Education & Training

This is a partial Curriculum Vitae as we go over our past courses and accomplishments to consolidate everything in one place. Most of this reconstruction of our "CV" is done through going into past notebooks and schedule books, file cabinets, and archive boxes, so we welcome corrections on teacher's names, course names, etc.

Since our full CV is quite long, to help organize it we have moved long sections to other pages. Please make sure to check out:

Academic, Certifications

  • MHANYS Mental Health Community Partner Certification — May 11, 2023. 2-year certification.
  • MHANYS CarePath™ Coach Certification — June 28, 2022. 2-year certification.
  • eCPR (Emotional CPR) Certification- November 5, 2021
  • Academy of Peer Services — 13 core skills trainings for New York State Peer Specialist certification (October-November 2020) (New York Certified Peer Specialist - Provisional (NYCPS-P-4394) awarded 5/1/2021). 2-year provisional certification. Renewed (exp 5/1/2025).
  • Life Coaching Certification, Coaching Skills Institute (2009)
  • Doctor of Motivation, seminary course 2009
  • Doctor of Metaphysics, seminary course 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)

Business & Marketing

  • Book Yourself Solid, Michael Port (circa 2009)

Classes Taken

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

  • Mental Health Empowerment Project — peer specialist live/group training (October 2020)
  • Leadership Orange, 2011 - 10-month county-wide leadership development program for business owners, politicians, lawyers, teachers, and other community leaders
  • HumaNext Conference, 2010 (Emotional Quotient at Work, Diversity Training & Cultural Competency, Heart & Mind Learning)
  • Orange County Toastmasters 2006-7
  • American Sign Language, levels 1-5, 1991-2, American Sign Language Institute (including Deaf culture & history)
  • Tales of Old Man Coyote, 10/19/91
  • Invasion of the Soul, 10/12/91
  • Metamorphoses of Morgan Le Fey, 10/2/91

Health, Healing & Herbalism

  • Trauma Removal Club & Coaching Academy - Alun Parry - 2023-present
  • Shamanic Basic Workshop Follow-Up, Dec 2000-Feb 2001, Catlin Cobb
  • Shamanic Healing Course (Taki Samy), July 2000, Don José Quimbo
  • Healer's Retreat, July 2000, Four Quarter's Farm (private)
  • Reiki intensives beginner through Master/Teacher, including Karuna Reiki — 1998-2000, Geoffrey Wendel, Barton Wendel (r.i.p.), & sometimes Tyger Brightfield
  • Bradley Method Childbirthing Class - Ellen Chuse, 1995 & 1997
  • The Way of the Shaman, April 1997, Michael Harner
  • Spring Tonics, Spring 1997 6 weeks, Robin Bennett
  • Love Medicine, 2/1997, 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
  • Immune Tonics(?), 8/18/92, Robin Bennett
  • Johrei class 9/20/91
  • 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

Misc Holistic Courses

  • Dance, 1991-3 with Dalia Carella, which she now calls "Dunyavi Roma Dance"
  • Kyudo, 6/21 to 6/23/91
  • Assorted Yoga classes

Misc Crafting

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

As this is a website that contains legacy information that's in some cases 40+ years old, some things may be outdated. If you see something that might need updating, please feel free to Contact Us, we'd be happy to check and update as needed. Due to people actively looking for problems to spread rumors about us, we have to say: if you see something and don't say something to us first, then you're a part of the problem.

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