Deborah FlanaganThe Center for True Health was established by Deborah Flanagan in New York City in 2008. Deborah is a soul healing practitioner, serving clients all over the world, and has guided thousands of people through major life changes, helping them find true health and balance using Reiki, Tao Hands, hypnosis, and Bach flower essences.

Author of Building a Powerful Practice: Successful Strategies for Your Wellness Business, Deborah’s unique approach has been featured on The Dr. Oz Show and in O, the Oprah Magazine. In addition, she’s been a featured expert on national television, as well as in print and online, for ABC, Z Living TV, MindBodyGreen.com, Cosmopolitan, Black Enterprise, and YourTango.com, among others. Deborah also taught all three levels of Reiki and worked with patients at NYU Langone Medical Center and Beth Israel Medical Center.

Deborah established the Center as part of a quest to find what true health meant in her own life. She is passionate about helping others help themselves, and believes you know what’s best for you. Guided by Deborah, clients connect to their intuition, finding ways to make changes and achieve balance that is inspired from within. Don’t think you know the answers? She gives you tools and techniques to help you listen to your own inner compass.

Deborah specializes in soul healing, helping people who are experiencing a major transition; dealing with stress, anxiety, or depression; or interested in changing negative relationship patterns. She also works with clients on more specific issues such as: increasing confidence and self-esteem, conquering procrastination and fear of public speaking, enhancing fertility and prenatal support, and overcoming insomnia. As a writer and former dancer, Deborah particularly enjoys working with artists of all kinds to enhance their creative process and performance abilities.

My sessions with Deborah are tremendously relaxing, and healing on very subtle levels. I think about problems in new ways when I leave, and I have a terrific sense of well-being. The sessions build on each other, so I don’t have to start at zero with each session: the healing builds on itself." — Rosemarie A., UWS

Deborah is a certified hypnotist through the National Guild of Hypnotists, a certified Tao Hands practitioner through the Tao Academy, a certified reflexologist through the American Reflexology Certification Board, and a certified Bach flower essence practitioner. Deborah completed a 600-hour Reiki training through the New York Open Center, studied extensively with Frans Stiene at the International House of Reiki, continues to study with Dr. & Master Zhi Gang Sha, and practices meditation and self-care daily.

A few additional things to know about Deborah:

  • Prior to embarking on her wellness career, Deborah garnered more than fifteen years of leadership experience in the nonprofit sector as the director of development for distinguished arts organizations including the Paul Taylor Dance Company, the American Symphony Orchestra League, and the Academy of American Poets.
  • An award-winning poet and the author of Or, Gone (Tupelo Press, 2015), Deborah’s work has been published in AGNI, The Gettysburg Review, PloughsharesFIELD, and The Southern Review.
  • Deborah was a ballet dancer, touring with Southern Ballet Theatre and teaching ballet to at-risk children.
  • Her poetry and dance experience enables her to bring to her wellness practice an intimate knowledge of the language and silence of the body, and she thinks of her current work as a union of matter and spirit.

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