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"I know I said writing lesson one was easy -- actually I meant your template was easy to use. This feels to me like writing another book. I think that is great and is giving me so much. I've always believed we teach what we need to learn.."
~ Deborah Redfern, Feng Shui course instructor

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Self-Healing Expressions Faculty

Rev. Laurie Sue Brockway
Rev. Laurie Sue Brockway is an interfaith minister and non-denominational wedding officiant who helps people get ready for love and marriage, and who blesses the unions of couples in love in unique and loving ceremonies. She is author of Wedding Goddess: A Divine Guide to Transforming Wedding Stress Into Wedding Bliss (Perigee Books, Spring 2005), A Goddess Is a Girl's Best Friend: A Divine Guide To Finding Love, Success and Happiness (Perigee Books, December 2002), and the online course Find Your Spiritual Soul Mate ( Visit Rev. Laurie Sue at
"I found the 'Romantic Resumé' course helped me clarify what it is that I truly seek in a romantic relationship and what I bring to it. It asked questions that I hadn't thought to ask. I definitely recommend this course to others!"

Laura Grace
Laura Grace is a nationally acclaimed author, speaker and teacher. She serves as the Spiritual Director for the Circle of Grace in Central Coast, CA and has a background in world religions, developmental psychology, and integrative studies. She is trained in psycho-spirituality, Neuro-Linguistic Programming, dream analysis, and Gestalt therapy. Laura is a member of the International Study for the Association of Dreams, has taught over a hundred programs on both "waking" and night-time dreams, facilitated dream groups since 1994 and lectured extensively on dreams throughout the U.S. Her Dreams for Healing process examines the depths of dreams and the power they possess, the distinct "language" of dreams, and guides learners to put their (night-time) dreams to work in fulfilling their soul's blueprint. Visit her sites at and
"Learning how to remember my dreams, work with them, and understand my own personal 'dream language' has assisted me in healing some of my closest relationships and access some 'gifts' I was born with that I never knew I had! Dreams truly are a precious vehicle for healing and Laura has a profound understanding of them and how they are, in her words, 'the language of the heart and soul.'"

Elizabeth A. Reed and Neil Douglas-Klotz Neil Douglas-Klotz, Ph.D. is an international author in religious studies and somatic psychology. He is a senior teacher in a Western branch of Sufism and founder of the International Network of the Dances of Universal Peace. For ten years, he taught on the faculty of Matthew Fox's Institute for Culture and Creation Centered Spirituality. Currently residing in Edinburgh, Scotland, he co-directs the Edinburgh Institute for Advanced Learning. He has authored Prayers of the Cosmos: Meditations on the Aramaic Words of Jesus, Desert Wisdom, The Hidden Gospel, The Genesis Meditations: A Shared Practice of Peace for Christians, Jews, and Muslims, and The Sufi Book of Life: Meditations for the Modern Dervish. His web site is

The Rev. Elizabeth A. Reed, Ph.D. is a psychotherapist and spiritual counselor in private practice and directs the non-profit Shalem Center in Ohio, dedicated to wholistic healing and growth of individuals and organizations. Over the past seven years, Shalem Center has developed a partnership with Douglas-Klotz' Abwoon Study Circle, supporting its work in North America. Elizabeth is an ordained minister in a mainstream denomination as well as within a Western Sufi path. She has published a number of articles in religious journals, many focusing inclusive language concerns and psychological issues for women in the church. A lifelong spiritual seeker, she has found great meaning through studies with Dr. Douglas-Klotz and wrote the online course A Healing Journey with the Aramaic Lord's Prayer: Reclaiming the Mysticism of Jesus through His Native Language at his suggestion and with his collaboration. Her site is She is also the creator (with Neil Douglas-Klotz) and instructor of Breathing with the Divine Breath: Deep Inner Healing in The Beatitude Way.
"The course has helped my awareness open up, by reviewing the 'old' Lord's Prayer of my youth in a 'new' light and with a 'new' life. It is a fresh breath of air for me."

"To receive a lesson addressed personally to me felt very welcoming right at the beginning. The Mindset Preparations and Closing Thoughts for each lesson were good focus tools. I loved the challenge of approaching familiar material in a new way, broadening my perspective. The material from the various books felt like poetry for my soul. Each lesson made me feel I was surrounded with Yeshua's and Hokmah's presence, and the practices drew me deep within. Hopefully I will be able to take what I have experienced with these lessons, and use all of that to be of service in the world. "

Julianne Koritz
Julianne Koritz, RD, is a licensed dietitian/nutritionist in private practice. She presents programs in low-fat cooking, diabetic and cardiac diets, weight management and nutrition. In her practice, she counsels corporate and private clients in developing personalized nutritional programs, utilizing LEAP (the Lifestyle Eating And Performance Programs) for patients who suffered from chronic migraine headaches, IBS or both. She is a member of the American Dietetic Association. Her web site is Julianne's Self-Healing Expressions course is The Healing Power of Food: Conscious Eating.
"This [Nutrition] course is a great review on nutrition and perhaps the next best thing to hiring your own dietitian! Julianne provides advanced nutrition knowledge and in many cases, even more details then my dietitian did - mostly because she had 18 lessons in which to do so."

