Jill Kuykendall is a registered physical therapist and an ordained minister of The Circle of the Sacred Earth, Inc., a church fostering shamanic principles and practices. Jill has practiced traditional medicine for over 25 years, often in an advisory role to bring transpersonal practices to the health care community. She still advises mental health practitioners about how to best serve those with PTSD, including members of the US military and their families. As a shamanic practitioner, Jill works with clients to help them return to balance and wholeness through the practice of soul retrieval. Kuykendall is also the co-author of the book Spirit Medicine, has led drumming circles for women, is on the faculty at Esalen Institute, and is the event planner for the business, Shared Wisdom. She currently lives on a sustainable farm on the island of Hawaii, consulting and offering distance soul retrieval for clients.