Scleroderma Updated

April 15th, 2009 by Diane

I was privileged to be invited to a scleroderma support group as a speaker. At that event I was able to work with perhaps as many as ten individuals with a variety of active types of scleroderma. Some were in pain with little or no no relief from their prescribed pain meds, some had received deep tissue scar work, and some had extensive subcutaneous fat loss in the affected area.  The work I’ve been using with my one scleroderma client achieved remarkably rapid results. Pain was relieved in minutes, unresponsive scar tissue softened and changed to a healthier color, and range of motion increased.  The only difference that I can identify between my client and these individuals that might explain why these individuals responded more quickly is that my client’s case is diagnosed as inactive.

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Scleroderma treatment

July 7th, 2008 by Diane

Scleroderma is apparently very rare; however, I do have a client with an arrested form of the disease. Given everything I have read on-line, there is no cure and nothing that has been tried works.

What I find puzzling is the success I am having in mobilizing the skin and underlying muscle tissue. We started with a twisted foot and hammertoes, but now the foot appears very nearly normal. The skin is almost as pliable as that on the unaffected foot.

I contacted a local Scleroderma support group to find out if they would be interested in working with me to see if what I am doing also works on active cases. So far, it has been weeks and no response. In some ways that is more curious than discovering something that appears to work.

What I would like to do is try this technique out on a number of individuals and carefully document the results. If it does work, I would like to write an article describing the technique and train therapists who are interested in helping those suffering from this disease.  If the local support group is not interested, how then to proceed?

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There are no accidents

June 28th, 2008 by Diane

Last week was an interesting lesson in how there are no accidents. You just have to be open to whatever happens in the moment. The course description for my presentation at an assisted living facility was left off that week’s calendar, so I arrived to an empty room. The facility director apologizing for the mix-up asked if I had time to visit a woman in hospice who was having difficulty transitioning. She had become semi-comatose the night before, frequently stopped breathing, but kept pulling back and started breathing again.

When we approached the door to her room, I had to stop. A wave of fear glued me to the ground. I started asking myself what I was so afraid of? Was I going to fail and be branded a fraud? Was I suddenly afraid of death? Why am I sweating like a pig? It took a couple of deep breaths to finally realize this fear didn’t feel like mine. What an incredible gift this woman just gave me in the her last moments in this life. She just gave me an intense, gut level understanding that while we all feel the same emotions, we all feel them in ways that are unique to us. If I can just relax and breathe when someone else’s emotions take over, I’ll be able to immediately recognize the “flavor” that makes them different from my own. I really do not have to “wear” other people’s feelings for a while just because I am an empath.

The hospice room was small, but comfortable. The woman lay in her hospital bed surrounded by photographs, stuffed animals, and small mementos from important moments in her life. It was both sad and sweet to see her life condensed into these few things that she chose to surround herself at the end of her life. Her hair was neatly combed and she wore a lace trimmed nightgown. Her body twitched and her breathing was very much like mine had been in the hallway. A woman sat in a chair on the other side of the bed reading a book. Given the way she was introduced, I thought she was a hospice worker. That thought tinged the scene with sadness.

Standing next to her bed I allowed myself to contact her field. I could sense her presence and asked if she wanted or needed help. The feeling she imparted to me was deep regret over words spoken and left unspoken that caused great harm and sadness to her brother. She did not have the strength to do what was necessary to resolve it. Again, I asked if she wanted or needed help and this time received an affirmative. I smoothed her energy field and set a vortex next to her bed to help her transition. I asked my spirit helper, Daddy Bray, if there was more that could be done to help her. He said the vortex could be used for more than assistance in making transition. She could also use it to travel to her bother and resolve her regrets before passing. He connected her to the vortex so that she could use it in this way. (This is the first time we’ve used the vortex for this purpose, so it is another gift from this woman’s passing that can serve others.) As soon as the vortex was in place she stopped fidgeting and her expression became calm.

