Who We Are
The Monterey Center of Alameda (TMC) has been helping people find happier, healthier, more balanced and productive lives for over 6 years. Founded on the awesome and inspiring peninsula of Monterey, TMC has now relocated to the charming, central locale of Alameda Island in San Francisco's East Bay. Our facility boasts the comfort of a home, with a meeting room, front reception desk, a study area, private consultation room, sauna and more. The facility is available for day-use conference rentals. We are a two-minute walk from the state park and beach where you can catch a sunset over the spectacular downtown San Francisco skyline across the bay.
Our group of practitioners has over 38 years of combined experience. We are certified individuals in Biofeedback and Neurofeedback applications. The services we provide are unlicensed by the state of California and we fully comply with California S.B. 577, as an alternative and supplemental approach to addressing wellness options not otherwise legally available.
Director, Valerie Hastings-Parker, has researched various physical, mental and spiritual pursuits over the past 20 years. After becoming a state regional gymnastics champion in her youth, she went on to realize the world of Metaphysics and Kinesiology at UCLA with Valerie Hunt Ed.D. From there, she pursued world travel and has experienced the varied cultures of East, South & West USA, Europe, the Caribbean, Asia, the Philippines and even remote regions in central Oaxaca, Mexico and Sierra Leone, Africa. As she progressed, she delved in alternative healing modalities of the body by experiencing, studying and interning Rolfing for seven years. During this period, she started her own bi-annual practice of fasting for detoxification. Following this, she spent intensive time in New Mexico upon the study of Carl Jungs theory in application by assisting in the research of Alvaro Lopez-Waterman for his extended thesis. In 1993, Ms. Hastings-Parker discovered the biofeedback work that she practices today. She attributes the holistic approach of the Biofeedback, together with Detoxification, to eliminating her formerly chronic back pain, chronic fatigue and PTSD. In 2006 she founded The Monterey Center. Currently she is a certified provider of biofeedback, as well as offering life-coaching guidance, with supplemental education and training. She does this when shes not directing center administration and activities or being wife and mother.
Bio & Neurofeedback Therapist and Speaker, Ron Fitch, has been an invaluable asset in the founding and current years of TMC. He conducts TMC workshops, where his 25 years of technical and research expertise can't even come close to being addressed in the brevity of the workshops. He also has founded other, still-existent, groups that also work in the alternative holistic approaches. His emphasis is upon Memory Recall Improvement, removing addictions and enhancement of personal power through increased brain facility for mental clarity. His influences range from Wayne Dyer, Ram Dass, Carlos Castenada, Sigmund Freud, Arnold Siegal, Ron Hubbard, Rupert Sheldrake and Alan Watts.
What We Do
Because we use two or three different modes of collecting analysis data, we can get a clearer understanding of the root causes for unwanted symptoms or conditions, and on what's unique with every individual. Thus our practice is one of the most thorough because we understand that not every prior-labeled condition is exactly alike.
A GSR (galvanic skin response) biofeedback meter is one modality used, that can measure the significances of issues of the spirit, mind, body connections. This is a primary application, along with education & training (if needed), detoxification and Neurofeedback to boost the mind's hardware system, the brain and nerves.
Drugs, hypnosis or trances are never used. In fact results from our processes often empower individuals to be free from addictions and compulsions. Whether one believes in the spirit or not, or that it and the mind are separate from the body and brain, is not consequential to the treatment. It works anyway.
We are merely guides down known paths. The client pro-actively performs scientifically proven methods, with guidance, so the gains are profound, resulting in more permanent gain on a cognitive as well as experiential level. One's experience is therefore self-determined at every step.
The Monterey Center of Alameda is your alternative one-stop for positive Mind, Body and Spirit transformation. Being steps closer to whole wellness will be what you take with you when you leave, or stay.
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