Candida Maurer, PhD

Candida Maurer, PhD, Co-founder of Eastwind Healing Center and Eastwind School. Licensed psychologist, Reiki Master, Healing Touch practitioner. Ph.D., Counseling Psychology, 1991.  Adjunct faculty, University of Iowa, Counseling Psychology.  MA, Rehabilitation Counseling, 1979. Massage therapist/Asian bodywork therapist, 1996-2013.  Reiki Master (Takata lineage) and Reiki Jin Kei Do Master (Takamori lineage). Hypnotherapist.  Medical Intuitive. Quantum Healing practitioner. Chi Nei Tsang therapist.

Dr. Maurer has integrated psychotherapy, holistic philosophy, and hypnosis into a powerful combination that has proven to be the healing key for many people. A gifted teacher, she is on the adjunct faculty of The University of Iowa where she has taught dream analysis, Jungian theory, and hypnotherapy. She has published in the area of pain management and hypnosis.

“When we ignore the body and the spirit in psychology, we ignore the inherent wholeness of the person. True healing takes place when one’s wholeness is revealed to them through integration of the mind, body, and spirit.”

I have spent almost 40 years studying psychology within myself and others, and bring a wealth of experience, understanding, and compassion to helping people change the underlying patterns that bind them. I have been interested in a holistic approach to healing throughout my life and it was natural for me to seek integrative methods for psychological healing once I became a psychotherapist.

As part of my training, my personal experiences with alternative medicine propelled me to study extensively in the field of bio-energetic medicine and how it intersects with psychology. I came to see that the body is an extension of the mind on the physical plane and that bodily symptoms have psychological meaning. I also studied meditation, dream analysis, and hypnosis in order to help affect change at the deeper levels of being. During various classes in Reiki, Healing Touch, Quantum Healing, yoga, qigong, etc., I witnessed many people transforming aspects of themselves that had seemed to have been “stuck.”

When we feel stuck, we are generally caught in a pattern of thought, feeling, and behavior that seems unmovable. These patterns are held in the body-mind in a such a way that they are usually operating unconsciously. Even though we have understanding of our problems, understanding alone does not solve them, and we continue to be stuck in outmoded ways of being. Symptoms such as depression and anxiety surface in order to show us that we are out of alignment with our true self.

Often, bodily symptoms hold the key to our inner processes so that we can tap into the body’s messages to understand all aspects of ourselves more deeply. In other words, with practice we can learn to trust our own body’s wisdom. This level of understanding allows us to access ourselves in a new and deeper way. When we learn to work with our bodies, our minds, and our spirits in a manner that honors each level of experience, our symptoms begin to disappear. It is through practices such as meditation, dream analysis, and hypnosis that we become aware of our patterns and our innate healing potential.  I feel that my task is to help others find and activate their own inner wisdom.

I firmly believe that the medicine of the future will include the understanding of the energies in and around our bodies as holding the vital link to our health. When we are consciously in alignment with these energies in our bodies and in our field, we feel balanced and centered. This experience allows us to transcend the patterns of personality that have kept us from finding our true Self and we are led to healing and wholeness.”

Dr. Maurer is also an outstanding spiritual and visionary artist. Love the art at Eastwind? You can contact Dr. Maurer (at the email address below) with questions, or to inquire about purchasing it.

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