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Since 1973, I have dedicated my life to finding meaningful paths that help others to become educated in the mind-body-soul healing process.  I began my career in orthopedics and neurosurgical nursing and oncology research.  I then became a Registered Dental Hygienist specializing in dental phobic patients and temporal joint syndrome(TMJ).

For 15 years I owned and operated a successful massage therapy practice that focused on relaxation and pain management, with a variety of modalities from hydrotherapy, vibracussor, and infrared therapy.  I also assisted my husband manufacture an FDA cleared and patented infrared therapy device through his company Diomedics, Inc.

I am a standardized patient actor.  I initially started at the HCA hospitals until their program ended.  I can portray most adult roles with confidence especially any of the adult pathologies since I have been in the healthcare field for over 40 years. 

I am a Certified Colon Hydrotherapist and Certified nutritional counselor as well as a Certified Medical and Dental hypnotherapist, which assists with behavior changes including irritable bowel issues, moderation nutritional intake and smoking cessation programs for groups or individuals. 

I am a member of the Florida State Massage Therapy Association, American Counsel of Hypnotist Examiners and The International Certification Board of Clinical Hypnotherapy.