Affectionately referred to as a spiritual activist by those who know her, Heather Gunn 's guidance in the healing process focuses on the heart - the seat of the soul. Heather holds a Doctorate and PhD in Integrative Medicine and a Master of Science in Nursing. A retired RN, ordained minister, QHHT practitioner, master clinical hypnotherapist and Usui Reiki Master Teacher at One Spirit Integrative Medicine in Fort Macleod, Alberta, Canada, Heather has guided hundreds of clients toward health, happiness and peace. A Usui Shiki Ryoho Reiki Master Teacher since 1986, Heather found it to be a wonderful augment to her nursing practice as well as her hypnotherapy practice. In 2019, she retired from a rewarding 40 year nursing career; however, as a mother of 3 and grandmother of 7, she isn't sitting down for long...
Following a near-death experience at the age of 6, I developed a sixth sense about the world and the healing process. Several years ago, while working in the sacred environment of hospice and end-of-life care, I received my calling to practice energy medicine - a bridge between body, mind and Spirit enabling the innate healing process to occur.
With nine of my 40 years as a registered nurse spent serving Canada as a nursing officer in the Canadian Forces, I have worked in oncology, hospice, ER, OR, medicine/surgery, long term care, physical rehab, labour and delivery, rheumatology and research. I've taught nursing for several years in both Canada and the U.S., trained Canadian Forces medical staff, nurses and paramedics, and counselled troubled teens and children as young as 12. I have attended the Native Cultural Awareness Course through the Canadian Forces, studied Indigenous Studies through the University of Alberta and Buddhist scriptures through Harvard University. I now work as the transpersonal hypnotherapist with a group of wonderful psychologists and social workers offering much-needed support and guidance to empower people from all cultural, social, religious and spiritual backgrounds.
While studying in Ottawa under a healer who worked with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, I learned that the mind is capable of so much more than we give it credit for. Also, as a hospice nurse assisting individuals to transition between life and physical death, I discovered that we find out so much about living from those who are dying. Their messages confirm that we are much more in control of our health and well-being than we realize and that your body has the wisdom and the power to heal itself. Many wonderful, caring healthcare providers choose to put their complete faith in modern (allopathic/Western) medicine; however, this paradigm of disease is based largely upon the eradication of symptoms that are simply attempting to tell us that something is wrong and we continue to shoot the messenger through the indiscriminate use of medications and surgery. I believe that modern medicine is clearly effective for infectious disease and emergencies, however it often misses the mark in the treatment of many chronic physical, emotional and mental diseases and illnesses.
We fail to open our minds to the potential of the body to heal itself. Sadly, today's healthcare providers often lose sight of the importance of the patient's belief system in determining recovery from illness as the patient is conditioned to place emphasis on the disease process rather than on the healing process. Those who search for help through 'talk therapy' or traditional hypnosis (often only 1 hour in length), often report that they typically miss the mark in researching the deeper, critical layers of the mind-body connection. The system I've developed is considerably longer and manages to get to the real root of the problem...it is transformative as the client experiences changes by addressing the client's existential struggles and personal suffering. Clients from across Canada, the U.S., the Caribbean, Europe, South America and Asia have come to One Spirit Integrative Medicine to receive the benefit of this tried and true system. I continue to receive referrals from physicians, therapists, psychologists, counsellors, social workers, chiropractors, dentists, clergy and many satisfied clients.
For evidence of the reality of the mind-body connection, I believe you will find the following videos to be very insightful:
• Dr. Bruce Lipton, cell biologist, describes how thoughts, emotions and beliefs lead us toward health or toward disease - video
• Gregg Braden presents a video showing a bladder tumor dissolving through the power of the mind and prayer
• With only hours left to live, Anita Moorjani survives physical death to tell her fascinating, inspirational story - video
Also, British physician Dr. Rangan Chatterjee explains how to stop disease: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gaY4m00wXpw
I have discovered the depth of beauty within the spiritual dimension while working with my clients from across Canada, the U.S. and around the globe. Maintaining membership with the International Medical and Dental Hypnosis Association, Canadian Federation of Clinical Hypnosis and the International Association of Reiki Professionals, I am keenly aware of the unnecessary suffering that exists. I have been blessed to offer contributions to award-winning Quirk magazine (One Spirit - quirkmagazine.net). Over the years, I have had the honor of being presented in public service films representing the Canadian Forces, Pikes Peak Hospice and Palliative Care (Colorado Springs), Lethbridge College (Alberta), and the Saskatchewan Department of Education - all serving to strengthen my desire to be of service to others. In August, 2020 I became a published author through Wake Up: Miracles of Healing from Around the World (available on Amazon).
I invite you to hear my own spiritual journey through my interview with Julia Cannon on The Metaphysical Hour BBS Radio Show on October 21, 2016. You can listen to my story here. You may also be interested in listening to my interview with Antonio Sangio, teacher of Instrospective Hypnosis here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LzfNv5HIQlI. You may also connect with me to learn about transpersonal hypnosis through QHHT on my Youtube video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yP93BEBkWUs .
It is my privilege to assist you in bringing the human spirit into your healing journey. To book QHHT, Introspective Hypnosis or Reiki, see the Contact page. For sessions across Canada, please see the Menu: Sessions in Canada page.
Medical disclaimer: The contents and information displayed on this website are for informational purposes only, and is not intended to be a replacement for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Heather Gunn will not be liable for any direct, indirect, consequential, special, exemplary, or other damages arising from the application of information on this website or through transpersonal hypnotherapy, Quantum Healing Hypnosis Technique (QHHT), Introspective Hypnosis, Reiki session, Reiki education or Unity Field Healing (UFH).