Institute Staff Directory

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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.


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Shayne McKenzie
CEO

CEO

CEO
Shayne McKenzie - CEO
Phone: +41 76 269 75 66
Email: McKenzie email
Website: www.PeakStatesTherapy.com
LinkedIn, ORCID
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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Kirsten Lykkegaard DVM, PhD
Director of Research

Basic Research Team Members

Basic
Research
Team
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Kirsten Lykkegaard DVM, PhD (Pharmacology), Director of Research
Phone: +45 20643935
Email:Kirsten email
Website: www.PeakStatesTherapy.com
LinkedIn, ORCID
Copenhagen, Denmark

With a life-long passion for research, Kirsten is focused on understanding and solving fundamental biological problems. As 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.



Basic
Research
Team
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Grant McFetridge PhD, research staff
Phone: +1 250-509-0514
Email: Grant McFetridge email
Website: www.PeakStatesTherapy.com
LinkedIn, ORCID
Hornby Island, BC, Canada

Dr. Grant McFetridge is focused on 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."



Basic
Research
Team
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Mary Pellicer MD, research staff
Tel: 509-965-4502
Email: Mary email
Website: www.PeakStatesTherapy.com
LinkedIn, ORCID
Yakima, Washington, USA

Mary Pellicer MD is both a member of the Institute's basic research team, as well as the medical director for the applied psycho-immunology research group. Her current focus is in mapping the psychobiology of key prenatal developmental events.

Mary has a lifelong interest in healing work. Trained as a family practitioner, she worked for a number of years in a community and migrant health clinic practicing conventional allopathic medicine. She also has experience in community work, having served as both medical director of a healthy community project for a large hospital system and evaluation consultant for a number of community service programs.



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John Heinegg, research staff
Phone: +1 250-335-0470
Email: John Heinegg email
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.



Basic
Research
Team
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Lars Vestby, research staff
Phone: +47 9165 7428
Email: Lars Vestby email
Oslo, Norway

"My primary focus is research and development."



Basic
Research
Team
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Frank Sobora, software support
Email:
Newcastle, Australia

Frank has been inspired by ISPS for many years and what it means for humanity. Frank is providing IT Support to the Institute and is based in Newcastle, Australia.



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Research
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Steve Hsu, research staff and software support
Email: Steve Hsu email
Los Angeles, California, USA

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Mary Pellicer, MD
Director of Applied Research

Applied Research Team Members

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

Mary Pellicer MD is the medical director for the applied research group, as well as a member of the basic research team. Her focus is in applying the Institute's psycho-immunology breakthroughs to treatments for chronic diseases currently considered incurable.

Mary has a lifelong interest in healing work. Trained as a family practitioner, she worked for a number of years in a community and migrant health clinic practicing conventional allopathic medicine. She also has experience in community work, having served as both medical director of a healthy community project for a large hospital system and evaluation consultant for a number of community service programs.





Applied
Research
Team
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Lailah Johansson, emeritus faculty, clinic, applied research
Phone: +45 2061 6688
Email: Lailah Johansson email
Websites: www.PeakStatesClinikken.dk, www.PeakStatesTherapy.com
Copenhagen, Denmark

Lailah is a therapist and has a private practice in Denmark. She is emeritus faculty for the Institute, and does certification assessments and mentoring for first year peakstates practitioners. She is a member of the research staff.





Applied
Research
Team
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Gaetan Klein, applied research
Phone/ WhatsApp: +33 6 03 28 43 58
Email: Gaetan email
Websites: www.gaetanklein.com, www.PeakStatesFrance.com, www.PeakStatesTherapy.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."





Applied
Research
Team
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Leif Pedersen, emeritus faculty, applied research
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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Research
Team
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Julien Roux, applied research
Email: Julien email
Website: www.libreetheureux.ca, www.PeakStatesTherapy.com
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."





Applied
Research
Team
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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.





Applied
Research
Team
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Amy Zook, student support (English), applied research
Tel: +1 509-594-5648
Email: Amy Zook email
Website: www.PeakStatesTherapy.com
Yakima, Washington USA

Amy works in the applied research team, testing new products. She is also the student coordinator for English-speaking students.

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Shayne McKenzie
Clinic Director

Clinic Team Members

Clinic
Team
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Shayne McKenzie - CEO
Phone: +41 76 269 75 66
Email: McKenzie email
Website: www.PeakStatesTherapy.com
LinkedIn, ORCID
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.





Clinic
Team
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Jennifer Beattie, M.Sc., clinic (Canada)
Registered Psychologist
Phone: 780-874-0335
Email: Jennifer email
Website: www.PeakStatesTherapy.com
Lloydminster, AB, Canada

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.





Clinic
Team
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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.





