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Biographical Information

Diane  Lynn Gelinas, M.S.W., Reiki Master Teacher, Consulting Hypnotist

Diane Lynn Gelinas has her Masters in Social Work from Springfield College and her Bachelors in Sociology with a Social Work Emphasis, from the University of Idaho where she graduated Summa Cum Laude.  In 1988, Diane received statewide recognition as the recipient of the New Hampshire Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers, "Student of the Year" award. 

For over fifteen years she was a hospice worker where she was able to utilize Reiki and Therapeutic Touch to help clients transition during the dying process. Currently she is a college professor, and has been teaching for fifteen years at various institutions such as the University of New Hampshire, Springfield College, and New Hampshire Technical Institute.  Her courses include, Psychology, Holistic Health, Reiki,  Social Work/Human Services, Counseling/Interviewing Techniques, Gerontology, and Death and Dying.

Her private practice includes a combination of motivational speaking, Reiki, Hypnosis, Emotional Freedom Technique, Meditation and Law of Attraction Classes, Angel Card and Intuitive Readings and workshops and Death Education.  She has been a Reiki Master Teacher since 1995, training with Libby Barnett, M.S.W. and Maggie Chambers (authors of Reiki Energy Medicine) for both Reiki Level One and Reiki Level Two.  Libby Barnett trained with John Harvey Grey for Reiki Level One and Two and John trained directly with Takata.  Diane trained under Alana Hamel for her Reiki Master Teacher.  Lineage Information is available upon request.  Diane teaches Usui Reiki and also runs a bi-monthly Reiki Clinic/Healing Circle where complimentary treatments are offered.  Workshop participants are also afforded the benefit of her additional knowledge in the field of holistic health, healing, counseling and the mind - body - spirit connection.  Traditional cost of Reiki Workshops are lowered to make the knowledge and process more available and accessible to people interested in healing.  Students are encouraged to come to a bi-monthly Reiki Clinic and Reiki Share where they can continue to practice their skills as an on-going extension of the training course and receive additional support and education each month as well as a Reiki treatment.  This reduces the cost for students in workshops and gives each student an opportunity for monthly fellowship.  Diane decided not to join the Reiki Alliance so that she could reduce her tuition fees for students and be able to do this.  Her private practice is located in Candia, New Hampshire which is close to Manchester.  Diane also became a Karuna Reiki Master in January 2009 and now offers this wonderful, additional Reiki modality to her treatments and classes.  Diane’s Karuna Reiki Master trained directly with Laurelle Shanti Gaia author of “The Book of Karuna Reiki” and associate of William Rand.  Because of her love for animals she has also taken advanced Reiki Animals classes and  training with the renown Animal Reiki Author Kathleen Prasad and is listed on her web site as a Certified Animal Reiki Practitioner.

Diane became a Certified Consulting Hypnotist in 1999 with the National Guild of Hypnotist.  She trained with Bob Adams, who was the President of the National Guild of Hypnotist in New Hampshire.  In addition, she has taken several workshops with Dr. Brian Weiss the internationally known expert in Past Life Regression Hypnotherapy.  Both private, individual sessions and group sessions are available.  Diane is also an ordained Minister with the Universal Life Church and registered as a Rostered Alternative Provider in New Hampshire.  The Board of Mental Health practice has no oversight over her practice.

Diane is also an Advanced Angel Healing Practitioner and offers Angel Card and Intuitive Readings in person, over the phone and home parties.  She has studied under Elizabeth Foley who worked directly with Doreen Virtue to receive her Angel Therapy Practitioner Certification.  In addition, she has taken many psychic and mediumship workshops as well as workshops and training with James Van Praagh.  Diane offers a Psychic and Mediumship Development Circle at her private practice.  Other interest and pursuits include meditation, music, art, humor and pet therapy.  Diane and her husband David live in southern New Hampshire.