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Dr. Heather McQueen, Ph.D., CBP 
Certified BodyTalk Practitioner (CBP)
Licensed Black Belt Nia Instructor

Summary
25+ years experience in Mind/Body Empowerment, Conscious Life Philosophy and Well Being
21+ years experience Post Master's Degree

Doctoral level research on holistic well being relative to authenticity, motivation, emotional intelligence, life satisfaction, healing and awe experiences, mindbody wellness practice, and personal empowerment

Extensive experience working within the broad spectrum of mental health states of being and life circumstances, crisis intervention, comorbidity, program/curriculum development with educational and strategic implementation for lifestyle rehabilitation and empowerment

Creativity, Authenticity, Intrinsic Motivation, Meaning, Purpose, and Connectedness to Self and Others

Dance, Movement, Neuromuscular Integrative Action (NIA - 20+ years total experience between personal practice and facilitating the practice)

Colorado Governor's Council for Active and Healthy Lifestyles Appointee 11/2010-09/01/2015

Elected to the Board of Directors as Vice President of the Council 12/20/2012 - 09/01/2015

In addition to the aforementioned, I am interested in and passionate about Knowledge, Life-time Learning Pathways, Growth-Mindset, Humanistic and Transpersonal topics, Diversity Perspectives relative to the Cosmos and Holistic and Expansive Well Being, Authentic Empowerment and Self-Expression, Coping, Happiness, Resilience, Highly Sensitive Persons, Holistic Learning and Engaged Pedagogy Orientations as well as International/Collaborative Projects and Consulting.

Specialty Niches
Movement and Somatic Intelligence Approaches to Well Being
The BodyTalk System - BodyMind Holistic Well Being Technique
Neuromuscular Integrative Action (Nia)-Licensed Black Belt Instructor

Heather has presented to general and niche audiences speaking on the topics of Authentic Exploration Through Integrative Movement Practice, Motivational Interviewing, Emerging Therapies in Health and Healing for Professional Nurses, The Stigma of Mental Illness, Natural Approaches for Mood and Cognitive Disorders, Reclaiming Mind, Body, and Spirit through integration of Chakra work in Therapeutic Play and Issues relevant to Children and Adolescents of Contemporary Society, Habits of Highly Effective People as well as Authenticity, Expansive Well Being, and Integrative Practices at International Conferences in Cuba, China, and Hong Kong.

My philosophy is one of collaboration with and great respect for my clients. Utilizing knowledge from Western bodies of academia, pragmatic techniques based in research in addition to long-standing well being traditions offer clients educated insight and pathways towards authentic expression and emotional intelligence supportive of a self-guided and fulfilling life. From the realm of Conscious Life Philosophies, my consultations are infused with empowerment, focus, creativity, and mindfulness offering a multidimensional venue of wisdom, nurturing, and the awakening of inner technology while one unpacks their authentic self and well being towards greater life satisfaction, increased competence and knowledge, autonomy, and connection to an emotionally intelligent and meaningful life. Happiness, Healthy Coping, and Resilience are learned skills and not generally taught in our formative schooling years making our collaborations a valuable investment in your present day and for a brighter future.


More Info

Dr. McQueen's Well Being and Lifestyle Consultancy is one of collaboration with and great respect for her clients. Utilizing knowledge from Western approaches to Well Being, pragmatic techniques based in research as well as long-standing international well being traditions to offer clients knowledge, education, insight, and pathways towards authentic expression and emotional intelligence supportive of a self-guided and fulfilling life. From the realm of Conscious Life Philosophies, her consultations are infused with empowerment, focus, creativity, and mindfulness offering a multidimensional venue of wisdom, nurturing, and the awakening of inner technology while one unpacks their authentic self and well being towards greater life satisfaction, increased competence and knowledge, autonomy, and connection to an emotionally intelligent and meaningful life. Happiness, Healthy Coping and Resilience are learned skills and not regularly taught in our formative schooling years making our collaborations a valuable investment in your present day and for a brighter future.

