has decades of professional training and clinical experience She is
one in a field of many who understands the
relationship and connection between body, mind, emotions, and
spirit; how they each impact the other; and how everything you
choose from food, attitudes, lifestyle, relationships,
environment, and life's work feeds and creates you and your life
moment by moment.
Having Deborah as your health and happiness guide and partner
will insure quicker results. You'll
feel new optimism, confidence, and a can do attitude that helps you take the necessary recommended actions
to reverse disease; create a healthy, fit body and mind; and a life you truly
love. Your journey to better health and joyful abundant live
will be a long, tedious one and cost you more without
Investing in yourself
is the best prevention and treatment especially with the direction health care
has taken. It's more important now than ever to be proactive and learn the skills
for reversing disease and preventing future problems.
is Holistic Health and Nutrition Counseling?
Health problems are out of control do to the prevalence of
health undermining factors common in our modern world. Most
health conditions can be successfully eliminated or greatly
improved with a rational
approach to nutrition, herbal medicines, stress transformation, and life-style
modification in some cases. Attitudinal healing can help
eliminate the deeper causes of problems from a mental, emotional and
Holistic has recently gained great popularity. However, it
is greatly misunderstood, in part because Holistic is used loosely by
many who have no training/experience in this modality.
Holistic means that everything is interrelated; you cannot
separate the parts of you. Every choice you make affects your
body, mind, emotions, spirit, finances, relationships, life’s
work, and everything else in your life. Holistic is an approach
that unifies all the parts of you and your personal environment.
Deborah’s Whole Health approach works with complete
systems rather than dissection into parts. She treats mind,
emotions, body, and spirit as a single system, each influencing
the other, and impacting all aspects of your life.
of your choices Matter
you choose to eat, think, feel, and believe; how you relate to
others; your life's work; and the rhythm of your life all impact
your well-being. If some aspect of your health or life is not
working as well as you would like, you have many options.
Incorporating therapeutic foods will benefit not only your body,
but also your mind, emotions, and spirit. Perhaps you're more
drawn to spiritual work such as meditation or attitudinal
healing which will positively impact every aspect of your health
and life. Or perhaps some coaching on work-life balance can
bring you back to equilibrium. It doesn't matter where
you begin. Now is the best time to make new choices to create a
healthy, fit body, and a life you love.
Problems are an invitation to change
There are practical
solutions to all the difficulties that you are facing, whether
they are health, relationship, money, or lifestyle issues. You
have far more control over your health and life than you
realize. Your body and life are shaped by a variety of factors,
internal and external.
Do you experience discomfort, unhappiness,
uneasiness and pain because you do not have what you want? Are
you willing to stay where you are rather than risk change? The
pain and discomfort come from the part of you that wants to stay
as you are rather than opening up to the myriad of solutions
that exist. Your issues may be about change. Most people focus
on loss rather than all they have to gain by changing
their choices--sadly so.
Staying in situations that are intolerable is
easier working through fear of the unknown. Intolerable
situations are health and weight problems; jobs that do not
fulfill you or bring you passion; lack of love, fun, joy,
pleasure, and money; a stressful, pressured life; and no time
for healthy self-care. At some level, keeping these problems is
giving you a pay-off.
Deborah’s Whole Health approach
has helped thousands of people create healthy fit bodies and
minds, emotional harmony, and lives they love. If you're looking
for the "quick-fix" or "magic bullet" approach, you will never
achieve lasting results. This is not to say you won’t experience
results quickly. This depends on the severity of your problems,
how long you’ve had them, and your current choices.
foundation of Deborah’s philosophy is Holistic and based on 28
years professional training and clinical experience in
Traditional Chinese Medicine, Nutritional Therapy, Holistic
Health, Attitudinal Healing, and Spiritual modalities. Click
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Counseling focuses on achieving vital health, energy, joy, peace
and reaching life goals. Sessions take place in a supportive
environment, and programs are tailored to meet your personal
needs and goals. Learning to use natural remedies can prevent
the expense of repeated visits to the doctor, protect you from
the toxins of the modern day world, and prevent dependence on
multiple drug therapy and surgery. Learn to integrate natural
remedies into your life in a step-by-step approach for
prevention and treatment. Call 412.361.8600, send an
or purchase an
Introductory session here.
