Dr. Simonelli is the brilliant mind, guide and luminary behind the Luminous Life Maps ™ System. Shannon has devoted more than 20 years to her professional research and education in creating Luminous Life Maps™. Together with her innovative system, she has changed the lives of thousands of individuals, leading them to personal transformations which have revolutionized their lives. She has been named Salt Lake City’s 2017 Women Entrepreneur of the Year, and has been profiled in the Deseret News for her innovative approach to Creative Arts Therapy and change.
As a pioneer and change agent, Shannon has co-founded The NeuroImaginal™ Institute and RemedyWave™ movement practice. She has been published by Nova Science Publishers and The Center on Disability Studies, UH Manoa.
Positive transformation has always been at the heart of Dr. Simonelli’s work. She taught for a decade in the Masters in Counseling Psychology Department at Chaminade University, and worked on state-wide education reform at University of Hawaiia at Manoa, Center on Disability Studies. She served as Director of the Expressive Therapies Department, University Neuropsychiatric Institute, Salt Lake City, Utah and Director of Intensive Out Patient Treatment program for addicts in recovery, Aloha House, Maui, Hawaii. In 2007 and 2008 she received the Best in Honolulu award for psychotherapy, a people’s choice award.
Shannon has this ability to make you feel you have her whole attention, that it is only you, in the center of your process, in the room with others. You feel she is just there with you and for you.
With this work I feel ok to be me, however that looks or feels. Having this permission to relax and release makes me feel at peace…I’m so grateful for Shannon’s wisdom and to be part of this.
Thank you for the healing and sacred space you create. Today I felt the freedom to acknowledge how hard some of my struggles are and how much great need I have for comfort and caring.
The most fun I’ve had with personal growth work!
I got in touch with shame and anger in a new way, this was positive and life changing. Thank you.
I love Shannon, especially her heart and kindness.
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Luminous Life Maps™:
The Science Behind
The Luminous Life Maps™ system is rooted in Neuroscience. Learn how this work:
Creates greater coherence in the brain-body system for less stress and trauma response and more calm, creativity and perception of possibility.
Activates feel good neural transmitters and the calming presence of the parasympathetic nervous system.
Amplifies positive outcomes through the power of imagination and imagery from the inner life.
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The NeuroImaginal® Institute offers evidence-based practices, with quick and simple ways to support mind, body and soul coherence for a healthy and happy life. We know that we can change the way neural structures in our brain and less known, neurons in the heart, perceive and drive meaning making from our inner images, thoughts, feelings and behaviors. The images our brain stores, the metaphors we connect to and the stories we tell ourselves about our life experience essentially make up our NeuroImaginal® world. We now know that using image, imagination, music, moving the body and connecting with the electromagnetic power of the human heart all invite us to better know, shift, and strengthen the deeper meaning that informs our life.
Enjoy evidence based, experiential, enjoyable and lasting ways to address life pain, increase perception of possibilities, manage stress and change, and increase our capacity for creativity and happiness.