As I closed my connection with her I noticed the woman who had been reading was holding the energy in the room. We spoke about what I’d done and that is when I learned she was the woman’s daughter. I shared more about the personal experiences I’d been shown and she said that explained the last phone conversation her mother had with her brother. She kept talking over him repeating the words, “I’m sorry.”

I received a call the next day saying the woman had transitioned easily and peacefully that evening and she had remained calm the entire time after I left. I am glad that I could give her that one gift in exchange for all the gifts she gave me during our brief time together.

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Previous Updates

June 26th, 2008 by Diane

Welcome to the new updates page for Transformational Healing. Below are the previous updates from our last layout. Check back often for new information!

News and Events

Somatic Therapy -

Diane recently completed training with Dale Perry in medical massage techniques addressing hip, knee and ankle issues, Carpal Tunnel, headaches and Chronic Illness. Dale Perry is the therapist for the US Olympic and West Point swim teams.

Diane is currently assisting Venice Sullivan, Ph.D., in teaching Neuromuscular Therapy techniques at the Massage Therapy Institute in Davis, California. Neuromuscular therapy addresses the postural dysfunction that results from injuries, both large and small, that our bodies accumulate over a lifetime of activity.

Each of these compensations in how we move our body, for often long forgotten injuries, takes it farther and farther out of healthy alignment. The result is pain with an origin that does not show up in X-rays, MRIs or CAT scans. This work is targeted to the specific muscles that are pulling your body out of alignment and locating the trigger points in those muscles that refer pain to other parts of your body. This work is highly successful in treating a wide range of commonly experienced problems that do not respond well to standard medical protocols — frozen shoulder, carpal tunnel syndrome, plantar fasciaitis, shin splints, Thoracic Outlet Syndrome, whiplash, hip pain, and migraine headaches. For more information visit and

We completed classes on cranial decompression in January 2008. Classes for the lower back, cervical rehabilitation, and TMJ (tempromandibular joint) problems were conducted in October 2007 - Dr’s Diane Hovey and Venice Sullivan are teaching additional Neuromuscular classes in 2008.

Self Care Presentations –

May 9, 2008 Diane is presenting a class on energy healing and how it relates to lymphatic drainage at the Chateau on River’s Edge, an assisted living facility for active seniors.

March 14, 2008 Diane is presenting a class on facilitated stretching at the Chateau on River’s Edge, an assisted living facility for active seniors.

February 8, 2008 Diane presented a class on lymphatic drainage for pain reduction and management at the Chateau on River’s Edge.

Reconnective Healing and The Reconnection –

Diane is presenting on Reconnective Healing at the Sacramento Chronic Pain Support Group on November 12. She will discuss how Reconnective Healing is done and demonstrate the technique on members of the support group.

November 16, 2007 - Diane is presenting on Reconnective Healing at the Chateau on River’s Edge, an assisted living facility for active seniors. She will present a discussion on the technique and demonstrate its effectiveness on members of the audience.

Diane just returned from Los Angeles where she attended a five-day Reconnective Healing and Reconnection class with Dr. Eric Pearl. In addition to completing Levels I, II and III she participated in research studies being conducted during the workshops by Dr. William Tiller of Stanford University and Dr. Gerry Schwartz of the University of Arizona.

Reconnective Healing is a unique modality that approaches the healing session without any preconceived ideas regarding the results. There will always be a healing from this work. The healing may be what you are hoping for, or it may be something else entirely unexpected. It may be immediate, or it may take some time for you to become fully aware of what changed. The number of healing sessions is limited to a maximum of three, which are completed within a week to ten-days at the most. If you are open to miracles, your healing could take place in an instant. For others it may take three sessions to achieve their healing. Some know immediately when their healing has happened, again for others it may take days or months to realize something important has changed. In the workshop many asked if additional healing sessions could be given and the answer was, “only if something changes in that person’s life, such as an illness, accident, or major life change. Then another healing is appropriate.”

