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WooWoo for the Skeptic

Weekly show on spirituality and metaphysics, hosted by Kim Polinder. Interviews with experts on topics such as psychics, acupuncture, astrology, and various energy healing modalities.
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Dec 27, 2016

Episode 22: For this week's episode, I share a poem called, "Keeping Quiet," by Pablo Neruda. I'll be back next week with another full interview.

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Dec 20, 2016

Episode 21: This week's episode talks about the nature of soul contracts, and how they can play out in your relationships and career. There are many elements in a soul contract, such as karma, love spells, and energetic marriage, to name a few. Kim interviews Carla Cadotte, who specializes in clearing soul contracts for clients. Carla discusses how clearing soul contracts has made huge impacts both in her personal life and in the lives of her clients.

Carla Cadotte is a psychic Medium, Animal Communicator, ThetaHealing® Practitioner, Reiki Master, Intuitive Counselor, Crystal Healer, and Sound Healing Practitioner.

Carla's website: http://www.guidedbydivine.com 

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Dec 6, 2016

Episode 19: Can the healing effects of energy be harnessed into a physical object? Kim interviews Richard Gordon, who founded the energy healing modality, Quantum Touch. Richard discusses the principles behind Quantum Touch and how it differs from modalities such as Reiki. Richard also talks about the energy pendant he developed, which has the potential to alleviate physical pain in the body.

Richard Gordon is the founder of the energy healing modality, Quantum Touch, as well as the author of many widely read books. Richard had powerful energy healing experiences when he was young, which led him to attend the Christos School of Natural Healing in New Mexico, in the early '70s. While studying at the school, he discovered healing energy around his hands. He was introduced to Polarity Therapy which led to a wide range of further discoveries, including the creation of Quantum Touch.

Richard's website: http://www.quantumtouch.com 

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Nov 29, 2016

Episode 18: Do you feel trapped in a career that is unfulfilling, but aren't sure how to align to your true calling? Kim interviews Jennifer Taylor, CEO of Quantum Touch, Inc, and author of the book, "Love Incorporated: The Business of Doing What You Love." Jennifer offers insight on how to tune in to your divine guidance. She also gives advice on how to start shifting into a career that is more aligned with your ultimate life purpose.

Jennifer Noel Taylor is an energy healing practitioner, self-help motivator, and the CEO of Quantum-Touch, Inc. She has dedicated her life work to helping people discover the healing power of their love. Jennifer graduated from Cal Poly (San Luis Obispo, CA) with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Science and a Minor in Philosophy. After graduation, she started her first job as a Software Engineer at a big company in San Diego. Like so many people, she felt incredibly trapped and depressed at a job that paid the bills but didn’t align with her true passion in life. She innately knew that she had a purpose and felt keenly aware that she was not following her true calling in life.

To cope with the social isolation and depression she felt at work, she studied bodywork and alternative healing. She attended the International Professional School of Bodywork, Esalen Institute in Big Sur, and the Maui Academy of Healing Arts. While working on people, she started to feel the “energy fields” emanating from people. She became fascinated by energy healing and studied various energy healing modalities, including Reiki.

She met Richard Gordon, the founder of Quantum-Touch at his lecture on Maui. She fell in love with the vision of Quantum-Touch and received a very clear message from the Universe that energy healing was her true calling. Shortly after training in Quantum-Touch, she quit her job, took a leap of faith, and finally followed her Heart. She took over as CEO of Quantum-Touch in June 2002.
As CEO of Quantum-Touch, she continues to promote optimal wellness by helping people connect more deeply to their love. Not only is Love the basis of all healing but it also is the guiding force behind the business itself. Her business practices include spiritually rewarding jobs, loving service to the world, environmental responsibility, and financial abundance. Quantum-Touch has grown from a regional U.S company to a Multinational corporation. Imagine…
If more people did what they love, how much more joyful the world would be.

