Holistic Health Leader Since 1985
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experience in Holistic medicine. But, I
want to get to know you better as well as learn more about
what health and lifestyle challenges you're facing right now.
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30-minute introduction assessment.
known & trusted. . .
Barr is one of the best known Holistic health speakers and
counselors in Western Pennsylvania and beyond. Since 1980,
she has helped clients achieve renewed health, vital energy,
weight loss, lifestyle changes, and inner peace with her unique
"whole person" approach to health, weight, and lifestyle
issues. Her work focuses on healing the physical, mental/emotional
and spiritual dimensions of life. Her Holistic
approach extends to all aspect of one's life, including success, leadership, relationships,
health, and prosperity.
27 years of helping clients. . .
began studying natural health in 1979.
She completed Leadership
Studies at the Kushi
of Boston and the Berkshire Center of Massachusetts, with a
strong emphasis on dietary healing, natural foods cooking,
food energetics, oriental
diagnosis, shiatsu massage therapy, and spiritual
development. She trained with
the top Macrobiotic teachers and has been a Macrobiotic
Counselor for 25 years.
She received training
in Shiatsu massage therapy with internationally renowned practitioners
David Sergal, Shizuko Yamamoto and Saul Goodman. She is also
trained in Foot Reflexology. Her background includes many years
of training in whole foods nutrition, spiritual development, meditation,
completed the Facilitator's training in Attitudinal healing
with the Institute for Attitudinal Studies, Washington, D.
C. in 1988. She has received professional training in Traditional Chinese
Medicine with an emphasis on nutritional therapy and herbal medicine from the East
West School of Herbology, Santa Cruz, CA, and has been a student
of Holistic aromatherapy with the Institute of Dynamic Aromatherapy.
Deborah has also studied Traditional Chinese Herbal Medicine
with Andrew Gaeddert, master herbalist, author and founder
of Health Concerns. She has studied with many International Spiritual Teachers.
Her extensive yoga training spans over 30 years, including Sivananda Yoga Ashram, Paradise Island, Bahamas.
She has received professional training in Coaching and
completed TeleClass Leader Training in 2002.
She was a
Chef at Green Acres Natural Foods Restaurant, Pittsburgh, in the
1980's, and had her own Natural Foods Catering Business in the
1980's as well. She taught Natural Foods and Vegan Cooking
Classes throughout the Mid-Atlantic Region for 18 years.
Deborah has also been a popular Yoga and Meditation Instructor.
Deborah has counseled those with chronic, acute, and
degenerative disease, weight issues, and emotional imbalances, combining nutritional therapy, herbal
medicine, and attitudinal healing, with much success. She
also counsels and coaches those wanting to create more
fulfilling, passionate, joyful and abundant lives.
speaker & writer nationally. . .
work has been featured on numerous television stations like
KDKA-TV and WQEX-TV. Articles about Whole Health Resources
have appeared in many publications including the Pittsburgh
Post-Gazette, Pittsburgh Press, In Pittsburgh Newsweekly,
Western Pennsylvania Health and Fitness Magazine, and City
Paper. Deborah has been a frequent contributor to Successful
Woman newspaper, which named her one of "25 Women Who
Make a Difference" in the PA tri-state area in 1995,
as well as Western Pa Health and Fitness. She wrote a regularly
column, Holistic Solutions, for Allegheny Women.
She has written and published many health related articles
for various publications including Squirrel Hill Magazine,
Western Pa Health and Fitness, Point of Light, and others.
a member of Pittsburgh Coaches Association, past member of National Speakers Association, Member and
past board member of PA Speakers Association,
and is featured in AmeriNet Central's Directory of Speakers.
She has presented her Holistic approach in workshops to Pittsburgh
Human Resources Association 51st Annual Conference; Chautauqua
Institution, Chautauqua, New York; Kushi International Macrobiotic
Health Conference, Westfield, Massachusetts; Hospital Council
of Western PA; Blue Cross of Western Pennsylvania HealthPLACE;
Duquesne University; Carnegie Mellon University; Ohio University;
Fayette County Drug and Alcohol, The Health and Life Enrichment
Expo in Columbus, OH and Pittsburgh, PA, Magee-Women's Hospital
"Celebration of Women" conference, the Mercy Hospital
School of Nursing, and Allegheny College, Meadville. She has
also presented to Children's Hospital and Jefferson Hospital.
company, WHOLE HEALTH RESOURCES, has had a past 2-year affiliation
with Magee-Women's Hospital offering Holistic Health services
and classes at their WomanCare Centers in Oakland, Bethel
Park, Wexford, Monroeville, and Coraopolis.
is currently working on a series of "Whole Health"
Guidebooks including Practical Spirituality, Eating Your
Way To Success, Fitness From The Inside
Out and Be Your Own Weight Loss Guru™,
Healing Power of Food, and has authored a series of
Booklets on specific health topics for self-empowering health.
would like to find out why countless clients for over 24 years
have praised Deborah's
role in their health and lives, call her at 412.361.8600 to discuss your specific
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