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If you are interested in our work, feel free to contact Institute staff members - we enjoy chatting when we have the time.

The Institute staff is spread over three continents; and we generally work and teach out of our homes. All of us are volunteers, and most of us have other careers.

Most of the staff are heavily involved with fundamental research or applying psycho-immunology to new diseases; many see clinic clients; some also teach our courses; a few work on growing our impact. And former staff helped make this all possible.

Our main office is in Canada.

CEO

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Shayne McKenzie - CEO
Phone: +41 76 269 75 66
Email: McKenzie email
Sydney, Australia

"I am honored to take on this leadership role for the Institute. The work that we do is a natural expression of my life purpose - to make a positive difference to humanity." Shayne teaches, conducts research, and directs the Institute. His background includes management consulting and coaching.



Research Team

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Grant McFetridge PhD, Co-Director of Research
Email: Grant McFetridge email
Office Phone: +1 250-509-0514
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 teach electrical engineering at Cal Poly (California State University at San Luis Obispo), before moving to full time medical research. My areas of expertise are in research and development, psycho-immunology, psychobiology modeling, and trauma."


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Kirsten Lykkegaard DVM, PhD, Co-Director of Research
Phone: +45 20643935
Email:Kirsten email
Copenhagen, Denmark

With a life-long passion for research, Kirsten is focused on understanding and solving fundamental biological problems. As Co-director of Research Kirsten contributes to setting the overall research strategies, prioritizations and contributes to safety as well as effectiveness testing in order to develop new, safe and effective techniques. Kirsten has a background as a doctor of veterinary medicine, also holds a PhD in pharmacology, and has contributed with fundamental research in biomedical research companies for the last 17 years. Kirsten's current focus is on traumatic brain injury (TBI), obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), immunity to specific viral and bacterial diseases, autism, and addictions.


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John Heinegg, Research Staff
Email: John Heinegg email
Phone: +1 250-335-0470 in Canada (Pacific Standard Time)
Hornby Island, BC Canada

"My primary focus at this moment is composing and recording music for Gaia commands, editing for the ISPS Press, and general research." John is also a registered nurse and edits medical journals.


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Steve Hsu, Research Staff and Software Support
Email: Steve Hsu email
Los Angeles, California, USA


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Lars Vestby, Research Staff
Email: Lars Vestby email
Phone: +47 9165 7428
Oslo, Norway

"My primary focus is research and development."



Applied Psycho-immunology Research Team

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Mary Pellicer MD, Medical Director for Applied Research
Tel: 509-965-4502
Email: Mary email
Website: www.nourishnurtureheal.com
USA - Yakima, Washington


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Joy Nauman ND, Principle Investigator
Website: www.drjoynauman.com
Yakima, Washington, USA

Dr. Nauman develops the framework and templates for evidence-based applied research projects within the Institute.


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Céline Guérin PhD (Neuroscience), applied research
Tel: +41 76.413.93.25 (Suisse) / +33 6.37.08.08.71 (France)
Email: Celine email
Website: www.conscience21.ch
Switzerland - Lausanne; France - Mâcon-Lyon


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Jolanta Hamerlik, applied research
Whats App/ Phone: +48 663-874-368
Email: Jolanta email
Website: https://atelierprzemian.com/
Krakow, Poland

Jola works on developing psycho-immunology treatments for diseases.


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Elena Lyubanova, applied research
Skype: e.a.lyubanova
Email: Elena Email
website: klastra.com
Russia - Moscow

Elena works on developing psycho-immunology treatments for diseases.


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Arkadiusz Glowacki, applied research
Tel. 603 059 545
email: Arek email
Łódź, Poland

Arek works on developing psycho-immunology treatments for diseases.


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Marzena Defler, applied research
Email: Marzena email
Phone: +48 791-190-403
Website: www.marzena.defler.pl
Krakow, Poland

Marzena coordinates organizational projects for our Polish business and coordinates the Peak States therapist certification process for Russian students, and acts as a resource for graduated therapists in Russia.


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Julien Roux, applied research
Email: Julien email
Website: https://www.libreetheureux.ca
Canada - Montreal, Québec

"For as long as I can remember, I have always been committed to helping people, to helping them feel free and good in their lives. I have tested, and learned many healing methods over the years. I help people to completely free themselves from their emotional distress and suffering, by healing the root cause."


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Gaetan Klein, applied research
Phone/ WhatsApp: +33 6 03 28 43 58
Email: Gaetan email
Website: www.gaetanklein.com, www.peakstatesfrance.com
France - Paris

"I work today as a basic peak states therapist, specialized in addictions and trauma therapy, and peak states processes. I am also doing coaching using everything I’ve learned about helping people align with their true self and walk their optimal life path.
My interest today is mainly about acquiring new peak states and using them to help humans get away from suffering."


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Thomasz Stegliński, applied research
Poland

Tomek was a key contributor to the successful Asperger's project. He now works on applying our new psycho-immunology techniques to other diseases.