Jennifer's book website: http://loveincorporatedthebook.com/ 
Jennifer's energy healing website: http://www.quantumtouch.com/ 

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Nov 15, 2016

Episode 16: Have you ever been curious if you have past lives? Do you feel like you're an old soul who has had thousands of lives? Kim interviews Shannon Peck, who explains how past life regressions can bring healing to our current lives. Understanding how the same patterns have played out in multiple lives can shed light upon the growth you came here to experience in this life. The same group of souls play similar roles in each life, until that particular lesson has been learned. Shannon also discusses how regressing to our lives between incarnations can bring deeper learning and teach us about our soul's origins.

Shannon Peck is a spiritual healer & teacher of love & healing. She is the author of Love Heals: How to Heal Everything with Love. For 30 years, clients have called Shannon from all over the world, for healing & life purpose answers. She heals through spiritual intuition, love, & divine guidance. Shannon also uses Past Life Soul Regression as a powerful healing tool, which enables her to take clients to a profound level of deep healing. She is a certified PLSR therapist and is registered on the International Between Lives Regression Network, which is iblrn.org.

Shannon and her husband, Dr. Scott Peck, have developed ground-breaking programs that open people to the possibilities of loving, soulful relationships. Their programs offer rich emotional support as well as concrete skills and practical steps towards experiencing an entire life of love. You can deepen your love awareness by taking their Love Skills Quiz. Shannon & Scott also co-founded The Love Center, as a non-profit educational organization dedicated to raising universal Love consciousness. They were previously co-hosts of “Love Talk” a live, one hour weekly call-in show on SIRIUS satellite radio.

Shannon's website: http://www.shannonpeck.com 

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Nov 8, 2016

Episode 15: This episode explores the effects of bilateral stimulation, which is typically associated with EMDR. Bilateral stimulation is incorporating the left and right side of the body, in rhythm, in order to change the brain waves. In doing so, the theory is that you slow down the left brain and speed up the right brain, thus giving you easier access to your feelings and emotional memories. Bilateral stimulation is used frequently for PTSD and working throughpast traumatic events. Rick discusses how he uses bilateral stimulation, along with inner child techniques, in order to bring about shifting limiting core beliefs.

Rick Reynolds is a Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist, a Reiki Master, and a Life Coach. He is a Core Belief Transformation Specialist because shifting those core beliefs is the most powerful life changing work that he does. Hypnotherapy, Reiki, EFT, Life Coaching and Bilateral Stimulation are all modalities that Rick incorporates.

Rick's website: http://trancebreakers.com 

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Nov 1, 2016

Episode 14: This episode covers the beginnings of chiropractic and why it has never garnered a lot of respect from the medical industry. Kim interviews Dr. Stanton Hom, who discusses the intentions of chiropractic, and how all of the body systems are so dependent upon the health and alignment of the spine. Dr Stan talks about his work with prenatal and pediatric clients, and how adjustments during pregnancy can greatly assist in the health of the baby.

Dr. Stanton Hom grew up in the suburbs of Los Angeles and claims to be a ‘global’ Southern Californian. His parents raised him with a balance of American and Asian culture which included a conservative approach to health and healing. Dr. Stan enrolled in West Point, where he studied Life Science and Mechanical Engineering. In 2010, he graduated cum laude from the Southern California University of Health Sciences. Dr. Stan has a whole family practice in Bankers Hill and specializes in Pediatric and Prenatal Care. He has also found a particular passion and skillset for kids with neurobehavioral challenges. Chiropractic techniques he includes are Webster, Sacro Occipital Technique (SOT), Diversified, OTZ, Biogeometric Integration, Gonstead, Cranial-Sacral, Activator, among others.

Because of his diversity in training, Dr. Hom has a unique ability to adapt his technique to meet each patient’s need. He is also trained in functional blood chemistry analysis and for many families in his practice acts as a natural primary care provider. He prides himself on his compassion and kindness, his ability to connect with his patients.

Dr Stan's website: http://www.drstantonhom.com/ 

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Oct 25, 2016

Episode 013: The Emotion Code is a healing modality based upon the premise that we have trapped emotions from traumatic events in our lives. In Dr. Nelson's experience, releasing trapped emotions can alleviate symptoms and diseases, as well as heal emotional wounds. Kim talks to Dr. Nelson about how he became involved with energy healing, and why he believes the Emotion Code is such a powerful process. Dr. Nelson's book, The Emotion Code, is now offered for free online.

