Like many of my friends and colleagues, I initially looked outside myself for happiness. For validation and acceptance. For someone or something to give me the love, peace, and joy I craved. At the time I didn’t know that what I was seeking was within me – and always had been.
And so the search began. For over 25 years I have explored, experienced and trained in a large number of healing modalities for my own healing and personal growth as well as the opportunity to share these techniques with my students and clients. It has been a profound personal and professional journey.
As much as I would like to give credit to a single individual or healing modality, there wasn’t one person, technique or training that brought about the transformation I have experienced – it was the culmination of everything I have learned and experienced in that time.
And that is what I can offer you!
Real-life experience, accumulated knowledge and wisdom, as well as professional education and training in counseling, psychology, coaching, spirituality, yoga and holistic healing. My ‘toolbox’ is immense. I am resourceful to say the least.
I have been where you are. I have done my own work. I found the light at the end of the tunnel. I believe that everything in our life happens for a purpose. When we realize the gifts and blessings in those experiences, we heal.
Healing (and happiness) is a truth-seeking adventure of the heart. Allow me to show you the way. It would be an honor to be your guide on this journey.
p.s. scroll down to read my official bio, click on the resume link, check out the services and events pages, and/or email me with any questions you may have. I am here for you!
The Official Bio!
Dana Conley, M.A., C.Ht., RYT-500, aka Danananda, is a Certified Hypnotherapist, Hypnocoach, Life Transformation Practitioner, and Infinite Possibilities Trainer, a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT-500) and Reiki Master, a Holistic Health and Holoenergetic Healing Practitioner, and a former Guidance Counselor at the middle school and high school levels. She has a Master’s Degree in Counseling, and a Master’s Degree in Spiritual Psychology, with a Post-Graduate Certificate in Consciousness, Health, and Healing.
Dana has facilitated classes and workshops in corporate settings, community colleges, yoga studios, wellness spas, and private therapy programs since 2001. Currently she works with adults at Cornerstone of Southern California (in-patient and outpatient alcohol and drug recovery programs) and the DBT Center of Orange County (Mindfulness-Based Therapy) intensive outpatient program.
She has also worked as a volunteer for Greet the Day’s Spa Day Retreat and Infusion Center Massage Programs for people affected by cancer, and the Orangewood Foundation’s Independent Living Program where she developed and delivered a 6-session Infinite Possibilities Curriculum for emancipated youth.
Dana credits her ability to sit quietly, listen inwardly, and follow the guidance of her heart to her on-going yoga and meditation practices, as well as her life-long interest in personal and spiritual development. All were instrumental in assisting her in creating and living her life with greater peace, purpose, and passion. It is her heartfelt desire to educate and empower you to do the same!
"Learning to meditate has been one of the most rewarding skills I have learned. Combining the techniques I learned in my Inner Alignment Coaching sessions, Being the Change workshop, and meditation classes was an unexpected and powerful force that opened my mind to explore possibilities and dreams I was not previously thinking about or exploring... My outlook on my life and my world has changed for the better in positive ways I was not expecting!"Mario Robles
“My coaching session with Dana was amazing. I loved utilizing the Life Harmony Wheel. I refer to this in my mind often as a reference point to where and how I am participating in my daily life. Dana's incredible listening skills, and ability to be fully present, wove together all aspects of my life to reveal a comprehensive plan to guide me in moving forward on ideals and goals that are important to me. Thank you, Dana!”Kathy Angileri, Spiritual Life Coach
“What a remarkable experience. First of all, Dana holds such a loving, warm and peaceful space for deeper healing. Second, after one loving and graceful EFT session with Dana, back pain I was experiencing melted away, and by the next morning it was completely gone. After several sessions with Dana, I have been able to more consistently stay in the present and hold in my loving and joy. And lastly, Dana has given me the most wonderful gift of all, the wisdom to trust in my own inner knowing.”Lisa Soto, San Clemente, CA