Barbara Brennan School of Healing Faculty

The professional faculty members provide a uniquely powerful and safe environment in which healing can take place on the physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual levels.

Listed below are faculty members for the 2023–2024 school year.

Board of directors

Lisa VanOstrand

Lisa graduated from BBSH in 1995. She has been a teacher on the freshman and senior teams and has taught in the BIP program. She has been Department head of Psych-spiritual Skills and Dean of Advanced Studies. She was the senior editor of Core Light Healing and created the workshops for Core Light Healing and Light Emerging. She is a core energetic therapist and is trained in the Neuroeffective Relational Mode program which is a model for addressing developmental trauma. Lisa is an acupuncturist and is considered a primary care physician in Florida. She has a Master’s degree in Oriental Medicine, Bachelors in Health Science and a Doctorate in Medical Qigong (CHINA). She is also certified in Functional Medicine from the International Institute of Functional Medicine. Lisa has lived in India and is also a certified Yoga Teacher. Lisa’s business background includes a Master’s in Business Administration. She worked for a major accounting firm as well as various fortune 500 companies.

BBSH California Year 4 Class Co-Dean and BBSH Florida Anatomy & Physiology Teacher

Lisa graduated from BBSH in 1995. She has been a teacher on the freshman and senior teams and has taught in the BIP program. She has been Department head of Psych-spiritual Skills and Dean of Advanced Studies. She was the senior editor of Core Light Healing and created the workshops for Core Light Healing and Light Emerging. She is a core energetic therapist and is trained in the Neuroeffective Relational Mode program which is a model for addressing developmental trauma. Lisa is an acupuncturist and is considered a primary care physician in Florida. She has a Master’s degree in Oriental Medicine, Bachelors in Health Science and a Doctorate in Medical Qigong (CHINA). She is also certified in Functional Medicine from the International Institute of Functional Medicine. Lisa has lived in India and is also a certified Yoga Teacher. Lisa’s business background includes a Master’s in Business Administration. She worked for a major accounting firm as well as various fortune 500 companies.

BBSH California Year 4 Class Co-Dean and BBSH Florida Anatomy & Physiology Teacher

Laurie Keene

Laurie Keene began studying with Barbara in 1986. After graduating in 1992, Barbara invited Laurie to move to East Hampton, New York to assist her in administrating and teaching. Laurie worked side by side with Barbara, spreading the work of Brennan Healing Science from 1993–2016. Her BBSH tenure included: Director of the BBSH/BBI organization, School Dean of both the BBSH (U.S.) and BBSH (European) schools, visiting dean for BBSH Japan, Year 1 Dean in BBSH and BBSHE, Teacher Training Department Head, Hands of Light Workshop Facilitator Trainer as well as workshop leader. Laurie holds a Bachelor of Science degree, is a Core Energetic therapist, Brennan Healing Practitioner, Brennan Integration Practitioner (BIP) and Continuum teacher. Laurie has been in private practice since 1992, is a spiritual channel and clairvoyant. She is author of Awakening to the Truth of Who You Are, and is currently at work on her second book, The Multi-Dimensional Self.

BBSH Florida Year 3 Class Dean and BBSH UK ASBIW Class Dean

Laurie Keene began studying with Barbara in 1986. After graduating in 1992, Barbara invited Laurie to move to East Hampton, New York to assist her in administrating and teaching. Laurie worked side by side with Barbara, spreading the work of Brennan Healing Science from 1993–2016. Her BBSH tenure included: Director of the BBSH/BBI organization, School Dean of both the BBSH (U.S.) and BBSH (European) schools, visiting dean for BBSH Japan, Year 1 Dean in BBSH and BBSHE, Teacher Training Department Head, Hands of Light Workshop Facilitator Trainer as well as workshop leader. Laurie holds a Bachelor of Science degree, is a Core Energetic therapist, Brennan Healing Practitioner, Brennan Integration Practitioner (BIP) and Continuum teacher. Laurie has been in private practice since 1992, is a spiritual channel and clairvoyant. She is author of Awakening to the Truth of Who You Are, and is currently at work on her second book, The Multi-Dimensional Self.

BBSH Florida Year 3 Class Dean and BBSH UK ASBIW Class Dean

Donna Evans-Strauss

Donna Evans-Strauss graduated in 1992 from BBSH and completed teacher training in 1994. From 1994–2000 she served as the Department Head of Healing Sciences. From 2000–2005, Donna served as Year 4 Dean and created the Brennan Integration Practitioner Program as her project demonstrating excellence in her Ph.D. program at Union Institute. She currently serves as a Congregational Care Minister (CCM) and is implementing a Caregiver Program. Donna’s other certifications include Pathwork Helper, Past Life Therapy, Psychodrama Training, Family Systems Training – Hahnemann University and Leadership Circle Administrator. She has a BS degree in Mental Health Technology from Hahnemann University. Donna also served on the Philadelphia Pathwork Board and the Institute for Ethical Awareness. She is the author of Blessings From a Thousand Generations: What Our Biblical Ancestors Can Teach Us About Healing Our Families Today, book and workbook.

BBSH Florida Year 2 Class Dean and BBSH Japan Year 2 Class Dean

Donna Evans-Strauss graduated in 1992 from BBSH and completed teacher training in 1994. From 1994–2000 she served as the Department Head of Healing Sciences. From 2000–2005, Donna served as Year 4 Dean and created the Brennan Integration Practitioner Program as her project demonstrating excellence in her Ph.D. program at Union Institute. She currently serves as a Congregational Care Minister (CCM) and is implementing a Caregiver Program. Donna’s other certifications include Pathwork Helper, Past Life Therapy, Psychodrama Training, Family Systems Training – Hahnemann University and Leadership Circle Administrator. She has a BS degree in Mental Health Technology from Hahnemann University. Donna also served on the Philadelphia Pathwork Board and the Institute for Ethical Awareness. She is the author of Blessings From a Thousand Generations: What Our Biblical Ancestors Can Teach Us About Healing Our Families Today, book and workbook.

BBSH Florida Year 2 Class Dean and BBSH Japan Year 2 Class Dean

Class deans

Joy Adler

Joy Adler graduated BBSH in 1998 and then went on to complete Teacher Training. She has completed the Center for Intentional Living’s early childhood psychology program. She has previously taught in Year 2 and is currently the Department Head of Advanced Studies. She is also a Hands of Light Workshop Leader. Joy has completed several Ceremonial Elder trainings and is certified a Shamanic Practitioner. She holds certifications and degrees as a Massage Therapist, Educator, Holistic & Pastoral Counselor, Certified Hypnotherapist, Family Constellation provider, Ayurvedic Nutritional Counselor, Yoga teacher as well as a Soundhealer. She earned an Associates degree in Mass Media Communications from The Sage Colleges, and combines her training in communications, bodywork and healing science as an educator and ongoing guest host on radio. Joy teaches at the Center for Natural Wellness School of Massage Therapy in Albany, NY. Together with her musical group, The Souls of Evolution, Joy creates Musical Healing Events.

BBSH Florida ASBIW Class Dean, BBSH New York Year 1 Class Dean, and BBSH Florida Anatomy & Physiology Teacher

Joy Adler graduated BBSH in 1998 and then went on to complete Teacher Training. She has completed the Center for Intentional Living’s early childhood psychology program. She has previously taught in Year 2 and is currently the Department Head of Advanced Studies. She is also a Hands of Light Workshop Leader. Joy has completed several Ceremonial Elder trainings and is certified a Shamanic Practitioner. She holds certifications and degrees as a Massage Therapist, Educator, Holistic & Pastoral Counselor, Certified Hypnotherapist, Family Constellation provider, Ayurvedic Nutritional Counselor, Yoga teacher as well as a Soundhealer. She earned an Associates degree in Mass Media Communications from The Sage Colleges, and combines her training in communications, bodywork and healing science as an educator and ongoing guest host on radio. Joy teaches at the Center for Natural Wellness School of Massage Therapy in Albany, NY. Together with her musical group, The Souls of Evolution, Joy creates Musical Healing Events.

BBSH Florida ASBIW Class Dean, BBSH New York Year 1 Class Dean, and BBSH Florida Anatomy & Physiology Teacher

Jonathan Bessone

Jonathan began his path as a breathwork and firewalk facilitator in 1991, and then became certified as a Shamanic Practitioner in 1993. Jonathon is also a licensed Massage Therapist and Holistic Health Practitioner. He graduated from BBSH in 2000, and then graduated from the Teacher Training and Brennan Integration Practitioner Program in 2003. Jonathan has 12 years’ experience on the teaching team. Jonathon has taught in both Years 1 and 2 at both BBSH and BBSH in Japan. In addition to his work at BBSH, Jonathan is co-founder of Thriving Healers, an online training program that helps healers make a great living doing the work they love. Jonathon’s specializes in body-centered awakening process and loves to support both students and clients who have a vision of service to bring their gifts into manifestation.

BBSH California Year 2 Class Dean

Jonathan began his path as a breathwork and firewalk facilitator in 1991, and then became certified as a Shamanic Practitioner in 1993. Jonathon is also a licensed Massage Therapist and Holistic Health Practitioner. He graduated from BBSH in 2000, and then graduated from the Teacher Training and Brennan Integration Practitioner Program in 2003. Jonathan has 12 years’ experience on the teaching team. Jonathon has taught in both Years 1 and 2 at both BBSH and BBSH in Japan. In addition to his work at BBSH, Jonathan is co-founder of Thriving Healers, an online training program that helps healers make a great living doing the work they love. Jonathon’s specializes in body-centered awakening process and loves to support both students and clients who have a vision of service to bring their gifts into manifestation.

BBSH California Year 2 Class Dean

Caprina Brown

Caprina began her journey in the Social Sciences graduating Cum Laude from the University of Minnesota with a BA in Anthropology. Her focus on Cultural and Psychological Anthropology brought her many opportunities to embrace the cultures of the world, learn how humanity creates meaning through the wisdom of our myths and stories, and our myriad paths to connect to the Divine. She then spent 20 years delving into the Spiritual  World living in a Guru Kulum studying Yoga, Vedanta, Vedic and Tantric texts, Puja and Ritual, Mantra, Sanskrit, and Goddess traditions. Additionally, she graduated from BBSH in 2011 and went on to complete the 3 year Advanced Studies Program. She has a private healing practice, has taught in the public schools for 20 years, teaches in yoga teacher training programs and holds additional certifications in Hypnotherapy, Past-Life Regression, and Frequencies of Brilliance. Caprina currently holds the Class Dean position for the Year 1 training in Minnesota and formerly taught in the Advanced Studies Program in Florida. 

