For more information about us and our services, visit ChooseConsciousLiving.com

How We Can Help You

Life presents everyone with difficult challenges and exciting opportunities, and we needn’t be “broken” or “sick” in order to feel a need for professional help and guidance. Clients and students come to us for a variety of reasons. For some, it is facing the challenge of a difficult life change or illness. Others may be recovering from a traumatic past or an addictive behavior.. Still others seek our help in learning how to improve their relationships or how to manifest greater levels of well-being and creativity in their lives. Some seek healing. Some seek guidance and insight. Some are wanting deep and profound transformation.  Typically, we find people are relating to some combination or all of these.

We can tailor our services to whatever your unique needs may be, depending on where you are on your path from healing to robust well-being. Whether you need short, temporary help or a longer program of transformative guidance, we can meet your needs. 

For example, you might want a one-time astrology reading or counseling session or hands-on energy session.  Or you might attend our workshops. You might want ongoing counseling/therapy sessions. Or receive “remote” treatments via Skype, phone or internet. Or, if you’re ready to go for it all, you might want to take advantage of our extremely powerful 3-5 day residential deep transformation package, in which you live  with us 24/7, in our home, and let us deliver our vast array of skills and resources to you in real-time, right-now fashion. 

Our joy and passion is in helping people find more joy, passion and peace for themselves. We continue to discover and create more ways of doing this and we delight in sharing it with you.


Barry has over 30 years of experience as a teacher, coach, astrologer and intuitive healer. He has used his knowledge of astrology, metaphysics, spiritual growth, religion and healing to help people heal, grow and understand themselves and their purpose.  His credentials include the following:

  • Certified Quantum Coach with The Hendricks Institute trained directly by Drs. Gay and Kathlyn Hendricks, internationally known for their work in Conscious Relationships and Conscious Living and Loving.
  • Advanced Energy Healer, graduating from the Inner Focus School of Soul-Directed Advanced Energy Healing, a three year program of training in several intuitive modalities to heal mind, body, heart and spiritual energy systems.
  • Certified Reiki Master Teacher.
  • Certified in Brainspotting.
  • Certified Advanced Theta Healing® Practitioner, having completed Basic DNA and DNA 2
  • Studied directly with Harvell Hendrix in Imago Therapy for couples.
  • Certified Spiritual Astrologer of over 30 years.
  • Ordained Minister.
  • B.S. in Fine Arts and Education from NIU, DeKalb, IL.
  • He has served as Vice-President on the Board of Directors for theWisconsin Center of the Mankind Project, otherwise known as New Warriors.
  • Certified Licensed Teacher in the state of Wisconsin.
  • Former Co-Director of the Corvallis Wholistic Healing Center in Corvallis, OR.
  • Former Director of Fundamentalists Anonymous, a local support group for those choosing to leave fundamentalist and dogmatic belief systems.

As an early pioneer in alternative medicine, in 1977, Barry  was co-director of new Wholistic Healing Center, in Corvallis, Oregon where he  taught classes and workshops in reflexology, nutrition, spiritual belief systems and lifestyle changes. In those days, mainstream medical professionals pointed skeptical fingers at Barry and his fellow pioneers. Today, doctors, psychiatrists and other professionals hire him for their own personal growth.

Barry resides in Madison, Wisconsin with his partner, Kristine Gay, a psychotherapist and energy healer. They offer services, coaching and workshops in the areas of relationships, personal growth, spiritual development, energy healing, astrology, and intuitive conscious living.

For astrology, coaching or healing services, contact Barry at: Barry@ChooseConsciousLiving.com


Connecting to levels of Divine Love and Light, Kristine facilitates access to higher spiritual realms; bringing through transmissions of unconditional love, enlightened teachings to uplift consciousness, and Source energy to assist with healings.


Kristine has over 30 years of experience as a psychotherapist and energy therapist, with extensive training and experience in soul guided healing of the mind, body, heart, and spiritual energy systems. Her credential include the following:

  • Master’s Degree in Social Work from UW Madison, WI
  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker, licensed by the state of WI to provide counseling and psychotherapy.
  • Certified Quantum Coach with The Hendricks Institute, trained directly by Drs. Gay and Kathlyn Hendricks, internationally known for their work in Conscious Relationships and Conscious Living and Loving.
  • Certified Advanced Energy Healer having successfully completed the 3-year certification program at Inner Focus School of Soul-Directed Advanced Energy Healing.
  • Certified Advanced Theta Healing® Practitioner having completed Basic DNA, DNA 2, and Intuitive Anatomy courses.
  • Certified Usui Reiki Master Teacher.
  • Ordained Minister.
  • Light Body graduate, Orin & DaBen, LuminEssence Productions.
  • Studied directly with Harvell Hendrix in Imago Therapy for couples.

Kristine has over 30 years of experience in the energy therapy field, with extensive training and experience in soul guided healing of the mind, body, heart, and spiritual energy systems. She is committed to assisting others to create a life of harmony and wholeness on all levels.  Her eclectic energy-based training includes sound healing with Jonathan Goldman and Sound Accord, Self-Attunement training with Don Kollmar, and yoga and meditation training in various traditions.

Kristine is trained to help you access your conscious connection with your Higher or Authentic Self, increasing your ability to utilize your own greater intuition, wisdom, and higher guidance for decision-making and goal attainment.  Kristine partners with you, empowering you to become the master of your own life; master of your mental and emotional life experience, and developer of your co-creative and manifesting skills. Take charge of your own aliveness. Live effectively. Enjoy and play in life. It’s all just right there for you.

Using highly developed skills Kristine assists you to take on the deep levels of self; heal and integrate the ego/personal self, bring light into shadow places, release self-sabotage, access the soul, and integrate the expanded soul level of who you are into all levels of your life experience.  The more you heal, uplift your mental and emotional energy frequencies, the more capable you become of integrating the higher frequencies of the soul and your multidimensional self into the physical form and the physical experience. 

Kristine has the ability to connect to frequencies of light and unconditional love which she accesses in her sessions with you. She creates a safe and loving container for you to do your healing within. You are witnessed as an aspect of divine light; a being of light having an earth experience.  You are admired in your own unique expression and journey as a sacred unfolding. 

Many clients who come to Inner Essence after seeing other healers and professionals have remarked that they feel more empowered, safe, loved, and cared for in an Inner Essence Energy Healing session (even on the phone) and express amazement at the depth of healing, growth and transformation they experience in themselves Many of Kristine’s clients have health insurance with HMO’s or restricted provider networks and after discovering the depth of their experience with Kristine opt to pay for their services out-of-pocket because they have been unable to get the level of treatment Kristine provides through their insurance carrier’s providers.

For psychotherapy, healing or coaching services, contact Kristine at: Kristine@ChooseConsciousLiving.com

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