Dr. Bradley Nelson was born and raised in Great Falls, Montana. He began his career in computer programming but decided instead to attend chiropractic school. Dr. Nelson graduated with honors from Life Chiropractic College West, in San Lorenzo, California in 1988. As a practicing holistic physician, Dr. Nelson specialized in helping those suffering from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia, and successfully treated patients from across the United States and Canada until his retirement from active practice in 2004. For the past 24 years, Dr. Nelson has lectured internationally on the healing of chronic and incurable diseases through energy work and restoring balance to the 6 key elements of health in the body. In 2009 he channeled his life’s work into a simple yet powerful self-study course known as “The Body Code” system, which teaches students how to balance the body in these 6 key areas. The Body Code is being used successfully by doctors and laypeople alike to improve the health of thousands of people all over the world. Dr. Nelson is an acclaimed and popular speaker on the international seminar circuit, and now travels to many countries around the globe, teaching “The Emotion Code” Seminar.

Dr. Nelson's website: http://www.drbradleynelson.com/ 
The Emotion Code website: http://www.healerslibrary.com/what-is-the-emotion-code/ 

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Oct 18, 2016

Episode 12: How Medical Intuitive, Michelle Giliberto, uses vibrations to counteract illness and disease. Michelle's vibrational therapy is based upon the idea that every illness operates at a certain frequency, or vibration--to treat that illness, she sends the counter-frequency to the person experiencing the illness. Michelle also assists clients in clearing beliefs from the subconscious mind that may be contributing to the issues in the body. Michelle has used vibrational therapy to counteract chronic afflictions in both of her children, and is a pioneer for alternative medical research, in both children and adults.

Michelle Giliberto graduated with a Bachelors in Communications from Boston University, and her initial career was in Marketing Operations for various financial institutions. But due to the health challenges of her children, she became very involved with the medical world. She now practices as a medical intuitive, and has created her own unique way of healing based on vibrational therapy, Thetahealing, and Reiki. She is also a co-founder and board member of the non-profit organization, Epidemic Answers, which connects parents and caregivers to recovery solutions for children with chronic illness.

Michelle's website: http://michellegiliberto.com/ 

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Oct 11, 2016

Episode 11 discusses how language in the spirituality world can create somewhat of a barrier to those who are unfamiliar with the terms--and turned off by the 'out there' labels such as chakras, auras, and higher self. Kim interviews Amy Morgan, who uses a combination of hypnosis, reiki, and earth based energies using her hands. Amy has a tech background, and brings a very left-brained pragmatic perspective to energy healing. She readily admits that she's not sure how her energy healing works--just that it does. Amy is also trained in hypnosis, and discusses how 'reprogramming' the subconscious mind can assist with emotional healing.

Amy Morgan graduated from the Northwest School of Healing where she was trained in Barbara Brennan techniques, body-based psychotherapy, inner child work, and reiki master training through the lineage of Iris Ishakura.

Amy's website: http://groundedenergyhealing.com/ 

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Oct 4, 2016

Episode 10 explores the basics of essential oils. How long have they been used? Why do people think they work, and what are the different uses for them? Kim interviews Alexandra Howe, who is a health coach who incorporates essential oils into her wellness programs.

Alexandra Howe was born and raised in Washington state. She was a preschool teacher in a Reggio Emilia inspired program for 9 years, and then lived in Oahu for 5 years. She attended the Institute of Integrative Nutrition for Holistic Health Coaching, and recently moved back to Gig Harbor, WA, where she is expanding her health and wellness coaching.

*SPECIAL OFFER* valid through December 31, 2016
- Free Training Class (via Google chat or in person) for 3-8 people, including sample oils
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Alex's email: merakirain@gmail.com 

For research on essential oils:
http://www.aromaticscience.com    
http://www.sourcetoyou.com 
http://www.pubmed.com 

Humanitarian links referenced:
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Operation Underground Railroad
http://ourrescue.org/

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Sep 27, 2016

Episode 9 discusses the mechanics behind energy healing and how it works. Kim interviews Vickie Wickhorst, PhD, who talks about the various brain waves, and how they play into things like anxiety and energy healing. She talks about energy healing from a distance, and how we can be 'entangled' with each other, despite our physical proximity to one another. Vickie also touches on the debate about the placebo effect, and the importance of the practitioner's belief when it comes to healing a patient. Vickie has been trained in multiple modalities, which has given her a balanced perspective on the commonalities and engineering behind energy healing as a whole.