Dr. McQueen earned a Ph.D. in Psychology and offers a collective 25+ years of MindBody and Conscious Life Philosophy/Empowerment Experience (21+ years post Master's degree). In 2012, she presented at International Psychology Conferences in China and Hong Kong and served as a Presenter and Delegate with the American Psychological Association at the 2014 International Psychology and Health Conference in Havana, Cuba. Her approach as a trusted consultant and educator integrates various techniques, philosophies, and practices to guide and collaborate with you on your journey towards increased self-awareness, appreciation, and self-compassion while discovering what well being means to you. Dr. McQueen passionately educates in the following areas: Integrative Well Being, Personal Empowerment, Healthy Stress Management, Coping and Resilience, Conscious Life Philosophy, Authenticity, Meaning and Purpose.

"The privilege of a lifetime is to become who you truly are." ~C.G. Jung


As of 6/21/2022 Dr. McQueen will no longer be taking new psychotherapy clients in order to focus on building her Lifestyle Consultancy.

The latest State of Colorado Mental Health Sunset Review process resulted in the official title of registered psychotherapist changing to unlicensed psychotherapist, signed into law on 7/14/2020. All licensed and unlicensed psychotherapists are required to maintain registration and good standing with the Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA) and both of these groups legally practice under the Mental Health Practice Act.

Education
Ph.D. Psychology, Saybrook University, San Francisco, CA (2014)

MA - Master of Arts in Psychology, Regis University, Denver, CO (2001); Recipient of the Malcolm Knowles Award

BA - Bachelor of Arts in Social Science/Psychology, University of Wyoming (1996); Graduated with Honors as Lifetime Member of PSY CHI

Certified BodyTalk Practitioner (CBP) - International BodyTalk Association (11/2003)


Professional Organization Memberships

Institute of Noetic Sciences (IONS) Member                                                                                                                                                                            Holstee Member
Greater Good Science & Research Center Donor                                                                                                                                                                       Professional Member of the American Psychological Association (APA)
Full Member of the Colorado Psychological Association (CPA)
Professional Member of the American Counseling Association (ACA)
Rocky Mountain Humanistic Counseling and Psychological Association (RMHCPA) Founding Member
Member of the American Dance Therapy Association (ADTA)
Lifetime Member of PSY CHI - The National Honor Society in Psychology                                                                                                                          

Publications & Research

McQueen, H. (2014). Authentic Exploration through Integrative Movement Practice     
        (Ph.D. Dissertation, Saybrook University)

McQueen, H., Rubin, S., Wang, X., Yang, M., Dias, J., Bargdill, R., Pritzker, S., & Hoffman, L.
        (2013, August). Existential therapy and creativity in China. Poster Session presented at the
        121st Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, Honolulu, HI

Hoffman, L. & McQueen, H. (2012).  Facing Death, Authenticity, and Relationship. PsycCRITIQUES Vol
         57(34)  doi: 10.1037/a0029830  (Dr. Yalom Training Video Media Review)

McQueen, H. (2001). The Prevalence of Narcissistic Personality Disorder Among Maximum Custody
         Level Inmates (Master’s Thesis, Regis University)


On a lighter note

Heather has lived, worked, and/or traveled in South America, Europe, U.S., Grand Cayman, the Dominican Republic, Mexico, Australia, Cuba, China, and Hong Kong. She has been involved in Salsa, Nia, and Tango communities and has also worked as a Spanish, Kickboxing, and Gymnastics Instructor for both children and adults. Additionally, she served as an Adjunct Professor and Member of Advisory Committees, for several years with a specialized program within a local college and within the State of Colorado. Through her own personal journey with health and healing she has experienced the power within our bodies to heal when given the proper knowledge, tools, and support. She has completed doctoral level research on the relationship between mind, body, emotions, and spiritually integrated practice and well being relative to their roles in healing and self-empowerment. Heather's diverse background enables her to craft a unique experience in her collaborations. She works from a guiding philosophy, based in research and long-standing wisdom traditions, which asserts that individuals benefit when they fully participate in their own empowerment and healing process. The bottom line to Heather's philosophy is that lasting healthy growth and learning are best achieved in the context of honest, open, accepting, safe, and joyful relationships.

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Monday:

9:00 am-6:00 pm

Tuesday:

9:00 am-6:00 pm

Wednesday:

9:00 am-6:00 pm

Thursday:

9:00 am-6:00 pm

Friday:

9:00 am-6:00 pm

Saturday:

Closed

Sunday:

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