About Dr. Beverly Lawrence

Holistic Health for Soul, Mind, & Body

Beverly Lawrence, Ph.D., MH, MA.Ac., MMS, C.A.Ht., CSC, CCP, L.Ac. is a licensed acupuncturist in the State of Arizona, and a Board Certified Medical Hypnotherapist who founded the Dancing Bear® Healing Center. She is an NCCAOM National Board-Certified Acupuncturist. Dr. Lawrence is a teaching assistant for Acupuncture at the Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine (SCNM).


Dr. Lawrence


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Formal Education and Degrees

Certifications & Boards

Additional Certification & Training


Selected Awards

Books and Other Writings




Formal Education & Degrees Include:

University of Metaphysical Sciences (UMS) - BS, MMS, Ph.D.

Phoenix Institute of Herbal Medicine and Acupuncture (PIHMA) - a Masters in Acupuncture.

University of San Francisco (USF) - BS in Organizational Behavior

Mesa Community College (MCC) - AA with a focus in Science (premed for SCNM)

Palo Alto School of Hypnotherapy (PASH) - Masters in Hypnotherapy

College of San Mateo (CSM) - AA with a focus in Computer Science

Completed 2,5 years at the Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine (SCNM)

Heald Business College - Certificate of Completion in Computer Programming


Certifications & Boards

NCCAOM - National Board-Certified Acupuncturistsince 2010

Colorpuncture® - Certified Practitioner, OGT Training, Pain Management, and Facial Rejuvenation classes (2006-2011)

Acutonics® Practitioner (2006-2008)

National Acupuncture Detoxification Association (NADA) - Certified in Acudetox (2007)

American Association of Professional Hypnotherapists - Clinical Hypnotherapist, P-L-236 (life member)

National Board for Hypno and Hypnotic Anesthesiology (NBHA) - Certified Hypno-Anaesthesia, 070599

National League of Medical Hypnotherapists - Medical Hypnotherapist, MHO333

American Board of Hypnotherapy (ABH) - Certified Hypnotherapist (2540)

American Board of Hypnotherapy (ABH) - Certified Spiritual Counselor (CSC) 

Wilson Learning Social Styles - certified instructor

TimeLine Therapy® Association, 2244, practitioner

American Board of Neuro-Linguistic Programming, 0337, practitioner of NLP

Institute of Integral Handwriting Analysis (IIHS) - Certified Handwriting Consultant

International Center for Reiki Training - Reiki Master

IAPAM certification as Office support for Weight Management protocol

CPR for Health Care Practitioners - (renewed in 2021)

Naturopathic Jurisprudence Board - passed

Clean Needle Technique (CCAOM) - Board Certified

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Trained and/or Certified in these Healing Modalities

Acutonics® practitioner level

Esogetic Colorpuncture light therapy

Dr. Tan method of acupuncture

Dr. Tong method of acupuncture

Koryo (Korean) Hand Therapy

2003 - 8 hours - HIPPA, Banner Desert Medical Center

Caregiver Services and Counseling as well as lectures on AIDS - Aids Research & Information Services (ARIS)

Clinical, Advanced, Medical, and Masters in Hypnotherapy, workshops on Past Life Regression, Fibromyalgia and other workshops -  Palo Alto School of Hypnotherapy

Clinical, Advanced, Ericksonian, and Past Life Regression Hypnotherapy - American Institute of Hypnotherapy (AIH). Also attend many related workshops sponsored by AIH at their annual conventions including NLP, Timeline Therapy, Pranic Healing and other alternative practices.

Past Life Regression Therapy - William Baldwin, DDS

Spiritual Counseling I, II, and III - by AIH

Medical Billing for the Adjunct Therapist -New Focus Institute

Hypnotherapy, NLP, and TimeLine Therapy - Nancy Wood School

Completed the 3-Year Shamanic training - Foundation of Shamanic Studies, classes with Michael Harner, PhD, and Sandra Ingerman. Studied, Tuvan Shamanism, Celtic Shamanism and other related trainings. Over 400 hours of training in this field, of which nine weeks over a three year period were residential.

Reiki I, II, III, Advanced and Master Training - International Center for Reiki Training (William Rand), Lighten Your Way (Laurie Grant), and other Reiki Masters.

Over 1000 hours of subtle energy healing and meditation training from various sources including the Spiritual Unfoldment Network, Transcendental Meditation, Church of Divine Man, Barbara Brennan School of Healing, and Rosalyn Bruyere Crucible Program.

Three month nutrition class for the lay person - Camino Hospital EAP Program

Three month Certification in Handwriting Analysis, Institute of Integral Handwriting Services (IIHS)

Personology (Face and Body Reading)

Biology of Complimentary Medicine, Bruce Lipton, PhD (Stanford University Medical School Professor).

Six month Executive Management Training Program - JMW

Wilson Learning Social Styles class as well as Teacher Training Certification

Meyers-Briggs Instrument - UCSC Extension in Silicon Valley

Train the Trainer - UC San Diego Extension

Leadership Training and other classes - ABWA, over 20 CEU's

Covey's 7-Habits of Highly Successful People - presented at Cisco Systems

Licensed Ham Radio KI7QNJ.

FEMA CERT Certified.

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Memberships Include:

American Association of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (AAAOM)

American Herbalist Guild (AHG)

National Acupuncture Detoxification Association (NADA)

American Board of Hypnotherapy (ABH)

SBA – Sound Healers Association (SHA1157)

American Association of Professional Hypnotherapists (AAPH) – Clinical Hypnotherapist, P-L-236 (life member)


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Selected Awards

Best of Greater Cities Phoenix Award 2011 & 2012 for Acupuncture and Holistic Healing

Life Science Student of the Year, 2004 at MCC

Phi Theta Kappa at MCC

Woman of the Year, ABWA, Dumbarton Bridge Chapterv

Presidents Award for Outstanding Service, Kiwanis

Appreciation Award from the Silicon Valley Joint Venture Regulatory Streamlining Council, for volunteer work done with the Santa Clara Water District

Several Recognition Awards from Cumberland Elementary School

Bronze Baldrige award from the California Council for Quality Association for Process Improvements at ESL-TRW

Board Member of the Year, PWP

Three Outstanding Team Awards, Cisco Systems

Key Contributor Award, Cisco Systems

ASG-TRW VP Team Recognition Award for unprecedented and extraordinary results in Customer Satisfaction, Quality, and Financial Performance.

Over 10 Presidential Citations and over 20 Team Awards at ESL-TRW

National Technology Innovation Award nomination, for Web based Commissions project at Aspect Communications

Med911 award for Dancing-Bear.com web site

Study Web Award, "This site has been selected as a featured site in StudyWeb as one of the best educational resources on the Web by our researchers." for Dancing-Bear.com

Several other National awards for web site design

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Books & Other Writings

Meditation Demystified - a workbook on various meditation techniques and when to use each style

Dancing Bear Way - a large web site with information on various metaphysical, alternative healing, CAM and related topics

Monthly Newsletter

As a Consultant/owner of ADBO Consulting wrote many web sites as wells as marketing plans, research papers as well as project specifications and implementations plans and presentations.

Founder of Dancing Bear Academy an online source or classes and free material on spiritual development and holistic health

Founder of Dancing Bear Foundation a non=profit to benefit the promotion of spirituality and holistic health.

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Capriana Home Owners Association (HOA) President & webmaster (2008-2020)

Capriana Block Watch - Past Captain, Past Co-captain

Parkside Home Owners Association (HOA) Secretary & webmaster (1997-2002)