Palo Alto, CA
Doctoral Student in Clinical Psychology (PsyD)
I am interested in the therapeutic benefits of sound healing, particularly gong meditation, for individuals with mental health issues such as anxiety.
I have a BA in Music from UCLA (1986) and an MA in Transpersonal Psychology from Sofia University (2015). I worked for fifteen years in IT programming computers. I am a level I Certified Kundalini Instructor through the Kundalini Research Institute and a Peter Hess Sound Massage Practitioner.
At present, I am doing my clinical internship at Dixie State University as part of th requirements for my Doctor of Clinical Psychology (PsyD) from Sofia University.
I first experienced gong meditation while attending a sound massage training. A couple years later, my first kundalini yoga teacher asked me to play the gong for her classes. Since then, I have conducted more than 300 gong meditations. I began to become curious about the possible mental health benefits of gong meditation after listening to attendees' descriptions of their experiences. I was surprised to find that no scientific research exists in this arena.
I have dedicated my life to finding the answers to my questions.