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My Story


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My Story


LISA POWELL-WATTS, M.Ed.

The course of my practice was completely altered when I met Dr. Brenda Davies in 2000. I had been a practicing psychotherapist for about 15 years and I was always drawn to spiritual topics, and even had some training in the hands-on healing modality called Reiki. I was a Licensed Professional Counselor, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor. I had worked with inpatient drug dependent individuals, outpatient community mental health and my own private practice. I thought I had great training and excellent work experience, until Brenda asked me one question.

Brenda, a practicing psychiatrist and spiritual healer from England, asked me how we helped recovering individuals stay sober here in the US. I told her about the 12 step programs we required patients to join and how relapse prevention was a big part of their treatment. { Meanwhile I was thinking about how high our relapse rate still was.}  But she asked “How do you help them stay sober without working on their bodies and the traumas stored there?” Well, 34 years ago when I was a novice psychotherapist, there was very little training offered on identifying where clients might have stored traumatic memories. 

This question was my introduction to true holistic treatment of all disorders of the spirit, mind, body and emotions. I attended Brenda’s first school in the US where she taught helping professionals how to work with inner energy storehouses called the chakras and how to heal our own traumas that are held there. I graduated in 2002 and went on to do Tutor Training with Brenda in Berlin in 2005 which enabled me to teach her techniques. I’ve been able to learn from students from all over the globe about the  traumas that occurred in their corner of the world. My training with Brenda has taken me to England, Ireland and Germany, and it has totally changed the way I do therapy.

The tools I have learned from Brenda I now implement in my practice and I have seen a profound change in my clients, in a shorter amount of time. These techniques have helped with addictions, anxiety disorders, depression, grief and loss, relationship issues and spiritual discontent. My previous work in community mental health brought me close to the point of burn-out, but Brenda’s training has allowed me to see my client’s issues “through spiritual eyes” and even heal many of my own issues. I have learned good “spiritual hygeine” to keep my energy strong, healthy and not compromised.

I continue to use these same techniques with my clients and I also teach them to other helping professionals.  My deepest wish is to share this information with as many others as I can. I would love to see the day that therapists of all types are given this knowledge for their own healing and for those they serve. I have been a professional helper for over 34 years and I am still so excited about our field and the possibilities for more thorough and integrated healing for all people, regardless of their original trauma.

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Training & Teachers


Training & Teachers


MY TRAINING:

Masters of Education, specialization in Counseling and Guidance
Texas State University, 1984

Licensed Professional Counselor-Supervisor
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor

Dr. Brenda Davies'  International School of Healing and Spiritual Development
Graduate- 2002, Tutor Training-2005

Anodea Judith's Sacred Centers Healing School
Will graduate in early 2019 with Healer and Teacher designations

 

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS:

Association of Comprehensive Energy Psychology [ACEP]


MY TEACHERS:

These are some of the people who I have trained with and had a powerful influence on the way I practice psychotherapy and healing.

Rosalyn Bruyere, pioneer in chakra studies in the U.S. Author of “Wheels of Light.”

Donna Eden, medical intuitive. Author of “Energy Medicine”, among others.

Alberto Villoldo, Ph.D., Shamanic energy practitioner and teacher. Author of “Dance of the Four Winds”, “Island Of the Sun”, “Shaman, Healer, Sage”, among others.

Anodea Judith, Ph.D., Leading expert in the US on the integration of the chakra system and therapeutic issues.  Author of “Eastern Body, Western Mind”, “Wheels of Life”, “The Sevenfold Journey”, and “Chakra Yoga”, among others.

Dr. Brenda Davies, Internationally acclaimed spiritual healer and psychiatrist. Author of “The 7 Healing Chakras’, “The 7 Healing Chakras Workbook”, "Affairs of the Heart”, “Journey of the Soul”, among others.


“The place God calls you to is the place where your deep gladness and the world’s deep hunger meet." 
                                                                          - Frederick Buechner