Dr. Diane H. Polasky
Profile and Credentials
Diane holds BA degrees in Psychology and Religion (University of Michigan, 1974), MA degrees in Psychology (West Georgia College,1975) and Herbology (Emerson College, 1984), and a Doctorate in Oriental Medicine (Southwest Acupuncture College, 1988.) Trained extensively since 1978, she became licensed in New Mexico as a Doctor of Oriental Medicine in 1987 and gained Extended Prescriptive Authority licensure in 1999. She also holds diplomate status with the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine and the American Academy of Pain Management (DAAPM) and is Board certified by the American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress for both traumatic stress and pain management (BCETS, BCPM.) Diane has been certified in therapeutic massage, Integrative Primary Care medicine, natural childbirth education interactive guided imagery (AGI) and as a hospice worker. She is also a certified Death Educator and Grief Counselor (CDE, Southwestern College) and a trainer in Education for Physicians on End-of-Life Care (EPEC), a program developed by the AMA. In addition, she is Director of the Center for Holistic Health and President of the SharetheWisdom Institute, a visiting faculty member at Southwest Acupuncture College, an Ordained Minister (CSE), a member of the Board of Advisors for Southwestern College in Santa Fe, and the NM Consortium leader for Reproductive Medicine Family Clinic (RMFC), specializing in acupuncture for infertility and pregnancy. Presently she is in private practice in Albuquerque, NM.
Since 1990, Diane has trained with the Foundation for Shamanic Studies and the Order of Bards, Ovates, and Druids (OBOD-UK), as well as having studied with various indigenous healers, medicine teachers, and renowned leaders in the field of Energy Medicine. A nationally known author and speaker, she lectures and teaches classes in Complementary and Energy medicine, Therapeutic Healing modalities, Burnout Prevention and Self-Care, Cross-Cultural Spirituality, Non-pharmacological Palliative Care, and a variety issues surrounding dying, death, and grief.
Philosophy and Comments
My belief is that the human organism is a living energetic system existing within and in relationship to, an energetic universe where everything is alive with its own unique vibration and where energy is being emitted and received-where we are impacting and being impacted upon-by all other energy sources in our midst or at an intentioned distance. It is a universe where everyone we come in contact with-whether we touch them or not-has an effect on us in a little different way, because what they are energetically emitting issues from their subjective emotional state, just as what we are emitting comes from ours-and these energy emissions can be consciously moderated.
I have been studying-and utilizing-forms of what is considered to be Energy medicine for almost 30 years-from meditation and yoga, to parapsychology and psychotherapy, to various forms of bodywork, to shamanism, homeopathy, herbology, martial arts, and acupuncture. As a result of gaining an understanding of the impact that energy can have on another, I teach courses as it pertains specifically to burnout prevention, empowerment, and self-care.
My mission is, simply put, to unite, empower, affirm, and expand. With my writings and courses I offer the opportunity to facilitate the unification of other, like-minded individuals, to affirm their inner knowing, empower them in their lives, and expand their vision of themselves and how they walk in the world.
Moving through the world with passion, clear vision, authenticity, and integrity can positively affect all life around us. Thus, on a fundamental level, my purpose is to offer encouragement to “look at the bigger picture,” to “re-member” our true selves, and to learn to listen, to feel, and to trust. Like a stone thrown into a still pond, the effects can ripple out, supporting others to learn for themselves what will provide them with wholeness and balance, keep their sparks lit, and walk in relationship with all.
I have been told and firmly believe that we, as a people, currently stand at a crossroads in time and space on this earthwalk—politically, economically, socially, environmentally and spiritually. Great changes are on the horizon and how we prepare for and face them now will deeply affect us all in the days to come. Some of these events have been shown to me and some are not yet for me to know. However, what I do know is that our children matter, our elders matter, our ancestral and tribal lineages matter, and that we all must work as a community to sustain each other and our Mother planet. By becoming more of who we truly are, we can give ourselves the opportunity to stand as beacons for others, role models for those whose lives we touch and, regardless of the format upon which we give, to become true agents of change. It is time for us to circle back to the past and bring forth its wisdom into the present in order to create the future. It is the only way we will survive.
Work Hours and Fee Schedule
I have been a Doctor of Oriental medicine for almost 24 years and am currently in full-time practice at the Center for Holistic Health, located at 9412 Indian School Rd., NE in Albuquerque, NM. Services I provide include Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, herbology, nutritional and holistic counseling, injection therapy, Bach Flower Essence therapy, Energetic medicine modalities and Shamanic healing.
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Classes and Workshops
I am available for lectures and workshops on a variety of topics. Length can vary from two hours to five days and can be modified relative to target group.
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