About Shirley Ryan
In 1990 I worked in a politically volatile position as an executive director within a large public agency. Over the years, stress took its toll, and I began to feel fatigued. After extensive tests, my doctor informed me that I had a tumor in my lung and that had had only a 30% possiblity of living. (No, I didn't smoke.) The doctors performed surgery immediately. Between the surgery and my own successful methods of healing, I became healthy again.
Until then, I had been meditating sporadically, but after the news of my illness, I began meditating in earnest, on a daily basis. I even took her newly designed meditation tapes into the surgical suite. Unheard of at the time, the doctor smiled and said that must be a "west coast thing." I returned the smile and let him know that I would respectfully do whatever work it took to heal my body. This included collaborating in surgery with him. He told me that my natural inclination to a positive attitude would be one bridge to a success outcome and encouraged me to do what I needed alternately to increase my good health. To promote my health, I took stock of my life and changed. I ate differently, meditated regularly, exercised regularly, and used my mind to think more skillfully and more positively. After the surgery and recovery I also went back to school to become a therapist. The rest is history! I have been healthy ever since.
I have developed many systems over the years, and use the power of the word to create new inner landscapes that uplift and restore energy integrity. As an experienced therapist I have encouraged and helped many people on their spiritual journey. I use guided, hypnotic, visualization (HGV) and the power of story and metaphor to reach deep levels of the subconscious mind, and to assist those who want to see their history, through past lives. My meditations are enthused with the loving intent to share transformative information that touches the mind, heart and soul. Over the years I have built a large client base on the strength of my techniques, my scripts and guided imagery. See my credentials below:
Shirley Ryan, M.S., is a Life Coach and Spiritual Counselor, and owner of Working Together, a company specializing in spiritual wellness and managing life changes in mind, body and spirit. A trained therapist, Shirley has worked in several hospitals, and within her own private practice to heal her clients. She has also worked in business using some of the same fine behavioral techiques to assist employees and companies find greater success in their work environments.
Using her own unique combination of methods she helps clients rescript their life stories, while guiding them through the maze of chaos to new ways of thinking and living. Shirley has helped thousands of clients in her work as a professional executive and performance coach; spiritual wellness and life coach since 1992. See Abbreviated Vitae2.pdf
Shirley holds a dual Masters Degree in Human Relations from the University of Oklahoma, focusing on Organizational Development and Family Systems. She holds a Bachelors Degree from the University of San Francisco in Organizational Behavior and Communication. She is trained in both talking therapies, cognitive reframing, art therapy and in managing personal as well as organizational change. Her interests include painting, writing, and designing spiritual meditation gardens.