We had the good fortune of connecting with Monique Arnaud-Derouen and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Monique, what do you want your legacy to be?
That I helped people learn to self heal from chronic pain and trauma. That I helped shift generational pain and conditioning that keeps us stuck in the past. I’m leaving a retreat center and something we continue to build on for years to come!
Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?
Monique Derouen, born in South West Louisiana, became THE Mind Body Coach and Owner of Black Diamond Mine Bed and Butter shortly after moving to Glenwood Springs, Colorado in 2018. Monique helps her clients self heal their chronic pain and ailments using her signature approach which she has been developing since 2016.
Monique has had an entrepreneurial mindset with a philanthropic heart ever since she opened her very first hair salon in the late 90s. After several years behind the chair her body began to break down and she began to notice the same was happening with her clients. There were painful stories on both sides of the chair, and those stories were manifesting in their physical bodies as pain and illness. This fascinating find led Monique down a path to understand self healing in a way she couldn’t have imagined.
Derouen holds many acclaimed accreditations and certifications including Holistic Wellness Practitioner and Massage Therapist, but as she continued her education in neurobiology she realized there was more going on than what she learned in classrooms. She realized supplements and massages were a temporary fix, so she hired a mentor, joined a community of like-minded individuals, healed herself, and began her mission of helping others do the same through mind-body work.
Through this extensive self healing journey Monique has explored her endless possibilities and boundless potential by removing herself from 9 daily prescription medications, reversing the need for critical surgeries, and healing all physical pain in her body. Monique now travels the country, meeting extraordinary people along the way, with her one mission in mind… to help others heal themselves the way she has done in her own body.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
We are right up 4mile in Glenwood we bring our guests to our place The Black Diamond Mine Bed & Butter. We offer rooms and cannabis massage on the property.
We would start the day with Sweet Coloradough or The BlueBird Cafe!
Next I take them up to sunlight for thé views. We love hiking on our own property of 6 acres as well as the land nearby! We have great trails to hike or bike!
The evening would be relaxing at Iron Mountain Hot Springs. We love dinner at Hugos, Colorado Ranch House, The Pullman, & The Riveria! And desert at the Chocolate Moose or Sundaee!
I offer emotional processing treatments along with private yoga sessions. We have a great area with so many possibilities!
Whether you need relaxing or doing emotional work I’ve got you covered!
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
For over 25 years I’ve been fortunate enough to be trained & mentored by legends! Each person contributed to my growth in such a way that was necessary for the next stage. I have constantly evolved and continued to develop my skills. The greatest support has come in the last 7 years! This has been from my current community of Integrative Coaches and Self Healing Masters. My personal mentor Kim Guillory, created these spaces and I have thrived more here than I could have imagined! This program was a true game changer for me and I’ll forever be grateful for the opportunity to share this work with others so we can make a huge impact! My mission is to help stop chronic generational pain!
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