Frank Downey, Chairman and CEO
Innisfail, Alberta, Canada
"I served as a Officer and pilot in the Royal Canadian Airforce from 1954 to 1964. I graduated as a Certified Management Accountant in 1966. I have held senior financial and management positions in the oil, gas, and mining industries until recently; when I joined Grant McFetridge as the CEO to formulate a business plan to further the goals of the Institute."
Grant McFetridge, Ph.D., Director of Research
Office Phone: 250-413-3211, Cell: 949-338-5943
Hornby Island, BC, Canada
Dr. Grant McFetridge directs the research and development efforts. "I received my MSEE from Stanford University, and did my doctoral work in psychology at the California Institute for Integral Studies and at the University for Integrative Learning. I used to design electronic products, and lecture at the California State University at San Luis Obispo, before moving to healing work full time. My areas of expertise are in research, modeling, problem solving, spiritual emergency, and regenerative healing."
Paula Courteau, Research Assistant
Hornby Island, British Columbia, Canada
Paula wears a number of 'hats' in the Institute. She teaches Whole-Hearted Healing, sees clients and students, edits both the textbooks and support newsletters, and is currently writing a Whole-Hearted Healing workbook series. She is also heavily involved in the research activities.
Tal Laks, Research Assistant
Tel Aviv, Israel
Tal's primary focus is research and development. She has also taught basic and advanced PeakStates workshops all over the world, tutored students, and applied her expertise in business to the Institute organizational structure.
John Heinegg, Research Assistant
Phone: 250-335-0470 in Canada (Pacific Standard Time)
"My primary focus at this moment is composing and recording music for Gaia commands, editing for the ISPS Press, and general research."
Nemi Nath, Australia Clinic Director
Phone: 61266897455, NSW Australia.
Georg Parlow, ISPS D-A-CH (German speaking region) Coordinator
Phone: 0650 8899345
Georg coordinates activities for the Institute in the German-speaking regions of Switzerland, Austria and Germany.
Samsara Salier, ISPS Certified Therapist Coordinator
Phone: +61 3 6223 3831, or 0438 897 533
Samsara coordinates the ISPS certified therapists.
Ian Waugh, Addictions Project
Phone: (075) 524-3387
Ian is the Director of the Addiction Clinic at The Institute for the Study of Peak States. Ian has both a personal and professional interest in working with people affected by addiction. Ian has been studying and developing non-traditional addiction treatments for the last twenty years. He has extensive experience working in both government funded and private treatment settings. Ian has developed his own treatment program and is interested in the link between trauma and addiction. Ian is a trained Gestalt Therapist and a certified Whole Hearted Healer and Peak States Therapist. He is also trained in the Whole Hearted Addiction Healing and the Fox Technique. Ian is the Director of Bridging the Barriers www.bridgingthebarriers.com.au, a private consultancy, counselling, coaching and training company which specialises in addiction and relationship issues. Ian is available for private sessions, personalised programmes, retreats and training.
The Institute also has other volunteers who are devoting their energies to seeing this research continue. We would also like to thank all the past members of our staff who donated their time and energy to our work.
"My philosophy is searching for the possibilities of human development, and healing what has limited it, especially addictions. More physically I'm interesting in organizing the ISPS affiliate in Poland and Europe, and organizing WHH and PeakState courses for therapists and teachers."
Edward died of a stroke March 18, 2012. He was the original inspiration for our work to come to Poland, and he co-directed our efforts in Poland for many years. He was truly dedicated to our humanity project, a warm, capable and loving man and an exceptional advanced therapist. He is greatly missed by all who knew him.
Dr. Adam Waisel, M.D.
"Dr Adam Waisel is a practicing Western physician and surgeon, who after witnessing Western Medicine's shortcomings, has turned to Chinese Medicine, which he practices in his private clinic. After witnessing Chinese Medicine's shortcomings, Dr Waisel came in contact with Grant McFetridge and learned WHH and its associated techniques, which he now uses and teaches, alongside Chinese Medicine. Dr. Waisel lives in Haifa, Israel."
Dr. Waisel died of a heart attack at his home July 21, 2005. He was an outstanding person, physician and healer who focused his entire life to find ways to better mankind. He is greatly missed.