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Donna is an artist and author which enhances her ability to see the flow of

your energy and see the negative imprints in your energy system. Her gift

of sight within the human body enables her to identify the blockages that

need to be cleared so the nervous system can come back into balance.


For more than 25 years she has been offering various treatments that are

created with the person’s total wellbeing in mind.


Donna has created Empathetic Touch by bringing in all her training and

schooling in the disciplines of all that she has learned.


Empathetic Touch integrates aspects of Nutrition for

the body, mind and soul. Acupressure and Guided Imagery, Mindfulness,

Empathetic Listening, Energy Healing, Craniosacral Therapy, Shamanic Healing and

Spiritual care to promote wholeness in the body, mind and spirit.


Empathetic Touch isan effective therapy for reducing feelings of stress, pain, and depression and is also a viable modality for treating symptoms of PTSD.


Donna has a Ph.D. in Theology and Philosophy, Degree in Holistic Nutrition, Bread of Life Center, Spiritual Direction, Auburn School of Health and Wellness, Craniosacral Therapy, Acupressure Practitioner and Guided Imagery, Chinese Health Arts, Berkeley Institute, Certified Placer County Chaplaincy Program, Certified Suicide Prevention Assistance Program, Reiki Master, Energy Medicine, Shamanic Healer and Soul Retrieval Practitioner.


Continuing Education Provider, Board of Registered Nursing- #CEP 16747


Donna has a long list of Volunteer work, Placer County Juvenile Hall, teaching life skills and open group discussion for Teens, Placer Women’s Shelter- Healing Art and also the Boys & Girls club. A great passion for Veterans, Sacramento Vet Center, Women Center Mather VA, Pain Clinic Mather VA, also David Grant at Travis Air Force Base.


Donna has received many awards and recognition for her work,


Vocational Service award 2014-2015- Auburn Gold Country Rotary, Recognition of Vocational Excellence and service, providing Empathetic Touch, Integrative Healthcare to Veterans without charge for 10 years. As founder of The Forgotten Soldier Program you’ve used your professional skills and compassion to dedicate your life to service above self, helping Veterans to improve their physical and mental health, and secure brighter futures for their families.


Certificate of Appreciation, Sun City Roseville, Veterans club- 2012, for valuable support of United States Veteran Causes


Certificate of Appreciation, Women’s Health Center Mather VA- 2014-for providing Empathetic Touch sessions to Women Veterans


McCann Award, Auburn 2017


Empathetic Touch, recognized by the American Heart Association at EPI/Lifestyle conference 2018

Donna's Credentials

  • PhD in Theology, Philosophy and Religion

  • BA Degree in Holistic Nutrition, Clayton College

  • Hands on Healing, School of Nature Healing

  • Acupressure Practitioner Certified and Guided Imagery, Berkeley Institute of Acupressure & Chinese Health Arts

  • Craniosacral Therapy certification, Auburn School of Health & Wellness

  • Spiritual Direction-Bread of Life Center, Davis, CA.

  • Certification Lay Ministry Program, Diocese of Sacramento, Ca.

  • Bach Flower remedies

  • Reiki Master- Master level teaching degree

  • Certified Placer County Chaplaincy Program

  • Certified Suicide Prevention Assistance Program

  • American Association of Integrative Medicine

  • Continuing Education Provider- Board of Registered Nursing 2016-#CEP16747

  • Studied under Donna Eden, Author of Energy Medicine

  • Studied at Sierra College – Shamanic healing studies, Hank Wesselman

  • Founder Healing Light Institute

  • Founder Teens-Matter

  • Founder & Executive Director- The Forgotten Soldier Program

  • Founder, development of Empathetic Touch and Trade Mark

  • Volunteer work, Mather VA, Northern Ca.-Empathetic Touch, Pain Clinic, Women’s Center

  • Volunteer work, Sacramento Vet Center, combat Veterans, Empathetic Touch