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Janet Piedilato is an Author, a Transpersonal Psychologist, a Complementary Health Care Consultant, and an Ordained Minister.  She holds two doctoral degrees:  a doctorate in biology from New York University and a doctorate in transpersonal psychology from Saybrook University where Janet studied with Dr. Stanley Krippner, world-renowned dream psychologist, and Dr. Eugene Taylor, Harvard scholar and William James authority.  She received her certificate in Clinical Training, Wellness Counseling and Body/Mind Consciousness with Dr. Jeanne Achterberg and Frank Lawliss, a certificate in the Dr. Herb Benson relaxation response therapy from Harvard University, and a certificate in Clinical Training in Hypnosis and Psychophysiological Practice, with Dr. Ian Wickramasekera, Berkeley, California.  


Her early studies on parapsychology brought her into contact with Drs. J B and Louisa Rhine at the Rhine Institute for Studies on the Nature of Man at Duke University as well as with Karlis Osis at the American Society for Psychical Research, New York, where she presented her independent research at their conference meetings.  Janet was privileged to study shamanism with Michael and Sandra Harner and holds the distinction of being the first woman practitioner to present shamanic ritual at the Harvard Divinity School Conference on Reinterpreting Shamanism. She has led shamanic studies at international centers such as the prestigious Institute for Ethnobotany and Shamanic Studies in Belize.

Janet has spent a lifetime experiencing and studying the value of altered states as represented by visionary, dream, and shamanic experiences.  She seeks to offer her listeners and readers an opportunity to see beyond the limitations of waking senses alone.  Through her writing, both nonfiction and fictional storytelling she offers a glimpse of the inner world accessed through the dream gate and the treasury that lies in dream consciousness.   Her publications include The Mystical Dream Tarot and The Dream Gate which present a novel approach to understanding imagery as the language of dream and the guide to better comprehend one’s self.  Her short story, Pieda’s Tales, is a tale of the imagination and the gifts the creative life offer to a growing child. She has contributed to several books, the most recent is Journeys and Awakenings: Wisdom for Spiritual Travelers, a Seven Pillar House of Wisdom publication. Her publications, workshops, and  private sessions, aim to empower each of us to achieve our highest goals by moving beyond the narrow confines of a life guided solely by surface waking perceptions to one that is enriched and guided by working with visionary/dream experiences to better understand and empower our decisions and life commitments.  She offers us a glimpse of a magical world  where the two halves of consciousness are united: where the visionary compliments the waking.   She resides at Temenos, an environmental sanctuary co-founded with her husband and soul mate, Iggy


Years in Practice: 20 Years

2016  Clinical training: The Scripps Medical Center for Integrative Studies, and the Maharishi School of       Ayurveda Medicine for Health Care Practitioners

1999: Ph.D. Transpersonal Psychology, Saybrook University

1998: Certificate, Clinical Training, Mind/Body Medicine, Harvard Medical School, with Herb Bensen, MD

1998: Graduate  Advanced Shamanic Studies, Foundation for Shamanic Studies, with Dr. Michael Harner

1997: Certificate, Clinical Training, Wellness Counseling, and Body Consciousness with Dr. Jeanne Achterberg and Frank Lawliss 

1997: Certificate, Clinical Training in Hypnosis and Psychophysiological Practice, with Dr. Ian Wickramasekera, Berkeley, California  

1996: Graduate, Clinical Training, School of Herbal Medicine, Clearwater, New Jersey

1976: Ph.D. Biology, Emphasis Physiology, New York University

Additional Credentials:

Membership: American Psychological Association

                       International Association for the Study of Dreams 

                       Professional membership in the American Botanical Council

  • Stress

  • Anxiety 

  • Panic Attacks

  • Grief

  • Depression, 

  • Creative Blocks

  • Indecision


Psychotherapy using techniques of dream analysis, hypnosis, and past life regression.

Intuitive and shamanic healing including soul retrieval and extraction.


Shamanic studies mentorship for seekers of spiritual empowerment and self-understanding.

Dr. Janet offers private and small group sessions using intuitive healing, dreamwork, shamanic and relaxation therapy to empower each to successfully heal and achieve balance of mind, body, and spirit. 

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