" It has been my experience that it is highly uncommon to encounter a person whose perspective and actions in life reflect both the ability to embrace the highly spiritual/metaphysical and at the same time engage in the practical, harsh realities of the “heavy lifting” of basic survival in “real life”. Over the past ten years as I have walked the path with Ginny during her recovery from mis-diagnosis, opioid dependency and near-death to a fulfilling and highly functional life, I have come to respect her as being one of those special people. Her message about this path is simultaneously spiritually uplifting and grounded in the hard realities of life."
Wayne Bennett, DC, DABCO
Arizona Board of Chiropractic Examiners
Past President, Arizona Association of Chiropractic
In 2001, Ginny retired from a career in international security to focus on resolving emerging medical issues. As the years passed she discovered that traditional allopathic medical treatments had not been effective in addressing her compounding symptoms. More than a decade later these were identified as a combination of Lyme, PTSD and various rheumatoid conditions. In her desire to regain her health and recover from the toxic effects of various prescription medications, which at one time had caused her heart to stop beating, she eagerly pursued alternative therapies and healing. She researched a variety of alternative healing modalities and traveled extensively to receive healing from many "masters." As she did this, and much to her surprise, she realized that she possessed intuitive healing abilities similar to those she had received healing from. These experiences led her on an amazing journey of further research, education and training. Eventually she became a practitioner of several well respected alternative energy healing ("energy medicine") systems.
During this time she also pursued one of her life's passions. She began rescuing and rehabbing race and performance horses with the help of a cadre of industry professionals. Much to her surprise she experienced, in a purely natural way, the unintended and beneficial therapeutic effects that animals, especially horses, have on humans. These effects are now widely studied and promoted through the ever increasing popularity of Equine Assisted Psychotherapy (therapy) programs. Being with her horses on a regular basis greatly improved her sense of well being. Although her symptoms of PTSD began to diminish her physical condition continued to deteriorate. Unfortunately as her health declined she discovered that she was unable to care for her own horses. In response she began volunteering at an animal sanctuary with a large equine population. There for more than a year she spent what little energy she had grooming horses and donkeys.
It was during this time that her heart stopped and she experienced a profound near-death experience (NDE). Even though she was ready to leave this life the horses and donkeys would not let her. They called her back telling her that she had an important mission to accomplish. Following this experience she aggressively pursued alternative healing techniques to overcome her various illnesses. This included the discontinuation of prescription medications that she had been taking, to clear her body and mind.
Shortly after this experience she began to see energy all around her. She discovered that animals reached out to her telepathically with shared messages. In an effort to more fully understand these messages, and her new found healing abilities, she embarked on an incredible pilgrimage of personal healing. By journey’s end she had invested over 13,000 hours in her education. She studied numerous spiritual philosophies and pursued certification in a number of healing modalities, including those of different indigenous peoples from around the world. She read scores of books and traveled extensively to attend educational and training seminars which emphasized healing for both humans and animals. For further information about the healing modalities she has studied and more, please see our Resources page(s).
Over the years Ginny realized that the individual skills she was being taught were only part of a larger picture. She discovered that she intuitively knew how to go beyond each method that she studied. Because of this she was able to combine all of her accumulated knowledge and skill to enhance the delicate balance of body, mind and spirit. Today this study is referred to as the Biodynamic Paradigm. She initially began her healing career focusing on humans. But as time passed she become spontaneously aware of the animals in her clients lives as well…those in the past as well as those in the present. She discovered that they came forward with messages including healing requests and other helpful information. (To find out what people say about Ginny's work click here.)This contact piqued her interest and she began to shift her educational focus to animal specific healing techniques. Over a period of two years she slowly transitioned into working with both animals and their owners. She sought to improve these relationships through the release of remaining traces of energetic trauma. Needless to say this was a complex and difficult process.
In 2008 Ginny attended the Vaquero School of Horsemanship in Redlands, CA. The school was founded by Dale McCarrell who was Ginny's former mentor. Dale had a unique relationship with horses that was forged at an early age with the help of his mentors, Tom and Bill Dorrance. Dale's grandfather was employed by the Dorrance family. As a young boy Dale spent summers on their ranch and was exposed to their methods and philosophies at an early age. Later in life he dedicated himself to the traditions of the Vaquero. He did this in combination with more contemporary natural and humane horsemanship methods and philosophies. Sadly, Dale passed away in early 2016. He will be missed by all who trained with him and shared his dedication to and love of horses.