& Lifestyle Coaching
and Corrective Exercises
Guided Imagery & Meditation
Who benefits from counseling?
Deborah works with clients of all ages who are seeking safe,
non-invasive, effective Holistic solutions for their health
conditions. Some of the conditions she has successfully worked
with include: cancer, heart disease, thyroid issues, menopause,
PMS, and other female problems, depression and other emotional
problems, allergies, asthma, chronic fatigue, digestive
problems, aids, hepatitis, nervous system disorders,
infertility, hormonal problems, skin problems, diabetes &
hypoglycemia, immune deficiencies, pain, weight problems, and
other chronic, acute and degenerative illnesses. Her youngest
client has been 9 months and oldest, 95.
clients use her services to create a plan for gaining and
maintaining balanced health and emotional harmony. Others, who
are in good health, want a plan for prevention and aging without
disease. Still others want to place the emphasis on
mental/emotional balance and spiritual centering in order to
resolve lifestyle problems such as relationships, work-life
balance, finances, stress, career issues, and other
you'd like to experience better health, more joy,
abundance, passion and fulfillment from life, and effective ways
to reverse the many challenges of modern day living,
Deborah’s Whole Person approach will benefit you.
Deborah creates custom programs based on all health conditions,
constitutional strengths and weaknesses, lifestyle, age,
activity level, and personal health and lifestyle goals. There
is no one-size-fits all solution for everyone to achieve the
results they desire. Strategies for radiant health must be
customized based on the above factors if you want to achieve
permanent results. Deborah is one of the most qualified and
experienced in the field of Holistic Healing and Nutritional
Therapy in the country.
You’ll Benefit by Working with Deborah Barr
recent years, Holistic Health has gained much popularity with a
substantial increase in practitioners, many of whom have little
or no professional training or clinical experience. Often this
results in inadequate, ineffective, even harmful counseling
advice for clients.
Deborah’s extensive professional training in Nutritional
Therapy; Whole Foods Cooking; Herbal Medicine; Traditional
Chinese Medicine; Shiatsu Massage Therapy, Physiognomy
(Oriental Diagnosis), Spiritual Psychotherapy, Energy Medicine,
Yoga, Meditation; and Spiritual Development have led to her
unique brand of Whole Health Coaching. Her expertise in
numerous disciplines has given her a high client success rate
for healthy, fit bodies and minds; balanced, nourishing lives;
and inner peace with her unique whole person approach.
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Deborah is certified in Attitudinal Healing
(spiritual psychotherapy) which is a therapy used to uncover the
mental/emotional and spiritual causes of your problems; how you
may sabotage your efforts; and conflicting intentions that
oppose your well-being. Through Attitudinal healing your will
learn to listen to your body and life in new ways to discover
the hidden messages/gifts behind your problems. She also has many
years of training in Shiatsu Therapy, a therapeutic
massage which is based on the same energetic principles as
acupuncture and uses hands instead of needles. Yogatherapy,
Meditation, Guided Visualization and Spiritual Development are
other areas of her expertise.
Deborah strives to correct imbalances and disharmonies in the
body, mind, emotions, and lifestyle by eliminating the causes;
healing existing degenerations, and regenerating and building
the health of the entire system. This is the only way to
achieve lasting results.
Holistic Health Counseling offers you the ability to
substantially improve your health and happiness in safe,
non-invasive ways. With professional guidance and support the
process can be made easier. Deborah's programs for health are
individualized and take on the direction that is mutually agreed
upon by counselor and client.
an Introductory session here,
or call 412.361.8600, or send an email to
results can I expect?
Deborah's extensive training and clinical experience in many
modalities has led to her unique brand of Whole Health
counseling. Her expertise in numerous disciplines has given her
a high client success rate for healthy, fit bodies and minds;
emotional harmony; balanced, nourishing lives; and inner peace
with her unique whole person approach.
Clients have consistently achieved health improvements,
increased energy and endurance, desired weight loss, effective
stress reduction, improved mental clarity, greater flexibility,
improved digestion and elimination, deeper sleep and more
joyful, fulfilling lives. Our professional guidance and support
will help you overcome poor health, emotional imbalances, and
lifestyle problems, but also negative habits and concepts that
limit your health, vitality, happiness, and a life that flows.
What is the first step?