Linda Pendleton
Linda Pendleton, medium and award winning author, has written in a variety of genres: nonfiction, mystery novels, comic book scripting, and screenplays. She coauthored nonfiction and fiction with her late husband, renowned author, Don Pendleton, including the popular nonfiction book, To Dance With Angels, and Whispers From the Soul. Her other nonfiction books are A Walk Through Grief; Three Principles of Angelic Wisdom, the Spiritual Psychology of the Grand Spirit, Dr. Peebles; A Small Drop of Ink; and It's Not Too Late! with Fred Bader, Ph.D. Linda's website explores the spiritual psychology of Dr. James Martin Peebles - from both his terrestrial life and his life on the other side - along with other facets of spirit communication. A native Californian, Linda is a member of The Authors Guild, and The Authors League. Although most of her time is devoted to her love of writing, she also enjoys the exploration of her family's genealogical roots. Her websites are: and Her Self-Healing Expressions courses are Journey to the Heart: Exploring the World of Spirit and Healing Whispers: Communication with Your Spirit Guides & Angels. She is also the author of these eBooks:
A Loving Presence: Signs and Symbols From Your Angels and Spirit Guides
How Thin the Veil! 150 Years of Spiritualism
The UFO Phenomena: The Cosmic SOS
"This course has been so inspirational for me, because it has shown me just how much I have grown. I have been on a conscious spiritual journey for about 12 years now, and sometimes I feel like I haven't learned anything or I start to doubt myself. Doing this course has been a great reminder that I have come a great distance... It has also given me a new perspective, or greater insight on some things I thought I already new. Even though I have completed these lessons, I plan on going back and spending more time and delving in even deeper on some. Very helpful and inspiring. Thank You!"

Deborah Redfern Deborah Redfern, author of Odyssey of the Heart, Paths to Wholeness through Feng Shui, specializes in de-cluttering your life on the spiritual, physical and emotional levels, using the tools of feng shui and soul coaching. She is owner of Feng Shui Coaching and Estel Interiors, which offers certification courses in feng shui and space clearing. She resides in Victoria, British Columbia with her husband and two cats. Her Self-Healing Expression courses are Healing with Feng Shui and Color, Dancing with Energy: 9 Steps to Manifesting Your Soul's Desires with Feng Shui and Feng Shui Soulutions: Your 30 Day Home and Life Makeover.
"With the sorry state of the world today, it is more important than ever for us to balance our personal lives as best we can. A great place to start is at home. Have you taken steps to create balance and harmony in your own home by creating a nurturing and supportive environment for your soul? This well written course by Deborah Redfern is designed to help you do just that."

Sandra Lee Schubert Sandra Lee Schubert is an interfaith minister, radio show host, producer, writer, and creative consultant who leads people to be their best by their telling stories online, on the air and in person. She co-facilitated the successful Wild Angels Poets and Writers Group at the historic Cathedral of Saint John the Divine. Her website is You are welcomed to follow her on Twitter or Facebook.
"The Writing for Life e-course provided many wonderful exercises that motivated my creativity and opened up new channels for my writing."

Lynn Shaw
Lynn Shaw MSW, is an educator with a heart for laughter. A Licensed Clinical Social Worker specializing in therapeutic laughter, Lynn offers practical applications and deep insights from her 20+ years of experience as a speaker, trainer, and psychotherapist.

Lynn is a frequent presenter for conferences, associations, businesses and the founder of "Laughter for Life!"®. She has also authored the books Tee Hee Moments and A Healthier You. As past president of the Indiana chapter of the National Speakers Association, Lynn knows the value of education and welcomes the opportunity to share her learning experiences. Her Web site is Lynn's Self-Healing Expressions course is Laughter for the Healing Heart.
"Lynn Shaw has invited us to use laughter, a gift we all have at our disposal, in our daily lives. She offers information, inspiration and instruction on how and why we need to accept and celebrate this gift."

