Saturday, September 24, 2011

Dr Rosa Granadillo-Schwentker and shiftinNRG™: A wellness approach to change

Dr Granadillo-Schwentker has over 30 years of experience working in the areas of education, mental health, organization, corporate, and community. She melts Shamanism, Energy Psychology/Medicine and the Arts converging into an unique approach. Trained as psychologist in Venezuela and USA, she is also versed in both, orthodox and cutting-edge techniques for change and transformation. Dr Granadillo has developed a gentle, supporting, and precise way of relating and working with clients. She believes that each one of us has a different take of reality thus healing is perceived and accessed differently for us all. She starts where the client is respecting her/his own rhythm and pause leading the person where she/he can find a safe place to be. This is done with love and compassion. “We all have the resources to heal, we just need some help to access them,” she says.

Monday, August 4, 2008

We help you or your organization

We work with:
* Individuals
* Organizations
* Institutions
* Corporations

Some ISSUES we address with INDIVIDUALS
*Emotional Distress

* Limiting Views of Life

* Corporate Dysfunctional Behavioral Change

* Organizational Cultural Transformation

* Vicarious-Secondary Trauma

* Compassion Fatigue

A Thought from Amma: Change from within
"Society is made up of individuals. The thoughts and actions of each individual influence the culture of that society. Instead of waiting for others to improve, we should try to improve ourselves. Once our attitude has changed, we will be able to perceive goodness throughout world. If there is a positive change in us, it will also be reflected in others. It is only what we give that we can hope to get back."
-Mata Amritanandamayi Devi

Friday, March 21, 2008

approaches weaved at shiftinNRG™

Transpersonal PsychologyCarl Jung talked about the collective unconscious as a realm beyond linear reality, located at the transpersonal world. Abraham Marlow's peak experiences were tinted with the importance of looking at the core of our existence where self-actualization comes while we listen to inner self signals. Stan Grof created a map of the "transpersonal realm" stating that transpersonal experiences can occur beyond and within every day life regions. Ken Wilber sees human consciousness formed by different structures. Charles Tart discusses spiritual psychologies and consciousness within the transpersonal psychologies arena. Francis Vaughan places consciousness as the core of the psychotherapy process.

We all know that Transpersonal Psychology has been integrated to models of health, expressive arts and research in social sciences where psychiatry, anthropology, and sociology, among others, have benefited by this integration. The Institute of Transpersonal Psychology defines it as spiritual psychology, including mysticism, shamanism, state of consciousness, and presence of the divine within us. The shiftinNRGtranspersonal view see humans as whole beings (mind, body, spiritual, social matter).
In this view, spirituality is perceived as an indissoluble part of human existence or nature. Thus, Transpersonal Psychology is presented as an integrative model with consciousness playing a crucial role on it.

Energy Psychology/ Energy Medicine
The body is an unified and integrated energy system, and we know that physical, spiritual, and emotional unbalances have their source in energy. The Association for Comprehensive Energy Psychology (ACEP) talks about Energy Psychology as a "family of mind/body techniques to help with a wide range of conditions addressing the human vibrational matrix." For us, Energy Psychology is part of Energy Medicine defined as a tool derived from Quantum Physics, Biomagnetism, Shamanism, and Tantric/Chinese philosophy and medicine. The International Society of the Study of Subtle Energies and Energy Medicine (ISSSEEM) stresses the importance of the energetic component of many disciplines as quantum physics, therapeutic modalities, healing, psychology, consciousness among others. We stand in the belief that Energy Psychology and Medicine addresses the physical/spiritual/social and emotional bodies as a whole indissoluble totality, always in the search for balance and harmony.
Dance Movement Therapy
According to the American Dance Therapy Association (ADTA), dance Movement therapy (DMT) is the psychotherapeutic use of movement as a process that furthers emotional and physical integration of the individual. Variations and interpretations in the application of the technique depend on the dance therapist’s theoretical approach as well as practical experience.
Three pioneers in the DMT field are Marian Chace, Mary Whitehouse, and Blanche Evan. Chace uses simple rhythm to provide boundaries within the group, Whitehouse’s Jungian training allows for the use of imagery as a way to integrated body and emotions and its relationship with the collective. Evan, an Adlerian DMT uses creative dance while “tapping into one’s neurosis” in the journey toward healing. AT shiftinNRG™, we believe that we learn and develop certain movement repertoire that will make us unique individuals. We work with this repertoire, exploring its emotional, social and spiritual implication in our life, since we are as we move.
Expressive Arts Therapy
Defined by the International Expressive Arts Therapy Association (IEATA) as a "multidisciplinary and Intermodal approach to creativity grounded on how the arts responds to human experience." For us, it is a language to access and disclose our true being.

For Michael Harner is a Mental-Emotional journey to transcend ordinary reality. For Joan Halifax is an ecstatic religious and ideological experience. Carlos Castaneda's journey to "no ordinary" reality is also considered a Shamanic State of Consciousness. For us, Shamanism is a Cross-Cultural practice that allows for the expansion of our awareness while accessing new levels of perception which in turn brings vitality and creativity in the balancing of our inner/outer worlds.

