BBSH Academic Deans
The professional faculty members provide a uniquely powerful and safe environment in which healing can take place on the physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual levels.
At the present time, there is no other person or institution authorized to teach Brennan Healing Science or the Barbara Brennan School of Healing material and there are no other branches of BBSH.
Listed below are just a few examples of the caliber of teachers you can expect to find at BBSH.
For a complete listing of BBSH faculty, click here to view the BBSH School Catalog.
BBSH SCHOOL DEAN
Professional Experience: BBSH School Dean, 2016–Present; BBSH Year 4 Class Dean, 2012–2017; Bodywork/Healing Practice, 1988–Present; Inpatient Hospice work, Boston, MA, 1990–92; Chronic Pain & Stress Clinic, Boston, MA, 1989–90; Counselling at M.A.R.C.P. (Alcoholism Treatment Center), 1989–90; Mother Theresa’s missionary Sisters of Charity, Calcutta, India, working with the dying and handicapped children in orphanage; E.M.T. with Chaulk Ambulance Co., 1 year; R.N. Training, 2 years; N. Ireland Women’s Coalition Political Party.
Education/Training: Brennan Healing Science Practitioner, 1998; BBSH Teacher Training Program, 2000; BBSH Supervisor Training, 2002; Degree programme in Behavioral and Social Science, University of Ulster, N. Ireland, 2001–Present; Center for Intentional Living, 1 year; Alcohol and Chemical Dependency Counselling, U. Mass Boston, 1989; Chronic Pain & Stress Treatment, Lemuel Shattuck Hospital, Boston, MA, 1988–89; Bancroft School of Massage Therapy, Worcester, MA, 1988; E.M.T. Leonard Morse Hospital, Natick, MA, 1985; 1st Degree Reiki, 1996; Shamanic Training; Order of Bards, Ovates, and Druids/Initiations; Rosecrucian Initiations/Study; Association for Research and Enlightenment study groups and travel, 20 years.
Certification: Massage Therapy issued by Board of Health, Natick, MA, 1988–Present.
J. JORGE BARRIEU
YEAR 1 CLASS DEAN
Professional Experience: BBSH Year 1 Class Dean, 2016–Present; Brennan Integration Practitioner, 2009–Present; Founder, Sophianic Healing.
Education/Training: Brennan Healing Science Practitioner, 2000; BBSH Advanced Studies Teacher Training Program, 2011; B.S. Biology, Yale University, 1986; J.D., New York University, 1989.
YEAR 2 CLASS DEAN
Professional Experience: BBSH Year 2 Class Dean, 2017–Present; Founder, Embodied Awakening, 2014–Present; Faculty Member, Lionheart Institute of Transpersonal Energy Healing, 2014–Present; Faculty Member, New Zealand College of Holistic Studies, 2014–17; National Certified Massage Therapist, 1995–Present; Shamanic Practitioner, 1993–Present; Transformational Therapist, 1994–Present.
Education/Training: B.S., Brennan Healing Science, 2007; Apprenticeship in Breathwork and Firewalking, 1991–95; Apprenticeship in Shamanic Healing and Journeying, 1993; Heartwood Institute, Transformational Therapist, Holistic Health Practitioner and Massage Therapist Programs, 1994–95.
Certification: Certified Shamanic Practitioner, 1993; Certified Transformational Therapist, 1994; Certified Massage Therapist, 1995; Certified Holistic Health Practitioner, 1995; Brennan Healing Science Practitioner, 2000; BIP/STP, 2002.
YEAR 3 CLASS DEAN
Professional Experience: BBSH Year 3 Class Dean, 2016–Present; Private healing practice since 1998; Assistant chef; Wedding coordinator.
Education/Training: Brennan Healing Science Practitioner, 1998; BBSH Teacher Training Program, 2000; Center for Intentional Living; Awakening Your Light Body; St. Louis University.
Licenses: Licensed Massage Therapist.
YEAR 4 CLASS DEAN
Professional Experience: BBSH Year 4 Class Dean, 2017–Present; Founder, Transformational Wellness Center, 2010–Present; Owner/President, Harouna Soumah’s Martial Arts Academy, 1998–2001; Owner, S&S Family Enterprises LLC.
Education/Training: B.S. Psychology; M.S. Mental Health Counseling/Marriage and Family Therapy, Barry University, 2012; Brennan Healing Science Practitioner, 2002; BBSH Advanced Studies in Education, 2005; BBSH BIP/STP Program, 2006; NLP Master Practitioner; Gestalt Therapy Training; Reiki and Seichim Master.
Certification: National Certified Counselor, 2012.
Licenses: Licensed Mental Health Counselor, 2014; Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, 2014.
ADVANCED STUDIES DEPARTMENT HEAD
Professional Experience: Advanced Studies Department Head, 2016–Present; Lead Instructor, Wellness and Emotional Growth Program, Mentor of Wellness Teaching Team, Student, Faculty, Administrative Advisor and Graduate Group Facilitator, 2004–Present. Former Television Host and Writer for weekly program on Alternative Healing; Former weekly Television Host Alternative News; Former Radio TalkShow Host for program on Metaphysical topics called Open Mind; 25 years Private Healing, Hypnotherapy, and Holistic Counseling practice; 35 years Professional Singer; 5 CDs of original songs, and touring artist.
Education/Training: Brennan Healing Science Practitioner, 1998; BBSH Teacher Training Program; 2000; A.S. Mass Media Communications, Sage College, Albany, NY, 1984; Early Childhood Development, Center for Intentional Living; Swedish Massage, 1995; Meditation and yoga training with Yogi Shanti Desai, 1993–95; Hypnotherapy Certification 1994; Ceremonial Elders Training, 1998; Sound Healing training with Don Campbell, 1997; Hellinger Family Constellation, 2007; D.Min., Former Moriah Institute, 2008; NY Open Center Sound & Music School, 2008; Yoga teacher training, 2014; Ayurveda Nutritional Counseling, 2013.
Certifications: Yoga Teacher, 300 Hour training, 2013–14, Ayurvedic Nutritional Counselor, American Association of Drugless Practitioners 2012–13, Hypnotherapist, 1994, AMBP Massage Therapy, 1999.