Bernadette Doran

Education and training

I received my B.S. from Loyola University , and studied toward a master’s degree at Northwestern University . I began studying Reiki in 1994 as a resident of Australia , then completed my Master/Teacher level certification in both traditional Usui Reiki and Karuna Reiki in Los Angeles , CA , in 1998. The direct lineage of my Reiki Master is Phyllis Furumoto.

Bernadette Doran

To become a practitioner of Holographic Memory Resolution, I studied with the inventor of the technique, Brent Baum. Additionally, I studied sound therapy, aromatherapy and Aura-Soma in Australia , and hypnotherapy at Boston Hospital . I studied Hawaiian healing techniques with Serge Kahili King over a period of 7 years. Over the past 12 years, I have studied extensively with many leaders in the field of bioenergetic healing, including Candace Pert, Joan Borysenko, Larry Dossey, Deepak Chopra, Elmer Green, and many others.


I’m a member of the International Association of Reiki Professionals, the International Society for the Study of Subtle Energies and Energy Medicine, and the Institute of Noetic Sciences . During my residence in California , I was a member of the teaching staff of the California Naturopathic College in Del Mar, and I have been a guest lecturer at The Ninth House Center for Healing and Education in Boston , MA. In September 2007, I opened Equilibrium Energy + Education, a wellness center in Chicago ‘s South Loop dedicated to energy-based therapies.

Services and products

I’m a Reiki Master Teacher and serve clients personally as well as teach Levels One, Two and Master Teacher Reiki. I’m a practitioner of Holographic Memory Resolution™ (HMR).

How does your healing modality work?
Reiki is a deeply relaxing and revitalizing therapy that stimulates the human energy field to encourage enhanced, integrated functioning of the body’s natural healing systems.

Reiki “jump starts” the body’s own natural healing ability. The fundamental principle of Reiki is simple: If you can get the body to relax completely, the body will heal itself. More than 90% of all illnesses are caused in one way or another by stress, and Reiki helps relieve the body of stress, allowing it to heal and rebalance itself naturally. One hour of Reiki relaxes the body as much as 3 to 4 hours of sleep at the deepest level.

Reiki helps rid the body of accumulated stress, thereby helping to prevent illness and maintain good health. Clinical studies show that Reiki boosts the immune system, clears toxins, relieves pain, and improves sleep.

For healthy individuals, Reiki is a simple, effective way to relax, relieve stress, and restore vitality. For those with acute or chronic health problems, Reiki is a valuable complementary therapy.

Holographic Memory Resolution™ was developed by trauma resolution specialist Brent Baum over 15 years, working with more than 11,000 trauma survivors from the Oklahoma City bombing, the terrorist attack on 9/11, victims of sexual abuse, torture and more. It is a body-mind technique that allows simple, easy access to past memories and the release and resolution of associated painful emotions, without having to re-live them.

How do you see your services evolving over the next three years?

As Dr. Mehmet Oz often says on the Oprah show, “The future of medicine is energy medicine.” Over the next three years and beyond, more and more people will choose Reiki, HMR and other forms of energy medicine as their first course of action – because it’s non-invasive, very inexpensive compared to traditional Western medicine, and it achieves results quickly. Energy medicine is focused on solving core problems, not just masking symptoms, by bringing a person into physical, mental, emotional and spiritual balance. Increasingly, we are coming to understand that staying in balance means staying healthy on every level. The inevitable result will be a tremendous increase in the use of energy healing practices.

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