Clinic Team

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Shayne McKenzie - Clinic Director
Phone: +41 76 269 75 66
Email: Shayne email
Sydney, Australia

"I am honored to take on this leadership role for the Institute. The work that we do is a natural expression of my life purpose - to make a positive difference to humanity." Shayne teaches, conducts research, and directs the Institute. His background includes management consulting and coaching.


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Jennifer Beattie, M.Sc., clinic (Canada)
Registered Psychologist
Phone: 780-874-0335
Email: Jennifer email
Canada - Lloydminster, AB

Jennifer Beattie, M.Sc., is a Registered Psychologist in Alberta, Canada. She has been a Registered Psychologist since 2005 and has worked in the counseling field since 2001.


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Jolanta Hamerlik, clinic and applied research
Whats App/ Phone: +48 663-874-368
Email: Jolanta email
Website: https://atelierprzemian.com/
Krakow, Poland

Jola works on developing psycho-immunology treatments for diseases.


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Ghita Ibnbrahim, clinic (Canada)
Email: Ghita email
Canada - Montreal, Québec

Ghita does clinic treatments and also works as a private therapist.


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Lailah Johansson, clinic (Denmark), emeritus faculty and research staff
Phone: +45 2061 6688
Email: Lailah Johansson email
Websites: www.PeakStatesClinikken.dk
Copenhagen, Denmark

Lailah teaches PeakStates students, and also does certification assessments and mentoring for first year peakstates practitioners. She is a member of the research staff. Lailah is a therapist and has a private practice in Denmark.


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Gaetan Klein, clinic (France)
Email: Gaetan email
Website: www.GaetanKlein.com
Paris, France

Gaetan coordinated the PeakStates therapist certification process, and acts as a resource for graduated therapists. He is a therapist in France, with a focus on addictions.


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Aneta Lesniewska, clinic (UK)
Phone: +44 07411081921
Skype: Aneta3444
Email: Aneta email
Website: www.anetahomeopathy.co.uk
Warsaw, Poland; Saltaire Leeds, West Yorkshire, U.K.


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Marzena Defler, clinic, applied research
Email: Marzena email
Phone: +48 791-190-403
Website: www.marzena.defler.pl
Krakow, Poland

Marzena does clinic treatments and also works as a private therapist.


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Lorenza Meneghini, clinic (Italy)
Mobile: +39 342 357 2732
Email: Lorenza Meneghini email
Italy - Piovene Rocchette, Vicenza


Nemi Nath, clinic (Australia)
Email: Nemi Nath email
Phone: +61 266897455
Website: www.PeakStates.com.au
Lillian Rock, NSW, Australia

Nemi has a residential clinic in Australia and also teaches Peak States students there. She is also passionately involved with the research and humanity project efforts.


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Astrid Paulini, clinic (Germany)
Email: Astrid email
Tel: +49 (0)174 983 2703 oder +49 (0)7066 902059
Website: www.heal-web.com
Heilbronn, Germany

"I learned many methods and was constantly looking for 'more' and 'better' for me and my client. I think the best of it, I found now at Peak States."


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Agata Szyplinska, clinic (Spain), faculty
Email: Agata Szyplinska email
Phone: +0034 685051586
Website: www.therapyfuente.com
Canary Islands; Krakow, Poland

Agata has both a private practice in Poland and in the Canary Islands. She teaches and mentors students for the Institute, and sees Institute clinic clients.


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Eduard Zaks (Sirota), clinic (Russia)
mob. +7 916 220 60 90
Skype: edzaks1
Email: Eduard email
website: www.edzaks.ru
Russia - Moscow



Growth Coordinators

These volunteers coordinate the business projects to grow the organization - translating books and manuals, creating language specific websites and social media pages, enrolling and managing volunteers and Student Coordinators, etc.

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Astrid Paulini - Growth coordinator (Germany)
Email: Astrid email
Tel: +49 (0)174 983 2703 oder +49 (0)7066 902059
Website: www.heal-web.com
Heilbronn, Germany

"I learned many methods and was constantly looking for 'more' and 'better' for me and my client. I think the best of it, I found now at Peak States."


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Marzena Defler, Growth coordinator (Poland)
Email: Marzena email
Phone: +48 791-190-403
Website: www.marzena.defler.pl
Krakow, Poland

Marzena coordinates organizational projects for our Polish business and coordinates the Peak States therapist certification process for Polish students.


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Ghita Ibnbrahim, Growth coordinator (French)
Email: Ghita email
Canada - Montreal, Québec

Ghita coordinates organisational projects for our French speaking countries.


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Eduard Zaks (Sirota), Growth coordinator (Russia)
mob. +7 916 220 60 90
Skype: edzaks1
Email: Eduard email
website: www.edzaks.ru
Russia - Moscow

Eduard coordinates organizational projects for our Russian business.