Ginny has studied both large and small animal healing procedures. She was motivated by the work of Dr. Bruce Lipton, Dr. Carolyn Myss, Dr. Bradley Nelson, Michael Tamura, Jim Masterson, Jack Meagher, Dr. Jay Komarek, Dr. Geary Whiting, Carolyn Resnick, Tom and Bill Dorrance and the advocacy work of Margrit Coates. All of these influences led her to focus on specific equine training methods such as: Equine Shiatsu Massage, Equine Acupressure, Equine Pain and Stress Point Release, Equine Craniosacral Therapy and Healing Touch for Animals® . To fine tune her animal communication skills Ginny studied with the internationally respected Lydia Hiby and Carol Gurney, founder of The Gurney Institute-- as well as many other industry professionals. Ginny is also an Approved HeartMath® Add Heart ® Facilitator and she adds heart to every interaction be it human or animal.
Ginny frequently volunteers with professionals from many areas of the equestrian community. This includes equine rescue organizations, conservatories and equine assisted therapy programs which serve military veterans, women and children. When she is home in Arizona on her own ranch she frequently hosts intuitive equine healing sessions with her own horses and donkeys.
Currently, one of her passions is to speak out publicly against the over prescription of opioids and narcotic medication, especially when alternative healing methods could be used to address pain issues. She is very active in lobbying at the state and federal level in regard to the opioid crisis. Her goal is to legitimize not only the field of chiropractic medicine, but to promote other healing alternatives that can limit the use of unnecessary prescription drugs in our country.
Just last July Ginny gave a keynote speech at the IANDS Society in Chicago. To view a 2 hour video presentation of Ginny speaking about her life's experiences and her NDEs click here.
Here are some comments from long time associates of Ginny:
"I first met Ginny in 2003 when she came to me seeking advice in my role as the Redlands, CA Chief of Police. During our initial visit her dedication to her community and not for profit endeavors became abundantly clear. I subsequently became aware of her other activities within the community [and] I continued to support her efforts throughout the years... She also successfully funded and implemented a charitable quilting and training program in the Glen Helen Rehabilitation Center, San Bernardino County's Women's Correctional Facility, for which she received honors from the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors.
In addition, her grant writing and Community Wildfire Fuels Reduction Program efforts on behalf of the San Bernardino County Fire Department, local fire departments and several of the couty's Fire Safe Councils brought our region much needed awareness and funding; and contributed to many homes and communities being spared the ravaging effects of wildfire over the years.
Ginny is one of those rare, dedicated and selfless individuals who will work hard for no personal gain simply because she is motivated to do the right thing. She is one of the most dedicated individuals I have ever had the pleasure to work with. I support her ongoing efforts to bring awareness regarding the current opioid crisis and our public health care policies. She has experienced a unique and trying set of life events that both qualify and motivate her to contribute to this conversation."
-- Chief James Bueermann (Ret)
President, National Police Foundation, Washington DC
"I've seen Ginny go from a non-healthy individual, nearly bed ridden, afraid to leave the house even on good days and never drove a car or was ever alone to being an independent adventurer, exploring new opportunities and venturing out solo, traveling wherever her next adventure directs her. What a beautiful metamorphosis to witness. What a success story that I'm honored to share."
-- Diane V.
"I met Ginny some years ago when I was involved with a group of people who closed down an equine hoarding situation in Chino Valley. She and I worked as treasurers and she took in some of the horses. I felt a great affinity and resonance with her and our conversations were always interesting. She had been very ill and was under heavy medication, was weak and physically frail. Nonetheless, she was able to get work done from her home with the help of her amazing husband. We talked a lot about what animals and horses say to us and she met my horse, Indigo, who has a lot to say. Personally, I get feelings and inklings from critters, and she gets pictures, physical sensations, and words, she encouraged me to listen to Indigo, who wanted me to hear him.
After the closing of the hoarding stable, I lost track of her, for a few years... And then I find her on Facebook, traveling all over the place, communicating with traumatized horses, healing and helping. “Is this the same friend who was so ill?” It had been 4 or 5 years since I’d seen her... she couldn’t walk down the street, back then. We’d made a date to visit and catch up in town, but it got canceled. Today she came to visit me and her confidence and scope have skyrocketed, because of all the education and experience and opening and healing she has gone through, since the last time I’ve seen her.
WOW Ginny, I’m so glad you are back among the living!!! The horses and I thank you, for your insights and healing and help!!"
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