Founder / President
“…our military veterans need the most help to heal not just physically, but just as important…emotionally”
For 20 years I worked with military groups, such as the Veterans Assistance Network, as a sales consultant for computer products and phone equipment. During this time, I became aware that military veterans need the most help to heal physically and emotionally and I was gripped by a determination to do something meaningful for them.
With my background and experience using holistic, non-invasive techniques to heal illness, I founded Heaven and Earth Oasis, a nonprofit 501(c)(3). The organization is dedicated to healing military personnel by applying an array of established alternative and complementary methods of treatment that work. Many of the methods we employ, such as Reiki, are now successfully incorporated by military organizations to help heal war veterans diagnosed with combat-related illnesses such as post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
I was diagnosed with a slow-growing pituitary tumor in 2005. Doctors offered two options: try to shrink it with medicine or undergo a dangerous operation. Medications did not shrink the tumor so I researched the best brain surgeons in the country and chose one in Los Angeles. The surgery was successful but not without complications. My lungs collapsed and, similar to symptoms of pneumonia, breathing became very difficult.
I searched and found a professional who could clear the energy in my solar plexus to help me breath comfortably. He was a Reiki Master in Ojai, California, who also trained me to use Reiki on myself with excellent results. The inflammation in my solar plexus subsided then disappeared. I was breathing normally and now my lungs are clear.
After undergoing this physical transformation, in 2006 Valerie became a certified Reiki Master. Valerie has since become an energy healer trained and certified in several other therapies. Heaven & Earth Oasis has been treating military personnel at no cost with remarkable results not attained by traditional medicine alone. Your generous financial support allows us to continue providing wounded military personnel with these proven, effective holistic healing services.
”…facilitating change in every direction!”
My interest with Heaven and Earth Oasis drives from my own families military service. My Dad and three of my brothers have served with a combination more than 85 years. One of my brother and my Dad both serve in war time. There is emotional stress/turmoil not addressed as part of their return to home. Services provide by Heaven and Earth addresses these emotional traumas and more.
My own path to wellness… illnesses plagued me in my childhood. A weak immune system made me susceptible tonsillitis that resulted in cycles of antibiotic treatments that lasted for years; at the age of 6, my tonsils were finally remove. I often battled digestive issues. At 16, I was diagnosed with JRA (Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis). I found that traditional medicine offered only Band-Aids or at best-limited solutions; that resulted in more trips to the doctor due to the side effects of those treatments.
In my early twenties I met a woman who changed my life, she taught me that changing my diet, eliminated most of my JRA symptoms. During my thirties, I blew out my elbow. Leaving my doctor appointment with the knowledge of needing an elbow replacement, I began looking for alternative solutions. This journey brought me to a chiropractor that again chipped way at my old belief patterns of wellness; within 6 months without surgery; I had regained full use of my arm.
During this time two of my best friends were diagnosed with cancer; I knew that I needed more information to understand dis-ease and how to obtain wellness. I began taking a series of classes and became a Certified Natural Health Practitioner.
There is a lot of confusion surrounding food, nutrition, health, and wellness today. There is more to being healthy than looking healthy. I look at overall cell health, and determine what nutrients are missing; then educate on what foods can be added to help bring a person back to wellness on their own. There are times that supplements are needed, the source of supplements must be pristine, best source of nutrition is natural organic non-GMO; fruits, vegetables, nuts, and meats.
My goal is to assist you on your wellness journey. There are many roads (therapies) to wellness; my objective as a facilitator is to share my knowledge as you and assist you in the selection process.