BBSH Minnesota Year 1 Class Dean

Caprina began her journey in the Social Sciences graduating Cum Laude from the University of Minnesota with a BA in Anthropology. Her focus on Cultural and Psychological Anthropology brought her many opportunities to embrace the cultures of the world, learn how humanity creates meaning through the wisdom of our myths and stories, and our myriad paths to connect to the Divine. She then spent 20 years delving into the Spiritual  World living in a Guru Kulum studying Yoga, Vedanta, Vedic and Tantric texts, Puja and Ritual, Mantra, Sanskrit, and Goddess traditions. Additionally, she graduated from BBSH in 2011 and went on to complete the 3 year Advanced Studies Program. She has a private healing practice, has taught in the public schools for 20 years, teaches in yoga teacher training programs and holds additional certifications in Hypnotherapy, Past-Life Regression, and Frequencies of Brilliance. Caprina currently holds the Class Dean position for the Year 1 training in Minnesota and formerly taught in the Advanced Studies Program in Florida. 

BBSH Minnesota Year 1 Class Dean

Rebecca Ellens

In addition to graduating from BBSH, the ASBIW and Teacher Training program, Rebecca has a BA in Psychology and Communications, graduated from the Pittsburgh School of Massage and Society of Souls (Kabbalistic training). She studied with a Native American Medicine Woman, studies Meditation and Ayurveda in India where she travels and stays annually. She has been going to India for 25 years sitting in the presence of 2 different Avatars. Rebecca has been in private practice for 30 years. She lives in a quiet spot in Northern Arizona with her husband.

BBSH Japan Year 4 Class Dean

In addition to graduating from BBSH, the ASBIW and Teacher Training program, Rebecca has a BA in Psychology and Communications, graduated from the Pittsburgh School of Massage and Society of Souls (Kabbalistic training). She studied with a Native American Medicine Woman, studies Meditation and Ayurveda in India where she travels and stays annually. She has been going to India for 25 years sitting in the presence of 2 different Avatars. Rebecca has been in private practice for 30 years. She lives in a quiet spot in Northern Arizona with her husband.

BBSH Japan Year 4 Class Dean

Hisae Freeman

Hisae graduated from BBSH in 2007. After completion of the Advance Studies program in 2010, she continued her Teacher Training and graduated in 2011. Hisae’s awakening to her soul’s longing began during the 2-month of caring for her mother in hospice, feeling an inability to assist her mother’s peaceful transitioning returning to the Source.  In her deep soul searching she was led to Barbara Brennan’s workshop in 2003. Hisae began her career with the U. S. Department of Defense in Bermuda. Several years later in 1983 she moved to Okinawa working as the Political Liaison for Headquarters U. S. Forces Japan serving as a bridge between U. S. and Japanese Governments and Japanese corporate executives. Now retired, Hisae is a Hands of Light Workshop Leader and has a healing practice in Hawaii. She continues her journey of going deeper within. She is passionate about supporting people’s process of awakening to their true nature and aligning with their soul’s purpose.

BBSH Japan Year 1 Class Dean

Hisae graduated from BBSH in 2007. After completion of the Advance Studies program in 2010, she continued her Teacher Training and graduated in 2011. Hisae’s awakening to her soul’s longing began during the 2-month of caring for her mother in hospice, feeling an inability to assist her mother’s peaceful transitioning returning to the Source.  In her deep soul searching she was led to Barbara Brennan’s workshop in 2003. Hisae began her career with the U. S. Department of Defense in Bermuda. Several years later in 1983 she moved to Okinawa working as the Political Liaison for Headquarters U. S. Forces Japan serving as a bridge between U. S. and Japanese Governments and Japanese corporate executives. Now retired, Hisae is a Hands of Light Workshop Leader and has a healing practice in Hawaii. She continues her journey of going deeper within. She is passionate about supporting people’s process of awakening to their true nature and aligning with their soul’s purpose.

BBSH Japan Year 1 Class Dean

Sue Hewitt

Sue has worked as a Teacher, Therapist and Healer for 53 years. She has graduated from Teacher Training, Social work, Organisational and Family Systems Training and Healing Training in the U.K. between 1964 and 1993. Sue began her studies at BBSH in 1995, graduating in 1999. She built on her existing Private Practise as a Healer and Energy Worker and then graduated from Advanced Studies as Teacher and Brennan Integration Practitioner in 2003. Sue was a Teacher In Year 1 and Year 4 in the BBSH European School from 2003 to 2015. During that time she facilitated Hands of Light workshops in the U.K. and Europe, supported by her husband John who graduated in 2005. Sue has held the position of Year 3 Lead Teacher in the U.K school since 2019. Sue believes in the process of awakening to enable the innate wisdom we all have and the capacity to embrace our true power to emerge. Only then can we embody and act from our multi dimensional unified selves.

BBSH UK Year 3 Class Dean

Sue has worked as a Teacher, Therapist and Healer for 53 years. She has graduated from Teacher Training, Social work, Organisational and Family Systems Training and Healing Training in the U.K. between 1964 and 1993. Sue began her studies at BBSH in 1995, graduating in 1999. She built on her existing Private Practise as a Healer and Energy Worker and then graduated from Advanced Studies as Teacher and Brennan Integration Practitioner in 2003. Sue was a Teacher In Year 1 and Year 4 in the BBSH European School from 2003 to 2015. During that time she facilitated Hands of Light workshops in the U.K. and Europe, supported by her husband John who graduated in 2005. Sue has held the position of Year 3 Lead Teacher in the U.K school since 2019. Sue believes in the process of awakening to enable the innate wisdom we all have and the capacity to embrace our true power to emerge. Only then can we embody and act from our multi dimensional unified selves.

BBSH UK Year 3 Class Dean

Beverley Howarth

Beverley graduated from BBSH in 1998 and completed teacher training in 2000.  From 2000–2002 she was a teacher in Year 1 and from 2003–2004 in Year 3. She received her BIP certification in 2001. Other trainings and certifications include telephone counseling, personal loss and grief counseling, and volunteer training facilitation and psycho-spiritual psychology with Center for Intentional Living in 2001. In 2013 she studied with Rosalyn Bruyere. Workshops include sound healing from 2006–2015. She has been trained in shamanic practices and in merkaba and sacred geometry. In 2015 she graduated as a Delegate in the Level 1 program of Unified Physics with The Resonance Academy. She is currently developing a project combining sacred geometry and elemental energy. She has a busy clinical practice in Brisbane, Australia. She is a member of ACA College of Clinical Counsellors and ACA College of Supervisors.  

BBSH Australasia Year 1 Class Dean

Beverley graduated from BBSH in 1998 and completed teacher training in 2000.  From 2000–2002 she was a teacher in Year 1 and from 2003–2004 in Year 3. She received her BIP certification in 2001. Other trainings and certifications include telephone counseling, personal loss and grief counseling, and volunteer training facilitation and psycho-spiritual psychology with Center for Intentional Living in 2001. In 2013 she studied with Rosalyn Bruyere. Workshops include sound healing from 2006–2015. She has been trained in shamanic practices and in merkaba and sacred geometry. In 2015 she graduated as a Delegate in the Level 1 program of Unified Physics with The Resonance Academy. She is currently developing a project combining sacred geometry and elemental energy. She has a busy clinical practice in Brisbane, Australia. She is a member of ACA College of Clinical Counsellors and ACA College of Supervisors.  

BBSH Australasia Year 1 Class Dean

Jóhanna Jónasóttir

Jóhanna graduated from BBSHE in 2013 and later graduated from the Brennan Integration Program and Teacher Training. She then became a teacher on the Year 4 team at BBSH. Johanna is now teaching on the Year 2 team at Brennan Institute. Jóhanna has a flourishing therapy & healing practice in Reykjavík, Iceland. She also leads Hands of Light® workshops. Johanna is training to be a Hoʻoponopono workshop leader and also continues her studies in Shamanism. Jóhanna has a BA degree in acting from Boston University and worked as an actress, producer & writer in New York, Los Angeles, and Reykjavík for 18 years. She was a Restaurant Service Manager while at BBSH and also teaches belly dance, leads her show group and organizes dance shows in Reykjavík. In 1998 Jóhanna experienced a period of profound spiritual awakening that changed the course of her life and has led her to where she is today.

BBSH UK Year 4 Class Dean

Jóhanna graduated from BBSHE in 2013 and later graduated from the Brennan Integration Program and Teacher Training. She then became a teacher on the Year 4 team at BBSH. Johanna is now teaching on the Year 2 team at Brennan Institute. Jóhanna has a flourishing therapy & healing practice in Reykjavík, Iceland. She also leads Hands of Light® workshops. Johanna is training to be a Hoʻoponopono workshop leader and also continues her studies in Shamanism. Jóhanna has a BA degree in acting from Boston University and worked as an actress, producer & writer in New York, Los Angeles, and Reykjavík for 18 years. She was a Restaurant Service Manager while at BBSH and also teaches belly dance, leads her show group and organizes dance shows in Reykjavík. In 1998 Jóhanna experienced a period of profound spiritual awakening that changed the course of her life and has led her to where she is today.

BBSH UK Year 4 Class Dean

Deborah Mathison Noeker

Deborah Mathison Noeker attended BBSH 1995-1999 as an adjunct to her nursing career and passion for wellness in Health Education. She graduated from UWM with a Nursing degree (BSN), and later attended Florida State University to pursue her master’s in health education. Following graduation, she attended BBSH’s Teacher Training program, and became a teacher in the Year 1 team for 22 years. Deborah now holds the lead teacher position in Year 1 and Anatomy & Physiology I. Deborah has also taught Anatomy & Physiology in our Europe and Japan schools. She is also a licensed Heartmath Provider. Combining 45 years of experience in various nursing positions, including cardiac ICU and rehab, mental health and hospice home care. Deborah is a stained-glass artist and enjoys creative fabric design. She lives in Boise, Idaho husband and cat.