Schedule a 30-minute Holistic Consultation/Assessment
-- an excellent opportunity to discuss your challenges and
goals, and have your questions answered regarding services. A
few tips and a recommended program will be given. Session
can be done by phone, Skype, or Pittsburgh office. 50% of
Deborah’s clients are long distance, spanning many countries.
Comprehensive 2 -hour Consultation
-- You will receive a customized booklet of detailed
recommendations for your specific condition and challenges.
Follow-up sessions are usually necessary, and the amount of
sessions is determined by the severity of your problems. If
this session is done by phone, it is divided into two one-hour
Holistic Health & Life Coaching
Deborah Barr as your own personal coach, you will:
Resolve Health Issues
Understand and eliminate the causes of your problems
through barriers and overcome fears
Create energy, vitality, emotional harmony
a Balanced, Nourishing life you love
transitions more easily
accountable to your goals
Personalized Nutrition & Holistic
Regeneration from acute,
chronic, & degenerative disease
effects of pharmaceuticals and medical treatments
Maintenance and disease
Cleansing and Detoxification
Overweight and Underweight
Depression and many other Emotional
Aging with vitality, a clear
focused mind, and good
is Nutritional Healing?
many popular food plans and no lack of internet advice from
thousands of people who lack an understanding of food
therapeutics and have little or no professional training.
Some popular plans advocate high fiber, low fat, salt and sugar;
others insist on only uncooked organic fruits and vegetables;
others promote high protein and exclude fiber; while others
advocate primarily cooked grains and vegetables. Each has merit
and help some people some of the time; however, each one is
limited by a narrow and fixed way of thinking. Their ideas and
methods differ, but their principle is the same: everyone should
eat according to the same rules.
marketing sells fads to people who are desperately trying to
recover good health and lose weight. Current scientific
findings often contradict previous findings by the same
experts. A perfect diet that will bring everyone good health
does not exist and accepting this fact is a good starting point
for achieving balanced health.
There is not and never can be a universal standard
for what constitutes good food. Not everyone benefits equally
from foods that contain the same measure of nutrients. The
appropriateness of foods cannot be determined without knowledge
of the constitution and condition of the person.
evaluates appropriate foods solely by the
presence of proteins, carbohydrates, fats, vitamins and
minerals. Foods containing similar quantities of nutrients are
considered equivalent in biological value. In addition, people
are assumed to be the same physiologically, so choice of foods
is simply a matter of preference within scientific quantitative
guidelines. As evidenced by the rapid increase in disease
and obesity in
children and adults, scientific nutrition is ineffective.
Traditional Holistic Medicine, many factors about each
client determine the most beneficial foods, supplements,
exercise, and lifestyle practices.
The healing properties must be considered in relationship
to one's constitutional strengths and weaknesses, medical
history, activity level, stress level, and physiological
responses to food. Deborah's approach tailors an eating style to
support each client's health and lifestyle needs.
Foods are recommended based
on their correspondence with individual patterns, modified by
the season, the climate, and all health conditions. Food
can heal; however, one man's medicine can be poison to another.
Choosing appropriate diet
based on nutritional factors alone is not enough.
people have dry conditions and need moistening foods; others are
too damp (mucus, edema, bloating, digestive issues, obesity) and need foods to dry their
condition; people with congestion need decongesting foods;
people who are depleted need replenishing foods; those with hot
conditions need cooling foods; and those with cold conditions
need warming foods.
mainstream Western medicine and in the alternative health
movement, nutritional recommendations are applied in a
reductionist, standardized, uniform way without any regard for individual
Natural remedies are safer,
more effective, and less expensive than the conventional drug
and surgery approach to health care. Food is a foundation medicine and can be used for overcoming
personal imbalances and maximizing vitality. Food has various
therapeutic properties and profoundly affects physical, mental,
emotional, and spiritual well-being.
Just as individuals vary tremendously so do your nutritional
needs, depending on the season, your age, emotional state,
physical environment, and other factors. The foods that work
for you at one time may not be right for you at another
time. My Holistic approach does not prescribe a single
regimen for all people. No two people have the same
constitution and condition and your needs shift over time.
