Doug Akerman, Director
Doug Akerman is one of the few certified Level 3 Energy Kinesiologists in the United States, and the only practitioner of his skill level in Ohio. He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology from Michigan Technological University, a Master’s Degree in Genetics and Molecular Biology from Emory University, and over 2300 hours of specialized training across multiple modalities including Empowerlife Kinesiology, Neuroenergetic Kinesiology (NK), Stress Indicator Point System (SIPS) (one of two active certified US instructors), Learning Enhancement Acupressure Program (LEAP), Applied Physiology (AP), Kinergetics, Touch For Health (TFH), and Healing Touch (HT). He supports a wide-range of clients referred to him from medical doctors, chiropractors, licensed counselors, licensed massage therapists, Yoga and Zumba instructors, and individual clients.
On a personal level, Doug is described by his clients as having:
- A powerful desire to understand the human condition, and having learned much towards that end
- Humility sufficient to recognize he does not know everything, and the willingness to be open-minded
- The ability to listen more than he talks
- A strong, safe, non-judgmental energy capable of providing a powerful healing space
As an instructor, Doug is described by his students as:
- “One of the best teachers I have met and I have been in education for 20+ years. The way Doug teaches to the entire class, yet reflectively listens to the individual’s question, addresses it and proceeds concisely and succinctly, yet thoroughly is amazing. Doug is very competent and gifted as a teacher.”
- “Having a sense of humor.”
- “Extremely knowledgeable. He did a stellar job explaining difficult concepts with visuals and analogies. Doug is also very thoughtful and thorough in responding to questions.”
- “Patient in the student’s learning process.”
- “Polite, efficient, and an excellent instructor. His depth of knowledge is unparalleled, but more importantly his ability to communicate difficult information to beginners is superb.”
In addition to all this, Doug brings a unique perspective to the energy healing world because he worked as an IT consultant for over 15 years. He has walked the halls of corporate America at The Home Depot and Capital One headquarters, public utilities through multiple Telecom corporations, and the government by supporting both Army and Air Force IT Programs.