Donna’s Biography

Program Founder

Donna Evans Strauss is a faculty member at the Barbara Brennan School of Healing.  She is the founder of the Grace Touch Technique and the Living from Grace program. For 18 years, she taught, developed curriculum, and mentored students of the Barbara Brennan School of Healing. She has a private practice in Doylestown, Pennsylvania, specializing in conscious parenting and holistic healing for addictions and trauma-related disorders. Donna has traveled throughout North America and to South America, Europe, and China to share her expertise through lectures, workshops, and private sessions. She has also served as a leader in Pathwork International, which provides transformative spiritual programs.

Holistic Approach

Donna is well known for her holistic approach to healing, working energetically with the physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual energy bodies. She instructs and advises psychotherapists, psychologists, medical doctors, and body workers from around the world on the integration of the human energy field (HEF) with more traditional practices and psychological theories—such as Freudian, Bioenergetics, Humanistic, Cognitive and Family Therapy—to promote healthy, loving relationships. Her teachings on the spiritual journey of the family, human energy and consciousness, healing, and self-awareness are at the cutting edge of the human development movement.

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Founder 
Living from Grace program, Grace Touch Technique
Healing Addictions program
Conscious Parenting workshops
Developed concepts: positive and negative love bonds; God-realization genogram
Co-creater, Kathumi, Year 1 Transformation Program (Mexico City)
Co-founder and Director, Institute for Ethical Awareness (IEA)
Founder, Educcomm LLC
Co-inventor of Educcomm instructional cube to help people identify different emotional states using visual, spatial, and auditory processes

Work at the Barbara Brennan School of Healing

  • Teacher (14 years) ( graduate of 4 year studies program)
  • Department Head of Healing Science (1994-2000)
  • Vice President (2000-2001)
  • Dean of Year 4 Professional Studies program (2001-2005)
  • Dean and developer of Brennan Integration Practitioner Training Program (2000-2005)
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Education and Job related Experience:
2018-2019 Adjunct Professor Barbara Brennan School, HOL Leader, Board Member
2016-2017 ACPE 1 and 2/ Internship at VITAS Hospice/ Chaplain
2015 Moved from Doylestown, PA to Holly Hill Florida
2013 Semi-retired care for husband who had stroke
2012-2005 Founder of Grace Touch Training Program United States and Canada 1992-2011 Private Practice
2005-2011 Institute For Ethical Awareness Board member
2001-2005 Dean of Professional Year Four Barbara Brennan School of Healing/ Retired
2001-2005 Director of Brennan Integration Practitioner Program Barbara Brennan School of Healing
1994-2000 Department Head of Healing Science Barbara Brennan School of Healing
2000-2001 Vice President Barbara Brennan School of Healing
2001-2004 President of Philadelphia Pathwork Board
1992-2004 Philadelphia Pathwork Board Member 1992-2011 Pathwork Helper and Teacher

Education:
2016-2017 ACPE Training and Internship Accredited Chaplain Professional Training
1996-1998 The Center for Intentional Living 2 year Training Program in early childhood development and object relation theories and practice
1995-1996 Integrative Regressive Therapy Training at The Center for Advance Studies ( 2 year training)
1992-1998 PH.D Program Union Institute: PDE BIP Program for BBSH
1991-1996 Pathwork Helper Training Program (4 Year Training Program)
1992-1994 Training: Two-year Teacher-Training Program Barbara Brennan School of Healing
1992-1994 BS. Mental Health Technology, Hahnemann University, Philadelphia, PA
1992-1993 Internship Horsham Clinic Dual Diagnosis
1992-1993 Psychodrama Training at the Philadelphia Institute of Psychodrama
1987-1992 Barbara Brennan School of Healing Four Year Healing Science Training Program
1989-1991 AA. Bucks County Community College, Bucks County PA

Teaching Experience:
2005-2013 Living from Grace Program: Three Year Professional Training program in Grace Touch
1992-2005 Barbara Brennan School of Healing: Department Head of Healing Science, Dean of Year 4 Studies, Brennan Integration Program, BIP, Fundamentals of Brennan Healing Science Workshop Leader.

