Neal Buckner, CCHt, MPNLP, Ret. RCP
Hi! My name is Neal Buckner. I have a life long background in health care. 30 years as a respiratory therapist, Combat medic and being a father of 3 has taught me a lot of lessons. My life's path has blessed me with many opportunities and awesome experiences. My experience as a Respiratory Therapist gave me the opportunity to see the power of the mind first hand. There is no doubt that what you think is what you become. We are so much more powerful than we think or are lead to believe. When I was in Riyadh, for Desert Storm, I became fascinated with the power of the mind to overcome any kind of trauma. Physical and emotional.
After 30 years as an LRCP, I decided to walk away from the corporate medicine industry to find a new path. The journey was organic. I began to realize how I had used hypnosis on a regular basis with my patients who struggled to breath or found it difficult tolerate life saving therapies. I had used hypnosis, myself, to stop smoking several years ago. It worked for about a year. Then I went right back to the habit. 7 years later, I found myself back in the chair to stop smoking for good. I was blessed to have Rick Ranum as my hypnotherapist. We talked for hours and hours. He encouraged me to do the research. So, I began to research. Not only hypnosis. I followed the rabbit hole to NLP, CBT, EMDR, Milton Erickson, Edgar Casey, Lawrence Rossi, Richard Bandler & John Grinder, Carl Rogers, Jose Silva, Joe Dispenza, Nassim Haramein, Bruce Lipton and too many other to list. Reiki, Quantum theory and it's connection to consciousness.
In 2017 I was blessed again with meeting a wonderful woman by the name of Dr. Dene' Ballantine. She introduced me to Light and Sound therapy. Her guidance, confidence, love and respect planted the seed for who you see today. I am forever grateful for the guidance and support both Dene' and Rick have given me. My purpose is, and always has been, to provide the tools for self healing.
I am now a Certified Hypnotherapist and Master NLP practitioner in Olympia, WA. I offer hypnosis sessions combined with sound and light therapy technologies to help people change old, maladaptive patterns to new, positive habits. This could be as simple as your desire to quit smoking or to reduce your stress level.
Breathe Again Wellness
Karen Warwick is an innate and natural healer, committed to empowering people to self-direct their own health and wellness, and to help them release and heal through guided breathwork and sound healing.
After a childhood of emotional trauma, followed by a medical injury in her early 20’s, followed by many years of chronic illness, extreme pain, and auto-immune issues, Karen has committed the past 30 years to learning how to heal herself through natural modalities. In her early 50’s now, Karen is healthier than ever before, happier than ever before, and pain free more days than not.
Karen and her husband have been co-creating a relationship, a family, natural community, and chiropractic clinics for the last 30 years. This all has led Karen on many natural healing paths, some that helped with her chronic illness and pain, and some that didn’t. The one thing that connected all her healing together is breathwork. When Karen did breathwork in conjunction with other healing modalities, her health flourished more than when she didn’t do breathwork.
The up and down rollercoaster of her healing may have continued as it was …. until a powerful breathwork healing took place. Participating in a two-hour breathwork session while on a multi-day healing retreat, Karen had the most amazing healing on a physical, emotional, and spiritual level. During this breathwork session, she experienced spontaneous healing, trauma release, and clearing of a blockage in her mid-back and in her thoracic spine. When speaking about it afterwards, Karen broke down in tears, stating that she realized she had taken the first fully complete, fully circular, fully connected breath of her life during that session – at age 50! It was a profound healing experience, and it was a moment that changed the trajectory of Karen’s life.
This healing through breathwork led Karen to become certified as a Breathwork Facilitator. The program she was guided by is Alchemy of Breath’s nine-month, 400-hour live training certification which also included dozens of practicums during the training, and ten days of additional learning and facilitation in Italy, at the Alchemy School of Healing Arts. It is fitting that her graduation was on Karen’s birthday, as this new healing path has been a rebirth.
Karen is also an certified Expert Level Sound Healer, on her way to completing a Master Level certification in early 2024. She is also currently working on certification through the Biodynamic Breathwork Trauma Release System, in order to specifically help clients with trauma who are looking to utilize breathwork for trauma release.
A forever student of life and everything natural healing, Karen is in service and ready to connect with you about your breathwork and sound healing journey. Whether you are looking for relaxation, relief from anxiety and stress, natural immunity boosting, trauma release, or your own possible healing, Karen will assist you on your amazing journey of self-directed health and wellness.