DEBORAH ALLEN, M.A.
Tel. (831) 465-9298
Fax (831) 465-9299
HEALTH, WELLNESS, ENERGY AND CONSCIOUSNESS
Faculty, Lionheart Institute of Transpersonal
Energy Healing, Los Angeles, Milwaukee,
San Antonio. Transpersonal and Spiritual Counseling,
as well as teacher training for the characterology series.
Facilitate ongoing elective programs for women
(The Bad Girls; Stillness and Longing; Jealousy, Greed
and Revenge), and relationship and sexuality courses
with my husband Dan Buffo. Currently, Director of Women’s Programs, Cornerstones Community Foundation in Santa Cruz, CA. Designing and facilitating weekend workshops for women, along with a year-long leadership program .
Senior Dean, The Snowlion Center Healing School,
Trimurti, France. Teaching faculty for the senior class
of a four-year healing program for adult learners. Designing
and teaching curriculum in a wide range of spiritual
and psychological areas needed for helping healers move
to professional competence. 1998-2003.
Workshop leader and educator on sexuality issues in
a spiritual context. Facilitator, Women's Sexuality,
an on-going workshop and support community. Co-facilitator
for nation-wide program, Integrating Sexuality and Spirituality,
for couples and singles. THE BAD GIRLS
and WILD WOMEN TO WISE WOMEN, workshops,
Paris, France and Kisslegg, Germany 2000, 2001, 2002,
The Healers' Forum, Co-partner, designed to
teach classes and workshops on a wide range of healing
- related subjects, including The Chakra System,
Group Work as a Spiritual Practice, Intuitive and Symbolic
Healing, The Energy Defense Systems, and more. Weekly
and weekend seminars. 1991 - current.
Counseling and Energetic healing practice. Including
Reiki and hands-on healing. 1996 - current.
Barbara Brennan School of Healing, Graduate,
Center for Intentional Living, Master's
degree equivalent in depth psychology, completed April
2002. Taught by Dr. Alexis Johnson, Dr. Judith Schmidt
and Dr. Barbara Miller. External degree program taught
in 4 segments per year, covering the world of early
childhood development (with an emphasis on Winnecott
and the British School), as well as Erickson, Piaget,
Wilbur, Almaas and others. 1999-2002
Consultant, Management of Chronic Pain and Wellness
Training. Clients include psychotherapists, health professionals,
community groups, and individuals dealing with pain
and healing issues. Extensive public speaking. Clients
included Hospice of Topeka, Stormont
Vail Medical Center, Memorial Hospital, &
American Cancer Society. Served as an associate
presenter for public programs with Nursing Services
at the Menninger Foundation. Workshops
include Managing Stress, Management of Chronic Pain,
Health and Wellness, Stress and Burn-Out, Visualization
and Guided Imagery. 1980-82, 1990 to current.
Trainer and Presenter, Professional Women's Network,
Abidjan, West Africa. Courses included: Introduction
to Stress Management, Stress Management Retreat, and
Public Speaking. 1988-1990.
Management Consultant, S.A.. Intercon and the
Rockefeller Foundation, Abidjan. Researched,
wrote and edited business plan for small American-Senegalese
company. Trained marketing staff and made sales calls.
Audited and reported on theatre activity in Zaire for
international foundation. 1988-1990.
Publications include Massage Magazine,
the Christian Science Monitor, American
Theatre Magazine, CALLBOARD, Health
and Fitness Connection, Massage Magazine,
The Santa Cruz Sentinel, and African
Director/Educator, U.S. Information Agency.
Africa. Directed program for professional theatre workers
in all aspects of theatre work. Production of August
Wilson's FENCES named Best Play
of 1988 by Uganda Theatre Groups Association.
Director, The Recovery Project, San Francisco.
Co-creator and director of a health project for women
in recovery from critical illness. Developed year-round
program of classes created and directed a theatre production
based on women's stories about healing. 1984-1988
Executive Director, Theatre Bay Area.
San Francisco. Head of theatre trade association for
San Francisco Bay Area, representing 3,200 members,
staff of seven, 150 theaters. Fundraised one-half $400,000
annual budget; developed income-generating programs
for the other half. Extensive travel and public speaking.
Publisher and executive editor, CALLBOARD
Actor and Director, various venues throughout California,
1971 - 1990
Educator, Dominican Hospital Patient Education Program,
Chronic Pain 1990-1996
Presenter, Management of Chronic Pain, First
International Congress of Women's Health Issues, Halifax,
Instructor, California State University, Sacramento
- theatre and women's studies
BEST OF SHOW: great life experiences
Watching elephant babies play in the water while sitting
in a steel box buried in the ground.
Feeling the audience's emotion, which helped me feel
my emotion after our theater piece about my friend Kathy
who died of breast cancer.
Realizing that I might be happy in this lifetime.
Learning, while working in Africa, that people have
more in common than I thought, despite totally different
Having a marriage that grows and changes with someone
I respect. Having friendships that grow and change.
Being with my family.
Master's degree, Theatre Arts, California State
Bachelor of Arts, University of California at
Certified Massage Practitioner
Third Degree Reiki Healing
Graduate, Barbara Brennan School of Healing,
Other post-graduate training:
Center for Intentional Living graduate seminars
in depth psychology - three-year program
Cranial Sacral Therapy, Level 1
Spirit Releasement Therapy
Psychosynthesis training, 2 years
Group Work fundamentals, The Concord Institute, 1 year
Publications and references available