BBSH Florida Year 1 Class Dean, BBSH Colorado Year 1 Class Dean, and BBSH Florida Anatomy & Physiology Teacher

Deborah Mathison Noeker attended BBSH 1995-1999 as an adjunct to her nursing career and passion for wellness in Health Education. She graduated from UWM with a Nursing degree (BSN), and later attended Florida State University to pursue her master’s in health education. Following graduation, she attended BBSH’s Teacher Training program, and became a teacher in the Year 1 team for 22 years. Deborah now holds the lead teacher position in Year 1 and Anatomy & Physiology I. Deborah has also taught Anatomy & Physiology in our Europe and Japan schools. She is also a licensed Heartmath Provider. Combining 45 years of experience in various nursing positions, including cardiac ICU and rehab, mental health and hospice home care. Deborah is a stained-glass artist and enjoys creative fabric design. She lives in Boise, Idaho husband and cat.

BBSH Florida Year 1 Class Dean, BBSH Colorado Year 1 Class Dean, and BBSH Florida Anatomy & Physiology Teacher

Karl Pernull

Karl Pernull studied with Barbara Brennan in Europe and the US, graduating in 2010. After completion of the Advanced Studies program, he continued his Teacher Training. Karl is currently the lead teacher for the Year 1 class. While living in the US he completed his training as a Transformational Breath Facilitator. Karl holds an MBA from Innsbruck University in Austria involving research and project work in Nepal. He also holds a Bachelor in Healing Science and a Masters Degree in Complementary Psychosocial Integrated Health from the University in Graz, where he is researching a Ph.D. in Heart Rate Variability Measurement for Breath Therapy. Karl runs a practice in Austria and holds seminars in Europe. Karl passionately loves teaching the first year at BBSH UK and BBSH Germany, facilitating this first step in the transformational process towards your true Self. He welcomes all those opening to the call of their souls to join us in the celebration of creative potential.

BBSH Germany Year 1 Class Dean and BBSH UK Year 1 Class Dean

Karl Pernull studied with Barbara Brennan in Europe and the US, graduating in 2010. After completion of the Advanced Studies program, he continued his Teacher Training. Karl is currently the lead teacher for the Year 1 class. While living in the US he completed his training as a Transformational Breath Facilitator. Karl holds an MBA from Innsbruck University in Austria involving research and project work in Nepal. He also holds a Bachelor in Healing Science and a Masters Degree in Complementary Psychosocial Integrated Health from the University in Graz, where he is researching a Ph.D. in Heart Rate Variability Measurement for Breath Therapy. Karl runs a practice in Austria and holds seminars in Europe. Karl passionately loves teaching the first year at BBSH UK and BBSH Germany, facilitating this first step in the transformational process towards your true Self. He welcomes all those opening to the call of their souls to join us in the celebration of creative potential.

BBSH Germany Year 1 Class Dean and BBSH UK Year 1 Class Dean

Karen Reid

Karen started her BBSH journey in 2001 and has been a full time healer, reader and medium for over 20 years serving thousands of clients.  She completed teacher’s training in 2022 and was part of the inaugural teaching team for BBSH Australasia.  Karen has always been on a mission to help normalize energy healing and spread Brennan Healing Science into the public eye with several television, radio and magazine appearances. Her art project in her fourth year, a couture white feather cloak/kimono won Style Pasifika NZ fashion awards, 2006. Working directly with Barbara Brennan in 2009 she helped start the Brennan Healing Science Practitioner’s Associations, currently holding position of President of BHSPANZ.  Karen lives at Piha Beach on the wild west coast of Auckland, New Zealand, runs The Healing Company, The Coven (ritual oils and incense shop) and is on the Waitakere Ranges Dark Sky Project team (managing light pollution).

BBSH Australasia Year 3 Class Dean

Karen started her BBSH journey in 2001 and has been a full time healer, reader and medium for over 20 years serving thousands of clients.  She completed teacher’s training in 2022 and was part of the inaugural teaching team for BBSH Australasia.  Karen has always been on a mission to help normalize energy healing and spread Brennan Healing Science into the public eye with several television, radio and magazine appearances. Her art project in her fourth year, a couture white feather cloak/kimono won Style Pasifika NZ fashion awards, 2006. Working directly with Barbara Brennan in 2009 she helped start the Brennan Healing Science Practitioner’s Associations, currently holding position of President of BHSPANZ.  Karen lives at Piha Beach on the wild west coast of Auckland, New Zealand, runs The Healing Company, The Coven (ritual oils and incense shop) and is on the Waitakere Ranges Dark Sky Project team (managing light pollution).

BBSH Australasia Year 3 Class Dean

Titta Riikonen-Guy

Titta Riikonen-Guy graduated in 2017 from BBSH’s Advanced Studies program, having studied Brennan Healing Science in both Europe (BBSHE) and in the United States (BBSH). She completed Teacher Training in 2018 and in 2019–20 was a teacher on the Year 1 teaching team at the Brennan Institute in Oxford, England. Titta also organizes workshops around the theme ” From Hurt to Hurt into Heart to Heart,” on her own and sometimes with a clinical sexologist and meditation/breathing specialists. Another passion of hers is unchaining the unlimited potential of individuals. She believes we are capable of anything we set our minds into. Previously Titta worked as M&A specialist for a major American investment bank and as Oil Trader for a national Finnish oil company. She earned a M.Sc (in Econ) from Helsinki School of Economics. Currently living in Miami, Florida after four years in New York, Titta has also lived in Turkey, England, Japan, Switzerland and France.

BBSH France Year 1 Dean

Titta Riikonen-Guy graduated in 2017 from BBSH’s Advanced Studies program, having studied Brennan Healing Science in both Europe (BBSHE) and in the United States (BBSH). She completed Teacher Training in 2018 and in 2019–20 was a teacher on the Year 1 teaching team at the Brennan Institute in Oxford, England. Titta also organizes workshops around the theme ” From Hurt to Hurt into Heart to Heart,” on her own and sometimes with a clinical sexologist and meditation/breathing specialists. Another passion of hers is unchaining the unlimited potential of individuals. She believes we are capable of anything we set our minds into. Previously Titta worked as M&A specialist for a major American investment bank and as Oil Trader for a national Finnish oil company. She earned a M.Sc (in Econ) from Helsinki School of Economics. Currently living in Miami, Florida after four years in New York, Titta has also lived in Turkey, England, Japan, Switzerland and France.

BBSH France Year 1 Dean

Randall Segal

Randall graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Brennan Healing Science in 2012, and completed ASBIW in 2015 and Teacher Training in 2016. Currently, he is the BBSH Alumni Director and a teacher on the Year 2 teaching team. Randall incorporates his experience of over 30 years in the hospitality management field—along with his understanding of human interaction and dynamics—into his skills as a teacher and healer. Randall holds a position on the Board of Directors for the Brennan Healing Science Association, acting as Community Membership Manager. He dedicates his time and creative gifts toward helping to foster a dynamic worldwide graduate community. He is also a founder of the Living Resilience Project, a program that puts you back in the center of your life. Randall believes that the greatest gift one can give is the gift of self-discovery.

BBSH Australasia Year 2 Class Dean and BBSH Florida Year 2 Teacher

Randall graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Brennan Healing Science in 2012, and completed ASBIW in 2015 and Teacher Training in 2016. Currently, he is the BBSH Alumni Director and a teacher on the Year 2 teaching team. Randall incorporates his experience of over 30 years in the hospitality management field—along with his understanding of human interaction and dynamics—into his skills as a teacher and healer. Randall holds a position on the Board of Directors for the Brennan Healing Science Association, acting as Community Membership Manager. He dedicates his time and creative gifts toward helping to foster a dynamic worldwide graduate community. He is also a founder of the Living Resilience Project, a program that puts you back in the center of your life. Randall believes that the greatest gift one can give is the gift of self-discovery.

BBSH Australasia Year 2 Class Dean and BBSH Florida Year 2 Teacher

Saundra Stephen

Saundra is currently the second year, lead teacher at The Brennan Institute in Oxford. She has a PhD in Health Science, holds three Masters Degrees, and has led an international research study on the effects of Embodied Mindfulness. Saundra is a Somatic Experiencing Trauma Practitioner certified in both Europe and the US. She also enjoys leading Hands of Light, Core Light Healing and Light Emerging workshops internationally. She has studied a wide variety of healing modalities including Continuum, Core Energetics, Meditation, Sound Healing, and Early Childhood Development. She brings this wealth of experience along with her love and enthusiasm for life to her students and clients. Some of her publications include “Brennan Healing Science: An Integrative Approach to Therapeutic Intervention” and several articles in “The Journal of Alternative Medicine Research”. Director of “Wellness at Work”, Saundra teaches heart-center shamanism and is alo a certified teacher of Iyengar Yoga, Vinyasa Yoga, and Therapeutic Mindfulness.

BBSH UK Year 2 Class Dean

Saundra is currently the second year, lead teacher at The Brennan Institute in Oxford. She has a PhD in Health Science, holds three Masters Degrees, and has led an international research study on the effects of Embodied Mindfulness. Saundra is a Somatic Experiencing Trauma Practitioner certified in both Europe and the US. She also enjoys leading Hands of Light, Core Light Healing and Light Emerging workshops internationally. She has studied a wide variety of healing modalities including Continuum, Core Energetics, Meditation, Sound Healing, and Early Childhood Development. She brings this wealth of experience along with her love and enthusiasm for life to her students and clients. Some of her publications include “Brennan Healing Science: An Integrative Approach to Therapeutic Intervention” and several articles in “The Journal of Alternative Medicine Research”. Director of “Wellness at Work”, Saundra teaches heart-center shamanism and is alo a certified teacher of Iyengar Yoga, Vinyasa Yoga, and Therapeutic Mindfulness.

