... a manifestation of grace emanating from the calm of a clear, deep lake, Shayne's qualities as a trained, yet inborn counselor, are woven harmoniously with her tremendous compassion, empathic attunement, open-mindedness, and grounded-ness for clear-headed decision making. Shayne has a most amazing skill to function as a bridge between your inner self and the modern’s world's demands to fit in it; she is indispensable to anyone who wants to actualize their inner potential into the modern world and to alleviate the stress caused by the differences between these two very different polarities. Her knowledge of nutrition and body work complement her ability for a warm, insightful counseling style.
... is a transpersonal therapist, empath, and mindfulness meditation instructor with over 16 years of holistic mental health expertise in a broad range of areas. As a transpersonal therapist, Gerald developed his own methodologies for erasing the memories of trauma that underlie the obsessive re-experiencing of negative emotional states, such as depression, panic/anxiety, grief, PTSD, eating disorders, and so on. His work is a holistic mixture of traditional counseling augmented by warm compassion, empathic attunement, and spiritual work.
Filled with desire to help his fellow humans, Gerald skillfully weaves the arts of hypnotherapy, knowledge of transactional analysis, soul-retrieval, past-lives regressions/therapy, NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming), and mindfulness meditation stress reduction in a unique transpersonal therapy method for mending the wounded heart and healing the mind. In Gerald, the Old and the New meet in the timeless art of healing.
Educated in spirituality as a family affair by his mother, Gerald went on to study the modern art of psychological healing. He graduated from the prestigious Psychology Program of University of California at Davis with Highest Honors/Suma Cum Laude for having authored single-handedly innovative psychological theories that “form a template for new psychological investigation” according to Clinical Psychologist, Jacqueline Horn, PhD, President of the California Board of Psychology, and constitute original "post-doctoral research at undergraduate level” according to Psychologist Emil Rodolfa, PhD, Associate Director of the American Psychological Association, who reviewed his work. Presently, Gerald works as a transpersonal therapist, counselor, mindfulness meditation instructor, and life-coach in both Australia and the United States.
His counseling expertise extends to:
* Overcoming depression,
* Overcoming panic and anxiety,
* Alcohol and drug addictions or chemical dependency,
* Working through grief due to loss of loved ones,
* PTSD due to combat situations and physical/sexual assault,
* Domestic violence,
* Anger management,
* Eating disorders,
* Existential crises,
* Self harm, such as self-cutting or burning, to relieve internal pain
* Obsessive compulsive disorder,
* Suicidal and homicidal thoughts,
* Problem children,
* Couples and family therapy,
* Grief due to loss of loss of loved ones,
* Grief due to loss of a relationship,
* Trauma due to accidents, crime, and natural disasters,
* Victims of rape, and
* Survivors of loved one’s suicide.
"There is a loftier ambition than merely to stand high in the world. It is to stoop down and lift mankind a little higher." - Henry van Dyke, poet
... in the Muskogee/Creek Indian language means "one who helps people willingly'' (the words were not capitalized on purpose as they are simply a descriptor term). This is the traditional term used for what non-Indians call a "healer", "Medicine Man", or shaman. Native Americans never had "shamans" - anthropologists used these terms. This man was called like this in the Muskogee Indian language by William Marcellus Bearheart who also blessed his Sacred-Pipe and his Eagle Feather (we give apologies for speaking of the name of a deceased man, but this purpose would have been considered worthy by him).
Bearheart serves as an example humbleness for this man. Bearheart, known to non-Indian society as "one of the last traditionally trained Medicine Men," did not call himself a "medicine man", shaman, or any other such things although he was a member of The Advisory Board for The Native American/Native Public Institute of Health of the famous John Hopkins School of Medicine, was a published author, and was invited at the Whitehouse to pray with US President Harry Truman (click here to learn more about Bearheart).
In his book, "The Wind is My Mother," Bearheart made it clear that true "medicine men" live anonymous lives, do not call themselves by lofty names such as "medicine men" or "shamans", and are, usually, not known for their work and are some of the humblest people. This man does not want to be called anything more than a man who helps people and whatever variation of that comes to your mind is good enough.
It is this man's belief that men and women who help people were born to Great Spirit alone (click to understand the reasons for that) and belong to no nation, tribe, or any other groups, or spiritual/religious denominations people dreamed up in defiance of Great Spirit's request. Men and Women of Power belong to Great Spirit's nation alone, have no worldly identity left, do not belong to any human divisions, and do not identity themselves apart from Nature, the animals, the fish, the trees, grasses, and the mountains.
We believe that the Great Spirit told people not to divide themselves by making different languages and nations and in doing so people broke the sacred medicine wheel, which will be restored when the divisions of people subside and they will give up their personalities of the world, such as belonging to groups, nations, tribes, genders, different religions and spiritualities, by which they name themselves apart from the rest of the "people" and Nature.
Following the tradition of pre-Columbian spiritual people who maintained humbleness, this spiritual man wears a medicine mask that impersonates the spiritual forces that work through him when he speaks or helps people; he is not known as a person in order to maintain a sacred spiritual connection to the Spiritual World by avoiding pollution from any ego motivations.