Practitioners & Fitness Instructors
Our Practitioners and Fitness Instructors are dedicated to helping survivors become THRIVERS. They have completed a rigorous approval process and are committed to providing the highest level of services to our participants.
Sue Baughman | Holistic Psychologist
Sue Baughman grew up in Pennsylvania but has been living and working in Australia since 1986. Sue practices as a holistic psychologist with additional complementary training as a yoga & laughter yoga teacher, energy therapist, & mindfulness meditation teacher. She brings a wise and compassionate presence to individual, group, workshop, and retreat experiences. Sue is passionate about working collaboratively with her clients using evidence based techniques and practices (both mainstream & complementary) that promote self-care, healing, and self-development.
Sue was an inaugural co-facilitator and originator for the HCF sponsored Thrivers! Retreats and one day workshops. Sue has been providing psychological counseling services and Emotional Health & Wellness Group Programs for the past 15 years. Sue is also an accredited teacher with Satyananda Yoga and has been a yoga and mindfulness based practitioner for over 25 years. Sue co-facilitates holistic, psychosocial retreats for people living with cancer, for carergivers, allied health professionals, Aboriginal women, and people living with depression, anxiety, and stress.
David Ackerman | Acupuncture, Energy Healing, Neuro Emotional Technique (NET)
Dr. David Ackerman has been practicing acupuncture since 1978. He is a graduate of the four year Barbara Brennan School of Healing. David is most passionate about Neuro-Emotional Technique (NET), which incorporates his knowledge of muscle testing, energy healing and Chinese medicine. He is dedicated to assisting you in meeting your goals for physical health, trauma recovery, pain relief, and emotional healing. He has mastered a wide range of therapies based on 31 years as a chiropractic physician and acupuncturist. He determines which therapies are most appropriate based on your choices, effectiveness, and your specific condition. Applied Kinesiology (AK) is utilized to diagnose and treat based on muscle testing feedback from your body.
Christie Campbell | Reiki
Christie became an HCF Practitioner in 2018. Christie has a natural gift and passion for energy work. She has been practicing hands on healing methods for 20 years. Her joy as a Reiki Practitioner is in educating those new to the process. Gentle and attentive, she skillfully intuits and reads the body in order to reveal areas in need of deeper healing. Her specialty is in empowering her patients in navigating their mental, physical, emotional and spiritual healing journey. Reiki is used to clear stagnant energy, making way for fresh life giving energy to flow. It often brings about feelings of deep relaxation, relief from fears and anxieties, and an overall sense of well being and balance. She has a private practice in Sedona, AZ called Sessions By The Stupa. Her website is: Sessionsbythestupa.com
Connie Cifelli | Integrative Health Coach
Connie has been an Administrative Analyst for the State of New Jersey for over 36 years. Connie is married with two children, and a two time Breast Cancer Survivor. She calls her first diagnosis with Breast Cancer in 2008 an Awakening. Connie knew that she had many lifestyle changes to make to become a Thriver. Along her journey she has become passionate about empowering others to make healthy lifestyle changes to improve their health and wellbeing. Today she is a Certified Health Coach through the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. See more at Connie’s website: www.awakenhealthandwellness.com or at Facebook: Awaken Health and Wellness.
Mary Lou Gilmour | Integrated Energy Therapist, Reiki Master
Mary Lou Gilmour is a certified Reiki Master, Integrated Energy Therapist, Theta, and Reconnective Healer. She uses her gift to restore balance with physical, emotional and spiritual healing. Her comprehensive healing approach serves the HCF where she often works with breast cancer patients to recover and release fear and tension. Learn more at her website.
Jennifer Grant | Integrated Energy Therapist, Karuna Reiki Master
Jennifer Grant became an HCF practitioner in 2018 providing services in the Sedona area. Her business is using alternative and mainstream healings. Through personal experiences over her lifetime, she realized she has always been a healer. Jennifer helps others heal by shining her light in the most authentic and transparent way. She has a deep sense of others and considers herself an empath. Jennifer is a licensed nurse, a certified nutrition health coach and a Karuna Reiki Master. She uses her keen intuition, training and connection to God to help others heal imbalances in the physical, etheric, spiritual, emotional and mental bodies. She is also a motivational speaker and writer. She works within one on one sessions, teaches reiki classes, workshops and nutritional support.
Jodi Hutchinson | Integrated Energy Healer
Jodi Hutchinson joined the HCF in 2014. She was the Director of the Integrative Medicine and Wellness Initiative for the Holy Redeemer Healthcare System until 2018. She spent nearly 20 years as a cardiac surgery physician assistant championing and implementing complementary healing modalities for patients, families, and staff. Eventually, she made a spirited decision to leave her career and walk across the stages of the world, living moment by moment in total surrender.
Karen Jayne | Life Coach
Karen Jayne has been a certified professional life coach for almost a decade and is accredited through the International Coaching Federation. She is also the author of 3 Pillows Down. A wake up call from cancer can be overwhelming and yet also an amazing opportunity. Karen supports her clients in finding the silver linings present in this challenging experience, whether while you’re going through it or afterwards. She helps you become more centered in faith over fear, gain clarity on the current state of your life and on where you want to be. She then supports you in figuring out how to get there and encourages successful follow through. Karen specializes in relationships, starting with the one you have with yourself, and is also comfortable addressing areas of intimacy, sex, and spirituality. Karen uses a variety of tools and techniques to create sustainable results for creating and living a life of maximum fulfillment and joy. Learn more at her website.
