EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE
Master and Doctor of (Holistic) Theology (Th.M. & Th.D):
Holos University 2010 - Emphasis: Transformational Psychology.
Doctoral Research: Effects of the Creative Holistic Integration (CHI) process (a.k.a. Wholeness Exercise) on trauma-exposed Sri Lankan youth who lost parents and close family members in the 2004 tsunami. The CHI Process adapts ancient healing processes for modern use. Results showed significant improvements in Heart Rate Variability (HRV) and Perceptions of Wellbeing in the Intervention Group. No improvements were observed in the Control Group.
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Advanced Certificate in Transpersonal Psychology: Holos University 2009.
Ordained Non-denomintional Minister, All Faiths Church of Spirituality & Health (2009): Based on an inclusive, holistic theology and philosophy that honors all religions, spiritual traditions and belief systems, and the wholeness / holiness of all beings on our planet and in our universe.
Developed Creative Holistic Integration (CHI) System for Self Care, Healing & Transformation (2013 - Present).
The CHI system takes an educational approach. It empowers clients to explore the challenges they face, discover and heal the deeper cause/s, and commit to taking appropriate transformative actions to move forward and evolve.
The CHI System integrates powerful subtle energetic and transformational tools and processes that work synergistically as a whole system rather than as individual modalities. I currently offer comprehensive, customized programs for one-on-one sessions and group workshops online, on the phone and in-person in Santa Fe, New Mexico. My own experience and feedback from clients show that the synergistic effects of the CHI system show stronger and more permanent results than each modality on its own. As with all things holistic, the whole CHI System is greater than the sum of its parts.
Clients report profound transformational effects on their lives.
Outreach Work in Nairobi, Kenya: 2010 - 2013. 1) Offered group workshops and individual consultations in holistic self-care tools to clients, their families and caregivers at a cancer clinic in Nairobi, Kenya; 2) Offered group workshops on holistic self-care to school teachers and youth in HIV-AIDS affected areas, encouraging them to teach these tools and processes to students and families who had been bereaved by HIV-AIDS, and 3) Designed and executed a project combining basic holistic self-care tools and Mandala Healing Art with women subject to gender-based violence. This project was carried out through Women's Rights Awareness Programme (WRAP), under the sponsorship of Joyaux Marisol.
Certified Family Constellations Facilitator (2013): Trained and certified by Theo Brueckers (Brueckers Institute) and Marianne Verrijt (Kunganisha Training and Coaching) of Holland.
Certified Mandala Healing Arts Facilitator (2005): Trained and certified by the late Judith Cornell, Ph.D. On a team of assistants to Dr. Cornell in the 2007 Mandala Facilitator Training Retreat. Facilitated workshops in the United States, Kenya and online. Currently offer the online Mandala: Circles of Wholeness Course for Holos University.
Usui Reiki Master: Practitioner (since 1995) & Teacher (since 1997): Taught classes in Israel, United States, Australia, Sri Lanka & Kenya. Continue to offer classes on request.
Karuna Reiki Master (since 1999): Taught classes in the United States. Currently offer classes on request.
Teacher: 1967- 89: Colombo, Sri Lanka; Duluth, MN, U.S.A.; Manila, Philippines; Amman, Jordan.
School Administrator: 1977 to 1980: Duluth, MN, U.S.A.;
Developmental Drama Specialist: 1981 - 1984: Manila, Philippines. Chicago, IL, USA.
Teacher Trainer: 1988 - 1989: London Montessori Teacher Training Center, Amman, Jordan.
Public Information Specialist:
US Agency for International Development (USAID) in Egypt and West Bank & Gaza.
Provided information on USAID projects and activities to the press and public.
Organized site visits to USAID projects for government officials and the press.
Book: 2017 - Holistic Selfcare Tools for Caregivers: Care for Yourself While Caring for Others.
Article: ISSSEEM Subtle Energies Magazine, Summer 2016: Journeying Into the Whole
International Society for the Study of Subtle Energy and Energy Medicine (ISSSEEM): Member
Received Emerging Scientist Silver Award for Clinical Research (2010)
Breakout Workshop Presenter at Annual ISSSEEM Conferences (2014, 2015 & 2016)
Association for Comprehensive Energy Psychology (ACEP): Member
International Association of Reiki Professionals (IARP): Member
Holos University: Faculty (2013 - Present): Mandala: Circles of Wholeness - circular art as a meditative spiritual practice.
Faculty Council: (2014 - present); Co-Chair (2016 - present)
Academic Board: (2017 - present)
Advisory Board Member (2010 - 2012)
Writing: Non fiction, Children's fiction, Poetry.
Freelance writer - published in Jerusalem Star, Amman, Jordan and Art Life Magazine, Nairobi, Kenya.
Theater: Acting, Directing & Producing - Manila, Philippines; Amman, Jordan; Cairo, Egypt; Tel Aviv, Israel.
Youth Programs: Script and acting coach for Slices of Life 1 & 2 youth film project, Arlington Public Schools Career Center.
Advisory Board Member, One Common Unity (OCU)
Mandala Facilitator: Fly By Light - Peace and Non-violence Education After-School Program, Wash. DC.
Photography, art, film, music, organic gardening, alternative education, travel.