You will be guided to the right nutritional choices for who
and where you are right now. You will find the way to better
health, improved mood, higher energy levels, greater
satisfaction with meals, and ease in shedding excess pounds.
is well worth your investment to have a consultation to
determine which foods, supplements, lifestyle practices and home
remedies are appropriate for you. The right foods
for you will leave you satisfied and reverse many health
Introductory Assessment Consultation
or call 412.361.8600
You will be guided to appropriate use of foods for your unique
condition and constitution. Often herbs and supplements, lifestyle factors,
specific exercise modalities that are pertinent to your condition
are recommended. Effective recommendations for reversing
stress and lifestyle problems are part of the process. For
true healing to occur, the root cause of the problems must be
Whether your issues are health, career, weight,
relationships, or finances, let us help you welcome an exhilarating,
healthful, abundant, and loving life through this empowering,
holistic, life-changing approach to self-development.
Counseling can be done in person at Pittsburgh office or
via Skype or phone from anywhere in the world. After scheduling your
session, you will
receive an intake questionnaire which must be returned prior
to your session. If the session is done in our
Pittsburgh office, the session is two hours. You will
be given a detailed booklet of guidelines and
recommendations. This is personalized for your
constitution and condition. For phone and email sessions: After
reviewing your intake questionnaire, your personalized
booklet will be prepared and sent to you. We will then spend
1 - 1.5 hours on the phone going over the information.
consultations are often necessary to evaluate the suitability,
to adjust your program and evaluate progress. Some
recommendations are temporary to achieve specific results. Once
accomplished, you will no longer them. Many
problems took years to develop and it is not practical to think
they will all be resolved after one session although you will
receive some results pretty quickly. A
step-by-step approach ensures quicker and better results.
Payment can be made with credit cards, or by
mailing a check prior to your appointment.
Call 412.361.8600 or send an email to
firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule.
Holistic Weight Loss
Weight issues are health issues and have many dimensions.
Willpower, sacrifice, deprivation and drugs are NOT part of
good health or my program. Permanent weight loss success
comes from working through
the physical, mental/emotional and spiritual causes.
program, created by Deborah Barr includes:
for weight loss and balanced health
Creating healthy metabolism
and stress-related eating
Recognizing and transforming self sabotage
How your mind keeps you overweight
cravings, discharge and addictions
Recognizing and reversing conflicting intentions and
And much more.
More information on Holistic
- via Skype, Phone or at Pittsburgh Office
Get well with a personalized herbal formula whether you're
looking for tonic herbs for prevention or herbal remedies for
specific physical or emotional health problems.
Recommendations may include nutritional advice. These sessions
are with Deborah Barr who has 28 years clinical experience and
decades of professional training.
After scheduling your session, you will be sent an intake
questionnaire which must be completed and returned prior to your
session which is one hour.
follow-up consultation may be recommended to evaluate the
suitability, to adjust your program and evaluate progress.
Many of my clients use herbal remedies for their pets with
very good results.
Payment can be made with credit cards, or by
mailing a check prior to your appointment.
Introductory Assessment Consultation. Questions? Call 412.361.8600 or email
is Spiritual Psychotherapy--spiritual in the sense that you
are connected to a larger whole that
is all-knowing, perfect, and unlimited. It is the source of
all of life and is not separate from any you. It resides within
you. Learning to access this part of
yourself; distinguish its voice from your personality; and act
on its guidance; are important aspects of this work. Attitudinal Healing is not about religion and
interfere with your personal religious orientation.
All of your personal challenges have a Higher Purpose and
contain gifts within them. You will be guided to understand how
this applies to your struggles. Doing so will transform your
challenges into what you really want.
Attitudinal Healing is a process of changing the way you
understand, and react to the various elements and events in your
life. Everything that shows up in your body and life has
important and meaningful messages for you that will change
everything for the better.
You'll learn to
consciously create and attract
to yourself all that you need to experience life in healthy, joyful,
easier, and more abundant ways. You really can create
anything you desire. However it won't happen until you
transform the obstacles. For most people, the personal
truths that guide your life are an obstacle. Most people do
not know what theirs are and continually re-create the same
conditions month after month and year after year.
Gain an understanding of how negative mental/emotional
work against you. You'll remove obstacles; find
the positive meaning; and learn to create harmony, balance,
and strength through the conflicts in your life. You'll move
from crisis management to an extraordinary life that flows.
