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Completed Orders 5
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Repeat Clients 33%
Last Login 4/24/2016
Location Nyack, NY
Education Masters Degree
Status Inactive
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Summary of Experience
Rachel Astarte is a certified life coach specializing in intimacy and spirituality development for couples and individuals. She is the author of Celebrating Solitude: How to Discover and Honor Your Highest Self. She is currently a featured author for elephant journal, home to her relationship advice column, "Let's Get Intimate." Rachel's practice, Healing Arts New York, is based in New York City, offering online sessions and workshops worldwide.
Specialties
- Copywriting
- Journalism
- Fiction
- Non-fiction
- Publicity
- Scriptwriting
Interests
Relationships/Intimacy, Spirituality, Hypnotherapy, Marriage and Family Therapy, Peace activism, Indian cinema, World travel, Comedy
Education
Northcentral University Aug 2015 –
Marriage and Family Therapy, Masters (in progress)

Specializing in Couples Therapy


Southwest Institute of Healing Arts Clincial Hypnotherapy, Life Coaching, Flower Essences, Aromatherapy, Homeopathy, NLP, Diploma in Mind-body Wellness

After receiving her diploma in Mind-body Wellness from SWIHA, and her certification in Clinical Hypnotherapy from the American Council of Hypnotic Examiners, Rachel launched a private wellness practice, Healing Arts New York. (http://healingartsnewyork.com) She incorporates a number of healing modalities in her practice, including creative writing, shamanism, and flower essences.

The goal of Rachel's work is to provide customized treatment tailored to a client's distinct personality and needs. She offers a non-judgmental, sacred space in which clients are invited to discover and live as their highest selves.


Emerson College Creative Writing, M.F.A.

Masters of Fine Arts in Creative Writing, Screenwriting thesis


SUNY Brockport Theater, B.A.

Bachelors Degree in Theater, Acting specialization


Honors and Awards
Twentieth Annual Pushcart Prize (Nominee) Poetry

Poet Laureate of Bucks County Bucks County, Pennsylvania

Katha: Indian-American Fiction Contest (Second Prize) Sponsored by India Currents Magazine

John Caples International Awards Nominee Nominee for Direct Marketing Copywriting

Association Memberships
National Association of Transpersonal Hypnotherapists Also recognized as a Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist by this organization

Certificates
Clinical Hypnotherapy American Council of Hypnotist Examiners
Dec 2012
Certification after 300 hours of study, practical work, and passing of the Board exam.

Transformational Life Coach Southwest Institute of Healing Arts
200 hours of study and practical work

Projects by Industry
Humor

Was a co-creator, head writer, and performer for Circle in the Squirrel, a professional comedic theater company (1999-2001).

Education

Adjunct professor of writing for Emerson College, Philadelphia College of Textiles and Science, Bucks County Community College, and Camden County College (1994-1996)

Entertainment

Professional actor and voice-over artist since 1987.

Relationships

* Author of 101 BETTER SEX TIPS.
* Created "Seven Days to Better Sex" program for BetterSex.com.
* Wrote relationship and dating advice content for LavaLife.com

Green Living

Wrote article entitled, "Renewable Energy Credits: Your Key to Green Energy," for GreenEnergyChoice.com

Music

Senior Web Copywriter for BMG Columbia House from 2000-2005.

Health

Journalism

Projects by Asset Type
Copywriting

* Senior Web Copywriter for BMG Columbia House from 2000-2005
* Wrote all web content for Capture Technologies

Article

I have a regular sex and intimacy advice column called, "Let's Get Intimate" on elephant journal. In it, I answer readers' questions about how to improve their relationships as well as their love lives in general.

Script/Video

* Created storyline and wrote scripts for interactive computer game, "Supple." [http://supplegame.com]

* Wrote feature film script entitled, "Living Midnight," for Indian director, Yogesh Ishwar

Projects By Expertise
Creative Writer

Author of fiction, non-fiction, short stories, scripts.

Copywriter

Senior Copywriter for BMG Columbia House from 200-2005; Freelance copywriter from 2005-present

Script Writer

Scriptwriter for feature films; Computer game scriptwriter for MTI games ("Supple: The world's first interactive sitcom")

Journalist

Journalist for several trade magazines, local magazines, and ezines. See resume.

Projects by Writing Style
Authoritative

BOOKS: Non-fiction - 101 Better Sex Tips Publisher: LifeTips, Inc. © 2007

Web Content Writer for BetterSex.com. 2006-2007.

Contributing Editor/Writer for AudioFile magazine. Portland, ME. 1996-2001.

Humorous

Head writer and Co-founder of Circle in the Squirrel comedic theater company. New York, NY. 1999-2001.

Computer Game Scriptwriter for More Than Interactive Games, Inc. New York, NY. 2004–2006.

Journalistic

ARTICLES
Featured Author at ELEPHANT JOURNAL. (Boulder, CO). 2014–current.

NATURAL AWAKENINGS (Rockland County)
"Celebrating Solitude," November 2012.
"Hypnotherapy: A Massage for the Mind," August 2012.
"Writing the Book of Your Life," January 2012

EGO MAGAZINE
Column Titles: "Bindiewood: The Rise of Indian Independent & Crossover Cinema"; "Soul Sessions"
THE ENGLISH RECORD
Losing Your Voice: Teaching Freshman Composition Students to Write What They Know (and Know What They Write)," Summer 2001.

AUDIOFILE MAGAZINE
"An Interview with Dr. Andrew Weil," May/June 2000.
"Los Angeles Theatre Works: Beyond the Scenes," March 1998.
"The Brilliance of Playboy," February 1998.
"A New Year of Health," January 1998.
"Audio English: The Secret of Success," September 1997.
"Traveling With the Bard," July 1997.
"Stan Harrison: Blowing His Horn For Little Boy Blue," June 1997.

PHILADELPHIA WEDDINGS
"And Now a Wedding from Our Sponsors," August/September 1996.

Promotional

Senior web copywriter for BMG Columbia House. New York, NY. 2000-2005.

Public Relations Director for Bollywood Hollywood Production. 2005-2006.

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