Resume Myrna Finn

EDUCATION

Doctorate of Education Boston University, 1979

Major Focus – Communication and Humanistic and Behavioral Studies that includes Interpersonal Dynamics and Counseling

Master of Education   Boston University, 1970

Major Focus – Communication Disorders

Academic Honors – Partial Assistantship, 1967-70

Bachelor of Arts         McGill University, 1967

Major focus – Psychology and Sociology

Certificate in Matrix Energetics. A system of healing, self-care and transformation

developed by Richard Bartlett DC, 2008.

Certificate in Kabbalistic Healing A Society of Souls, 1994-1997 A three year professional training program focusing on connecting with essential human conditions so that true communication and healing from wholeness can occur

Certificate in Healing Science Barbara Brennan School of Healing, 1994

Training in Healing Techniques, Psychodynamics and Human Relations Skills

Graduate Certificate in Dispute Resolution University of MA Law Center, 1986

Training in Conflict Resolution in Organizations and Negotiation and Mediation Techniques

VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE

Tutor for ESL Program English High School, Jamaica Plain, MA 2007-2008. Tutored an adult student with her English writing and grammar.

Hospice Charles River Boston, MA 2008-2009. Visited with patients during their daily activities.

Administrative Second Step, Newton, MA 2009. Helped recruit volunteers to the organization.

Reiki Brigham and Women’s Hospital 2010-2012. Provide Reiki to patients in their rooms.

Tour Guide ICA Boston, MA 2010-2011. Provide tours to groups about the ICA or particular exhibits.

Reiki Healer Julie’s Family Learning Program South Boston, MA 2011-2014. Shepherd House Dorchester MA. 2012-2013.

Consultant The Noah’s Ark Foundation 2004 -2013.

Volunteer ESOL Teacher – Rosie’s Place, Boston, MA 2016-present.

Teacher at UMASS Boston in the OLLI Program 2016-present. Developed and taught courses in communication, healing, self-awareness for adults 55+ years.

TEACHING/COUNSELING EXPERIENCE

Professor, Theatre and Speech Communication Department, Salem State College, Salem, MA 1972-2008. Department Chair, September 1987-January 1990.

Created, developed and taught courses focusing on various aspects of Speech Communication skills including persuasion, speaking for business, public speaking, small group and interpersonal communication. Co-developed Oral Communication Instrumental in developing the Communication Disorders program and taught Phonetics, Anatomy and Physiology of the Speech and Voice Mechanism, Language Acquisition and Development, Diagnosis and Evaluation in Communication Disorders, and Selected Topics in Communication Disorders. Supervised students in Clinical Practicum in Communication Disorders. Created and taught First Year Seminar course.

Adjunct Professor, English Department, Bentley College, Waltham, MA 1984- 1985. Taught Technical Writing and Editing and Effective Speaking in the Business Communication Major.

Healer/Counselor, 1990-present. Provide counseling and hands-on healing to align and balance clients’ physical, mental, emotional and spiritual dimensions.

Healing Supervisor, 2000-2009. Led on-going supervision groups focusing on the diagnosis, integration and implementation of kabbalistic and energy healing.

Teacher-trainer, 1994-1996. Taught students at the Barbara Brennan School of Healing both healing and personal dynamic skills.

1997-2003. Assisted in teaching and supervision of students learning Integrated Kabbalistic Healing.

Instructor, Brookline Adult & Community Education Summer 2012, 2013. Taught women to be more effective and powerful communicators in the workplace.

RELATED EXPERIENCE

 Co-founder, Still Savvy

Created a Web site offering ideas, resources and connections for baby boomer women. Write bi-weekly essays. Develop new concepts and partnerships to expand our offerings. 2009-2011.

AWARDS

Outstanding Young Woman of America, 1982

PUBLICATIONS

“Mother Love” in The Mother’s Book: Shared Experiences. Ronnie Friedland and Carol Kort, editors. Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston, MA, 1981.

Doctoral Dissertation. The effects of Systematic Human Relations Training on Self-Actualization and Clinical Effectiveness of Undergraduate Students in Communication Disorders, 1979.

Unpublished book. Interacting with Energy: Understanding and Using Energy in Living, Loving, Communicating, Guidance, Healing and Taking out the Garbage. 1988

Touching the Essence, Finding the Soul, Healing Through Being, Barbara Brennan School of Healing Senior Thesis, 1994.

 Integrated Kabbalistic Healing, published in jewishfamily.com, May 1998.

Hate on the Internet. PowerPoint presentation given to the Brookline Chamber of Commerce, Rotary Club and Peabody Library in Danvers, May 2000.

VIDEOS

Body & Soul, PBS series on mind, body and soul with Gail Harris. Beacon Productions, Inc. 1999. Show #105 featuring Kabbalistic Healing with Lenny Zakim.

Effective Presentations, produced by Claudyne Wilder, 1994

ON-LINE COURSES

Interpersonal Communication utilizing cutting edge technology for a synchronous course that includes two way audio and video.

ll courses taught are web enhanced and on-line using course management tool – Blackboard, Spring 2000 – 2005.

CONVENTION PRESENTATIONS

 Presentation Skills Ba’Boom Conference January 2014

“Can You Hear Me Now? Good!”   Using Webcams and Blackboard to Create a Virtual Classroom

Presented this workshop at a variety of conferences such as

NERCOM, March 18, 2003, Worcester, MA

ASCUE, June 11, 2003 Myrtle Beach, SC

Syllabus, Dec. 9, 2003 Cambridge, MA

Teaching from Wholeness

National Communication Association, Nov. 22, 2003 Miami Beach, FL

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