Shamanic Energy Healing: What is it, Who May Benefit From It, and How it Works

June 14, 2016
Hosted by Brooke Wagner

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Episode Description

Are you having difficulty sleeping at night? Are you having panic attacks? Are you struggling with putting your our health first? Are you experiencing severe anxiety? If you answered yes to any of these questions you will want to listen in. In this episode host Brooke Wagner will interview Patty Bellando Field, Shamanic Energy Medicine Practitioner to learn about the positive impact of energy healing and how to recognize old, unhealthy patterns and invite in and establish new ones in. In addition, Patty will share what Shamanic energy healing entails, who may benefit from it, and how it can be used to support overall health. To end the episode she will share some simple but powerful strategies that can be used by all to support overall health and wellbeing, and balance.

Therapeutic Approach to Growth

Therapeutic Approach to Growth

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Therapeutic Approach to Growth offers a wide range of topics related to individuals with special needs and others that are struggling to be successful in life. We will share information that encourages growth, an increased understanding of the types of supports available, and to most importantly offer hope. We will have well-respected professionals and savvy parents who share, collaborate and express their viewpoints on what they have learned and experienced first-hand. We focus on building an individual’s sense of competence which will help them meet challenges in our dynamic world. Our show is heavily influenced by a treatment known as RDI-Relationship Development Intervention, however other professionals and specialists that we collaborate with will also be presenting their knowledge and expertise.

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Brooke Wagner

Brooke Wagner

Brooke Wagner, M. A. has supported individuals with special needs both locally and internationally since 2000. She holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology from Santa Clara University, a Masters Degree in Human Behavior from National University, and is an RDI(r) Program Certified Consultant. In addition, Brooke is an RDI(r) supervisor through RDIConnect in Houston, Texas. In this role, she guides and supervises RDI(r) consultants in training through their supervision requirements. She has also received extensive training and experience in developing and implementing comprehensive programs utilizing RDI(r), ABA, Floortime, PRT, PECS, How Does Your Engine Run?, Handwriting Without Tears, Social Stories, Touch Math, and TEACCH.

Brooke believes in a supportive and comprehensive approach and therefore uses a variety of methodologies based on her past experiences when providing recommendations. In addition, she finds it necessary to regularly communicate with all other specialized therapists such as speech, OT, PT, etc. Brooke values supporting the community through outreach opportunities, sharing information and resources and connecting with clients and those impacted with developmental delays on a human level. She is the owner and clinical director of a private agency, Therapeutic Approach to Growth, Inc. which offers comprehensive services to individuals with developmental and acquired disabilities both nationally and internationally.

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Episode Directory

June 2016

  • 6/14/2016: Shamanic Energy Healing: What is it, Who May Benefit From It, and How it Works Listen Now
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May 2016

April 2016

Sean Barron


Sean was diagnosed with autism in January 1967 at age 5 after consistently exhibiting the classical symptoms - a profound lack of eye contact, speech and language delays, unexplained meltdowns, an abnormal fixation with objects, to name the most salient. At that time, however, little help and few resources were available, so his parents did everything they knew to advocate on his behalf and work with him to try to get him to connect with the world and other people.
Autism negatively impacted his childhood, teenage and adult years in a variety of ways, but at the root of his problems was that he had never learned basic social skills during his formative years. Instead, he lived in a self-created bubble to help him make sense of the world.
Sean has co-written two books-with his mother, Judy Barron, and Dr. Temple Grandin.The first chronicles struggles with autism and the second was written to help those on the spectrum better navigate in the complex world of social skills. View Guest page

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Kathryn Bovino

Kathryn Bovino, M.A., ITDS is a RDI® Program Certified Consultant, as well as a Certified Infant/Toddler Developmental Specialist (ITDS). She has worked in the field of child development since 2000 and with families affected by Autism Spectrum Disorders since 2004. She earned her Master’s Degree in Applied Behavior Analysis with a Graduate Certificate in Autism from Ball State University and has a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from the University of South Florida. Kathryn’s training and experience extends from developing and implementing RDI® programs and working in Early Intervention as a Developmental Specialist, to utilizing a variety of approaches to autism treatment. In addition, Kathryn and her dog completed the canine good citizen certification and went on to complete the Love on a Leash program requirements. She enjoys introducing her therapy dog Nala to her clients on the spectrum and witnessing the growth and healing in her clients from their interactions. View Guest page

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Nala Bovino

Nala is a certified Therapy dog (along with her handler Kathryn Bovino) at TAG. Nala attended The Good Dog Training School and received her Canine Good Citizen Certification in November 2013. After receiving her CGC certification, Nala attended the K9 Dog Park School. She graduated from their Therapy Dog class and succeeded in passing her Love on a Leash (LOAL) Therapy Dog Control Evaluation. Upon graduation, Nala continued on her journey to participate in supervised visits under the guidance of LOAL staff. In April 2014, Nala and Kathryn were certified as a Therapy Dog Team with Love on a Leash, Inc. The team has experience providing therapy in nursing homes, veteran’s facilities, and libraries. Nala joined the TAG team to support and meet the needs of individual clients. She has experience helping individuals face and overcome their fears of animals, as well as support individuals in their own goals and to come out of their shell and share more about themselves. View Guest page

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