Healing with Awareness

Advanced Praise from Leaders in Holistic Healing

“Healing with Awareness provides information and inspiration for all who seek to reconnect with their essence and to enhance their lives. Mary Ruth Velicki clearly describes how to tune in to the body-mind-spirit connection in order to move through suffering or to simply live with more peace and joy. Her compelling stories of her own healing journey and of her patients’ healing journeys bring esoteric concepts to life and will keep you glued to these pages.”

— Suzanne Scurlock-Durana, CST-D, CMT. Author, Reclaiming Your Body: Healing from Trauma and Awakening to Your Body’s Wisdom and Full Body  Presence: Learning to Listen to Your Body’s Wisdom



“Once again, Mary Ruth Velicki has written an insightful, captivating work that chronicles her complicated, determined, seven-year journey from immobilizing pain to health and well-being. As Mary Ruth reminds us, “We are not here to be perfect; we are here to be awake,” and the most precious gift comes when we recognize that the most significant learning from pain and illness emerges when we “learn to accept and love all parts of ourselves and are brave enough to shine forth who we really are deep down.” And that requires focused, hard work. Who Mary Ruth has become, deep down, is an inspiration to all of us.”

— Carol M. Davis, DPT, EdD, MS, FAPTA. Professor Emerita, Department of Physical Therapy, Miller School of Medicine, University of Miami. Author, Integrative Therapies in Rehabilitation: Evidence for Efficacy in Therapy, Prevention and Wellness



“Healing with Awareness is a great read for anyone beginning their own journey ofself-realization and awareness! With her first-person writing style and her teaching through story, Mary Ruth Velicki creates an engaging narrative that models for readers the attitudes and processes that come into play when consciously seeking to heal body-mind-spirit. This book has so many practical body-mind-spirit gems, but one of my favorites is how Mary Ruth shows through example how to use your body reactions as a barometer for healing and growth.”

— Eric Moya, CMT, CST-D, MS, MFCT. Publisher and Editor, The Idea Crucible (web-based magazine)



“Mary Ruth Velicki beautifully outlines the differing aspects of our whole being that contribute to good health and self-knowing. She provides hope to those suffering from chronic pain and proof that it is never too late to heal from the traumatic events of our childhood. From this book, readers learn ways in which to gently uncover the truth about one’s self and one’s life experiences as well as how to finally release unconscious trauma responses for complete body-mind-spirit healing.”

— Karen Axelrod, MA, CMT, CST-D



“I was honored to work with Mary Ruth Velicki through much of her healing journey, and I am so excited she’s using her experience to bring hope and wisdom to others through The Healing Series books! We often focus solely on the physical, at the exclusion (or even the detriment) of the mind and spirit, but all three must be addressed for true healing to take place. I highly recommend this series to anyone interested in learning more about the mind-body-spirit connection when dealing with chronic pain.”

— Nicole Cozean, PT, DPT, WCS. Founder, PelvicSanity. Author, The Interstitial Cystitis Solution



“Would you like to understand all the possibilities for healing? Healing with Awareness not only will give you those possibilities, it will also assist and inspire you with resources, ideas, and tools to help you on your journey. If you’ve given up hope on our traditional medical system, give this book a read and allow your mind, heart, and soul to open to what could be. The author is a trained physical therapist who’s walked her talk in terms of understanding and practicing holistic ways to integrate and improve one’s body, mind, and spirit. You’ll enjoy reading about her personal journey and learning about techniques you may not know about yet!”

— Laura Di Franco, MPT. Author, Brave Healing. A Guide for Your Journey



“Mary Ruth Velicki provides comprehensive, practical help for anybody who is experiencing pain of any sort. She shares her hard-won insights from her own healing from chronic pelvic pain, including how CranioSacral Therapy was asignificant turning point in her healing process. In addition, she shares how this depth of knowledge has influenced her own practice of physical therapy.”

— Kate Mackinnon, PT, CST-D. Author, From My Hands and Heart. Achieving Health and Balance with Craniosacral Therapy



“I absolutely recommend Healing with Awareness to anyone who is interested in healing or growth on a personal level. It is a guidebook for a personal journey of growth through all aspects of who we are as human beings—one I wish I would’ve had to help me through my own meandering road to healing. If you are facing any type of healing challenge and especially chronic pain of some sort, please read this book! It will be life-changing!”

— Sarah Holcomb. Author, When Sex Hurts There Is Hope (blog)



“Healing with Awareness is a heartfelt, impactful book that has insights for everyone, no matter where they are on their life path. It empowers individuals to discover their true nature while enjoying the journey. Whether you are in the depths of pain or just looking for moments of self-reflection, Healing with Awareness inspires you to seek the deeper meanings sometimes lost in the day-to-day hustle.”

— Jeff Kunze, DPT, MBA



“Healing with Awareness is a lovely resource regardless of where you find yourselfon your own healing journey. Mary Ruth Velicki has methodically, poignantly, and beautifully penned her memoir along with the experiences of those she has met along the way, so that we might all benefit from her discovery that the root of all healing lies in the journey back to self.”

— Pamela Jacobson, LAc, DiplOM, MSN(E), ABAAHP



“Rarely does an author come along who has the training and ability to write about her experiences of walking the path of pain and total body dysfunction and coming out the other side to help others. Mary Ruth Velicki has done that with her new book, Healing with Awareness.”

— Khelly Webb, DC, CCSP, FIACA



“As Mary Ruth Velicki shares her deeply personal healing story in Healing with Awareness, she invites us to hold an open curiosity toward embracing our own whole-body health. This helpful and honest approach works perfectly for therapist, client/patient, and any person who is interested in enhancing their own whole health and well-being. Thank you, Mary Ruth, for this most generous heart-to-heart gift!”

— Moira McDougall, PT, Acupuncturist and Energy Worker, Christchurch, New Zealand