"Every moment of your life is infinitely creative, and the universe is infinitely bountiful."
--Mahatma Gandhi Internal Family Systems Therapy, developed by Richard Schwartz. IFS is a psycho-spiritual method of psychotherapy that forms the backdrop to my entire approach. It is empowering and completely non-pathologizing.

Repair and Reattachment Grief Therapy, by Rochelle Wright. When I heard about the amazing process described in this book, I knew I had to get certified in it. The process is a shortcut to healing from grief, and it heals more deeply than standard grief therapy. Peace in a matter of hours! Emotional Freedom Technique, developed by Gary Craig. EFT is a remarkable technique that involves the acupuncture meridians of the body. I use it often to facilitate emotional release, as it is quick, simple, and extremely flexible. It is quintessential mind/body therapy. The Journey, developed by Brandon Bays is another beautiful mind/body modality. It stems from Brandon Bays' own experience of healing a large tumor without medical intervention, using both physical cleansing and emotional release. Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), developed by Francine Shapiro. EMDR is very thoroughly researched, demonstrating the effectiveness of using an alternative technique to clear emotional trauma. Somatic Experiencing, developed by Peter Levine. Training in SE helped me really understand how trauma gets stuck in the mind/body and taught me yet another effective method of releasing it. In actual practice, I frequently blend elements of several or all of the energy techniques I have learned. Jon Kabat-Zinn, author of Wherever You Go, There You Are, and Full Catastrophic Living: Using the Wisdom of Your Body and Mind to Face Stress, Pain, and Illness, founded The Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Healthcare, and Society at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. Spiritual teacher Eckhart Tolle is another master at teaching mindful presence. In his book The Power of Now he gives a method of accessing what he calls the "inner body." Scientist Bruce Lipton wrote The Biology of Belief, about the mind/body connection.

Why I Survive AIDS. In this remarkable autobiographical book, Niro Markoff Asistent describes how she completely healed from AIDS before the advent of AIDS medications using a mind/body/spirit approach plus a healthy lifestyle. She remains AIDS-free today, many years later. Her book is available on and is also offered as a free e-book on Andreas Moritz has written books that outline natural approaches to eliminating what he sees as the causes of medical issues, as opposed to suppressing symptoms. His books detail methods of incorporating body cleansing and healthy lifestyle into one's healing plan in a safe and effective way. Moritz also addresses the mind/body/spirit connection. Jim Self is a remarkable spiritual teacher. He and Roxane Burnett wrote Spirit Matters and What Do You Mean The Third Dimension is Going Away? They also offer several wonderful spiritual development programs. A comprehensive guide to information about self improvement, personal growth and self-help on the internet.

Jesus, the Bible, and Homosexuality: Explode the Myths, Heal the Church, by Christian theologian, Jack Rogers, explains how the Bible was used in previous times to support slavery and the subjugation of women, and argues that a Christ-centered interpretation of the Bible impels us to grant equal rights to all members of society.

Queer: The Ultimate LGBT Guide for Teens by Kathy Belge, Marke Bieschke, and Christian Robinson.

GLBTQ: The Survival Guide for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning Teens by Kathy Huegel.

Straight Parents, Gay Children: Keeping Families Together, by Robert MacNeil. A father's account of his daughter's coming out and how he dealt with it. The mission of the It Gets Better Project is to support, encourage, and inspire LGBT youth. The Trevor Project provides crisis counseling to LGBT and Questioning youth. The Trevor Lifeline is 866-488-7386. A organization of "Parents, Families, Friends, and Allies united with LGBT people to move equality forward." Also very helpful for parents.