Vickie Wickhorst has explored natural alternative forms of healing for over 20 years. For her doctoral dissertation, Vickie researched 6,000 years of history on the interaction between science and philosophy. Through her research she came upon alternative and forgotten streams of scientific discovery and inquiry. This fueled her interest in exploring methods of healing that work in cooperation with nature rather than in opposition to it. Vickie is experienced in animal communication, reflexology, Quantum Touch (including Core Transformations with Alain Herriott and Level II with Richard Gordon), Matrix Energetics (through Level III Whizard's Training), dowsing, The Emotion Code, Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT), and Vibro-Muscular Harmonizing Technique (VHT). She is a Reiki Master and a Certified Instructor and Practitioner in Quantum Touch Levels 1 and 2.

Vickie's website: http://www.coloradosagelearningcenter.com/ 

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Sep 20, 2016

Episode 8 dives into the world of gemstones and crystals. People have been using the energy of crystals for thousands of years. What is it about certain rocks that have a reputation for things like protection from negative energy and healing in the body? Kim interviews Ashley Leavy, who talks about her personal experiences using crystal healing with clients. Ashley also goes into the history of crystals, as well as many of the uses associated with certain types of stones.

Ashley Leavy is the Founder & Educational Director of the Love & Light School of Crystal Therapy, where their mission is to share the power of crystal healing with people all over the world. Ashley grew up in the suburbs of Chicago, but soon moved to Madison, Wisconsin. She learned about crystals at a very young age by spending time with her grandfather, who taught her about the different types of stones. In 2007, Ashley attended her first crystal healing workshop, and in 2010, started training others on how to use crystals. The Love & Light School of Crystal Therapy offers online training and certifications for those interested in learning how to harness the energy of crystals.

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Ashley's website: http://loveandlighthealingschool.com 

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Sep 13, 2016

Episode 7 focuses on energetically clearing and blessing a home using the feng shui art of space clearing. This is not to be confused to with clutter clearing, or arranging furniture for positive energy. This show focuses on energetic clearing of negative or stagnant energy in a space, and then setting new intentions for what you want to bring into the home. Find out how this method differs from burning sage or sandalwood in a space. Kim interviews Wenndi Freer, who has cleared over 400 homes and offices throughout the United States. Find out how Wenndi's method of house clearing differs from just using sage. She talks about how she clears houses that have bad 'reputations' as well as her experiences with "ghosts" in a home.

Wenndi is the founder and CEO of Engage the Flow. She is an expert in creating sacred space and in helping people sustain their health and success through proper energy management. She teaches meditation and is also a certified grief recovery specialist. Wenndi was always drawn to meditation and the exploration of consciousness but her journey also brought her to the study of space clearing, a very specialized branch of Feng Shui.

*SPECIAL OFFER* valid through March 31, 2017
- $100 off a space clearing for anyone in the San Diego area
OR
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Wenndi's website: http://www.wenndifreer.com 

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Sep 6, 2016

Episode 6 delves into Human Design, which is a relatively new system of self-knowledge. We each have a unique design and a specific purpose in this life. Human Design shows us how we are wired and how we interact with others. There are millions of possible charts, and no two people are identical. Your chart shows you how you can engage with yourself and others in order to live to your full potential.

Barbara Ditlow, M.A., M.F.A, is a certified Human Design Analyst. She has studied energy and esoteric healing with practitioners from around the world. Her expertise includes feng shui, astrology, yoga, and intuitive healing. Passionate about the field of Human Design, Barbara's commitment is to guide her clients to a purposeful transformation of their lives.

Barbara’s areas of certification in Human Design include Individual, Partnership and Life Cycle Analyst, Living Your Design Guide; Family Practice Specialist, Rave Psychology Color Transference Analyst, Rave Psychologist, and BG5 Analyst.

Barbara is offering $25 off to all WooWoo listeners, so book a reading with her today!

