Diane Renz, is a Neuroscience Practical Applications Facilitator, Licensed Psychotherapist, & MBSR Teacher, (trained with Jon Kabat-Zinn & Saki Santorelli at the Center for Mindfulness, UMASS), and founder of Your Gateway to Healing™, a worldwide Counseling, Coaching, Consulting Service, Creating Conducive Environments for Healthy Systems of Individuals and Organizations.
With over 30 years in Human Services & Mindfulness, trained in Transpersonal & Contemplative Psychology, philosophy, religious perspectives, as well as, extensive post graduate studies in Trauma and Somatic psychology, her work is a confluence of various schools of thought and personal experiment.
Utilizing the latest neuroscience studies that show our capacity for changing our brains & biology through focused attention, she presents a variety of somatic and mindfulness based practices to help people affect state & behavioral changes.
Her work is fueled both by professional training and personal exploration. Through experimenting with her own anxiety, she developed tools for, what she calls; Returning, Remembering, and Reinforming™ the nervous system. Diane created a program for performance anxiety arising out of her own explorations with introversion and fears of public speaking. She has written and performed six autobiographical monologues, and appeared in two plays. She continues to use her own life as a study, implementing body mind practices that lead to integrative states. She has studied with Dan Siegel, MD, in the field of neuroscience, Jon Kabat Zinn in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction, and integrates the teachings of numerous other leaders in the field of Somatic research and Neuroplasticity. Diane’s view of a person’s inherent health guides her work; each symptom becomes opportunity for healing. Both her professional and personal experience has proven that you can turn ‘pain into possibility’ as it becomes your Gateway to Healing.
GROUPS AND ASSOCIATIONS
- Dr Dan Siegel Mindsight Community
- The Global Association of Interpersonal Neurobiology Studies (GAINS)
- Center for Mindfulness, UMASS
- Mind and Life Institute
- Center for Investigating Healthy Minds
- AlterMed Research Foundation
- Naropa University
- Wisdom 2.0
- PESI Behavioral Health & Continuing Education
- eMindful Life: Live Mindfulness Classes