Hello! I am Gisa, founder of Healing Minds. What started as a passion project to write about topics that were resonating in my life, has today evolved into a space where all kinds of healing can now be presented to those seeking solutions.
Through Healing Minds, I'd like to open up the conversation to different ways in which we can recover from stress and burnout, and prevent the onset of mental or physical illness. Why? Because with the incidence rate of depression and anxiety in our country plus the stigma that most solutions bring, there remains a large number of people who remain untreated.
While I may be a licensed psychologist, acudetox specialist, and healer myself, I cannot do it alone. I know that different people seek different ways to heal, and that's why I've started a series called Shining Their Light which talks about the various healing modalities available in our country. You'll be surprised just how many interesting strategies there are and how they can complement classic psychotherapy and the use of psychotropic drugs. On the blog, I provide resources like meditation tapes which I recorded myself, and worksheets that could help you work on your concerns from time to time. Whether you're seeing a professional or are afraid to see one, trying some of these activities could help ground you.
I have also started putting together a directory of professionals (Psychologists and Psychiatrists) whom you can turn to for your Mental Health. Know that I, together with a small group of friends, worked hard at making sure that we knew the people in this directory personally. We can therefore assure you that their services are worth it and that you can get the care that you deserve.
If you've come to Healing Minds and have taken the time to read this page, know that there are many ways to heal. The first step always begins with searching for a solution.
This solution is my gift to you.
Gisa completed her Masters in Counseling Psychology and now practices as a licensed therapist. She is also a certified ThetaHealer®, and Acudetox Specialist. Having worked in the Philippine wellness industry for the last 8 years, Gisa has had experience training groups, running workshops, and designing corporate wellness programs to enhance employee productivity. Her main interest is in health psychology, wherein she believes in helping people achieve a higher level of wellness by accessing the power of the mind.
Updates on Healing Minds PH
In 2019, I am proud to say that Healing Minds PH is now growing. And it is a relief to have other professionals to be working alongside me. Meet the newest members of the team…
Loren Gill, M.A., RPsy
Loren is a Licensed Psychologist who has had experience in working with kids and adults alike. She used to be a guidance counselor for middle school and high school students. She also helped kids and teens with special needs (such as ADHD and ASD) to learn social skills. Today she provides counseling, workshops, and crisis intervention and management to multinational companies and their employees. She has training in Narrative Therapy and experience using techniques like Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy, Solution-Focused Based Therapy and continues to grow her skill sets in the counseling setting.
Mike Jungschlager (ADS)
Mike is a certified acudetox specialist with experience working in the wellness industry back in 2007. He is currently training in Ventosa and undergoing further studies in Traditional Chinese Medicine. An avid practitioner of yoga, he incorporates various forms of alternative healing into his wellness practice.