BBSH UK Year 2 Class Dean

Jessica Turnoff Ferrari

Jessica graduated from BBSH in 2004, Advanced Studies in 2006 and BIP/Supervisor Training in 2007. She has taught on Year 2 and Year 4 and has facilitated many Hands of Light workshops. Since 2004 she has been in private practice as a Brennan Healing Science Practitioner and has been a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Florida since 2006. She is trained in a variety of modalities such as Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), EFT, Focusing, and Reiki. Since 2000, Jessica has served as a Cantor in Jewish worship services and life cycle ceremonies. She is passionate about integrating the traumas and gifts of our ancestral lineage. Jessica holds an MA in Counseling Psychology from Northwestern University, BA in Sociology & Anthropology from Haverford College, and was a visiting undergraduate at Harvard College where she studied sociology and religion. She lives in Boca Raton, FL with her husband, two daughters and two cats.

BBSH Florida Year 4 Class Dean

Jessica graduated from BBSH in 2004, Advanced Studies in 2006 and BIP/Supervisor Training in 2007. She has taught on Year 2 and Year 4 and has facilitated many Hands of Light workshops. Since 2004 she has been in private practice as a Brennan Healing Science Practitioner and has been a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Florida since 2006. She is trained in a variety of modalities such as Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), EFT, Focusing, and Reiki. Since 2000, Jessica has served as a Cantor in Jewish worship services and life cycle ceremonies. She is passionate about integrating the traumas and gifts of our ancestral lineage. Jessica holds an MA in Counseling Psychology from Northwestern University, BA in Sociology & Anthropology from Haverford College, and was a visiting undergraduate at Harvard College where she studied sociology and religion. She lives in Boca Raton, FL with her husband, two daughters and two cats.

BBSH Florida Year 4 Class Dean

Faculty

Ceren Akçelik Brunini

Ceren graduated from BBSH in 2016, continuing with the Advanced Studies Brennan Integrated Program and Teacher Training. She is a certified Hands of Light Workshop Leader. Currently, she is a teacher in Year 1 at the Oxford School. After completing her Master's Degree in Psychology she continues her studies in Ph.D. - Neuroscience. She is also an Ashtanga Yoga instructor, and has attended many international workshops and courses on shamanism, Psycho-Oncology, somatic coaching, animal communication, and she has completed the certification at the Gestalt Center and Depth work- Process Facilitation. Ceren now lives in Tuscany, where she is dedicated to her healing hotel to bring forth her offer to people and animals.

BBSH UK ASBIW Teacher

Ceren graduated from BBSH in 2016, continuing with the Advanced Studies Brennan Integrated Program and Teacher Training. She is a certified Hands of Light Workshop Leader. Currently, she is a teacher in Year 1 at the Oxford School. After completing her Master's Degree in Psychology she continues her studies in Ph.D. - Neuroscience. She is also an Ashtanga Yoga instructor, and has attended many international workshops and courses on shamanism, Psycho-Oncology, somatic coaching, animal communication, and she has completed the certification at the Gestalt Center and Depth work- Process Facilitation. Ceren now lives in Tuscany, where she is dedicated to her healing hotel to bring forth her offer to people and animals.

BBSH UK ASBIW Teacher

Mutsumi Araki

Mutsumi graduated BBSH in 2007, Advanced Studies in 2010, and Teacher Training in 2011. Since her teens, she has been interested in how people can live vibrantly. She had been thinking about what makes people come alive and how people can spend more time being creative. To quest for them, she studied literature at university, computing at software houses (mainly develop systems of personnel matters and financial affairs), psychology at Japan Industrial Counselors Association, Qigong from a doctor who had worked for a Chinese hospital, Qigong medicine and alimentary therapy from a researcher worked for a Chinese medical school, zone therapy, and a part of Hawaiian massage from a healer of the Kahuna bloodline. Now she has a stronger desire to support people working in the corporate world. She has public qualification of industrial counselor and financial planner.

BBSH Japan Year 3 Teacher

Mutsumi graduated BBSH in 2007, Advanced Studies in 2010, and Teacher Training in 2011. Since her teens, she has been interested in how people can live vibrantly. She had been thinking about what makes people come alive and how people can spend more time being creative. To quest for them, she studied literature at university, computing at software houses (mainly develop systems of personnel matters and financial affairs), psychology at Japan Industrial Counselors Association, Qigong from a doctor who had worked for a Chinese hospital, Qigong medicine and alimentary therapy from a researcher worked for a Chinese medical school, zone therapy, and a part of Hawaiian massage from a healer of the Kahuna bloodline. Now she has a stronger desire to support people working in the corporate world. She has public qualification of industrial counselor and financial planner.

BBSH Japan Year 3 Teacher

André Baptista

André graduated from BBSH in 2016 and then continued through the advanced studies program and teacher training program and is now a teacher at the BBSH UK. André works as a healer/therapist/masseuse in Lisbon, Portugal at a healing center in the Atelier of artist Joana Vasconcelos, providing services for the employees of the 40+ staff of the Atelier as well working with regular clients. In addition to his studies with BBSH, André has also studied North American Shamanism and Mind-body process facilitation, which he applies to his healing practice. Previous to his healing work, André has lived in many countries including South Africa, Belarus, and England, before his career in healing André completed studies in music production and worked as chef.

BBSH UK Year 3 Teacher

André graduated from BBSH in 2016 and then continued through the advanced studies program and teacher training program and is now a teacher at the BBSH UK. André works as a healer/therapist/masseuse in Lisbon, Portugal at a healing center in the Atelier of artist Joana Vasconcelos, providing services for the employees of the 40+ staff of the Atelier as well working with regular clients. In addition to his studies with BBSH, André has also studied North American Shamanism and Mind-body process facilitation, which he applies to his healing practice. Previous to his healing work, André has lived in many countries including South Africa, Belarus, and England, before his career in healing André completed studies in music production and worked as chef.

BBSH UK Year 3 Teacher

Charles Bishop

Charles graduated from BBSH in 2000 and later graduated from the BBSH Advanced Studies in Education program in 2005, doing his Teacher Training in BBSHE Austria in 2005. A compassionate and highly professional healer who operates with integrity and grace, since graduation he has maintained an active healing practice in Christchurch, Auckland, and in recent years, rural Canterbury, New Zealand, offering in-person and remote sessions. He feels it is a privilege to support individuals in their healing journey. It was from a background in Radio Transmission engineering and the significance of frequency in the understanding of the anatomy of the Human Energy Field and the dimensions of our humanness that started his journey with BBSH. He has facilitated energy awareness workshops and public talks, and from 2006 to 2014 was director and teacher for the Healing Energies Foundation program. He enjoys a relaxed lifestyle with his wife Pat, and hobbies of golf, woodworking, gardening, and restoring his 1983 BMW 320i coupe.

BBSH Australasia Year 1 Teacher

Charles graduated from BBSH in 2000 and later graduated from the BBSH Advanced Studies in Education program in 2005, doing his Teacher Training in BBSHE Austria in 2005. A compassionate and highly professional healer who operates with integrity and grace, since graduation he has maintained an active healing practice in Christchurch, Auckland, and in recent years, rural Canterbury, New Zealand, offering in-person and remote sessions. He feels it is a privilege to support individuals in their healing journey. It was from a background in Radio Transmission engineering and the significance of frequency in the understanding of the anatomy of the Human Energy Field and the dimensions of our humanness that started his journey with BBSH. He has facilitated energy awareness workshops and public talks, and from 2006 to 2014 was director and teacher for the Healing Energies Foundation program. He enjoys a relaxed lifestyle with his wife Pat, and hobbies of golf, woodworking, gardening, and restoring his 1983 BMW 320i coupe.

BBSH Australasia Year 1 Teacher

Tania Buchanan Boyd

Introducing Tania, a Therapist, Healer and distinguished Certified Clinical Trauma Specialist (CCTS-I), and esteemed faculty member at the renowned Barbara Brennan School of Healing for nine years. Armed with a B.A. in Psychology and an M.S. in Mental Health Counseling, Tania is a beacon of expertise, specializing in somatic, energetic, and trauma-focused care. After graduating from the Barbara Brennan School of Healing in 2006, Tania's commitment to excellence is evident through her advanced studies and participation in a teaching program in 2016. With over 20 years of experience, she has honed her skills and earned certifications in Somatic Experiencing, NeuroAffective Relational Model, BrainSpotting, EMDR, TF-CBT, and Havening techniques. Tania's holistic approach includes being a practitioner of the Safe and Sound Protocol (SSP), a Family Constellation practitioner, and a Continuum Movement teacher. Leveraging her wealth of experience, Tania provides invaluable support, compassion, and empathy, tailoring her methods to meet the unique needs of individuals navigating trauma and healing.

BBSH Florida Year 3 Teacher

Introducing Tania, a Therapist, Healer and distinguished Certified Clinical Trauma Specialist (CCTS-I), and esteemed faculty member at the renowned Barbara Brennan School of Healing for nine years. Armed with a B.A. in Psychology and an M.S. in Mental Health Counseling, Tania is a beacon of expertise, specializing in somatic, energetic, and trauma-focused care. After graduating from the Barbara Brennan School of Healing in 2006, Tania's commitment to excellence is evident through her advanced studies and participation in a teaching program in 2016. With over 20 years of experience, she has honed her skills and earned certifications in Somatic Experiencing, NeuroAffective Relational Model, BrainSpotting, EMDR, TF-CBT, and Havening techniques. Tania's holistic approach includes being a practitioner of the Safe and Sound Protocol (SSP), a Family Constellation practitioner, and a Continuum Movement teacher. Leveraging her wealth of experience, Tania provides invaluable support, compassion, and empathy, tailoring her methods to meet the unique needs of individuals navigating trauma and healing.

BBSH Florida Year 3 Teacher

Shelley Campbell

Shelley graduated from BBSH in 2017. After completion of the Advanced Studies program in 2019, she continued her Teacher Training and graduated in 2020. She also is a Soul Realignment Practitioner working with the akashic records and is a certified Reiki practitioner. She has a private healing practice and is passionate about healing herself and the world. She has been on her own journey of retraining her body how to breathe using the Buteyko method. As a Brennan Healing Science and Soul Realignment practitioner, Shelley combines high-quality energy healing with the infinite information available through soul readings to promote self-growth, break old patterns, and unlock the fullness of the soul’s self-expression into our human experience. She recently retired as a Colonel from the United States Air Force and the Wyoming Air National Guard after 33 years as an Air Traffic Controller in the military and earned a Masters degree in Public Administration from the University of Wyoming.