Laurie E. Smith
Laurie E. Smith is a spiritual life coach, and certified as a: Reiki Master, Professional Soul Coach, NeuroLinguistic Programming Practitioner, TimeLine TherapyTM Practitioner, and Feng Shui Consultant. She has been involved in holistic and spiritual healing for over ten years and has taught a variety of workshops and programs at retreats, meditation and yoga centers, schools, non-profit organizations and corporations throughout the U.S. She is the author of Soul Wisdom: A Guide to Miraculous Living, Book One, and Spirit In Disguise: A Guide to Miraculous Living, Book Two. For more information about Laurie's books, programs and to subscribe to her ezine "Spreading Sunshine," visit Laurie at Laurie's Self-Healing Expressions course is Miracles: Creating Your Magical Life with Energy and Intuition.
"Laurie's Miracle Course was the catalyst for many serendipitous, consciousness shifting happenings in my life. This program and Laurie's books sparkle with authenticity and are bound by timeless yet unique insights. Laurie, you lead by example through having the courage to open yourself up to your own and the Divine's words. I recommend this course to all who are seeking to connect with their own whispers from within, and who are ready for miracles to happen!" -Jill E. Cifelli

Marty Tousley Marty Tousley, RN, MS, FT, DCC is a hospice bereavement counselor helping people find their way through grief. As a volunteer with the Pet Grief Support Service in Phoenix, AZ, she also works with bereaved animal lovers and consults with veterinary clinics to foster greater understanding of pet loss among staff members. A frequent contributor to healthcare journals, newsletters and magazines for the lay public, she has authored three books addressing various aspects of loss and grief. She authored three Self-Healing Expressions e-courses including The First Year of Grief: Help for the Journey and A Different Grief: Coping with Pet Loss (with and without a child component).
Her award-winning web site is and her blog is
"I was so excited to find your courses dealing with Pet Loss. I have 2 dogs that are dying of cancer and with the vets I have here in Vermont there is no group that we are aware of that exist for us to get support. I am hoping with what I am going through and the courses I will be able to start a support group to help myself and others in this time..."

Melanie Votaw Melanie Votaw is a certified hypnotherapist counselor in private practice in New York City. She lives her life purposely through teaching, writing, photography, singing and dance. Teacher of seminars such as "Discovering Your Life Purpose" and "Creating the Life You Want," she has taught her courses in New York City, San Francisco and Los Angeles. She has produced and recorded two CDs based on her teachings, featuring soothing guided meditations. Published author of five non-fiction books she is currently writing a book on creativity and the art of living fully. Of her work, Melanie says, "Helping others to discover and create work they love is a large part of my life purpose, along with opening others to their innate creativity."
Her site is Her Self-Healing
Expressions course is Discovering Your Life Purpose: Living the Life You Were Born to Live.
"Insightful, uplifting, thought provoking, practical. Each lesson provides easy tools to gently embrace new habits and connect with our birthright. Melanie Votaw's course is clearly explained, with practical quotations and exercises for people needing guidance. For people who have already found their life purpose, this course is refreshing; a confirmation that one is on the right path.... I highly recommend Melanie's course to anyone ready to discover their life purpose."

Shaman Elder Maggie Jean Wahls Shaman Elder Maggie Jean Wahls, telepathic from birth, has studied Shamanism for 50 years practicing the teachings and traditions of her European heritage. Maggie has studied with Shamans from around the world. Although the teaching of Shamanism has traditionally been reserved for those of direct lineage, today there are fewer and fewer practicing Shamans in the modern world. In an effort to preserve her heritage and keep the powerful healing skills of Shamanism alive, special dispensation has been granted to Shaman Elder Maggie Wahls to help others re-member their own innate Shamanic skills that may have been forgotten. Based in Missouri, Maggie is a Course In Miracles Study Facilitator, Animal Communicator, Reiki Master, and artist. Her Web site is She created and teaches the popular Self-Healing Expressions course, Discovering the Shaman Healer Within: Apprentice Course, also Reiki for Healing: Level I and Reiki for Healing: Level II. She can be frequently found in our discussion forum established for our students as a means to communicate and support each other.
"Shaman Maggie leads you through the different realms on a beautiful path of self-discovery, and total awareness of yourself and the universe around and within you. She teaches with a unique simplicity that is thought provoking and inspiring, leading you on your way to healing and harmony. I truly am grateful for this dear Shaman woman for sharing her knowledge and wisdom with us. A unique leaning experience."

June Soyka Cook June Soyka Cook is the co-founder of Self-Healing Expressions. She is based in Newtown, PA. She is the author of Holistic Prayers: Healing the Mind, Body and Spirit Through Prayer, a free email course developed in response to September 11th. She has over 25 years professional experience in higher education, corporate training and marketing. In recent years, her focus has been on spiritual healing and holistic healing education via the web, which she loves. She is also the editor of Holistic Expressions, a spiritual healing / holistic healing ezine.
"I just recently finished the Holistic Prayers by J. Soyka... I found it very enlightening and uplifting. It has also opened many aspects of my inner mind."