Hiyaguha has been helping individuals to heal and to develop greater serenity, clarity, and motivation for over 20 years. She holds a Ph.D. in Life Coaching and Human Development with M.S.W. training at Smith College in psychotherapeutic counseling. She also holds an MFA in writing. She is a certified Purpose Clarity Coach and Seasons of Change Coach and TAT Practitioner, as well as a Willow Systems L2 Practitioner. In addition to TAT, she uses various energy meridian modalities in working with clients, including EFT. Her publications include Boldly Live as You’ve Never Lived Before: Life Lessons from Star Trek—a self-help book based on Jungian archetypes–The No-Pain Resume Workbook—a humorous guide to obtaining employment—as well as hundreds of articles on personal growth, career issues, natural health, spiritual transformation and healing.
Hiyaguha has extensive background in weight-loss and diet coaching, having collaborated on Shrink Yourself, a best-selling book about how to coach yourself out of emotional eating, as well as workbooks used by Nutri-Systems. She studied and taught heart-centered meditation throughout New England for over 20 years. She also maintained a career counseling practice, headed public service employment agencies, and has been interviewed on radio shows nationwide on subjects related to the search for meaningful work.