Mary’s Story/ Mary’s Training and Post Graduate Certifications

Mary A. Maynard RN, CHTP is uniquely qualified as a
holistic nurse & a specialist in Mind Body Spirit Medicine.

She has over 30 years of experience in nursing including
hospital nursing, health education and
20 years in private practice.

Personal Story

As a young girl, I was always interested in medicine and healing. Originally, I wanted to be a doctor.  I have 10 brothers and sisters and my father said that he could only afford to send me to nursing school, and then I could pay my own way to med school.  I ended up loving nursing, especially, the mandate of caring and compassion which is the core of nursing.  Nursing has turned out to be the perfect path to the holistic nursing I do now, which is my true calling.

In 1997, I created the Center for Healing and Change dedicated to offering expert, compassionate care based on the unique needs of each individual client. Her commitment is provide an opportunity for people who are living with stress, grief, chronic or life-threatening illness with the opportunity to transform the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual dimensions of their lives.

Mary’s own personal life experiences including health challenges and tragic losses have taught Mary a great deal about her own life’s journey. Through those challenging times, Mary experienced the power of her own innate wisdom and intuition.  She also used many Mind Body Spirit medicine interventions to find ways to help herself to heal. Through her own personal experiences and the experiences of her patients and clients over the past 30 years, Mary intimately knows the territory of stress, illness and loss.

She believes that what she has learned can help her to guide others who are in the midst of similar life crises. Her belief is that this is always the “soul’s journey” and that it can always be a transformational process. Her commitment is to helping her clients find their unique circumstances for healing on the deepest level, even though she recognizes that curing the disease sometimes is not possible.

Professional Training

Gift from a Client

Gift from a Client


Mary is a graduate of Charity Hospital School of Nursing. She is licensed as an Registered Nurse (RN) in Colorado and has previously been licensed in Louisiana and Georgia.

Mary completed her Certificate in Holistic Nursing at Red Rocks Community College in 1994.

Her clinical training in Mind-Body Medicine was at the Mind-Body Medical Institute at Harvard Medical School under the direction of Herbert Benson MD. (The author of The Relaxation Response) She also received her professional training in Mind  Body Spirit Medicine at the Center for Mind-Body Medicine in Washington, DC. under the direction of James Gordon, MD.

She completed a specialized training as a CancerGuide® through the Center for Mind-Body Medicine.

In 2008 when she completed the Food as Medicine Program, again, at the Center for Mind-Body Medicine.

Mary is fascinated by spirituality and healing and continues to study and learn more about it, often by attending Harvard’s Mind-Body Medical Institute’s annual conference on Spirituality and Healing.

Mary is certified in Peggy Huddleston’s Prepare for Surgery, Heal Faster program which she combines with other techniques (including journaling) to prepare clients for surgery.

Mary has trained in various Journaling and Writing for Healing techniques with Kathleen Adams who is internationally known for her work with writing and healing.

Mary is trained in HeartMath Stress Management Systems FreezeFramer®and emWave®.

She is also a Certified Healing Touch Practitioner and a Therapeutic Touch Practitioner as well as being trained in other energy medicine techniques.  Mary is also a Reiki Master/ Teacher.

In 2009, Mary attended the Institute for the Study of Health and Illness at Commonweal to take Rachel Naomi Remen’s Finding Meaning in Medicine and Nursing: A Master Class.

Mary trained at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center as a Patient Navigator.

In 2011 and 2012 Mary went to New York City once a month to train as an Urban Zen Intergrative Therapist.  She completed her year long 500 hour training in March of 2012.  She is now a UZIT.

In 2014, Mary took additional training in EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique) with Nick Ortner of The Tapping Solution.

Also in 2014, Mary completed her training with Dr. Lissa Rankin,  Dr.Rachel Naomi and Martha Beck,PhD at theWhole Health Medicine Institute as a Visionary healthcare Provider.

Mary is one of a few people in the United States trained in and equipped with a PIP (Polycontrast Imagery Photography ) camera which can photograph the human energy field.  At present, she is using it for research in the energetic manifestation of disease and healing.

Mary The Teacher

Mary is an instructor at Red Rocks Community College in the Holistic Nursing/Health Practitioner Programs.  She has also taught at Front Range Community College.  She teaches the core curriculum in Holistic Nursing and Holistic Health and has taught Psychoneuroimmunology (PNI)-the science behind Mind Body Medicine.

“All healing is self-healing.The best medical care is care which addresses the needs of the whole person with the best care for mind, body and spirit. Bringing together the best of everything, like putting the pieces of the puzzle together, can create the circumstances for healing to occur.”

Mary Maynard RN, CHTP

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16205 W. 64th Avenue Suite 200
Arvada, CO 80007