicians.
I approach every facet of every day as a dialogue with the Divine. I don’t believe that anything that comes our way is random or by chance. When someone chooses stones to set the intention for their session or to give clarity to what appears confusing, it brings a sense of lightness and depth to the session. We are inviting wise loving otherworldly guidance to assist us. This guidance brings clarity and a fresh perspective to what has been confusing. It brings the sense of mystery, wonder and enchantment that many of us have lost touch with, back into life. And it adds the elements of lightness and fun to a session. These are all good things.
I would describe my work with the Mineral Kingdom as part of my dialogue with God. The Mineral Kingdom works as a bridge between my clients and myself professionally. It gives us information that takes us right to the root of the problem. My intentions are always for healing, clarity and growth on the highest level and I know without a doubt that the Mineral Kingdom facilitates this end.
One might say that the Mineral Kingdom has offered to partner with me and I have accepted. I have learned through experience that wise guidance does not necessarily come through conventional channels so don’t be too quick to throw out the baby with the bathwater.
“I’m kind of an old-fashioned guy who usually prefers more traditional methods of therapy: a punching bag, a journal or self-improvement tapes. So I was a little apprehensive about the crystals. They were a little “out there” for me and I didn’t really understand them. But hey, I had been dealing with this issue for a long time, so I saw no harm in giving the little rocks a try.”
Trish Whynot, D.C.Ed. has a BS in business management from Northeastern University and received her doctoral degree in holistic counseling from the Institute for Transformational Studies in 2000. She is chairperson for the American Society of Alternative Therapists, Reiki I and 2 certified and her personal fascination with the Mineral Kingdom has led her to study with some of her personal favorites in metaphysics including JaneAnn Dow, Naisha Ahsian, Lazaris and Rho. Her Whynot way is a blending of personal growth and spiritual wisdom, which, to Dr. Trish means forging a path of truth and love from the inside out and from the outside in.
When Trish is not working, you will find her enjoying outdoor activities such as rollerblading, water and snow skiing, swimming, walks in nature, and gardening or enjoying the arts, books, photography, and the season with her family, dear friends, cat, and grandpuppies.