BBSH Florida Year 3 Teacher and BBSH Florida Anatomy & Physiology Teacher

Shelley graduated from BBSH in 2017. After completion of the Advanced Studies program in 2019, she continued her Teacher Training and graduated in 2020. She also is a Soul Realignment Practitioner working with the akashic records and is a certified Reiki practitioner. She has a private healing practice and is passionate about healing herself and the world. She has been on her own journey of retraining her body how to breathe using the Buteyko method. As a Brennan Healing Science and Soul Realignment practitioner, Shelley combines high-quality energy healing with the infinite information available through soul readings to promote self-growth, break old patterns, and unlock the fullness of the soul’s self-expression into our human experience. She recently retired as a Colonel from the United States Air Force and the Wyoming Air National Guard after 33 years as an Air Traffic Controller in the military and earned a Masters degree in Public Administration from the University of Wyoming.

BBSH Florida Year 3 Teacher and BBSH Florida Anatomy & Physiology Teacher

Fiona Duncanson

Fiona graduated from BBSH Florida in 2020. She went on to Advanced Studies and graduated in 2022. In 2023 she completed the Teacher Training program and is now teaching in Year 1 in the Minnesota school. Fiona’s background is in film making where she spent 25 years as a producer in movies and tv series. In 2023, she produced a documentary called “The Art of Healing, Descendent Pain” about healing centuries of trauma caused by the Atlantic Slave Trade through art. Her hope is to combine her love of film with her love of healing.

BBSH Minnesota Year 1 Teacher

Fiona graduated from BBSH Florida in 2020. She went on to Advanced Studies and graduated in 2022. In 2023 she completed the Teacher Training program and is now teaching in Year 1 in the Minnesota school. Fiona’s background is in film making where she spent 25 years as a producer in movies and tv series. In 2023, she produced a documentary called “The Art of Healing, Descendent Pain” about healing centuries of trauma caused by the Atlantic Slave Trade through art. Her hope is to combine her love of film with her love of healing.

BBSH Minnesota Year 1 Teacher

Lilia Flores

Lilia holds a BS and MEng in Electrical Engineering, is a certified English to Spanish Translator, and has also worked in the Fitness and Wellness Industry since 2007. She graduated from BBSH in 2019 and Advanced Studies in 2023 (including Teacher Training). Within the Brennan Community, Lilia has spearheaded different initiatives through the former Brennan Healing Science Association, like Global Initiative Meditation and Volunteer Healings for people suffering from the effects of Covid. Lilia’s private practice's mission is to empower everyone to recognize and use all of their unique strengths and skills through Mind, Body and Spirit disciplines like: Meditation, Physical Training, and Brennan Healing Science, among others. Lilia facilitates workshops in Brennan Healing Science Fundamentals in both English and Spanish, which are based on Barbara’s bestsellers: Hands of Light, Light Emerging and Core Light Healing.

BBSH Florida Year 2 Teacher

Lilia holds a BS and MEng in Electrical Engineering, is a certified English to Spanish Translator, and has also worked in the Fitness and Wellness Industry since 2007. She graduated from BBSH in 2019 and Advanced Studies in 2023 (including Teacher Training). Within the Brennan Community, Lilia has spearheaded different initiatives through the former Brennan Healing Science Association, like Global Initiative Meditation and Volunteer Healings for people suffering from the effects of Covid. Lilia’s private practice's mission is to empower everyone to recognize and use all of their unique strengths and skills through Mind, Body and Spirit disciplines like: Meditation, Physical Training, and Brennan Healing Science, among others. Lilia facilitates workshops in Brennan Healing Science Fundamentals in both English and Spanish, which are based on Barbara’s bestsellers: Hands of Light, Light Emerging and Core Light Healing.

BBSH Florida Year 2 Teacher

Silvana Grassadonia

Silvana graduated from BBSH in 2001 and in 2020 graduated from the Brennan Integration Program and Teacher Training. She is now teaching on the Year 2 team at BBSH UK. Silvana has a healing practice in Padova, Italy. She also leads Hands of Light workshops. Silvana has an architectural degree and has worked for 25 years as an architect in Italy and Australia while studying at BBSH and developing her healing work practice. In the 1980s she was a shiatsu therapist in Melbourne and also practiced Reiki. In 1977 Silvana met her spiritual master and moved to India for a period of four years. This period of profound spiritual discovery changed her approach to life and started a journey of uncovering of her true self. Her work with the school is a continuation of this journey.

BBSH UK Year 2 Teacher

Silvana graduated from BBSH in 2001 and in 2020 graduated from the Brennan Integration Program and Teacher Training. She is now teaching on the Year 2 team at BBSH UK. Silvana has a healing practice in Padova, Italy. She also leads Hands of Light workshops. Silvana has an architectural degree and has worked for 25 years as an architect in Italy and Australia while studying at BBSH and developing her healing work practice. In the 1980s she was a shiatsu therapist in Melbourne and also practiced Reiki. In 1977 Silvana met her spiritual master and moved to India for a period of four years. This period of profound spiritual discovery changed her approach to life and started a journey of uncovering of her true self. Her work with the school is a continuation of this journey.

BBSH UK Year 2 Teacher

Takae Kato

Takae Kato, MA in Literature (History), boasts a rich and diverse career that spans various fields. Takae graduated from Classical Homeopathy Kyoto in 2016 and earned her Master's degree in Literature from Kyoto Prefectural University in 2002. Since 2022, she has been imparting her knowledge as a Lecturer at BBSH Japan, contributing to the educational landscape. In the professional realm, Kato has been an active Brennan Integration Practitioner since 2021, certified Hands of Light® workshop leader, specializing in Brennan Healing Science since 2019. Concurrently, she has been employed in the real estate management sector since 2019, showcasing her adaptability and commitment to different domains. Takae's dedication to continuous learning is evident in her academic pursuits. In 2021, she successfully completed the BBSH Advanced Studies in Brennan Integration and Work Program, following up with the Teacher Training Program in 2022. Her journey into holistic practices commenced in 2019 with the completion of BBSH Professional Studies.

BBSH Japan Year 3 Teacher

Takae Kato, MA in Literature (History), boasts a rich and diverse career that spans various fields. Takae graduated from Classical Homeopathy Kyoto in 2016 and earned her Master's degree in Literature from Kyoto Prefectural University in 2002. Since 2022, she has been imparting her knowledge as a Lecturer at BBSH Japan, contributing to the educational landscape. In the professional realm, Kato has been an active Brennan Integration Practitioner since 2021, certified Hands of Light® workshop leader, specializing in Brennan Healing Science since 2019. Concurrently, she has been employed in the real estate management sector since 2019, showcasing her adaptability and commitment to different domains. Takae's dedication to continuous learning is evident in her academic pursuits. In 2021, she successfully completed the BBSH Advanced Studies in Brennan Integration and Work Program, following up with the Teacher Training Program in 2022. Her journey into holistic practices commenced in 2019 with the completion of BBSH Professional Studies.

BBSH Japan Year 3 Teacher

Csaba Kincses

Csaba Kincses has studied at BBSHE and graduated in 2009. Later, he completed the Brennan Integration Program and Teacher Training. He's also a Hands of Light Workshop Leader. Csaba runs a healing practice in Paris since 2005, originally with shiatsu. Recently, he actively participated to establish BBSH France in Paris. Coming to France from Hungary, influenced by the teaching of dialectical materialism, the only level of existence he could recognize was the material world. Thus, his studies of chemistry led him naturally towards physical reality, by coincidence to food. And he became a chef in a restaurant. Later, other studies led him to the world of finance. After an other shift, through the study and practice of Shiatsu and Aikido, he became aware of the energy dimension in the physical world. This body-centered awakening was able to lead him to explore further. So he joined BBSHE in Austria, to learn with Barbara Brennan.

BBSH France Year 1 Teacher and BBSH UK Year 1 Teacher

Csaba Kincses has studied at BBSHE and graduated in 2009. Later, he completed the Brennan Integration Program and Teacher Training. He's also a Hands of Light Workshop Leader. Csaba runs a healing practice in Paris since 2005, originally with shiatsu. Recently, he actively participated to establish BBSH France in Paris. Coming to France from Hungary, influenced by the teaching of dialectical materialism, the only level of existence he could recognize was the material world. Thus, his studies of chemistry led him naturally towards physical reality, by coincidence to food. And he became a chef in a restaurant. Later, other studies led him to the world of finance. After an other shift, through the study and practice of Shiatsu and Aikido, he became aware of the energy dimension in the physical world. This body-centered awakening was able to lead him to explore further. So he joined BBSHE in Austria, to learn with Barbara Brennan.

BBSH France Year 1 Teacher and BBSH UK Year 1 Teacher

Ricardo Kmentt

Ricardo graduated from BBSH in 2009. Since 2010, he joined a group of practitioners at The Canyon Ranch Hotel & Spa in Miami Beach to combine western medicine with other healing modalities in an integrated medical team. After completing advance studies training in 2011, he continued his studies in Traditional Chinese Medicine. He holds a diverse background as an Acupuncturist Physician and Chinese Herbology with various qualifications including a master’s degree in Oriental Medicine and a bachelor’s degree in Science Health, providing him with a strong understanding of the body and the many ways of holistic healing. Ricardo is now teaching on Year 3 at BBSH in Florida. He has a private practice in Miami where he combines Chinese medicine with BHS to help people with diverse conditions. I love how Oriental medicine and BHS complement each other so well to provide profound healing to people.

BBSH Florida Year 3 Teacher

Ricardo graduated from BBSH in 2009. Since 2010, he joined a group of practitioners at The Canyon Ranch Hotel & Spa in Miami Beach to combine western medicine with other healing modalities in an integrated medical team. After completing advance studies training in 2011, he continued his studies in Traditional Chinese Medicine. He holds a diverse background as an Acupuncturist Physician and Chinese Herbology with various qualifications including a master’s degree in Oriental Medicine and a bachelor’s degree in Science Health, providing him with a strong understanding of the body and the many ways of holistic healing. Ricardo is now teaching on Year 3 at BBSH in Florida. He has a private practice in Miami where he combines Chinese medicine with BHS to help people with diverse conditions. I love how Oriental medicine and BHS complement each other so well to provide profound healing to people.