Conferences:
10/8/05-10/21/05 China: Wuhan University Science and Spirituality Conferences,
Huazhong University of Sciences & Technology,Wuhan, Soochow Conference on Toward a Sustainable Urbanization, Soochow, Soochow University, Hangzhou University, Tongji University, Shanghai, Beijing
Normal University,Tianjin and lecture in Tianjin Normal University, Heilongjiang University, Harbin
11/11/05-11/12/05 Saskatoon, Canada Fundamentals of Brennan Healing Science
11/8/05-11/9/05 Saskatoon, Canada Addictions Workshop
9/30/05-10/2/05 Mexico City Year 2 Training Program: Spirituality, Chakras and Healing By Kathumi
9/16/05-9/18/05 West Chester, PA Fundamentals of Brennan Healing Science
8/12/05-8/14/05 Indy, IN Fundamentals ofBrennan Healing Science
11/10/06 Mexico City, MXSupervision Seminar
11/8-9/06 Mexico City, MXHealing Addictions and the Caretaker Within Module 3
10/14-15/06 Edmonton, CA Healing Addictions and the Caretaker Within Module 3
10/12-13/06 Edmonton, CA Healing Addictions and the Caretaker Within Module I
10/7-8/06 Minneapolis, MN Healing Addictions and the Caretaker Within Module 1
9/28-29/06 Indy, IN Healing Addictions and the Caretaker Within Module 3
6/2-4/06 Prague Fundamentals of Brennan Healing Science
5/26-29/06 Madison, VA Sevenoaks: Releasing the Soul: Healing Addictions
4/29-30/06 Indy, IN Healing Addictions and the Caretaker Within Module 2
3/22-26/06 Mexico City, MXAddictions and the Caretaker Within Module 1 and 2
1/21-22/06 Edmonton, CA FBHS Brennan Healing Science
1/18-19/06 Edmonton, CA Healing Addictions and the Caretaker Within Module 1
11/11-12/05 Saskatoon, CA Pathwork Images Workshop
11/13-14/13 Saskatoon, CA FBHS Brennan Healing Science
6/25/05-6/26/05 Vancouver, CA Fundamentals of Brennan Healing Science
6/17/05-6/18/05 Bloomsburg, PA Fundamentals of Brennan Healing Science
4/29/05-5/1/05 Asheville, NC Fundamentals of Brennan Healing Science
3/18/05-3/19/05 Fairfield, NJ Fundamentals of Brennan Healing Science
1/18/05-1/19/05 Edmonton, CA Pathwork: “Dare to Take off Your Mask”
1/21/05-1/23/05 Edmonton, CA Fundamentals of Brennan Healing Science
1/23/04-1/25/04 Edmonton, CA Fundamentals of Brennan Healing Science
9/03/04-9/6/04 Mexico City Training Program: Spirituality, Chakras and Healing By Kathumi
8/13/04-8/15/04 Indy, IN Fundamentals of Brennan Healing Science
9/24/04-9/26/04 Asheville, NC Fundamentals of Brennan Healing Science
3/21/03-23/03 Asheville, NC Fundamentals of Brennan Healing Science
4/11/03-13/03 Whitehorse, Yukon Fundamentals of Brennan Healing Science
6/2/03-7/29/03 Mexico City Fundamentals of Brennan Healing Science
7/18/03-7/20/03 Phila,PA Pathwork: Search for Self: Exploration of Intimacy and Relationship
8/5/03- 8/6/03 Indy, IN Fundamentals of Brennan Healing Science
8/29/03-8/31/03 Whitehorse, Yukon Pathwork: Purity of Spirit is You: Healing through Spiritual Awakening 9/5/03-9/7/03 Whitehorse, Yukon Fundamentals of Brennan Healing Science

Publications and Articles:
Currently: Grace Touch Heals Book is in editing process
Strauss Evans, Donna. Blessings From A Thousand Generations. (Balboa Press, Bloomington, IN March 2011, ISBN:9781-4525-3192 (sc), ISBN 978-1-4525-3193 (e) 2011
Strauss Evans, Donna. Blessings From A Thousand Generations: Companion Workbook. Ten Keys Publishing LLC, Doylestown, PA: ISBN:
Transpersonal Psychology • A Postmodern Approach:

Healing The Caretaker Within
Curriculum Development Year 1-3 Curriculum development and 3 year Training Manual
Grace Touch Program Barbara Brennan School of Healing Year 1 Workbook
Healing Science Section Barbara Brennan School of Healing Year 2 Workbook
Healing Science Section Barbara Brennan School of Healing Year 3 Workbook
Healing Science Section Barbara Brennan School of Healing Year 4 Workbook
Healing Science Section Brennan Integration Practitioner Workbook: developed entire curriculum
Training Manual Yr 1 Brennan Integration Practitioner Workbook: developed entire curriculum
Training Manual Yr 2 Kathumi Transpersonal Training Manual Year 1 Healing Curriculum, Mexico City

Training Manual Yr I Oct 11-13, 2005 Wuhun China International Conference: Science and Human Spirit
BBSH In TTouch Newsletter, www.livingfromgrace.com, Edmonton Canada,
Branches Magazine, Indianapolis Indiana
El, Buscador, Mexico City, Mexico