Education & Training

Academic, Certifications

  • Life Coaching Certification, Coaching Skills Institute (2009)
  • Academy of Peer Services — 13 core skills trainings for New York State Peer Specialist certification (October-November 2020) (awaiting provisional peer specialist certification for New York State)
  • Doctor of Motivation, 2009
  • Doctor of Metaphysics, 2009
  • Interfaith Minister, 1997
  • Bachelor of Science in Human Development with a psychology specialization, Empire State College (State University of New York / SUNY) - incomplete, dropped
  • Associates Degree in Liberal Arts with a computer programming specialization, Kingsboro Community College (CUNY)

Classes Taken

Culture, History, Mythology, Language, Relationships, Groups, Coaching

  • American Sign Language, levels 1-5, 1991-2, American Sign Language Institute (including Deaf culture & history)
  • Metamorphoses of Morgan Le Fey, 10/2/91
  • Invasion of the Soul, 10/12/91
  • Tales of Old Man Coyote, 10/19/91
  • HumaNext Conference, 2010 (Emotional Quotient at Work, Diversity Training & Cultural Competency, Heart & Mind Learning)
  • Mental Health Empowerment Project — peer specialist live/group training (October 2020)

Health, Healing & Herbalism

  • Traditions of Healing, 3/8/91, Susun Weed
  • Spring Tonics, 3/9/91, Susun Weed
  • Chronic Problems, 3/10/91, Susun Weed
  • Mysteries of Wild Herbs, 3/23/91
  • Shamanic Midwifery, 4/21/91, Jeanne Parvati Baker
  • CPR Training, 5/4/91, Kingsboro Community College
  • Walking Tour of Chinatown, 6/15/91 & others, Letha Haddady
  • Assorted Wild Weed Tours by Stephen Brill
  • Herbs for PMS, 9/30/91 (6 weeks), Robin Bennett?
  • Awakening the Healer Within, 10/4/91, Elisabeth Stratton?
  • Little India Walk, 10/6/91 & others, Letha Haddady
  • Immune Tonics(?), 8/18/92, Robin Bennett
  • Spring Tonics, Spring 1997 6 weeks, Robin Bennett
  • Herbs for your Nerves, 3/1997, Robin Bennett
  • 8 Month Green Medicine Training, New York Open Center, 1997
    • Teachers include Peeka Trinkle, David Winston, Michael Tierra
  • Green Nations Gathering (attended once circa 1991-1992)
    • Herbs for Winter, Deb Soule
    • Moonlodge, Katherine Chantal
    • Trees, Doug Elliott(?)
    • Childbearing Years, Jeanne Shenandoah
    • Herbal Cosmetics, Jane La Force(?)
    • Devas and Spirits, Pam Montgomery
    • Women's Health & Herbs, Amanda McQuade Crawford
    • Herbal Self Massage, Deborah Maia
    • Wild Carrot Seed Study - Preliminary Presentation, Robin Bennett
    • Caring for Animals - Deb Soule
  • Love Medicine, 2/1997, Robin Bennett
  • Reiki intensives beginner through Master/Teacher, including Karuna Reiki — 1998-2000, Geoffrey Wendel, Barton Wendel (r.i.p.), & sometimes Tyger Brightfield
  • Healer's Retreat, July 2000, Four Quarter's Farm (private)
  • Bradley Method Childbirthing Class - Ellen Chuse, 1995 & 1997
  • The Way of the Shaman, April 1997, Michael Harner
  • Shamanic Healing Course (Taki Samy), July 2000, Don José Quimbo
  • Shamanic Basic Workshop Follow-Up, Dec 2000-Feb 2001, Catlin Cobb
  • Johrei class 9/20/91

Misc Holistic Courses

  • Kyudo, 6/21 to 6/23/91
  • Gypsy Dance, 1991+, Dalia Carrella
  • Assorted Yoga classes

Misc Crafting

  • Make Your Own Antara, 9/22/91
  • Wayne Weissman survival skills class 9/29/91

Business & Marketing

  • Book Yourself Solid, Michael Port (circa 2009)
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