Ssanyu is a deeply spiritual soul, who makes you feel at peace from the moment you sense her presence. Her healing art of Shamanic Reiki and ancestral medicine guides hearts and minds to be receptive to the Divine gifts that await every person. Her studies of Eastern philosophy, “healing power of plants” specifically the hibiscus flower and Nilotica species of Shea butter, groundbreaking practice in Narrative Medicine, (M.S. Narrative Medicine, Columbia University) lead her to develop the Pause3™ mindset method, a new ethnology that addresses the narrative health of individuals from the inside out. Her mission is to teach this one-of-a-kind, person-centered, integrative approach to holistic health through mindfulness meditation, breath work, movement, and narrative.
She works with people to ignite the divine energy and to empower and assist in reconnecting intuition with the inner spirit to guide individuals to a higher purpose Self. To ultimately learn how to use their personal stories of pain, illness, suffering and trauma, these embodied experiences that often escape description, into meaning. A Reiki Shamanism Master, a practitioner for 9 years, Bone Healer, yogi, of 14 plus years, she brings to her healing practice a blend of mindfulness from Usui Reiki Ryoho and the devoted study of sacred texts. With a strong belief that we are all self-healers, Ssanyu teaches you how to discover the metaphysical reasons underneath our physical ailments and to learn how to release, clear negative patterns and blocks, while opening the way back to healing and wholeness. Balance is restored when we intentionally set our course to one of wholeness, wellness, and health.
Combining her Master of Science in Narrative Medicine, with her spiritual practice she is deeply committed to serving as an instrument for understanding for movements and individuals like Black Lives Matter, New York Justice League, pediatric physician residents, healers, teachers, wellness practitioners, athletes, executives, entrepreneurs, and those looking to achieve whole body, energy and soul wellness.
As a recipient of the 2016-17 Narrative Medicine Fellowship, Ssanyu is currently residing in New York City and is a lecturer of the Spirituality and Health Care seminar at Columbia University Medical Center. Formerly a lecturer of Narrative Medicine at the Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education, The City College of New York and Brooklyn Hospital, addressing issues of physician resident burnout and suicide.