In 2001 Ginny retired from a career in international security to focus on resolving emerging medical issues. In 2012 she suffered a near death experience when Fentanyl, a prescription opioid medication, caused her lungs to stop working. After this event she began to see, sense, and feel energies in very dramatic ways for which she had no intellectual context. She was certain of one thing only: If she wanted to understand what was happening to her she needed to live, and that meant discontinuing all prescription medication. In her desire to regain control over her own health and well-being, she eagerly pursued alternative therapies and began educating herself in esoteric philosophies.
After spending a considerable amount of time and money on healers she was surprised to find her attempts at being healed by others were not effective. During energy healing sessions facilitated by others she could see the energy moving but following each session the energy would always return. She came to realize that giving her power away to "healers," those who actively engage in energetically "healing" others while simultaneously disempowering them, was no longer an option.
Further, as she studied the esoteric spiritual philosophies behind many ancient healing traditions, she began to recognize that most healing modalities addressed only superficial issues, not the underlying cause which she came to understand was unresolved emotions and/or trauma. Some modalities provided helpful information, but few useful or effective tools as to how to integrate the new insights, become more self-aware, or achieve lasting healing.
This sent her on a quest for answers: How does energy medicine work? What is the scientific basis or nexus of body and soul? What is the missing consciousness and self-awareness component? What are the differences between the many popular contemporary healing modalities? How does energy flow and why do unresolved memories, emotions and trauma often manifest as pain? More importantly, why does it often return following healing sessions?
All these questions and more were answered on her journey when she found Cognomovement and became one of their first Certified Practitioners in 2020 and a Level 2 Practitioner in 2023.
"It has been my experience that it is highly uncommon to encounter a person whose perspective and actions in life reflect both the ability to embrace the highly spiritual/metaphysical and at the same time engage in the practical, harsh realities of the “heavy lifting” of basic survival in “real life”. Over the past ten years as I have walked the path with Ginny during her recovery from mis-diagnosis, opioid dependency and near-death to a fulfilling and highly functional life, I have come to respect her as being one of those special people. Her message about this path is simultaneously spiritually uplifting and grounded in the hard realities of life."
-Wayne Bennett, DC, DABCO
Arizona Board of Chiropractic Examiners
Past President, Arizona Association of Chiropractic
In 2001, Ginny retired from a career in international security to focus on resolving emerging medical issues. As the years passed she discovered that traditional allopathic medical treatments had not been effective in addressing her compounding symptoms. More than a decade later these were identified as a combination of Lyme, PTSD and various rheumatoid conditions. In her desire to regain her health and recover from the toxic effects of various prescription medications, which at one time had caused her heart and lungs to stop working, she eagerly pursued alternative therapies and healing. She researched a variety of alternative healing modalities and traveled extensively to receive healing from many "masters."
After her early retirement, and prior to this journey, she pursued one of her life's passions: horses. She began rehabbing rescued performance horses with the help of a cadre of industry professionals. Much to her surprise she experienced, in a purely natural way, the unintended and beneficial therapeutic effects that animals, especially horses, have on humans. These effects are now widely studied and promoted through the increasing popularity of Equine Assisted Therapy programs. Being with her horses on a regular basis greatly improved her sense of well being. Although her symptoms of PTSD began to diminish her physical condition continued to deteriorate. As her health declined she realized it was not safe for her to train or ride her own horses and she no longer had the energy it took to maintain a ranch. After placing one of her own horses in an equine sanctuary in 2011 she immediately began volunteering there. For more than a year she spent what little energy she had grooming horses and donkeys until she no longer had the strength and could no longer drive a car.
A few years later she experienced a profound near-death experience (NDE) when her heart stopped beating. Even though she was ready to leave this life the horses and donkeys would not let her. They called her back telling her that she had something important to accomplish. Following this experience she aggressively pursued alternative healing to overcome her unresolved illnesses, discontinue prescription medications and clear her body and mind.
Immediately after this experience she began to see multi dimensional layers of energy all around her, and was aware that animals and plants reached out to her telepathically sharing messages. In an effort to more fully understand these messages, and her unusual abilities, she embarked on an incredible pilgrimage of personal healing. Over the years she has invested over 20,000 hours in her alternative education. She has studied numerous spiritual philosophies and pursued certification in a number of healing modalities (outlined below), including those of different indigenous peoples from around the world. She has read scores of books and traveled extensively to attend educational and training seminars.
Over the years Ginny realized that the individual skills she was being taught were only part of a larger picture. She discovered that because she could see energy she intuitively knew how to go beyond each method that she studied. She knew which healing modalities worked for her and those that did not. When a specific modality did not work for her, but seemingly worked for others, she dug deep into the cause and effect of distorted energies to identify blocks to healing. Because of this she was able to combine her accumulated knowledge and skill to enhance her understanding of the interconnection of body, mind and spirit.
For several years Ginny eagerly immersed herself in the indigenous teachings of the late Benny LeBeau, also known as Rainbow Thunder Heart or "Bavado Tatun Corazon". Bavado was a Tribal Elder and respected Medicine Man of the Eastern Shoshone Nation, hailing from the Wind River Indian Reservation in Fort Washakie, Wyoming. He was also a member of the Spiritual Elders of Mother Earth, a group of indigenous prophetic seed carriers of North America. Ginny traveled with Bavado to study our sacred relationship with all life from his many medicine wheel ceremonies and lectures celebrated across the world. To hear a message from Bavado and learn more about his legacy, click here. For more information about his education and teachings go to the Earth Wisdom Foundation website or watch this documentary about his passionate work to end the drought in the mountain community of Big Bear Lake in the San Bernardino National Forest.
