About Us


Reverend Debra Basham is a Certified Healing Touch Practitioner and Licensed Master Practitioner and Trainer of Neurolinguistic Programming. She trained in Prepare for Surgery/Heal Faster™ and is an ordained interfaith minister of Reunion. Rev. Basham was the founding Director of the Holistic Alliance, a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting holistic approaches to physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual health. She is a professional member of Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals (ABMP).

For more information about Debra, see her biographical statement or her LinkedIn profile:
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Joel Bowman, Ph.D. is a professor emeritus from Western Michigan University who taught business communication and related courses for more than 30 years. He is the author of 14 books and workbooks and numerous articles. He is a Licensed Master Practitioner and Trainer of Neurolinguistic Programming. He is certified in hypnosis, a Reiki Master, and has studied Healing Touch™ and Therapeutic Touch™. He is a professional member of Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals (ABMP).

For more about Joel, see his biographical statement or his LinkedIn profile:
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We began working together in 1999, when we discovered that the combination of Bowman’s background in NLP and hypnosis and Basham’s background in bioenergy medicine allowed us to achieve remarkable results in therapeutic and interpersonal situations. We discovered that most of the information people exchange in most communication situations remains below their level of conscious awareness and that the way to increase human understanding and communication effectiveness is by developing an appreciation for communication subtleties.

Our work together over the past ten years has amply demonstrated that the human energy field is an important and often overlooked factor in the communication process. Much nonverbal behavior originates in the subtle energy field, and the information that causes many (and probably most) problems in the communication process is stored in and expressed through the subtle energy system. Health—whether individual or in relationships and whether physical, emotional, mental, or spiritual—necessitates an understanding of the mind-body connection and the ways in which bodily systems interact with each other, with the bodily systems of others, and with the environment.

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