There are a great many influences that have brought me to the place I am now with my work.

In addition to the education and training listed below, I’d like to highlight a few other sources of inspiration, wisdom, and guidance:

  • Teachers on the other side – there are masters, guides, and teachers in the non-physical who seem to step forward when called upon or at the right time in one’s development. I am deeply appreciative of the guidance provided through this connection.
  • Dreams – I have since very early childhood always had a very active dreamlife. There are many experiences that have occurred in sleep that have very much been part of my education and training.
  • Life itself has perhaps been the greatest teacher of all. I cannot escape the sense that the outer world is not only listening to our inner consciousness, but is also responding. That there is a kind of dance happening between all living beings and the various ecosystems in which they live.
  • Art, music, and humor – where would any of us be without these gifts to humanity?

Training and Certifications:

Controlled Remote Viewing

I believe I first came across information about Controlled Remote Viewing (CRV) in the CIA FOIA release of Project Stargate documents. Sometime later, I watched this wonderful Jeffrey Mishlove interview Lori Williams, the founder of Intuitive Specialists and one of the top CRV teachers in the world: Becoming a Professional Remote Viewer with Lori Williams.

In late 2021, the timing finally lined up for me to train with Lori. So far, I have completed the Basic course, and for now (and the foreseeable future) – it’s all about practice, practice, practice!

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Spring Forest Qigong ~ Certified Practice Group Leader

As a Spring Forest Qigong practitioner, I embrace the goal of helping to bring health and wellness to as many people across the globe as possible and fulfilling Founder Master Chunyi Lin’s vision of “a healer in every home and a world without pain and suffering.”

Spring Forest Qigong has pursued this goal since 1995 with two main paths: Teaching people how to heal themselves, and teaching people how to heal others.

I am currently a Certified Practice Group Leader, having completed Practice Group Leader training, Spring Forest Qigong Level 1 for Health, and Spring Forest Qigong Level 2 Qigong for Healing.

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I have done the Healing Intensive, as well as taken Levels One and Two with Brent Baum when he used to come to Chicago to teach at Equilibrium. Brent’s wisdom and methods made a huge impact on my own healing as well as the evolution of my work with clients.

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Certified Grief Recovery Specialist®

The Grief Recovery Certification Training provides the tools needed to effectively help grievers recover from loss as well as an opportunity for personal healing. The program was developed by someone who was going through loss himself so this is not just a theory, but also a method that has worked for millions of people continuously over the past 35 years. More information available at The Grief Recovery Institute website here:

Certified Professional Coach Training

The Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching (iPEC) Provides Comprehensive Coach Training Programs That Fully Prepare Each Participant to Succeed in Their Industry – and in Their Own Objectives. I am currently working towards certification as a Professional Coach (expected completion in summer of 2015) through the iPEC coach training program. The iPEC training program is accredited by the International Coaches Federation (ICF).

Spiritual Healers Training ~ Integrative Chakra Therapy®

I completed Integrative Chakra Therapy (formerly called Spiritual Healers Training) with Dr. Richard Jelusich in 2014. This training is comprised of 18 levels spread out over nearly two years of study and supervised practice.

Of all of the training I have had to date, working with Dr. Jelusich and my fellow healers in this class has had the most profound effects on my life and my work. Additionally, I have really found a great deal of alignment and resonance with one of Dr. Jelusich’s teachers, Dr. Hiroshi Motoyama, the founder of the California Institute for Human Science (among many, many other accomplishments). I will continue to study the works of each of these men for a long time to come.

Read more about Integrative Chakra Therapy here:

More information is available at Dr. Jelusich’s website Light News:

Reiki Master Teacher

I received all four levels of Reiki certification from Bernadette Doran at EQUILIBRIUM Energy + Education, in Chicago, Illinois.  My Reiki journey began in late 2011. I received my Master Teacher certification in early 2014.

More information available here:

New Paradigm Multi-Dimensional Transformation

While I do not offer this directly as a service, the training and experience has definitely been an influence in my work and evolution. The training itself is very hard to put into words, so I’ll borrow from the NPMDT website:

The essence of New Paradigm Multi-Dimensional Transformation is love without conditions and respect for all life forms. We recognize the Divine energy that created the entire universe with all life forms and that we are an intrinsic part of that same Creation.

One’s experience with this training will depend on where they are at on their path, and what their instructor brings into the process. I feel fortunate to have trained with Terrie Curry while she was located in the Chicago area. I completed both the Basic Master and the 13D Master classes in 2012. Shamballa On!

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Bachelor of Arts, Kent State

Even though it was oh so long ago, I am re-integrating all of my life’s experiences more and more as my path becomes clearer. I’m pleased to be recalling and weaving into my work a great many things I learned at Kent while majoring in Psychology and Philosophy. For example, I first encountered the channeled work called A Course in Miracles in a philosophy class. Another formative experiences was time spent working with the topic of Death and Dying in the experimental college.

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