Training Faculty

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Shayne McKenzie, School director, faculty
Phone: +41 76 269 75 66
Email: Shayne McKenzie email
Sydney, Australia

"I am honored to take on this leadership role for the Institute. The work that we do is a natural expression of my life purpose - to make a positive difference to humanity." Shayne teaches, conducts research, and directs the Institute. His background includes management consulting and coaching.


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Nemi Nath, faculty
Email: Nemi Nath email
Phone: +61 266897455
Website: www.PeakStates.com.au
Lillian Rock, NSW, Australia

Nemi has a residential clinic in Australia and also teaches Peak States students there. She is also passionately involved with the research and humanity project efforts.


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Agata Szyplinska, faculty
Email: Agata Szyplinska email
Phone: +0034 685051586
Website: www.therapyfuente.com
Canary Islands; Krakow, Poland

Agata has both a private practice in Poland and in the Canary Islands. She teaches and mentors students for the Institute, and sees Institute clinic clients.



Student & Graduate Support

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Marzena Defler, student support (Russia)
Email: Marzena email
Phone: +48 791-190-403
Website: www.marzena.defler.pl
Krakow, Poland

Marzena coordinates organizational projects for our Polish business, and coordinates the Peak States therapist certification process for Polish students.


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Arkadiusz Glowacki, student support (Poland)
Tel. 603 059 545
email: Arek email
Łódź, Poland

Arek coordinates the Peak States therapist certification process for Polish students, and acts as a resource for graduated therapists in Poland.


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Julien Roux, student support (France, Quebec)
Email: Julien email
Website: https://www.libreetheureux.ca
Canada - Montreal, Québec

Julien coordinates the Peak States therapist certification process for French speaking students, and acts as a resource for French speaking graduated therapists.


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Vera Rozhina, Student support (Russia)
Email: Vera Rozhina email
Moscow, Russia

Vera is the student coordinator for Russian students.



Former Staff

We would also like to thank all of the former members of our volunteer staff who have donated their time and energy to our work. In particular, our most profound thanks to past core staff members whose focused, long-term efforts and passion to bring a new way of healing to mankind made such a huge difference to our research (in roughly chronological order): Marie Green PhD, Deola Perry PhD, Adam Waisel MD (deceased), Tal Laks, Matt Fox, Kasia Prasalek, Edward Rodziewicz (deceased), Ian Waugh, Kasia Dodd, and Piotr Kawecki.




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Frank Downey, emeritus chairman and CEO (1998-2016)
Email: Frank Downey email
Cell: +1 403-396-0843
Innisfail, Alberta, Canada

"I served as an Officer and pilot in the Royal Canadian Air Force 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."


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Grażyna Lenard, emeritus faculty and research staff
Tel: +48 501 412 781
Email: Grazka email
Szczecin, Poland

Grażyna has a wide range of interests - she has been a researcher at the Institute, taught therapists and our clinical staff, and worked as a judge in the Polish court system.


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Leif Pedersen, emeritus faculty and research staff
Phone: +45 7556 0838, +45 5117 1838
Email: Leif Pedersen email
Vejle Nord, Denmark

"I have a background in biology and sales management, and I have over two decades experience in conventional and cutting edge therapies. As a licensed psychotherapist, I have never had the chance to go as deep as we now do with Peak States therapy. I speak Danish, English and German."


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Samsara Salier, emeritus faculty and research staff
Email: Samsara email
Phone: +61 3 6223 3831, or 0438 897 533
Tasmania, Australia

Samsara spent a tremendous amount of time in research, as well as being an instructor. She was also formerly the coordinator for current students and graduated therapists.


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Grazyna Niedzieska, emeritus faculty and research staff
Email: Grazyna Niedzieska email
Phone: +48 607 637 877
Warsaw, Poland

Grazyna's main interest is in research, especially on the humanity project, and on autism.


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Paula Courteau, past research staff and editor
Email: Paula Courteau email
Phone: +1 250-335-0820,
Hornby Island, British Columbia, Canada

Paula wears a number of 'hats' in the Institute. Her primary interest is in research. Her book Whole-Hearted Healing Workbook (2013) has been published in several languages, and is used by our students and by the general public.


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Bruce (Vish) Boehmler, past research staff (Diabetes Project)
Email: Vish Boelmer email
Phone: +1 406-830-0774
Alberton, Montana, USA

My purpose is two fold: 1) To facilitate the clearing of anything that stops human growth; 2) To guide people in achieving peak states of consciousness.


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Ingka Enyan, past clinic (Germany), past faculty
Email: Ingka Malten email
Phone: +49(0)162 9060 211
München, Germany

Ingka coordinates activities for the Institute in the German-speaking regions of Switzerland, Austria and Germany. Ingka teaches PeakStates Therapy and Whole-Hearted Healing, and also does certification assessments and mentoring for first year peakstates practitioners. She teaches both in English and German language and is a member of the research staff. Since 2003 she has worked as a healing practitioner (Heilpraktiker) accredited according to German state health regulation.


In Requiem


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Edward Rodziewicz
Pila, Poland

"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.



In Requiem

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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.



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