Since Bavado's death, Ginny has been an avid supporter of the International Council of Thirteen Indigenous Grandmothers; she has continued her shamanic studies with a Mayan Elder, Grandmother Flordemayo, and Jan Engles-Smith of the LightSong School of 21st Century Shamanism. Ginny first traveled to Australia in 2014, and was introduced to the healing paradigm and LORE of the Aboriginal people. She continues studying Aboriginal Healing and LORE today with Steve Richards, a native Aboriginal-Australian. She is also a Certified Bio-Well Practitioner (trained by Dr. Tiffany Barsotti), Shiatsu Massage Therapist, Heart Math Facilitator, and has studied with world renown healers such as Dr. V. Vernon Woolf (Holodynamics), Georgina Cannon (Regression and Spirit Release), Julie Renee Doering (Quantum Healing), Isa Gucciardi (Buddhism, Spirituality & Meditative Techniques), Michael J. Tamura (Clairvoyance, Spiritual & Psychic Development), Andrew Holecek (Death and Dying, The Bardo Teachings: Tibetan Book of the Dead), Dr. Paul Mills and Dr. Tiffany Barsotti (Personal Self Integration), GW Hardin (A Course in Wonders III), Donna Eden (Eden Energy Medicine), Roger Ford (Holistic Healing III), Carolyn Myss, Robert Ohotto (Archetypes & the Empathic Soul), Dr. Bradley Nelson (Emotion Code, Body Code), and various other alternative healing modalities including Cognomovement (Certified Practitioner) which was created by Bill McKenna and Liz Larson.
Applying her experiences working intuitively with people, Ginny also works with rescued/traumatized animals utilizing animal communication, intuitive work, and she is certified in very specific hands on healing modalities such as: Equine Shiatsu Massage, Equine Pain and Stress Point Release, Equine Craniosacral Therapy, Canine and Feline Acupressure, and Healing Touch for Animals® II. She has studied animal communication extensively, and has been greatly inspired by the work of industry pioneer Val Heart, Penelope Smith and the brilliant animal advocacy work of Margrit Coates of the UK.
From 2007-2009 Ginny attended the Vaquero School of Horsemanship in Redlands, CA. The school was founded by Dale McCarrell who was Ginny's mentor. Dale had a unique relationship with horses that was forged at an early age with the help of his mentors, Tom and Bill Dorrance. Dale's grandfather was employed by the Dorrance family. As a young boy, Dale spent summers on their ranch and was greatly influenced by their methods and philosophies. Later in life he dedicated himself to the traditions of the Vaquero. He did this in combination with the more contemporary, natural and humane horsemanship methods and sensibilities of the Dorrance family and Ray Hunt. Sadly, Dale passed away in early 2016. He will be missed by all who trained with him and shared his dedication and love of horses.
One of her passions is to speak publicly about the over prescription of opioids and narcotic medication, especially when alternative healing methods could be used to address issues of chronic pain caused by unresolved emotions. She is very active in lobbying at the state and federal level in regard to the opioid crisis. Her goal is to support the fields of chiropractic, osteopathic and integrative medicine and to promote other healing alternatives that can limit the use of unnecessary prescription drugs in our country.
Ginny frequently volunteers with professionals from many areas of the canine and equestrian community. This includes rescue organizations, conservatories and equine assisted therapy programs which serve military veterans, women and children. She also hosts Horse Medicine Workshops with her partners in Colorado, California and Texas throughout the year. When she is at home in Arizona she frequently hosts intuitive equine healing sessions with her own horses and donkeys.
Ginny also shares the Wisdom of the Horse through her work with the Singing Horse Herd of BC, Canada where she serves as the primary Horse Wisdom Facilitator via Zoom. She offers both individual sessions and small group retreats. To find out more about Ginny's intuitive work, please check out her other website at www.heartofthehorse.us for more information.
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Here are some comments from long time associates of Ginny:
"I first met Ginny in 2003 when she came to me seeking advice in my role as the Redlands, CA Chief of Police. During our initial visit her dedication to her community and not for profit endeavors became abundantly clear. I subsequently became aware of her other activities within the community [and] I continued to support her efforts throughout the years... She also successfully funded and implemented a charitable quilting and training program in the Glen Helen Rehabilitation Center, San Bernardino County's Women's Correctional Facility, for which she received honors from the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors.
In addition, her grant writing and Community Wildfire Fuels Reduction Program efforts on behalf of the San Bernardino County Fire Department, local fire departments and several of the county's Fire Safe Councils brought our region much needed awareness and funding; and contributed to many homes and communities being spared the ravaging effects of wildfire over the years.
Ginny is one of those rare, dedicated and selfless individuals who will work hard for no personal gain simply because she is motivated to do the right thing. She is one of the most dedicated individuals I have ever had the pleasure to work with. I support her ongoing efforts to bring awareness regarding the current opioid crisis and our public health care policies. She has experienced a unique and trying set of life events that both qualify and motivate her to contribute to this conversation."
-- Chief James Bueermann (Ret)
President, National Police Foundation, Washington DC
"I've seen Ginny go from a non-healthy individual, nearly bed ridden, afraid to leave the house even on good days and never drove a car or was ever alone to being an independent adventurer, exploring new opportunities and venturing out solo, traveling wherever her next adventure directs her. What a beautiful metamorphosis to witness. What a success story that I'm honored to share."
-- Diane V.