You'll learn to integrate your
analytical mind with Higher Mind which will bring
greater peace and a lot more of what you do want; understand
how every experience has had meaning and value and holds
opportunities for greater happiness. You will grow your
relationship with yourself and know and understand how
worthy, deserving and valuable you are. Failure to do so
always creates challenges, dis-ease, unhappiness, and loss
learn creative problem solving, be fully listened to, inspired,
and guided toward clarity in making the changes necessary
to reaching your goals. Sessions can be geared toward personal
and/or professional growth.
Introductory Assessment Consultation.
bodywork practice from Japan, Shiatsu relaxes and rejuvenates,
relieves pain, and supports the body's innate healing abilities.
Currents of energy circulate throughout the body and flow
to all vital organs. Ancient peoples mapped the lines of energy
flow (meridians) and centers of energy (chakras).
mental, and emotional stresses can cause blockages and imbalances
in the natural energy flow, which in turn can interfere with
health. The Shiatsu practitioner systematically applies gentle
pressure to points along the meridian lines, thereby releasing
blockages and making adjustments in the energy flow, along
with stimulating the recipient's natural self healing mechanism.
Based on the principles of acupuncture using hands instead
is very effective for stress related problems, fatigue, poor
circulation, headaches, pain and tension, emotional imbalances,
sleep problems, indigestion and that out-of-balance feeling.
It produces a heightened sense of well being in body, mind
and spirit and leaves one peaceful, relaxed, and free of aches
and pains. Sessions are 50-55 minutes. Shiatsu is done
over clothing without the use of oil. Oil interferes with
circulation of energy throughout the body. Please wear loose,
comfortable clothing and avoid eating for 1-1 1/2 hours before
"Today, the day after my shiatsu
treatment with you, I feel lively, excited about life,
happy, confident, and am more efficient in my work. I
walk with a bounce in my step and fast and lively. I feel like
I'm 18. My head and mind are very clear. Many thanks for whatever
you added to my treatment yesterday. It's a wonderful
life! My attitude and outlook are much more positive." M.F. Pittsburgh
insomnia and lower back pain as long as I can remember. I've
tried many methods from chiropractic, acupuncture, typical types
of massage, even medication; nothing helped. Your shiatsu
treatments have resolved both--I am pain-free and sleeping
through the night." Nick W. Ohio
"You work magic with what you
do. After one session back pain is gone and has not returned. In
past sessions you resolved my wrist pain, healed frequent sinus
infections and made my immune system stronger. Even when I
broke my foot the swelling and pain were gone with your shiatsu
treatments, and I believe you helped speed up the healing. Even
my doctor was amazed. I don't know how you do it but I feel so
centered, grounded, light and at peace after my sessions with
you." Joanne S., Pittsburgh
is a method of applying herbs with heat on or above the skin
at specific acupuncture points. Warms and circulates ki,
blood and fluids and stimulates with heat to alleviate
blockages and correct the internal imbalance. Supports
immunity and promotes healthy functioning of the organs;
useful for sprains, traumas and injuries. Some of the many
conditions it can help are congestion, colds, flu, asthma,
allergies, bronchitis, digestive disorders, poor circulation,
prostate problems, body coldness, frequent urination, low
back pain, knee and joint pain, menstrual difficulties, arthritis
and infertility. A very healing therapy used in the east for
thousands of years. 30-45 minutes.
is a folk technique which has been, and still is, widely used
in Europe and Asia. It is the treatment of disease by
suction of the skin surface. A vacuum is created with cups
which are attached to the body surface. The vacuum pulls
inner congestion and heat in the body upwards and out. After
the cups are removed the skin will appear slightly
discolored or even bruised, taking several days to clear.
The painful condition will be significantly relieved.
Helpful for swelling, pain, congestion or stagnation of ki, blood or fluids; edema, asthma,
bronchitis, dull aches and pains, arthritis, abdominal pain,
painful menstruation, colds, flu, coughs. 35-40 minutes.
is a safe and natural healing art. The body is reflected on
the feet through a system of reflexes. The objective is to
stimulate these reflexes in order to restore balance, relieve
tension and aches and pains, to prevent ill health, and to
assist in relaxation. Regular foot massage reestablishes harmony
in the body by releasing blocked energy via the reflex points
in the feet. This is included in shiatsu sessions. If you'd
like a longer concentration on the feet, that is an option.
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