Assemblage Point (AP)
In the Shamanic Toltec tradition the Assemblage Point (AP) is a Vortex of Energy located deep in the chest that can be shifted to attain consciousness expansion, balance and health. Dr Jon Whale has been the only researcher capable of, scientifically, explaining and illuminating the presence of the AP . More information about Dr. Whale at:

Quantum PhysicsDerived from Quantum theory sees energy as waves. The universe is perceived as a non-linear reality where interchangeability of matter and energy takes place. Deepak Chopra has been credited as introducing Quantum Physics in the mind/body healing paradigm. His Quantum Healing allows for shifting of the body and mind level of consciousness. Fred Alan Wolf, in his famous Quantum Physics model of the ego, talks about the body as large memory bank forming egoic structures that deal with the wave of life. For us, quantum physics, is a model that explains how consciousness and matter complement each other in a sense that our intention/mind/feeling choices become matter.

Biofield/Electromagnetic Fields
Human Bioenergies have been referred to prana, chi, ki, orgone, mana, homeopathic resonance and so on. The International Society for the Study of Subtle Energies and Energy Medicine (ISSSEEM) describes human biofield as moving through our subtle energy body so expansions of consciousness are related to changes in subtle energies. The Center for the Study of Alternative and Complementary Medicine states that our body is made of subtle energy fields which radiates, absorbs and conducts frequency waves of energy. We believe that we work at particular frequencies of energy so we have personal/individual biofields with particular characteristics along the electromagnetic spectrum.

Diversity in Psychology
Multicultural Psychology is born due to the need of Mental health professionals to be aware and comprehend cultural practices among and between people. The term multiculturalism generally refers to "us" and "them" as separated consciousness or identities. We all know that diversity within demographics has to do with the role played by culture in our lives. Later on the term crosculturalism was used to elucidate the presence of the famous "melting pot" where all cultures were the same. Race, ethnicity and culture seem to play an important role on individual identity. Multicultural-Crosscultural Counseling always refers to guidelines for counseling with culturally different clients. Research of Wing Sue, Arredondo and McDavis provide suggestions for an effective work with culturally different clients. In the Encyclopedia of Multicultural Psychology, Buhin's discusses Sue's Model on Multicultural training stating that "It is complex and comprehensive and covers counselor training, client assessment, diagnosis, and treatment." Modern approaches point at Diversity as our own sole and distinctive way of acting and seeing the world. In our research and practice we believe on "integral uniqueness" as a viable approach to diversity. In this line of thought, Individuals are seeing as only one of its kind which are matchless and unique. Consciousness Raising by Parker and Fukuyama seems to be a very comprehensive approach to diversity. This since the spirituality perspective brought in by Fukuyama adds a totally integral dimension to the work. Rosa Granadillo-Schwentker copyright 2008-2013 & shiftinNRG™ .

Communication is an essential skill utilized by any one. It is important to be a culturally competent communicator. It is also important to identify our belief system to spot blocks to communication:
ETHNOCENTRISMInability to accept another culture's world view; "my way is the best"

Differential treatment of an individual due to minority status; actual and perceived; e.g., "we just aren't equipped to serve people like that."

Generalizing about a person while ignoring presence of individual difference; e.g., "she's like that because she's Asian -- all Asians are nonverbal."

Differences are ignored and one proceeds as though differences did not exist; e.g., "there's no need to worry about a person's culture -- if you're a sensitive person, you do okay."

Belief that everyone should conform to the majority; e.g., "we know what's best for you, if you don't like it you can go elsewhere."

Resources: shiftinNRG™ with diversity, ten commandments for peace of mind, meditation and spirituality

Let's look at the window of this diverse world!


Historically in Psychology, we studied that our inner existence materializes outside. Our take on diversity stems from the Perls, Einstein, Wolf, Tiller, Chopra, Myss and others approach that our inner feelings, thoughts and emotions act to attract or shape particular behaviors and vice-verse. In other words, we create or promote the perpetuation of particular state of consciousness.

When we work in changing views, or shifting consciousness while working with Diversity issues Psychology, we do so transpersonally, by this we mean, going beyond the Persona or what we see. The Mask or social face as Jung will put it. With shiftinNRG™ we work within this particular space to access and process the client's role within this always more multiethnic, multiracial and diverse world. . Rosa Granadillo-Schwentker copyright 2008-2013 & shiftinNRG™

Modified from Shri Gyan Rajhans

1. Forget and forgive.

2. Do not intrude in other's people business

3. Do not crave for recognition.

4. Do not be jealous.

5. Change yourself.

6. Endure what cannot be cured.

7. Do not bite more than you can chew.

8. Meditate regularly.

9. Never leave the mind wandering.

10. Do not procrastinate and never regret

"Helps to attain intuitive understanding by transcending the intellectual mind"
Rina Sircar
More about Dr Sircar at: