Deborah Gabriel, PhD
Kinder Life Community Founder, Instructor, and Facilitator, Dr. Deborah Gabriel, has dedicated herself to relieving the physical and emotional pain that can seem a pervasive and inescapable part of life. Deborah earned a PhD in Clinical Psychology, then certification in numerous “Energy Psychologies”, including EMDR®, Thought Field Therapy® (TFT), Neuro-Linguistic Programming™ (NLP™) and Healing from the Body Level Up (HBLU™).
In 1993, while completing her doctoral internship, Deborah experienced what she was later informed was a “spontaneous Kundalini awakening”. Three years later, she experienced a second spontaneous event which was eventually described to her as a “Shakti” awakening.
As Deborah had had no previous experience of yoga, and no training or knowledge of these types of powerful spontaneous events, she did what all trained academics do: she hit the book stores, the metaphysical conferences, and
queried every practitioner of energy work she could find. In short…she did her research…all while attempting to make sense of what had happened to her and how to use the new gifts and capacities these powerful events had conferred.
When Deborah learned that she had experienced a Kundalini awakening, she began investigating the healing modalities of the East, traveling twice to India and spending more than a decade studying under the guidance of an enlightened spiritual teacher. In time, Deborah began to facilitate healing for others at a fundamental energetic level.
From 2010 through 2013, Deborah offered workshops, programs, and talks, in various locations in upstate New York. During much of that time, Deborah also served as the Volunteer Coordinator for Compassionate Care, an organization founded in Canandaigua, NY, to provide care and assistance for terminally ill individuals.
In September of 2013, Deborah relocated to the beautiful Pacific Northwest and resumed Kinder Life Community activities shortly thereafter, including the establishment of the Kinder Life Community Retreat Center in Woodinville, Washington.
Over the course of more than 20 years, Deborah has refined and synthesized highly effective techniques from both East and West into easy-to-learn, easy-to-use daily practices which restore peace, harmony, and balance. She joyfully shares them with anyone who is ready and willing.
Workshops began in 2010 in upstate New York, under the name WellMet, at the request of individuals who asked the Kinder Life Community founder, Dr. Deborah Gabriel, to teach the techniques she used to remain peaceful, happy, and calm.
Between 2010 and 2013, during the community’s time in New York, workshops were held in yoga studios, churches, private homes, and other facilities. Talks, demonstrations, and guided meditations were given in schools, offices, hospitals, and other venues.
The Kinder Life Community activities included a day-long workshop offering stress-relieving techniques to veterans suffering from PTSD and other disorders, participation in health fairs, and complementary stress-relieving skill training for bereaved adults and for traumatic brain injury patients.
In 2011, Dr. Gabriel served as Featured Speaker at the “Caring for the Caregiver Conference” held in Geneva, NY and, in 2013, contracted with the Ontario County Office for the Aging to provide guided meditations and meditation instruction to residents in senior facilities.
In September, 2013, Dr. Gabriel moved to the beautiful Pacific Northwest and the Kinder Life Community activities resumed in early 2014. The Kinder Life Community Center in Woodinville, Washington was dedicated on July 12th, 2014 and hosts a full range of activities.