BBSH Florida Year 3 Teacher

Gui Xiang Loo

Gui Xiang Loo began her journey doing recovery work for the victims of 9/11 and went on to pursue a Master’s Degree in Social Work at Hunter College School of Social Work graduating in 2006. Gui graduated from BBSH in 2011 and completed the Advance Studies and Teacher Training in 2021. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with thirteen years of experience working with home hospice patients. As an immigrant from China, she brings an intimate knowledge and understanding of life transitions, Asian cultures and their unique belief systems, and being a bridge between two worlds. She has been in private practice in New York offering therapy and energy healing for over 10 years.

BBSH Florida Year 2 Teacher

Gui Xiang Loo began her journey doing recovery work for the victims of 9/11 and went on to pursue a Master’s Degree in Social Work at Hunter College School of Social Work graduating in 2006. Gui graduated from BBSH in 2011 and completed the Advance Studies and Teacher Training in 2021. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with thirteen years of experience working with home hospice patients. As an immigrant from China, she brings an intimate knowledge and understanding of life transitions, Asian cultures and their unique belief systems, and being a bridge between two worlds. She has been in private practice in New York offering therapy and energy healing for over 10 years.

BBSH Florida Year 2 Teacher

Ed Mancera

Ed graduated from BBSHE in 2007 being part of the first graduating class in the European school. He later completed the Advance Studies and Teacher Training programs; he is also certified to lead Hands of Light®️ workshops. Ed is a Core Energetics therapist and facilitator as well as a certified Classical Pilates Instructor and Yoga teacher. He worked for the City of London Police and the Metropolitan Police in London for a number of years specializing in the investigation of violent crimes with focus on victim care in what was then called the Sapphire Unit. Ed has an online-based healing practice and is passionate about integrating all his skills to teach embodied compassion as way to access the infinite source of wisdom that is inherent in all of us. He lives in Venice, Italy, with his partner where they own a very successful business. Ed speaks Spanish, English, Italian, as well as the Venetian dialect.

BBSH UK ASBIW Teacher

Ed graduated from BBSHE in 2007 being part of the first graduating class in the European school. He later completed the Advance Studies and Teacher Training programs; he is also certified to lead Hands of Light®️ workshops. Ed is a Core Energetics therapist and facilitator as well as a certified Classical Pilates Instructor and Yoga teacher. He worked for the City of London Police and the Metropolitan Police in London for a number of years specializing in the investigation of violent crimes with focus on victim care in what was then called the Sapphire Unit. Ed has an online-based healing practice and is passionate about integrating all his skills to teach embodied compassion as way to access the infinite source of wisdom that is inherent in all of us. He lives in Venice, Italy, with his partner where they own a very successful business. Ed speaks Spanish, English, Italian, as well as the Venetian dialect.

BBSH UK ASBIW Teacher

Satoe Ogawa

Satoe graduated from BBSH in 2008, with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Brennan Healing Science in 2009, and then went on to complete Advanced Studies/Brennan Integration Work and Teacher Training. She has founded an international management consulting firm where she integrates the essence of healing sciences into the development process to support the client’s unique business and personal quest for creativity, transformation, and growth. She brings her internationally trained spaciousness and welcomeness of cultural diversity dynamics and offers seminars on mindfulness and creativity for business leaders. She completed the training program for integrated medical science at International Research and Educational Institute for Integrated Medical Sciences of Tokyo Women’s Medical University, and she gave the presentation of Energy Medicine for medical professionals. She also holds two master’s degrees in Economics and in International Affairs from Ohio University in US. Her passion is to support students and clients in their journey to create what they really want and go beyond.

BBSH Japan Year 2 Teacher

Satoe graduated from BBSH in 2008, with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Brennan Healing Science in 2009, and then went on to complete Advanced Studies/Brennan Integration Work and Teacher Training. She has founded an international management consulting firm where she integrates the essence of healing sciences into the development process to support the client’s unique business and personal quest for creativity, transformation, and growth. She brings her internationally trained spaciousness and welcomeness of cultural diversity dynamics and offers seminars on mindfulness and creativity for business leaders. She completed the training program for integrated medical science at International Research and Educational Institute for Integrated Medical Sciences of Tokyo Women’s Medical University, and she gave the presentation of Energy Medicine for medical professionals. She also holds two master’s degrees in Economics and in International Affairs from Ohio University in US. Her passion is to support students and clients in their journey to create what they really want and go beyond.

BBSH Japan Year 2 Teacher

Marvy Poletto

Marvy graduated from the Barbara Brennan School of Healing Europe in 2009 and later completed the Advance Studies and Teacher Training programs. She is an authorized Hands of Light® workshop leader, Mindfulness facilitator, and Integrative Somatic Trauma practitioner. Following her degree in Natural Medicine and Bioenergetics, she certified as a Sound and Mantra healing practitioner as well as a Tong Ren® practitioner and attended numerous trainings in shamanic traditions, Hearth Math®, Psycho-Energetics and others. With decades of experience in emergency management and humanitarian aid, she facilitates individuals and group sessions internationally, with a particular focus on Secondary Traumatic Stress relief. She is passionate about supporting humanity’s spiritual and heart-centered evolution.

BBSH UK Year 1 Teacher

Marvy graduated from the Barbara Brennan School of Healing Europe in 2009 and later completed the Advance Studies and Teacher Training programs. She is an authorized Hands of Light® workshop leader, Mindfulness facilitator, and Integrative Somatic Trauma practitioner. Following her degree in Natural Medicine and Bioenergetics, she certified as a Sound and Mantra healing practitioner as well as a Tong Ren® practitioner and attended numerous trainings in shamanic traditions, Hearth Math®, Psycho-Energetics and others. With decades of experience in emergency management and humanitarian aid, she facilitates individuals and group sessions internationally, with a particular focus on Secondary Traumatic Stress relief. She is passionate about supporting humanity’s spiritual and heart-centered evolution.

BBSH UK Year 1 Teacher

Patricia Powell

Originally from Jamaica, Patricia moved with her family to the United States when she was sixteen. Her experiences as a black, queer, immigrant woman have given her opportunities to understand intimately the need for safety and belonging, for love and liberation, and for healing and transformation. Patricia completed BBSH in 2010 and continued her personal healing journey while also writing—she is a novelist—and serving as a professor of literature and creative writing. During the summer of 2020, Patricia curated Healing the Racial Divide, a six-week series of conversations about healing and racism between Brennan teachers, alumni, students, and thought leaders from various professions. Later that fall, she returned to BBSH to pursue ASBIW and in 2023, Patricia completed the Teacher Training Program. Patricia lives near Berkeley, California, sees clients in-person and online, and  teaches on the Year 1 team in California. Patricia is currently working on a book about Slavery, Intergenerational Trauma and Healing. 

BBSH California Year 1 Teacher

Originally from Jamaica, Patricia moved with her family to the United States when she was sixteen. Her experiences as a black, queer, immigrant woman have given her opportunities to understand intimately the need for safety and belonging, for love and liberation, and for healing and transformation. Patricia completed BBSH in 2010 and continued her personal healing journey while also writing—she is a novelist—and serving as a professor of literature and creative writing. During the summer of 2020, Patricia curated Healing the Racial Divide, a six-week series of conversations about healing and racism between Brennan teachers, alumni, students, and thought leaders from various professions. Later that fall, she returned to BBSH to pursue ASBIW and in 2023, Patricia completed the Teacher Training Program. Patricia lives near Berkeley, California, sees clients in-person and online, and  teaches on the Year 1 team in California. Patricia is currently working on a book about Slavery, Intergenerational Trauma and Healing. 

BBSH California Year 1 Teacher

Daphne Prieckaerts

Daphne graduated from BBSH in 2016 in Florida and graduated from the Brennan Integration program in Oxford in 2020. She is now teaching on the Year 3 team at BBSH UK. Daphne has a healing practice in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. She is also co-founder of an international consultancy agency were creating new perspectives and changing the world for the better with creation, optimism, and persistence are keywords. She is running a campaign for the Dutch National Sports Federation against sexual harassment and unacceptable behavior in sports in the Netherlands. She holds a master’s in Marketing Economics. Her drive is to support students and clients in their journey towards healing, transformation, and growth.

BBSH UK Year 3 Teacher

Daphne graduated from BBSH in 2016 in Florida and graduated from the Brennan Integration program in Oxford in 2020. She is now teaching on the Year 3 team at BBSH UK. Daphne has a healing practice in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. She is also co-founder of an international consultancy agency were creating new perspectives and changing the world for the better with creation, optimism, and persistence are keywords. She is running a campaign for the Dutch National Sports Federation against sexual harassment and unacceptable behavior in sports in the Netherlands. She holds a master’s in Marketing Economics. Her drive is to support students and clients in their journey towards healing, transformation, and growth.

BBSH UK Year 3 Teacher

Kathryn Rizzo

Kathryn graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Brennan Healing Science in 2018, continuing with the Advanced Studies Brennan Integrated Program and Teacher Training, consecutively. She is a certified ‘Hands of Light’ Workshop Leader and a trained Facilitator in ‘The Work’ of Byron Katie. Previously, she has a degree from Duke University in Communications. In addition to her passion to teach, she is a Poetess who expresses body& soul healing, using written words and ecstatic dance movement through what she calls 'glimpses of  life, truly beautiful’. Kathryn dedicates time to charities, enhances spirituality by the ocean with the healing rhythm and flow of music. She holds sincere compassion for the ‘human condition,’ gently supporting others with her heartfelt presence. She deeply holds space for personal process and transformation to break through resistance towards self-empowerment and healing the whole person. She resides in the SouthJersey/Philadelphia, PA area and Sicily, Italy, where Kathryn practices as a Brennan Integrated Practitioner(BIP), Process/Group Facilitator and Healer.  

