I am a Dynamic Nutritional Analyst and health counselor, with certification from the Hahnemann College for Heilkunst. In my practice, I draw on knowledge that has evolved over 30 years from deep personal experience with healing. This experience including specialized trainings across the whole spectrum of the natural health field provide a rich context for my work.
- Dynamic Nutritional Analyst (DynNC) certification from the Hahnemann College for Heilkunst
- Basic Certification in Homeopathy and Heilkunst for acute issues, from the Hahnemann College for Heilkunst
- Four year training in Homeopathy and Heilkunst medicine, Hahnemann College for Heilkunst
- FoodPharmacy™/Healthexcel nutritional consultant
- Ghostwriter for homeopathy and natural medicine publications
- Health writer for Rumor Mill News independent news agency
- Professional Herbalism with Dr. Michael Tierra
- Transpersonal Hypnotherapy and NLP with Jack Elias, CHt.
- Bioresonance Technique with Dr. Savely Yurkovsky
- Manager, Natural Medicine forum on CompuServe
- Ayurvedic diet therapies certificate
- Polarity Therapy training
- Trainings in mind-body therapies in residence at the Esalen Institute in Big Sur, California
My initial impetus for studying in the natural health field was my own debilitating illness that began as far back as the mid-1970’s. My relentless search for healing and meaning led me on a personal path that has deeply enriched my understanding of natural healing.
As I was struggling with a confusing array of treatments, with no real guidance in coordinating it all and not seeing much improvement, I wondered why the kind of individualized counseling I needed didn’t seem to exist. Even though each practitioner was skilled in their own realm, they could each only provide the tools in their particular toolkit. No one was seeing the forest for the trees to help me navigate what seemed a jungle that I was cutting through rather blindly.
After many years of trainings and personal study, in the early ’90’s I began to share my experiences and insights, and managed a forum for natural medicine on CompuServe. By 2005, I began to work with people to help them with the kind of individualized guidance that I knew was needed.
I created Guide for Self-Healing, a web-based consulting service and educational resource. It maintains a presence on the Internet, with visitors from over 170 countries and over a thousand subscribers, as a valuable resource for cutting edge articles and resources for natural healing.
In 2006 I began the 4-year training in the Heilkunst system of medicine with the Hahnemann College for Heilkunst. Heilkunst is the complete system of therapeutics that includes homeopathy as a small part. It’s a vast body of knowledge, under the umbrella of Heilkunst and the Dynamic System, and includes the philosophy and principles of a true medical science grounded in the work of Dr. Hahnemann, Rudolf Steiner, Dr. Wilhelm Reich, and others. This brilliant system has helped me and many others accomplish dramatic healing on deeper levels than all the methods that aim at symptoms alone.
Dynamic Regimen being the foundation for any therapeutic approach, my approach to nutrition and regimen counseling is always informed by the insights flowing from this broader context. I work with clients who are deeply interested in the philosophy of natural healing and personal development – and others who simply would like to improve their diet, use supplements that target their personal needs, or learn to manage stress more effectively.
A bit about some other things I’ve done over the years… I edited a book for the VA (a patient’s guide for new amputees); I was a research assistant for an air quality/health effects study at the Harvard School of Public Health in Boston; I trained as a classical pianist at Binghamton University and New England Conservatory and taught privately.
In 2009, I created Dynamic Regimen and Nutrition Counseling to expand my natural health consulting practice, offering consultations for adults and children.
Currently as of 2014, I am doing consulting only minimally, and focusing more on my personal study and spiritual practice.
I live in upstate NY, continuing to pursue my lifelong love of study in the fields that resonate deeply–music, spiritual philosophy and practice, and healing.