The Reconnection is a life-changing event that differs from a Transformation Session. Very briefly, Reconnection reconnects your energy meridians to both the earth’s lay lines and the cosmic grid. This restores your natural balance and realigns you to your divine purpose. A Reconnection takes two sessions, each about 1.5-hours in length. The second session is conducted after you have had one sleep cycle in which to integrate the initial Reconnection work. Once you are reconnected, you remain that way. The work cannot become “undone.”

Eric Pearl is a well-known healer and is the author of the Reconnection. Eric’s work as an energy healer has been praised by Deepak Chopra, M.D., and Christine Northrup, M.D. Hank Wesselman, Ph.D., author of Spiritwalker, Medicinemaker, and Visionseeker said, of Eric’s work that it cuts past ritual and dogma and goes to the heart of Shamanic healing. He also highly recommended Eric’s book, The Reconnection, “If you read only two books this year, make sure that this jewel is one of them.”

If you are interested in learning more about Reconnective healing, visit Eric Pearl’s site at www.the Diane is also a student of Hank Wesselman and Jill Kuykendall at Shared Wisdom, where she is adding to the mystical training she received from Daddy Bray in Hawaii. If you are interested in bringing the mystical teachings of Shamanic work into your own life, visit

Shamanic Healing –

May 11, 2008 — Diane is attending her second five-day advanced shamanic healing class with Hank Wesselman and Jill Kuykendall.

November 4, 2007 - Diane is attending the by invitation only, advanced training in shamanic healing practices being presented by Hank Wesselman and Jill Kuykendall of Shared Wisdom. This five-day class is the beginning of a one-year training period. The skills learned here augment the early training Diane received from the Hawaiian Kahuna, Daddy Bray.

Sunburst Projects — Helping Children and Mothers with AIDS

A huge Thank You! to everyone who attended the July 13th benefit hosted by Cynthia Cassano. It was, to quote Cynthia, “An eventful backyard Women’s Health Day benefiting Sacramento local non-profit, Sunburst Projects. The $28,000.00 raised will go directly for immediate services to young mothers with AIDS/HIV to provide shelter, medical/psyco-social services, job training and the like.” It was a wonderful day of discovery and camaradarie for all those attending and learning about alternative ways of caring for themselves.

Sunburst Projects one-day event helped women explore new ways to stay healthy and stay beautiful longer in a setting where they could meet with practitioners, learn about their services, and actually experience mini-treatments. Stephen’s Place received 100% of the funds received from the event.

All day activities:

· Medical Intuition – Venice Sullivan, Ph.D.

· Energy Healing – Diane Hovey, Ph.D.

· Photomax Specialists — Marilyn Hermanson

· Consults with Camilo Gutierrez – fitness trainer with body tribe fitness

· Studio T Boutique – workout apparel

· Haircuts by Soohoo Salon

· Tarot cards by Jenna Richardson

· Bijoux boutique – women’s clothing

· Dr. Jackie Calkin – makeup consultation and application, eyebrow bar, facials, derm demos, nutrition scan and feedback


· Mat pilates – Carolyn La Franc

· Get Fit – TamiSprings

· Nyna Nelson RN – women’s health issues

· Dr. Jackie Calkin, MD — cosmetic laser surgery and dermatology

· Venice Sullivan – Hope Healing Therapy – Medical Intuition

· Diane Hovey – Transformational Healing – Energy Healing

· Super Star Appearance – Rose Vahnn. Owner of Healthy Habits

· Dance X with Margarita — Strippergize

“This was a wonderful and very unique opportunity that Sunburst Projects brought to the community”, commented Transformational Healing’s Diane Hovey. “It is a very rare thing to have such a wide variety of health and wellness disciplines all brought together in one place where people can try out those that interest them.” Along with scheduled presentations, attendees were able to schedule one on one sessions with participating healers and consultants.

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Hello world!

June 26th, 2008 by Diane

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