Welcome to the Inner Ocean Empowerment Project. We are delighted you are here.

Founded in 2013, by Mindi Counts, MA LAc, the Inner Ocean Empowerment Project, is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization that serves to empower individuals and communities impacted by acute and chronic traumatic experiences. Over the last 10 years, the Inner Ocean Empowerment Project has touched lives throughout Colorado and with our international partners, we’ve been able to continue our service in India, Nepal, and countries throughout Southeast Asia. As a result of our generous and dedicated, heart-centered donors and volunteers, we have impacted thousands of lives around the world.

Mission and Approach: Inner Ocean Empowerment Project is dedicated to promoting holistic healing, and access to education. It combines Mindi’s expertise as a wilderness and rites of passage guide, Five-Element acupuncturist, Somatic practitioner, and East-West folk herbalist to support individuals and communities in cultivating both self and community leadership. The organization’s primary objectives include:

  • Holistic Healing Modalities: Our programs are built upon Mindi’s extensive training and expertise. We offer numerous trauma-informed, holistic healing modalities to support individuals struggling with acute and chronic trauma, enabling them to regain balance and begin living their lives once again.
  • Health Literacy: Education on health literacy is a crucial aspect of our organization’s work. We empower individuals with healthcare-centered education, enabling them to make informed decisions and support their families and larger communities.
  • Delivering Critical Medical Supplies: The Inner Ocean Empowerment Project recognizes the importance of access to critical medical supplies, especially in situations of natural disaster and acute trauma. Our organization is actively involved in delivering these supplies to those in need, contributing to the long-term healing process and empowerment of local and global communities.