The Healing Energies Collective
The Healing Energies Collective is a group of individuals committed to healing ourselves and supporting others through a variety of methods, techniques and disciplines including Reiki, Meditation, Movement Therapies, Method of the Wheel, Wellness and Nutrition Coaching, Massage, Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT), Social Activism and more.
We are available as both fee-based, certified professionals and as volunteer practitioners for those who are in need. The members of The Healing Energies Collective have studied with Melanie Chong through the years; they share in an overarching practice of loving kindness and mindful living.
Members of The Healing Energies Collective include:
In 2002, after many years of working as a Registered Nurse in hospice and psychiatric settings, Lauren opened littlehealingroom.com, a holistic spiritual care practice where she offers Acutonics sound healing and Reiki.
Lauren has a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing and a Master of Art degree in nursing from New York University.
She is a Board Certified Advanced Holistic Nurse and an Advanced Professional Board-Certified Chaplain.
A Little Healing Room
Salt Lake City, Utah
Melanie Chong, a spiritual consultant, master healer and practitioner in a variety of healing modalities, is the founder and director of The Center for the Inner Journey (CFIJ). Formed in 2002, the origins of CFIJ are rooted on the meditation groups, Reiki trainings and healing groups Melanie has organized since 1991 in addition to her extensive private practice working with individuals seeking personal growth and spiritual development.
By 2000, Melanie had expanded the scope of her mission to do volunteer outreach to women in shelters, as well as work in the HIV community. Many of the volunteers who joined her were heath care professionals who found the personal growth work and trainings in the Reiki method of healing of benefit to their practices.
In 2002, Melanie began to develop a proprietary system of inner work called Method of the Wheel (MoW). Within two years, this methodology was at the forefront of her work with individuals and groups. Motivated by the successful response, Melanie started a facilitator-training program for practitioners interested in understanding the workings of the methodology and for those who would like to add it as a tool in their professional work.
EDUCATION AND TRAINING
- Bachelor of Arts, Major in Sociology and Psychology, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada, 1974.
- Certified Hypnotherapist, National Guild of Hypnotists, Merrimack, NH, 1991.
- Esprit Hypnosis & Healing Counseling Center, Certified Instructor, New York, NY, 1991. Instructor: Robert Johnson
- Esprit Hypnosis & Healing Counseling Center, Certified Past Life Regression, New York, NY, 1991. Instructor: Robert Johnson
- Usui Reiki Master Teacher (Level III), April 1991. Instructor: Susan Brown
- Licensed Massage Therapist, State of Connecticut Department of Public Health, 1993 – present
- Minister, the Church of Anna, Interfaith Temple, N.J. Ordained, 2000
- Amen Clinic, Amen Affiliate of the Educational Center (AAEC), Newport, CA, 2012
- International Association of Counselors and Therapists (IACT), member, 1994 – current
- Practices: Reiki, Fitness Coaching
- Location: Hastings-on-Hudson, N.Y.
- Email: email@example.com
- Phone: 914-844-6706
With Chatterbox, a pigeon with a lot of “woo,” 1962
In the capacity of president and CEO of the Kantor Family Foundation, Etta supported at least fifty programs that benefited women, children and the environment. The foundation created an organization called the Center for Being which was dedicated to women and children from shelters and provided a variety of free services.
In 2003 her concern for the environment and sustainability prompted her to drive her car on waste vegetable oil, which she got, free, from Chinese restaurants. She filtered it at home. The media attention distributed the story around the world via newspapers, magazines, radio and television. This led her to visiting schools talking about the car and sustainability and coining the word “planetarian” as a humanitarian caring for the planet. Currently she owns a Leaf, which is a 100% electric car.
In 2007 she built a sustainable house, which has earned a LEED Platinum rating from the Connecticut Green Building Council and an Emerald rating from the National Association of Home Builders. The house runs on solar energy, is made of reclaimed and recycled materials, has permaculture landscaping, a compost toilet and grey water system and been the recipient of a number of awards. It is considered a model of sustainability and is visited by schools and groups via house tours.
Etta?s latest project is the ?Earth Mama? public service announcements distributed on YouTube. They cover environmental as well as planetary and humanitarian issues.
Etta received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Rollins College in 1968.
Elizabeth Rodriguez is a practicing Registered Nurse who has trained as a Reiki Master, Certified Hypnotherapist and Licensed Massage Therapist as well as in Emotional Freedom Technique.
She believes strongly that the body, emotions and spirit of each individual are interconnected and by helping a person heal in one area of his or her life, ?that person also heals in other levels at the same time.
Ms. Rodriguez uses an intuitive, integrative approach to her treatments and encourages each person to assist in deciding the directions it should take.