Chris Kalinich | Certified Food for Life Instructor
Chris became an HCF Practitioner in 2018. She is a Certified Food for Life Instructor with the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine and a MSVA-Certified Vegan Lifestyle Coach & Educator. She enjoys working with individuals and groups to promote and support positive life change. With her passion for cooking and nutrition, along with her background in education, she helps others discover how food and lifestyle choices can positively affect well-being. She focuses on the whole person, valuing the social camaraderie and cultural connections that are associated with food. After overcoming several health issues using the power of plants, Chris now helps others discover how they can empower their own lives with evidence-based nutrition education, through recognizing nature’s gift of whole foods, and by mastering practical cooking skills that result in tasty, healthy cuisine. She helps you understand how to achieve optimum health through the food choices you make and encourages you every step of the way. Yes, we can tackle life with vitality by what we put on our plates. Learn more at her website www.plant2platter.com or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/Plant2Platter.
Jenny Mueller | Restorative Yoga, Massage
Jenny Mueller is a certified yoga teacher and massage therapist in the Verde Valley of Northern Arizona. She has studied, taught, and practiced Iyengar-based yoga for twenty years and has practiced Buddhist meditation for about twelve years. Five years ago Jenny experienced her own health crisis when she had debilitating and mysterious symptoms and was ultimately diagnosed with an autoimmune illness. It took years for her to find the health care professionals, information, nutrition, and medicines that she needed to heal not only her symptoms but her disease. She has a personal understanding of the fear, frustration, and fatigue that can accompany the healing journey as one seeks both the people who can support and help one to heal as well as the root cause of the illness, so that one is able to heal completely and prevent flare-ups or recurrence. She has practiced massage since January 2017 with a focus on facial massage to address painful habitual patterns of movement and structural issues.
Jyoti Rawlinson | Massage Therapist, Energy Medicine Practitioner
Jyoti Rawlinson is a native of the UK who spent time in France, Germany, Australia, and India before making the USA her home. She has been practicing energy-based bodywork since 1990 and began specializing in Eden Energy Medicine in 1999, after meeting and studying with its founder, Donna Eden. Jyoti has a strong foundation in meditation and works from a deeply intuitive place, seamlessly moving between the physical and subtle energy bodies, restoring balance on all levels, and untangling embedded patterns that contribute to our ability to enjoy vibrant health and happiness. She is committed to guiding clients toward self-empowerment by teaching simple self-care techniques for continued progress at home. Jyoti is a Licensed Massage Therapist in the state of Arizona. Learn more at her website.
Lisa Rogers | EFT Therapist
Lisa Rogers has been specializing in anxiety and depression relief through the Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) also called Tapping for over a decade. She is a certified Emotional Freedom Technique Therapist and offers a highly effective blend of EFT and Quantum Techniques to provide rapid symptom relief. Part of her unique service employs muscle testing to assess a client’s environmental sensitivities (food, chemical, etc.), which can greatly impact a person’s health. Her expertise is in working with people who have experienced loss, abuse, trauma and traumatic injury.
Lisa is the founder of The Center for Emotional Freedom, located in Feasterville, PA. Although she does see client’s in-person, a client’s physical presence in the office is not necessary, allowing her to work with clients all over the world via telephone and SKYPE. Learn more at her website.
Judy ViaCava | Life Coach
Judy ViaCava is a breast cancer survivor and thriver who has taken her experience to create a new life for herself as a Cancer Journey Cancer Coach. She is also a Board Member and team of the Machestic Dragons dragon boat team. She is the founder of Back In The Saddle Retreats. She found the key to following her dreams, and can help you do the same. As a member of the International Coaching Federation and is a certified life coach specializing in cancer coaching, Judy offers an arsenal of maps, tools, and tried and true methods that help you to move from “Panic to Powerful”!
Judy has had a 25-year career in the healing arts as a bodyworker, and for the past 7 years as a life coach, With this body/mind connection, Judy will work with you as you discover who you are, anywhere along your journey. As a part of your team, Judy will be your confidant, cheerleader, and partner, while holding onto the belief that you are creative, resourceful and whole…and YOU have the wisdom and ability to follow your dreams!
Back In The Saddle Coaching is a program that offers Equine Therapy for breast cancer patients, survivors and caregivers, in conjunction with established equine therapy stables.
Please check out Judy’s website at www.backinthesaddlehealing.com
Kat Wolff | Reiki, Energy Therapy
Kathleen “Kat” Wolff is a Reiki Master/Teacher with over 20 years of experience. Shortly after receiving her certification, Kathleen moved to Santorini, Greece where she continued to practice Reiki and also began studying other healing modalities, such as Qi Kong. Her studies eventually took her to Singapore, where she studied with the Peruvian Ambassador to Singapore and became a certified Karuna Reiki Master/Teacher. She continued teaching Usui and Karuna Reiki in Singapore and also began volunteering for the London based Children In Crisis charitable organization. She spent several years practicing Reiki and holistic energy healing at the Haven in Lipntzia Wielka, Poland where she worked with cancer patients — most of whom were children suffering second generation effects of the Chernobyl disaster. She also studied Meditation and Kundalini Yoga at the Wat Suan Mokkh monestary in Chaiya and then traveled to complete the Kalachakra Initiation with the Dalai Lama in Australia.
She currently works as a self-employed Reiki Master/Teacher/Mind-Body Emotional Clearing Specialist and is the Reiki Practitioner for Northern Arizona Healthcare at the Sedona Cancer Center. In her private practice, she incorporates Reiki, Mind-Body-Emotional Clearing, and Sound.