Patricia Howard comes to Visions to with skills proficient in patient empowerment. Her goal is to train individuals to remove the barriers that exist in their bodies that impair health, and to provide them with concrete tools to celebrate who they truly are. A graduate of both the 4 year certificate program in Brennan Healing Science and the advanced teacher training program at the Barbara Brennan School of Healing, she is also a facilitator of the John Kabat-Zinn model of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR). Since 2003 Patricia has been teaching the MBSR program between 6 and 12 times per year.
Through her training and her life experience, Patricia has become a master of helping people: recognize their emotional patterns, beliefs, and habits, learn to bring those beliefs into their conscious awareness, and move beyond them to a new experience free of judgment. Patricia teaches people to how ground themselves, embody their inner authority and in doing so, enjoy a life full of creative expression and ease. Patricia has worked for over 15 years to help people cultivate mindfulness in their everyday lives. Her methods include both hands-on energetic work as well as group sessions aimed at helping people come together in a safe place to release the past, be peaceful about what the future may hold, and meditate on whatever is with them in the present moment.
For her own renewal, Patricia loves to travel and see how people all across the world celebrate and express life. Music, dancing and cooking are also deeply satisfying to Patricia’s soul, especially when it comes to sharing these experiences with good company. At Visions, Patricia finds a place in which the multiple paths to health are celebrated, and each path towards healing is as unique as the patient. Patricia has long sought an integrated environment, in which each practitioner works in partnership with the others to provide the most effective patient care. She is thrilled that her long studies have come to fruition and that she can join such a team.
"Excellent teacher. Very knowledgeable. Clear communicator, very clear boundaries. I appreciated the directed one on one with the teacher and not having to participate in the community experience of the group” -SZT, August 2013
“Warm, knowledgeable, revealing. Her enthusiasm for the material and process is contagious.” -MR, August 2013
"“Loved how you structured the program, no cross-call, how you responded to peoples questions. You walk the talk of presence and mindfulness. Thank You.” -Chris, August 2013
“I liked Patricia’s teaching style. I thought she was very pleasant and engaging. She made the class very interesting. I was never bored.” - TM, December 2011
“Patricia is a natural teacher/healer. I will be back for more! I could listen to her all day!” - HP, November 2012
“Patricia is a wonderful teacher and facilitator who has made me feel safe, welcome and valued.” - IRG, November 2012
"Patricia is very warm and caring. She understands the needs of participants (i.e. doesn’t just teach by route.)" - MK, March 2013
"Patricia was fantastic. She is perfect for this [MBSR] program in that she is patient, mindful of different personalities/learning styles and she has a lot of information to share. She is careful to share just enough so students don’t get overwhelmed." - KF, March 2013
“Wonderful, warm, delightful, compassionate, and kind! She made the experience very positive. Her voice in person and on the CDs is quite soothing. I look forward to participating in other sessions with her.” -J. S. June 2013
“Patricia is very knowledgeable, funny, attentive- a great teacher” -A.S. June 2013
Recent blog posts by Patricia:
Thursday, March 24, 2011
What does nourishment mean to you? You might think of a warm bowl of soup on a Winter’s day, the company of a good friend, creating outlets in your life for your creative expression or a walk in nature; something that might satisfy deeper needs within you. Often times in our lives we can use [...]
Wednesday, September 15, 2010
Illness/ Disease can be seen as the great awakener. Expanding our understanding of health beyond the physical body to include the emotional, mental and spiritual bodies allows people to become very active participants on their road to wellness. I support people in two ways, providing energy healing techniques that address these broader aspects of our [...]