Valerie is a graduate of the International College of Naturopathy and has been practicing wholistic healing, lecturing and training students for forty plus years. Beginning with her own "spiritual healing" in 1962, she started an intensive search to find ways the body could heal itself through proper physical, mental and spiritual balance. By 1969, she began practicing as a nutritional consultant, while continuing her studies in immunology, pathology and bio-mechanics of the human body. She interned through a licensed clinical and surgical practice, which gave her the opportunity to explore natural healing methods under medical supervision. As a result, the clinic's need for surgeries among its patients was greatly reduced.
Valerie expanded her study of nutrition and herbology through Dr. Henry G. Bieler, M.D. and Dr. Bernard Jensen, N.D., D.C. to improve healing, regeneration and other aspects of preventive medicine. By working with patients that the medical profession could no longer help, she was able to find additional ways to assist the body to heal itself. Next, she added the technology of "Creative Healing Massage" to alleviate pain and inflammation faster, as well as regenerate the body; receiving her M.T. degree from Alpha Massage School, San Mateo, California in 1973.
She received special coaching from some of the most gifted people in Kinesiology, including a major founder, George Goodheart, D.C., John Thie, D.C., Sheldon Deal, D.C., Gordon Stokes, Daniel Whitesides, and Paul Dennison. Her studies with Dr. Stan Malstrom, and Dr. John Christopher motivated her to start lecturing on health, home remedies, nutrition, herbology and Applied Kinesiology. In 1976 Valerie became certified to teach the "Touch for Health" (TFH) Workshops. She taught hundreds of students advanced healing techniques on how to relieve pain in the body, overcome allergies and release stress from a subconscious level and understand the cause.
In 1978, Valerie founded Wholistic Health Education in El Dorado County, California. Through research with students at her workshops and with patients in her clinic, she developed many new methods for using Muscle Response Testing (MRT) to communicate with the body at much deeper levels, learning how to more effectively trace a problem to it's source, the originating cause. This research created breakthrough technology, which is a big part of what she teaches today.
As a further refinement of finding the sources of stress related "blocks" on the subconscious level, she became certified in hypnosis in 1980, by the Hypnotism Training Institute, Los Angeles, California. A whole new world opened up on how the mind affects the body and new ways to relieve stress at a cellular level came into her practice. This hunger to understand the integration of mind, body, spirit has taken her to many parts of the world to study from different view points and different cultures. She then assisted in the development of the RFA (Relaxed Focused Attention) Process, a simplified method of helping to reprogram the sub-conscious mind to a perpetual positive attitude. The Process, which is now called The Kalos Process discloses core programming that interferes with the healing process, as well as achieving one's goals. The Kalos Process achieves goals faster than any other known method.
In her continuing search to integrate the mind, body and spirit in the healing process, Valerie became certified in Body/Brain Integration (One Brain 1983 and Advanced One Brain 1984), to work effectively with dyslexia and learning handicaps. She then studied with Dr. Vern Wolfe in 1985 on the Mind Model and studied transformation methodologies with many other well known teachers (Warner Erhart, Ken Keyes, etc.). During all of this, teaching has become her major goal and joy. She enjoys using her special gift of tuning in to each individual - physical, mental or spiritual. She has taught thousands of students, helping them understand how the body works, how to relieve pain, how to overcome dis-ease and how to take charge of their lives. She is the author of A New Day In Healing, as well as Heal The Cause, the first two books of her Transformational Healing Series.
In 1985 Valerie founded Kalos Seminars International to fulfill her dream of creating a new healing art called "Health Facilitation." Kalos empowers and supports individuals to participate in their own healing process by understanding and alleviating the underlying cause of their problem. Drawing from her vast knowledge of how the body/mind gets sick and how to get well, with assistance of prominent health professionals, she has set up a Ten Priority System for achieving optimum well-being. In 1997, Kalos Ministries was formed as a not-for-profit umbrellas for respective Kalos business operations. Valerie is now newly married to Joseph L. Gersch and living in Escondido, California. Even though she is at the age of retirement, she continues to support the Kalos work and wants to see it taken out into the world to benefit more people.