Dorothy A. Martin-Neville, Ph.D.

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Dorothy is an international speaker, teacher, author, psychotherapist, and healer.

Dr. Dorothy’s life story of coming from an orphanage, being raised in the housing projects of South Boston, becoming a Catholic nun, an international airline stewardess, a wife, mother, graduate faculty member, Clinical Instructor at a Medical School, and so much more provides the perfect backdrop for her message of joy, humor, passion and faith as the necessary tools for life..

Dr. Dorothy delights in sharing her message and supporting others, regardless of the venue, in coming alive, reclaiming their passion and remembering their dreams knowing, always, that Anything is Possible…  Dorothy, a compelling, faith-filled woman is an inspiration in living. Standing ovations, testimonials, and the many tributes she receives are simply the by-products of her journey in continuously becoming who she was meant to be.

Dr. Dorothy’s approach, as a result of her training, her experiences, and her research, has been to support those she speaks to and works with to take the time to stop, look within, and rediscover their own passions, vibrancy and dreams, to remember who they truly are meant to be. In doing so, they become far more aware of the real meaning of their lives, their purpose, and their reason for being here.

In the field of psychotherapy since 1983, Dr. Dorothy approaches her work from a wide variety of perspectives while continuously expanding her understanding and her teachings of the human condition. She sees so much of the difficulties and pains we are experiencing as being that of embodied souls who are struggling to come to terms with their own humanity. She has seen so frequently that we can each be intrinsically holy beings filed with generosity, kindness, and compassion while simultaneously being angry, fear-filled individuals who continuously get in our own way. Whether we are lead to be pioneers in our field, or are simply getting through our day, it is clear in her eyes that we can all become amazingly overwhelmed, frightened, and anxiety ridden. She believes just as powerfully, that we all possess the tools needed to come back to joy, peace, and unconditional love; we simply need to understand ourselves well enough to see when and why we lose touch with who we are and then betray ourselves as a result.

She has brought this message to others through her private practice in psychotherapy for over 25 years, through teaching at the college level and as the founder her own educational institution, The Institute of Healing Arts and Sciences (IHAS.)  As a pioneer in the field, through IHAS she offered a four-year Energy Medicine Practitioner Program as well as two-year Energy Medicine Certificate Program. In addition to being affiliated with over 40 hospitals and medical facilities across the country where her 3rd & 4th year students did medical internships, the school was approved by the Connecticut Commissioner of the Department of Higher Education. For over 15 years the mission of the school was to both train those interested in developing their healing skills in energy medicine as well as to support each student in overcoming the obstacles that kept them from recognizing their truth and living their soul’s purpose. Training basic energy medicine technicians was never her goal, training leaders in the field of integrative spiritual healing was her objective and she was blessed to surpass her goal many times over.


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