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The Confident Healer Podcast: What does peaceful confidence have to with corporations?

The Confident Healer Podcast: What does peaceful confidence have to with corporations?

I interviewed Ojai local, Darrell Gooden, who I dubbed a corporate healer. on the Confident Healer podcast  He leads a non-profit called the Mountain Institute for Kung Fu and Tai Chi.  After talking to Darrell, he told me how martial arts shows up in his life, and how it influences his work, he calls it “peaceful confidence.”

He works as a consultant, in change management, which means that you can be constructive about changes and conflict as it affect your business. It’s a very technical term, I got a kick out of some of the technical terms he used.  But he has to be that way, because you don’t just walk into a corporate office and say, “hey, you need to change from the inside out”.  Here is what I pulled from the Adizes Graduate Institute, where Darrell got his PhD in Organizational Transformation: “Each one of us will see a situation differently. We think and respond differently. By understanding your own and your colleague’s management styles, you will be better equipped to work more effectively in a team environment.”

This means that when Darrell gets hired by a company to help a company manage change in order to produce and be more profitable, what they are really getting is a corporate healer–he is trained to get staff and management to evaluate their personal values, and how that will affect their values at work. Also, how to deal with personal inner conflicts, he’s basically teaching people who work in an organization to learn how to take care of yourself, and to be more conscious of the decisions you make and how they will affect your clients, or customers and the planet.

Also, I found out that he learned Reiki at the Adizes Graduate Institute, where in the world does THAT happen, learning Reiki to replenish yourself because the work you do in corporations will be taxing on you??? They built Reiki in their curriculum as a way to provide self-care.  Amazing right?

It was a fascinating look at an academic application of mindfulness techniques being applied to in organizations. A way for people that work in corporations to look inward to make the world a better place. I’m so glad there are places that have learned how to do that with proven methodologies or in layman terms, techniques.

To hear the interview, go here and if you are interested in learning martial arts or tai chi you can visit Darrell’s non-profit,  mountainkungfu.com for more information.


The Power of Sound

Community Sound Bath

Community Sound Bath


Community Sound Bath
Saturday, May 21st at 6 pm

Join River and Shiva for this monthly Sound Bath offering. Experience the “Wall of Gongs” and so many more sacred instruments for your soundscape journeying pleasure.

For maximum comfort bring pads and pillows. Yoga mats will be provided upon request.
To sign up: $30/ticket

The Confident Healer Certification Program

Have you been called to be a healer, to learn energy healing, or Reiki?

Sharmila Mali is drawing in people  just like you, who are answering their calling to help others and want to learn how to be an effective, confident energy healer.

This is a process to understand yourself, understand the energy and how you work with energy.  It’s fun, challenging and so incredibly rewarding.

This is a 9 month training where you will learn all three levels of Reiki plus learn what your intuitive gifts are, and learn energy healing techniques that were “downloaded” while I was working on people.

That’s the exciting part, the more you work on people, the more people you can help them and the more intuitive gifts that come through.   Gifts you didn’t even realize you had, or maybe had some sort of faint idea but dismissed them.


Sharmila teaches you to trust the process, which you are a part of, so essentially, you learn how to trust yourself.

Sharmila walks you through how to trust your intuition and help your client move through blocks, hold sacred space and clear energy while staying grounded.

A glimpse inside the 9 month training

Sharmila takes you step-by step on how to:

  • Accept and work with your dark/shadow side.
  • Love and accept yourself, developing self-compassion, and self-confidence.
  • Conduct a Reiki intuitive healing session.
  • Address when a client is in distress because of a past trauma.
  • Ground yourself and your client.
  • Create sacred space.
  • Contact and work with your guides and your client’s guides.
  • Practice trusting  your intuition.
  • Clear yourself after every client and self-care practices.
  • Identify when you are taking on someone’s energy and stop being drained when working on someone.

By the time  you finish,  you will be transformed and feel more confident about creating a Reiki business and working on clients.

Hand-holding & Being in Community

Sharmila will be there for you, holding your hand throughout our 9 month journey together, plus you will be in a small cohort of 10 other healers.  This will be our Confident Healer community.  By having other students by your side, you will learn so much from each other and have support.  It’s important to have other people doing the same thing because, let’s face it, it’s hard to find others that understand you, that just get you.

These are my intentions for this program: to create a loving, supportive community of confident healers.

Sharmila Mali: Why work with me?

I have been teaching Reiki and intuitive energy healing and working with clients for 19 years. The only way to learn is to practice, practice, practice.  It takes 18-254 days to form a habit according to a study in the European Journal of Social Psychology.  However, it’s not just the quantity of practice, it’s also the quality of practice that creates a deep, holistic understanding of what you are doing  when it comes to energy healing.

Over the years, I have learned by practicing Reiki and intuitive energy healing.  I have learned from each client, and each time someone worked on me.  I wished someone had told me how to protect myself when working on someone,  the subtle energy of how that happens.  As I worked with clients, just by trusting my intuition, working with their guides, new techniques came through that were effective, helping clients have incredible breakthroughs.

Join me!

If you would like to join me on this journey of a lifetime, please fill out the application to join, once you fill it out, and I review it, I will reach out to connect and we will go from there.

What is the schedule for the Confident Healer Training? Is this virtual only?

Hybrid. We will meet *live virtually* 3x each month for 9 months. Each session is 2 hours. There will be a 3 day workshop the first month.

It breaks down like this:

  • Meet on Zoom,  2 hours for the first 3 weeks of the month, for 9 months.
  • 1st month, we will meet in person 3 day workshop.
  • All classes are recorded and easily accessible.
  • There will only be 10 spots to ensure everyone gets attention.

Practicing Reiki outside the class:

Clients: You will need to find 3 people to work on regularly for 8 months, take SOAP notes, and conduct at least 30 minutes for each person a month.  This

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