Michele Bernhardt is an intuitive energy healer, Certified Healing Touch Practitioner and Reiki Master/Instructor in Asheville, NC. With over a decade of experience in energy medicine, she helps clients overcome stress, anxiety and pain; supports cancer patients' recovery; and eases hospice patients and their loved ones through transition. She also teaches Reiki and Energy Balancing for Self Care classes.
Dividing her time between her private practice and volunteer work, she is the Vice Chairperson for Helios Warriors, a 501(c)3 nonprofit providing holistic health care and education/career coaching to Asheville area veterans. Before opening her private practice in Asheville, she lived in San Francisco, where she served on the Advisory Group of Stanford Medical Center's Healing Partners program and founded the Healing Touch Volunteer Program at the San Francisco VA hospital. She is past president of Healing Touch California, a 501c(3) educational non-profit organization. She is a member of Healing Beyond Borders and the Healing Touch Professional Association.
Michele is a popular speaker on topics related to energy work. She has given presentations and workshops to cancer support groups, hospice organizations, senior groups and Healing Touch conferences.
In addition to her Reiki and Healing Touch certification, Michele has studied with energy medicine pioneer Rosalyn Bruyere and Reiki Grand Master Phyllis Furumoto, the granddaughter of Hawayo Takata who introduced Reiki to the western world.
Before studying energy work, Michele was an award-winning marketing communications executive who worked for agencies, corporations and non-profits in New York City, Chicago and San Francisco.