BBSH Florida Year 1 Teacher

Kathryn graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Brennan Healing Science in 2018, continuing with the Advanced Studies Brennan Integrated Program and Teacher Training, consecutively. She is a certified ‘Hands of Light’ Workshop Leader and a trained Facilitator in ‘The Work’ of Byron Katie. Previously, she has a degree from Duke University in Communications. In addition to her passion to teach, she is a Poetess who expresses body& soul healing, using written words and ecstatic dance movement through what she calls 'glimpses of  life, truly beautiful’. Kathryn dedicates time to charities, enhances spirituality by the ocean with the healing rhythm and flow of music. She holds sincere compassion for the ‘human condition,’ gently supporting others with her heartfelt presence. She deeply holds space for personal process and transformation to break through resistance towards self-empowerment and healing the whole person. She resides in the SouthJersey/Philadelphia, PA area and Sicily, Italy, where Kathryn practices as a Brennan Integrated Practitioner(BIP), Process/Group Facilitator and Healer.  

BBSH Florida Year 1 Teacher

Silvia Rodriguez

Silvia graduated from BBSH in 2010 and later graduated from the Brennan Integration Program and Teacher Training. She then became a teacher in Year 2 in our California school and Dean of the first Year 1 School in Espanol. Silvia is a physician and surgeon, having graduated in 1995 from the Industrial University of Santander, Colombia. She maintains an active healing and therapy practice both in person and long distance.

BBSH Florida Year 4 Teacher and Anatomy & Physiology Teacher, BBSH Australasia Year 2 Teacher

Silvia graduated from BBSH in 2010 and later graduated from the Brennan Integration Program and Teacher Training. She then became a teacher in Year 2 in our California school and Dean of the first Year 1 School in Espanol. Silvia is a physician and surgeon, having graduated in 1995 from the Industrial University of Santander, Colombia. She maintains an active healing and therapy practice both in person and long distance.

BBSH Florida Year 4 Teacher and Anatomy & Physiology Teacher, BBSH Australasia Year 2 Teacher

Elizabeth Rockenbach

Elizabeth graduated from BBSH in 2013, Advanced Studies in 2017, and Teacher Training in 2018. She did her Teacher Training internship on the Year 2 team and is currently on the faculty of New York Year 1 and Florida ASBIW. She has facilitated several Hands of Light workshops. Since 2013 she has been in private practice as a Brennan Healing Science Practitioner. She is trained in massage therapy and had a massage practice from 2003 to 2013. She studied English Literature at the University of Illinois and is a writer. She lives in New Mexico with her animals.

BBSH Florida ASBIW Teacher and BBSH New York Year 1 Teacher

Elizabeth graduated from BBSH in 2013, Advanced Studies in 2017, and Teacher Training in 2018. She did her Teacher Training internship on the Year 2 team and is currently on the faculty of New York Year 1 and Florida ASBIW. She has facilitated several Hands of Light workshops. Since 2013 she has been in private practice as a Brennan Healing Science Practitioner. She is trained in massage therapy and had a massage practice from 2003 to 2013. She studied English Literature at the University of Illinois and is a writer. She lives in New Mexico with her animals.

BBSH Florida ASBIW Teacher and BBSH New York Year 1 Teacher

Ana Stefanovic

Ana graduated from BBSHE in 2013 and later completed the Advanced Studies and Teacher Training programs. Ana is a certified Transpersonal Psychology and Holotropic Breathwork Practitioner and Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapist (including Sports Hypnosis). She is currently qualifying in Somatic Experiencing. Ana has a flourishing practice in central London, and online, combining different modalities with a special interest in non-ordinary states of consciousness. She also offers self-development workshops, jointly with a Monroe Institute facilitator. Ana dedicates part of her time to volunteering, including at a hospice in London, teaching relaxation classes. Ana holds a BSc in Human Sciences, an MSc in Neuroscience and a PhD in Clinical Psychology from University College London. Her research focused on language processing in psychosis, using psychopharmacological models. She held multiple teaching positions at London universities. Ana also studied Art Photography and worked as a freelance photographer. She loves traveling and has lived in Serbia, Romania, Australia and the UK.

BBSH UK Year 4 Teacher

Ana graduated from BBSHE in 2013 and later completed the Advanced Studies and Teacher Training programs. Ana is a certified Transpersonal Psychology and Holotropic Breathwork Practitioner and Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapist (including Sports Hypnosis). She is currently qualifying in Somatic Experiencing. Ana has a flourishing practice in central London, and online, combining different modalities with a special interest in non-ordinary states of consciousness. She also offers self-development workshops, jointly with a Monroe Institute facilitator. Ana dedicates part of her time to volunteering, including at a hospice in London, teaching relaxation classes. Ana holds a BSc in Human Sciences, an MSc in Neuroscience and a PhD in Clinical Psychology from University College London. Her research focused on language processing in psychosis, using psychopharmacological models. She held multiple teaching positions at London universities. Ana also studied Art Photography and worked as a freelance photographer. She loves traveling and has lived in Serbia, Romania, Australia and the UK.

BBSH UK Year 4 Teacher

Kazue Sugino

After working for a large Japanese insurance company, while running an art gallery, she studied the different energy fields and memories of the human mind and consciousness, which she has been interested in since childhood, and has been conducting past life therapy group sessions, individual sessions, BBSH individual healing practitioner, process group sessions and facilitator. Passionate about supporting students and clients towards creativity and awareness of new doors to further new possibilities for themselves. The Official Business Skill Test in Bookkeeping 2nd Grade, Japanese Chamber of Commerce and Industry. International Institute for Past Life Therapy and Training, Past Life Regression and Inner Child Work, including paranormal training. Graduate of the American Institute of Hypnotherapy. Goto College of Medical Arts & Sciences, Anatomy and Physiology. Graduate of BBSH Florida in 2004. Graduate of BBSHJ Teacher Training in 2007. Graduate of the BBSHJ ASBIW program in 2010.

BBSH Japan Year 1 Teacher

After working for a large Japanese insurance company, while running an art gallery, she studied the different energy fields and memories of the human mind and consciousness, which she has been interested in since childhood, and has been conducting past life therapy group sessions, individual sessions, BBSH individual healing practitioner, process group sessions and facilitator. Passionate about supporting students and clients towards creativity and awareness of new doors to further new possibilities for themselves. The Official Business Skill Test in Bookkeeping 2nd Grade, Japanese Chamber of Commerce and Industry. International Institute for Past Life Therapy and Training, Past Life Regression and Inner Child Work, including paranormal training. Graduate of the American Institute of Hypnotherapy. Goto College of Medical Arts & Sciences, Anatomy and Physiology. Graduate of BBSH Florida in 2004. Graduate of BBSHJ Teacher Training in 2007. Graduate of the BBSHJ ASBIW program in 2010.

BBSH Japan Year 1 Teacher

Jeltsje Tack

Jeltsje studied medicine and cardiology at the University of Leuven, Belgium. After graduating in 1994, she discovered that what really decided the outcome of patients was not medical decisions and science but their emotional state and wish for healing. Looking for the reason beneath everything as her life spell, and via her interest in nuclear and quantum physics, she started studying at the BBSH in Bad Ischl in 2008. There she found a model in which she could implement her clinical findings, and which opened her up for a multidimensional view of life. In the science of the HeartMath Institute she found a bridge between the holistic and the scientific views. Going through these processes, she became Medical Chief of her hospital in 2011. She then continued the Advanced Studies at BBSH Oxford, from which she graduated in 2020 and the Teacher Training. She has been teaching Anatomy and Physiology since 2022.

BBSH UK Year 3 Teacher and BBSH UK Anatomy & Physiology Teacher

Jeltsje studied medicine and cardiology at the University of Leuven, Belgium. After graduating in 1994, she discovered that what really decided the outcome of patients was not medical decisions and science but their emotional state and wish for healing. Looking for the reason beneath everything as her life spell, and via her interest in nuclear and quantum physics, she started studying at the BBSH in Bad Ischl in 2008. There she found a model in which she could implement her clinical findings, and which opened her up for a multidimensional view of life. In the science of the HeartMath Institute she found a bridge between the holistic and the scientific views. Going through these processes, she became Medical Chief of her hospital in 2011. She then continued the Advanced Studies at BBSH Oxford, from which she graduated in 2020 and the Teacher Training. She has been teaching Anatomy and Physiology since 2022.

BBSH UK Year 3 Teacher and BBSH UK Anatomy & Physiology Teacher

Selnur Teke

Selnur graduated from BBSH in 2019, completed Advanced Studies in June 2021, she continued her Teacher Training and graduated in 2022. She joined the Year 2 teaching team at the Oxford school in September 2022. She is a certified Hands of Light, Light Emerging, and Core Light Healing Workshop Leader. Selnur has an engineering degree in Chemistry and Computer Science and has worked 17 years as a senior director in France, UK, and Holland while attending several workshops about personal transformation. During these workshops, she met Barbara Brennan School of Healing. She followed her inner voice and resigned and joined the school. She always says ‘This is the best decision in my life’. She is Certified Gestalt Coach and Therapist. She is also a Kundalini Yoga instructor. She has recently finalized her certification on Family Constellation. She has a successful healing practice in Istanbul, Turkey. She loves to work with groups and is now leading workshops to help others to discover themselves. Currently living in Istanbul, Turkey. Selnur has also lived in Austria, France, United Kingdom, Holland, and USA.

BBSH UK Year 2 Teacher

Selnur graduated from BBSH in 2019, completed Advanced Studies in June 2021, she continued her Teacher Training and graduated in 2022. She joined the Year 2 teaching team at the Oxford school in September 2022. She is a certified Hands of Light, Light Emerging, and Core Light Healing Workshop Leader. Selnur has an engineering degree in Chemistry and Computer Science and has worked 17 years as a senior director in France, UK, and Holland while attending several workshops about personal transformation. During these workshops, she met Barbara Brennan School of Healing. She followed her inner voice and resigned and joined the school. She always says ‘This is the best decision in my life’. She is Certified Gestalt Coach and Therapist. She is also a Kundalini Yoga instructor. She has recently finalized her certification on Family Constellation. She has a successful healing practice in Istanbul, Turkey. She loves to work with groups and is now leading workshops to help others to discover themselves. Currently living in Istanbul, Turkey. Selnur has also lived in Austria, France, United Kingdom, Holland, and USA.

