Deborah L. Erickson, MBA, Ph.D. - Integrating Body, Mind, and Spirit
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PhD/Research Work
"If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking."
Haruki Murakami

I am a life-long student, having completed a BS in Business Administration with University of Phoenix Online, and an MBA from Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, WA.
My Doctorate of Philosophy in Psychology program with a concentration in Consciousness and Spirituality is from Saybrook University, in San Francisco, CA.   My doctoral research explored telepathic interspecies communication between humans and animals. Animal communication may be possible using meditative techniques to quiet the mind, to consciously shift your brain into a slower theta brainwave state, and to turn off this three-dimensional world our left brain and physical senses perceive as reality.  Quieting your mind allows you to shift your consciousness, to trust your intuitive senses, and to open your heart chakra to the interconnectedness of all sentient beings. 

For my research I conducted 50 animal communication sessions with human guardians and their canines.  There were five standard questions asked of all dogs, then the rest of the session was open to the questions.  After the session, the guardian received a link to a web survey form via email, then ranked the accuracy of the information telepathically received during the session with no further contact with the researcher.  Using a ranking scale of 1 (entirely Inaccurate) to 6 (entirely Accurate), the average ranking across all 50 sessions was 5.12.  

My most recent research was a telepathic animal communication research project engaging therapy horses who work with PTSD and brain trauma injured military veterans and their families.  I am also developing a research organization to continue focus on investigating human-animal relations and communications.  
I was interviewed by Dr. Zohara Hieronimus on 21st Century Radio online, on Feb 28, 2016. Here's a link to the broadcast

My first book will be released in 2019 by Balboa Press, a division of Hay House Publishing.  My journal and articles published work includes:

  • Paranormal Review: The Magazine of the Society for Psychical Research, November 2016:  

  • NeuroQuantology Journal:  An Interdisciplinary Journal of Neuroscience and Quantum Physics, June 2016:

  • NeuroQuantology Journal:  An Interdisciplinary Journal of Neuroscience and Quantum Physics, May 2011:

Saybrook program courses completed include:

  • Contemporary Neuroscience:  Psychology and the Brain
  • Psychology of Health
  • Basic Training in Biofeedback
  • Advanced Qualitative Research Methods III
  • Psychology of Shamanism
  • Methods of Research & Disciplined Inquiry I & II
  • Eastern Psychologies
  • Cognitive Psychology
  • The Nature of Consciousness
  • Ethics in Psychotherapy and Psychological Research
  • Foundations of Humanistic & Transpersonal Psychology
  • Theories of Personality
  • Spiritual Perspectives
  • Spiritual Dimensions of Human Behavior
  • Psychology of the Body
  • Creative Expression

I'm happy to discuss my Saybrook experience or my work at any time, feel free to contact me