Kathleen is a graduate of the Western Illinois University (Masters of Education in Counseling), the Foundation for Shamanic Studies (Michael Harner’s School: The Way of the Shaman), and the Lynn Andrews School of the Sacred Art (Lynn Andrews: author, shaman and executive producer of The Sixth Sense). Kathleen later served as a mentor at that school.
She has served as a shamanic practitioner since 1998.
She studied Celtic Shamanism with Tom Cowan. Kathleen also completed energetic, nutritional and intuitive studies with Dr. Norm Shealy and Caroline Myss. Shealy, a most well known and well-published alternative physician, is a neurosurgeon and founder of the American Holistic Medical Society. Myss is a popular author and medical intuitive.
Brian Weiss, MD trained Kathleen in past life regression therapy.
In addition, Kathleen also completed studies at Hippocrates Health Institute, learning Ann Wigmore’s raw food and wheat grass therapy.
Kathleen has worked intimately with Malidoma Some, West African shaman. Her Dagara name is Bi No Noh, meaning “she who assists others in finding their buoyant and unencumbered spirit.”
She is trained in Hakomi therapies, connecting body with emotional well-being. She learned Soul retrieval from Sandra Ingerman. She has worked with Clarissa Pinkoles Estes (author: Women Who Run with the Wolves, Jungian psychotherapist and dream interpreter) and Joe Dispenza, D.C..
She learned Integrated Awareness and intuitive methods from Consuela Newton.
She assisted John Upledger, D.O. (cranial sacral therapy) during a workshop, serving as his “patient.”
Kathleen worked with Angeles Arrien, author of The Fourfold Way and The Second Half of Life.
Kathleen was honored to be chosen to participate in Sandra Ingerman’s two year teacher training program. She was invited to teach with The Foundation for Shamanic Studies and studied West African Divination with Malidoma Some.
She attained the Masters Completion level of Shamanic Reiki.
Kathleen's educational history includes 13 years of education under the direction of the Sisters of the Visitation at The Villa de Chantal in Rock Island, IL. Her undergraduate work was done at Barat College of the Sacred Heart in Lake Forest, Illinois with studies in Grenoble France as well as at St Ambrose University in Davenport, IA.
Kathleen served as a volunteer in The Peace Corps in Niger, West Africa.
Kathleen is also an ordained minister for the International Assembly of Spiritual Healers and Earth Stewards. Her background includes teaching English and French, pharmaceutical sales, disaster mental health counseling with the American Red Cross, hospice volunteer, and specialized training in domestic violence and child abuse.
She is available for counseling on the phone.
As a minister for the International Assembly of Spiritual Healers and Earth Stewards, she performs ceremonies of all kinds, including marriage and funerals.
Kathleen is available to those who are considering gender change and LGBTQIAPK issues. Her alternative therapies can assist those dealing with chronic pain diseases and issues of death and dying.
Kathleen is listed in Who’s Who in American Women and Who’s Who in Woman in Industry and Finance.
For further information on Kathleen Collins, visit her pages on Shamanism.org and Alternative Therapists Directory. She’s shared on WVIK National Public Radio.
Kathleen is a provider for these medical insurance companies: Optum, United Healthcare, Blue Cross Blue Shield (any state), Health Alliance, Tricare, Aetna, Value Options, Midlands’s Choice, Cigna, Health Partners, MH Net, and Wellmark and other insurance companies as well: please ask. She can accept payment through PayPal.