Barbara's email: investbarb@gmail.com 

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Aug 30, 2016

Episode 5 focuses on the history of numerology and how it is used today in determining personality traits, house energies, and themes for the year. Kim interviews Kari Samuels, an Intuitive Numerologist and Happiness Coach.

Kari helps people align with their soul’s purpose and reclaim their intuitive gifts. She reads your personal numerology profile as a portal into your soul's plan, illuminating your destiny as well as your past life memories, childhood programming, and the specific beliefs and experiences that are blocking you from abundance. With the assistance of the Archangels and a team of Spirit Guides, she helps liberate you from self-sabotaging fears, beliefs and energy so you can fulfill your soul's purpose with joy and prosperity.

If there is an area in your life that needs more joy, Kari can shed light on dark places and lift your spirits with love, while guiding you on your path toward happiness and success.

It is her passion to help people reclaim their natural intuition so they can truly shine their light and live their soul's purpose. She has become a go-to resource for people around the world seeking to discover practical tools for magical living. It is her joy to use her gifts to help you discover yours!

Kari's website: http://www.karisamuels.com 

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Aug 23, 2016

Episode 4 introduces Reiki energy healing, particularly as it relates to healing for the inner child. Kim interviews Mary Sotelo, a Reiki Master in San Diego, CA. Mary discusses all of the numerous ways Reiki can be integrated into daily life. She goes on to discuss how she uses Reiki to assist in healing childhood wounds, by helping clients connect with their inner child.

Mary's passion lies in supporting others in the transformational process of discovering their unique inner healers and spiritual paths. She studied with her own Reiki Master Teacher, Marie Neumeier Rientord, for 22 years. Today, Mary teaches Reiki at holistic health colleges, facilitates Reiki classes and retreats, and provides Reiki to individual clients. She has a Masters in Counseling, is certified in teaching Transformational Breath, and has studied Healing Touch, Educational Kinesiology, Guided Imagery, and the art of Spiritual Direction.

Mary's website: http://www.reikihealingartssd.com 

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Aug 16, 2016

Episode 3 highlights 5 Element Acupuncture and how it differs from traditional Chinese acupuncture. Kim interviews Mieko Sie, a 5 Element Acupuncture specialist. Mieko explains how 5 Element can be used for emotional healing (a.k.a. "spiritual" acupuncture). Each of us is associated with a particular element; specific organs and acupuncture points are associated with that element. Mieko also tells about her experiences with clients, using 5 Element for things such as pregnancy, in vitro, and depression.

Mieko was born and raised in San Diego, CA. She attended San Diego State and received a Bachelor of Science in Communicative Disorders (speech pathology/audiology) in 2001. In 2004, she became a Massage and Holistic Health Practitioner. In 2008, Mieko graduated from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine, in San Diego, and is CA board certified. Also in 2008, she finished her certification in Classical Five Element Acupuncture. Today, Mieko is also an energy worker and most recently got certified in Huna energy work. 

Mieko's website: http://mieko-sie.com 

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Aug 16, 2016

Episode 2 focuses on intuition and our 6th sense. Everyone possesses gut-level instincts, but what sets highly intuitive people apart from the rest? Can we all teach ourselves to be psychic?

Kim Polinder interviews Tonya Spivey, who is an intuitive coach, as well as a medium and a channel. As an Intuitive Life Stylist, Tonya assists people to uncover their own mastery by creatively designing their toolbox of life skills through intuitive coaching, ThetaHealing, and spiritual insight. She teaches clients how to harness their own natural gifts and talents. Tonya connects to their truth and wisdom that lies within, through personalized coaching and healing sessions designed for their needs. Her life purpose is to support those walking through their personal growth and expansion. In this episode, Tonya explains how she developed her intuitive gifts, and what it's like for her to give readings to clients.

Tonya's website: http://souldynamite.com/

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Aug 16, 2016

Episode 1 introduces the podcast with host, Kim Polinder. Kim gives a brief personal history that led to the creation of the show, and touches on the various topics that will be covered each week. Topics include spirituality, psychics, acupuncture, alternative medicine, and various energy healing modalities.

Podcast website: http://woowoofortheskeptic.com
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Kim Polinder's website: http://kimpolinder.com

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