Clinic
Team
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Lailah Johansson, clinic (Denmark)
Phone: +45 2061 6688
Email: Lailah Johansson email
Websites: www.PeakStatesClinikken.dk, www.PeakStatesTherapy.com
Copenhagen, Denmark

Lailah is a therapist and has a private practice in Denmark. She is emeritus faculty for the Institute, and does certification assessments and mentoring for first year peakstates practitioners. She is a member of the research staff.





Clinic
Team
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Gaetan Klein, clinic (France)
Phone/ WhatsApp: +33 6 03 28 43 58
Email: Gaetan email
Website: www.GaetanKlein.com, www.PeakStatesTherapy.com, www.PeakStatesTherapy.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.





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





Clinic
Team
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Marzena Defler, clinic (Poland)
Phone: +48 791-190-403
Email: Marzena email
Website: www.marzena.defler.pl, www.PeakStatesTherapy.com
Krakow, Poland

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





Clinic
Team
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Nemi Nath, clinic (Australia)
Phone: +61 266897455
Email: Nemi Nath email
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.





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





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

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





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

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Astrid Paulini
Growth Coordinator

Growth Team Members

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





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

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





Growth
Team
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Céline Guérin PhD (Neuroscience), Growth coordinator (French)
Tel: +41 76.413.93.25 (Suisse) / +33 6.37.08.08.71 (France)
Email: Celine email
Website: www.conscience21.ch, www.PeakStatesTherapy.com
Switzerland - Lausanne; France - Mâcon-Lyon





Growth
Team
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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.

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Shayne McKenzie
Training Director

Training Team Members

Training
Team -
faculty
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Shayne McKenzie - CEO
Phone: +41 76 269 75 66
Email: McKenzie email
Website: www.PeakStatesTherapy.com
LinkedIn, ORCID
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.





Training
Team -
faculty
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Nemi Nath, faculty
Phone: +61 266897455
Email: Nemi Nath email
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.





Training
Team -
faculty
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Agata Szyplinska, faculty
Phone: +0034 685051586
Email: Agata Szyplinska email
Website: www.therapyfuente.com, www.PeakStatesTherapy.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.





Training
Team -
faculty
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Céline Guérin PhD (Neuroscience), faculty
Tel: +41 76.413.93.25 (Suisse) / +33 6.37.08.08.71 (France)
Email: Celine email
Website: www.conscience21.ch, www.PeakStatesTherapy.com
LinedIn, ORCID
Switzerland - Lausanne; France - Mâcon-Lyon





Training
Team -
faculty
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Mary Pellicer MD, research staff, faculty
Tel: 509-965-4502
Email: Mary email
Website: www.PeakStatesTherapy.com
LinkedIn, ORCID
Yakima, Washington, USA

Mary Pellicer MD is both a member of the Institute's basic research team, as well as the medical director for the applied psycho-immunology research group. Her current focus is in mapping the psychobiology of key prenatal developmental events.

Mary has a lifelong interest in healing work. Trained as a family practitioner, she worked for a number of years in a community and migrant health clinic practicing conventional allopathic medicine. She also has experience in community work, having served as both medical director of a healthy community project for a large hospital system and evaluation consultant for a number of community service programs.





Training
Team -
student
support
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Arkadiusz Glowacki, student support (Poland)
Tel. 603 059 545
email: Arek email
Website: www.PeakStatesTherapy.com
Łódź, Poland

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





Training
Team -
student
support
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Julien Roux, student support (France, Quebec)
Email: Julien email
Website: www.libreetheureux.ca, www.PeakStatesTherapy.com
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.





Training
Team -
student
support
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Vera Rozhina, student support (Russia)
Email: Vera email
Moscow, Russia

Vera is the student coordinator for Russian students.





Training
Team -
student
support
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Gudrun Lüderitz, student support (Germany)
Tel: 04521 7969250
Email: gudrun-email
Website: www.PeakStatesTherapy.com
Greifswald, Germany

Gudrun is the student coordinator for German students.





Training
Team -
student
support
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Amy Zook, student support (English)
Tel: +1 509-594-5648
Email: Amy Zook email
Website: www.PeakStatesTherapy.com
Yakima, Washington USA

Amy is the student coordinator for English-speaking 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, Wes Gietz, Adam Waisel MD (deceased), Tal Laks, Matt Fox, Kasia Prasalek, Edward Rodziewicz (deceased), Ian Waugh, Kasia Dodd, Piotr Kawecki, and Jolanta Hamerlik (deceased).



Former
staff
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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.





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





Former
staff
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Grazyna Niedzieska, emeritus faculty and research staff
Phone: +48 607 637 877
Email: Grazyna Niedzieska email
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
Phone: +1 250-335-0820
Email: Paula Courteau email
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.





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





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





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

In Requiem

In Requiem
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Frank Downey, emeritus chairman and CEO (1998-2016)
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."

Frank died peacefully at his home on Jan 14, 2023 at age 88. As one of the original founders of the Institute, his wisdom and perspective is sorely missed.


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.
Haifa, Israel

"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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