Mary Ida KendallAbout

In a thriving private practice for almost 25 years, Ida has dedicated herself to helping people help themselves with practical guidance and holistic methods for self-empowerment at every level of life and living.

Ida uses her many different therapeutic techniques to promote a positive reinterpretation of life events and current states of being. All techniques provide for an unwinding effect that works directly on layered patterns of behavior and reaction, and apply to groups as well as individuals.

“A miracle is nothing more than a change in consciousness.”
―  Helen Schucman, A Course in Miracles

Areas of Specialty

  • Teaching the teachers
  • Leadership development
  • Mentoring the creative community
  • Mentoring the holistic community
  • Support & enhance traditional therapy
  • Life transitions, self care & life balance
  • Feminine balance, fertility & home making
  • Recovery from post traumatic stress & repeating life patterns
  • Recovery from compulsive behaviors like substance abuse and worry

(some work is only available in concert with a licensed health care professional)

Working with Ida is one way to foster creating a coherent union of the many parts that make up any living organism, enhancing the life and success of individuals and organizations.

  • Body – mind – spirit
  • Past – present – future
  • Culture and counter-culture
  • Masculine – feminine expression
  • Conscious, sub conscious and the deep unconscious

These are only some examples of the complex systems that interact to co-create our world. What systems are in play within you or your organization?  Are they in balance? Do they create unity or disharmony?

“We must be willing to get rid of the life we’ve planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us.”
― Joseph Campbell

Working with Ida opens up profound conversations with the self and others leading to conscious clarity of vision and purpose.  In any situation, there is what we know, what we don’t know and what we don’t even know that we don’t know.

What don’t you know that you don’t know?

“Order without liberty and liberty without order are equally destructive.”
― Theodore Roosevelt

Areas of Concentration

  1. revealing and transmuting primary behavior patterns that block development;
  2. integrating trauma at all levels; mental, physical, spiritual and unconscious;
  3. understanding body syndromes and imbalances as a physical representation of a chaotic emotional system (mind/body connection);
  4. resolution of chaos and uncertainty into an integrated coherence.

Working together with you as a facilitator to your own well being, Ida will assist you in:

  1. discovering the patterns
  2. understanding the impact of those patterns in your life now, and
  3. resolving the resulting imbalances that may exist either physically, mentally, organizationally or unconsciously.

Ida’s Influences

Ida undertook advanced studies in the areas of literature, sociology and history before being literally run over by a truck.  That accident changed the course of her life and studies and redirected her into the worlds of informal and experiential education and private tutoring.  Behavioral science and psycho-dynamics became subjects of fascination which continue to inform her work.

“Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.”
― Theodore Roosevelt

Ida has studied the beneficial effects of trance states for many years, and the trance-formations available from dedicated efforts in the areas of creativity, exercise, meditation and music.

Ida has been a California Certified Instructor of  Hypnotherapy from 1992 ~ 2009, teaching thousands of people to become accredited certified Hypnotherapists.

Current Projects

  • “Cracking Your Creativity Code”, River Dog Films
    • Documentary narration & interviews,  panel discussions & workbook facilitation
  • “The Pure Heart Brigade: The True Story of Addiction, Recovery & Benevolent Narcissism”
    • Book project in the self-help genre, mapping behavioral and psycho-dynamic predispositions to compulsion, the true healing of positive trance states and the ‘Golden Triangle of Recovery’.

When not seeking profound conversations, Ida can be found in the company of books, animals, the great outdoors and the people she loves and cares about.

“You must have a room, or a certain hour or so a day, where you don’t know what was in the newspapers that morning, you don’t know who your friends are, you don’t know what you owe anybody, you don’t know what anybody owes to you. This is a place where you can simply experience and bring forth what you are and what you might be. This is the place of creative incubation. At first you may find that nothing happens there. But if you have a sacred place and use it, something eventually will happen.”
― Joseph Campbell, The Power of Myth