BBSH UK Year 2 Teacher

Susan Turner

Susan Turner works as a Year 4 teacher and graduated BBSH initially in 2001 and then Advanced Studies in 2022. She holds a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the New School in New York City. Susan has studied the healing arts from a young age through many avenues. She graduated from the Four Winds and Dance of the Deer Shamanic Studies and is a Star Magic Facilitator. She is also an animal and nature communicator as well as studying healing arts through the old ways. She also performs as a dancer and as authored the first in a trilogy of books.

BBSH Florida Year 4 Teacher

Susan Turner works as a Year 4 teacher and graduated BBSH initially in 2001 and then Advanced Studies in 2022. She holds a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the New School in New York City. Susan has studied the healing arts from a young age through many avenues. She graduated from the Four Winds and Dance of the Deer Shamanic Studies and is a Star Magic Facilitator. She is also an animal and nature communicator as well as studying healing arts through the old ways. She also performs as a dancer and as authored the first in a trilogy of books.

BBSH Florida Year 4 Teacher

Christine Whaite

Christine began her studies in Brennan Healing Science in 1995, graduating in 1999, and gaining an Advanced Studies diploma in 2001. She taught in the first and fourth years of training at the Brennan school in Europe from 2003 to 2015, where she was also Alumni Director. She currently teaches in the Advanced Studies program at the Brennan Institute in Oxford. Christine was a consultant to the 1992 Earth Summit (United Nations Conference on Environment and Development) and continues to take a lead in inner city restoration and environmental protection projects. In 2000 she established the London Labyrinth project in London’s Barbican, so that people could have an opportunity to experience the tranquility and inner focus that walking the labyrinth can provide. The labyrinth project continues to grow. Christine holds an MA degree from the University of Oxford in England and an MBA degree from the Ivey Business School in Canada.

BBSH UK ASBIW Teacher

Christine began her studies in Brennan Healing Science in 1995, graduating in 1999, and gaining an Advanced Studies diploma in 2001. She taught in the first and fourth years of training at the Brennan school in Europe from 2003 to 2015, where she was also Alumni Director. She currently teaches in the Advanced Studies program at the Brennan Institute in Oxford. Christine was a consultant to the 1992 Earth Summit (United Nations Conference on Environment and Development) and continues to take a lead in inner city restoration and environmental protection projects. In 2000 she established the London Labyrinth project in London’s Barbican, so that people could have an opportunity to experience the tranquility and inner focus that walking the labyrinth can provide. The labyrinth project continues to grow. Christine holds an MA degree from the University of Oxford in England and an MBA degree from the Ivey Business School in Canada.

BBSH UK ASBIW Teacher

Amy Wilder

Amy Wilder is a teacher on the Year 2 teaching team at BBSH California. In addition to her teaching work and private practice, Amy works as a BIP for BBSH students. With over a decade of experience in the field, she is committed to helping students and clients reintegrate the power of their emotional body to achieve balance and vitality in their physical, mental, and emotional lives. Amy's expertise in the field has led her to specialize in working with parents who have children that struggle emotionally. Additionally, she has taught adults and children in a spiritual setting for over 15 years and facilitates groups in healing, process, and integrative work. Amy studied at BBSH from 2012 to 2016 and then returned for the Brennan Integration Work training for three additional years. Her passion for her work is evident in the dedication she brings to every session—whether teaching, facilitating process groups, working one-on-one, or mentoring students.

BBSH California Year 2 Teacher

Amy Wilder is a teacher on the Year 2 teaching team at BBSH California. In addition to her teaching work and private practice, Amy works as a BIP for BBSH students. With over a decade of experience in the field, she is committed to helping students and clients reintegrate the power of their emotional body to achieve balance and vitality in their physical, mental, and emotional lives. Amy's expertise in the field has led her to specialize in working with parents who have children that struggle emotionally. Additionally, she has taught adults and children in a spiritual setting for over 15 years and facilitates groups in healing, process, and integrative work. Amy studied at BBSH from 2012 to 2016 and then returned for the Brennan Integration Work training for three additional years. Her passion for her work is evident in the dedication she brings to every session—whether teaching, facilitating process groups, working one-on-one, or mentoring students.

BBSH California Year 2 Teacher

International advisors

Dr. Rodolfo Felix

Rodolfo became interested in healing as a teenager. Rodolfo went on to become a medical doctor and holds his degree from the Universaid La Salle. He has also won the Magna Cum Award National Mexican Pentathletes School for Public Speaking. Rodolfo graduated from BBSH in 2007 and then went on to complete Advanced Studies and Teacher Training. Rodolfo currently is a teacher on the Advanced Studies/Brennan Integration Work team and also teaches Anatomy & Physiology II. Rodolfo has trained in basic and advanced levels of Silva Mind Control. He is a certified Bach Flower Essence Practitioner as well as Aztec Elixir Practitioner. Roldolfos’ other accomplishments includes creating the workshop Movimiento, which teaches attendees how to ride the wave of any kind of music to promote healing and deepen embodiment. Rodolfo integrates his medical knowledge, Brennan Healing Science skills, and knowledge of personal process transformation work in order to deeply support his students and clients.

BBSH Florida ASBIW Teacher & Anatomy & Physiology Teacher

Rodolfo became interested in healing as a teenager. Rodolfo went on to become a medical doctor and holds his degree from the Universaid La Salle. He has also won the Magna Cum Award National Mexican Pentathletes School for Public Speaking. Rodolfo graduated from BBSH in 2007 and then went on to complete Advanced Studies and Teacher Training. Rodolfo currently is a teacher on the Advanced Studies/Brennan Integration Work team and also teaches Anatomy & Physiology II. Rodolfo has trained in basic and advanced levels of Silva Mind Control. He is a certified Bach Flower Essence Practitioner as well as Aztec Elixir Practitioner. Roldolfos’ other accomplishments includes creating the workshop Movimiento, which teaches attendees how to ride the wave of any kind of music to promote healing and deepen embodiment. Rodolfo integrates his medical knowledge, Brennan Healing Science skills, and knowledge of personal process transformation work in order to deeply support his students and clients.

BBSH Florida ASBIW Teacher & Anatomy & Physiology Teacher

Suzanne Keen

After trying to ignore the pull of BBSH for more than a dozen years, Suzanne finally started her training in 2015. She has since finished ASBIW and Teacher Training, and is a new teacher at the California school. Suzanne’s practice consists of in-person as well as at-a-distance healings and process facilitation or BIP work to support clients as they explore healing and awakening to their true selves. Her background includes over 20 years as a registered massage therapist, study of yoga, a black belt in Tae Kwon Do, and playful exploration of belly dance.

BBSH California Year 1 Teacher

After trying to ignore the pull of BBSH for more than a dozen years, Suzanne finally started her training in 2015. She has since finished ASBIW and Teacher Training, and is a new teacher at the California school. Suzanne’s practice consists of in-person as well as at-a-distance healings and process facilitation or BIP work to support clients as they explore healing and awakening to their true selves. Her background includes over 20 years as a registered massage therapist, study of yoga, a black belt in Tae Kwon Do, and playful exploration of belly dance.

BBSH California Year 1 Teacher

Jen Polo

Jen Polo began their healing path in 2011 with multi-disciplinary practices that extend across mindfulness, plant medicine, shamanic training, and somatic group work. These fields of study led Jen to enroll in BBSH in 2014, graduating in 2018. They went on to complete advanced training in 2022. After a year of Teacher Training, Jen is currently faculty for the 2nd year BBSH program in Florida. In addition to teaching at BBSH, they run a private practice out of Toronto, Canada, where their mission is to empower people to trust in their own deep knowing of how they can find their way back to wellness. Prior to healing work, Jen worked as a cinematographer on numerous US, UK and Canadian television productions. They often joke that they have traded in lighting equipment and cameras, to be a light for others and to teach them how to develop a healthy and compassionate observer within.

BBSH Florida Year 2 Teacher

Jen Polo began their healing path in 2011 with multi-disciplinary practices that extend across mindfulness, plant medicine, shamanic training, and somatic group work. These fields of study led Jen to enroll in BBSH in 2014, graduating in 2018. They went on to complete advanced training in 2022. After a year of Teacher Training, Jen is currently faculty for the 2nd year BBSH program in Florida. In addition to teaching at BBSH, they run a private practice out of Toronto, Canada, where their mission is to empower people to trust in their own deep knowing of how they can find their way back to wellness. Prior to healing work, Jen worked as a cinematographer on numerous US, UK and Canadian television productions. They often joke that they have traded in lighting equipment and cameras, to be a light for others and to teach them how to develop a healthy and compassionate observer within.

BBSH Florida Year 2 Teacher

Patricia Williams

Patricia's journey into holistic exploration and professional growth began long ago, leading her to immerse herself in the BBSH program and graduate in 2018. Building upon this foundation, she pursued Advanced Studies, graduating in 2022, followed by Teacher Training in 2023. In parallel with her academic pursuits, Patricia has been actively involved in leading HOL workshops, providing a nurturing space for individuals to grow and heal. With a degree in hypnotherapy and studies in Ayurveda Nutrition, she brings a multifaceted approach to her practice. Her dedicated meditation practice, inspired by numerous journeys to India, further enriches her holistic perspective. Patricia holds a Master's degree in education and is a certified translator and interpreter in Spanish and English, with French as her third language. Through her compassionate understanding and intuitive abilities, Patricia empowers individuals and animals alike on their paths to wellness and self-discovery. She lives in Quito, Ecuador.

BBSH Florida Year 1 Teacher

Patricia's journey into holistic exploration and professional growth began long ago, leading her to immerse herself in the BBSH program and graduate in 2018. Building upon this foundation, she pursued Advanced Studies, graduating in 2022, followed by Teacher Training in 2023. In parallel with her academic pursuits, Patricia has been actively involved in leading HOL workshops, providing a nurturing space for individuals to grow and heal. With a degree in hypnotherapy and studies in Ayurveda Nutrition, she brings a multifaceted approach to her practice. Her dedicated meditation practice, inspired by numerous journeys to India, further enriches her holistic perspective. Patricia holds a Master's degree in education and is a certified translator and interpreter in Spanish and English, with French as her third language. Through her compassionate understanding and intuitive abilities, Patricia empowers individuals and animals alike on their paths to wellness and self-discovery. She lives in Quito, Ecuador.

BBSH Florida Year 1 Teacher