In 2001, Ginny retired from a career in the field of international security to focus on resolving emerging medical issues. As the years passed traditional allopathic medical treatments had not been effective in addressing her compounding symptoms which more than a decade later 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 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 similar intuitive healing abilities to many of those she was receiving healing from. These experiences led her on an amazing journey of further research, education and training; eventually becoming a practitioner of several well respected alternative energy healing ("energy medicine") modalities.
During this time she also pursued her life's passion and began rescuing and rehabbing race and performance horses with the help of a cadre of industry professionals. Much to her surprise, she naturally experienced 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, and her symptoms of PTSD began to diminish, yet her physical condition continued to deteriorate. Eventually, as her health declined and she was unable to care for her own horses she began volunteering at an animal sanctuary with a large equine population where she spent what little energy she had grooming horses and donkeys for more than a year.
It was during this time that her heart stopped and she encountered a profound near-death experience (NDE). She was ready to leave this life, but horses and donkeys called her back saying that she had an important mission to fulfill. Following this experience she aggressively pursued alternative healing to overcome her various illnesses and discontinue the prescription medications she had been taking to clear her body and mind.
Shortly after this experience she began to see energy all around her and animals reached out to her telepathically sharing messages. In an effort to more fully understand the messages from the animals and her new found healing abilities she embarked on an incredible journey of personal healing, ultimately investing over 13,000 hours in her education. She has studied numerous spiritual philosophies and pursued certification in numerous healing modalities, including those of different indigenous peoples from around the world, read scores of books and traveled extensively to attend educational and training seminars addressing 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 skills she was being taught in any one area were only part of the larger picture; she intuitively knew how to go beyond each method and/or combine all of her accumulated knowledge and skill to focus on the delicate balance of body, mind and spirit in what is now referred to as the Biodynamic Paradigm. She initially began her healing career focusing on humans. As time passed in her sessions with people she began to become spontaneously aware of their animals, both past and present, coming forward with messages for them, healing requests or 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 modalities. Over a period of two years she slowly transitioned into working with both animals and their owners to improve their relationships and release the energetic traces of trauma in complex ways.
During this process Ginny attended the Vaquero School of Horsemanship in 2008 in Redlands, CA. The school was founded by Dale McCarrell, Ginny's former mentor. Dale had a unique relationship with the horse that was forged at an early age with the help of his mentors, Tom and Bill Dorrance. As a young boy, Dale's grandfather was employed by the Dorrance family. Dale was fortunate to have the unique experience of living on their ranch and was exposed to their methods and philosophies for many years. Later, he dedicated himself to the traditions of the Vaquero in combination with more contemporary natural (humane) horsemanship methods and philosophies. Sadly, Dale passed away in early 2016 and will be missed by all who trained with him and shared his love and dedication to horses.
Ginny has studied both large and small animal healing modalities. She has been motivated by the work of Dr. Bruce Lipton, Dr. Carolyn Myss, Dr. Bradley Nelson, Dr. Joyce Hawkes, Michael Tamura, Jim Masterson, Jack Meagher, Dr. Jay Komarek, Dr. Geary Whiting, Carolyn Resnick, Tom and Bill Dorrance, Ariana Strozzi, and the advocacy work of Margrit Coates which has led her to focus on equine specific training including: 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 has studied with internationally recognized Lydia Hiby and The Gurney Institute as well as many industry professionals.
Ginny continues her healing education and frequently volunteers with professionals in many areas of the equestrian community including equine rescue organizations, conservatories and equine assisted therapy programs that serve military veterans, women and children. When she is home 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 when alternative healing modalities exist to address chronic pain. She is very active in lobbying at the state and federal level regarding the opioid crisis in an effort to legitimize not only the field of chiropractic medicine, but other alternative healing modalities that can limit the use of unnecessary prescription drugs in our country.
Here are some comments from long time associates of Ginny:
"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
Past President, Arizona Association of Chiropractic
"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 often were about non physical realities that effect the physical realities. She had been very ill and was under heavy medication, was weak and physically frail. Nonetheless, she was able to get a lot of 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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