Best Practices: Interview with Sherry Pae, MASSAGE MagazineTo complement the MASSAGE Magazine article, “Best Practices: Sherry Pae,” in the June 2013 issue. Article summary: As a former intensive-care nurse and current dean at the Barbara Brennan School of Healing in Boca Raton, Florida (, Sherry Pae says she offers “an embodied presence that reflects a depth of understanding regarding the interconnectedness of life.” She serves as a Continuum Movement teacher, counselor, spiritual teacher, group facilitator and leader in the field of healing, and offers workshops, lectures, supervision and group facilitation.

How do you define session success?

A: When the client feels different from before the session. Something happened that shifted his state of being, and he is able to experience himself differently.

What is the most rewarding aspect of being a health care practitioner?

A: The intimacy of being with people as they change, grow and heal, and experience themselves and life differently as a result.

What do you credit for your business success?

A: Success has come from a depth of commitment to growing, and through authentically following my heart.

If you knew then what you know now, what would you have done differently starting out?

A: I really wouldn’t change a thing. Starting out was an experience that taught me essential lessons that have been essentially woven into the fabric of my knowing as it is today.

In five years, where do you see yourself and your career?

A: Thriving; expanding my work, and teaching for at least another 25 years. (I am 62 years old.) I see myself continuing to lead, cocreate and teach personal transformation and healing with a much larger number of people, including organizations, businesses and public schools.