Carol A. Cassara, M.S., founder of A Healing Spirit
Hello and thanks for visiting! I’m a trained hypnotherapist and past life regressionist and live in the San Francisco Bay area with my husband and two little rescue dogs. Much of of my regression and hypnosis work is via Skype or Zoom, which means anyone in the world can access my services. I love doing workshops and small group events.
My interest in working with healing and grief began during the peak of the AIDS/HIV epidemic when I spent more than a dozen years as a trained emotional support worker with that community. My skills developed further during my years as support person to family and friends battling serious disease and facing death.
Inspired by the time spent supporting a close friend, I founded A Healing Spirit to help others cope with disease, grief, anxiety, and chronic pain. The story of my journey with my friend can be found here.
I hold a Masters of Science from Florida State University. I also hold a Masters level certificate in Integrated Imagery, a hypnosis technique, from Atlantic University in Virginia Beach, the college founded by Edgar Cayce, where I was trained by Peter Woodbury.
Spirituality became a focus after my mother’s death in 1999 and my spiritual journey has been long and varied. Before becoming a past-life regressionist, my interest in spiritual matters led me to complete Michael Harner’s training, The Way of the Shaman® Shamanic Journeying, Power, and Healing: The Basic Workshop in Core Shamanism. Although I am not a shaman, I am a mesa carrier, meaning I have a medicine bundle charged and blessed by Don Umberto Soncco, Q’ero master shaman and healer from Cuzco, Peru, the ancient capital city of the Inkas. It’s full of powerful, meaningful talismans and I use the mesa both personally and in my practice.
I’ve taken workshops and courses in trance channeling and facilitated after-death communication. I am also a Universal Life minister. The healing work of Archangel Raphael resonates with me.
My very first job out of grad school introduced me to public speaking and I’ve used that skill in many ways since, including a number of years teaching at colleges and universities. Mentoring and coaching come naturally, thanks to my extensive teaching experience and time supporting others.