Introduction to Joy Gardner


Joy Gardner is on the cutting edge of the new technology of the body's vibratory system. She has been a gifted teacher, practitioner, and pioneer in energy healing and the holistic health movement since 1968. The Director of the Vibrational Healing Program for 22 years, Joy Gardner works in the tradition of the shaman and medicine woman.

Joy Gardner (aka Joy Gardner-Gordon and Joyce Prensky) is the author of 11 published books that have collectively sold nearly 300,000 copies, two CDs, and several videos on self-healing. She has taught throughout the United States, Canada, England and Australia.

Living in the Southwest and then in the Northwest, Ms. Gardner studied with the Hopi, Apache, and Coast Salish Indians, learning herbal, shamanic and sound healing. This she combined with her own ancestral Hebraic tradition as the daughter of a precognitive mother and the granddaughter of a rabbi/cantor.

Joy knew she would be a writer from the time she was in the second grade. She attended the University of California at Berkeley, Roosevelt University in Chicago, the University of Chicago, Hunter College, and New York University, where she majored in English.

Persuing her healing career as an herbalist, Ms. Gardner was educated in the field, living in a rural commune with 80 people on 200 acres of land at Black Bear Ranch in Northern California. Her fellow communards provided the laboratory for one of the first contemporary experiments in holistic healing in 1966. From there, Joy worked at the Country Doctor Community Clinic in Seattle, where they published her first book, Healing Yourself, which eventually sold over 100,000 copies.

She also helped start the Siuslaw Rural Health Clinic between Florence and Eugene, Oregon, where she worked as an Alternative Practitioner. Later Ms. Gardner trained with death-and-loss pioneer Elisabeth Kubler-Ross, and helped start a hospice in Nelson, B.C., in Canada, where she trained volunteers. Ms. Gardner studied spiritual healing with British Intuitive, Rev. Helena Ram, Gestalt and Reiki with Bethal Phaigh (author of Gestalt and the Wisdom of the Kahunas) and cellular consciousness with Dr. Graham Ferrant of Australia.

Her close relationship with nature gave rise to an intimate sense of communication with rocks and crystals, which led to the creation of her own unique method of healing, which she calls Vibrational Alignment™. She was featured in Susanne Sims's book, Healing Vacations in Hawaii.

In 2005, Ms. Gardner participated in a study at North Hawaii Community Hospital in Waimea on the Island of Hawaii, conducted by Jeanne Achterberg, Ph.D., author of Imagery in Healing: Shamanism and Modern Medicine. Using a state-of-the-art functional MRI, Achterberg demonstrated that intentional sounds and energy sent by Ms. Gardner, at randomly designated times, to a recipient in the MRI, registered definitively at specific centers of the brain (see below). Red areas are positive activation, blue are negative (see The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, Volume 11, Number 6, 2005, pp. 965-971).

Areas of the brain taken by a functional MRI in a study by Jeanne Achterberg, Ph.D., demonstrate that sounds and energy sent by Joy Gardner to a participant inside the MRI, registered definitively.

Joy Gardner has been a member of the International Society for the Study of Subtle Energies & Energy Medicine (ISSSEEM), a professional member of the American Herbalists Guild, and she helped start a Bioneers group in Asheville, NC.

Her personal interests include toning and spontaneous vocal sounding, lapidary work, silversmithing, creative dancing, hiking, biking, traveling, and swimming with dolphins. She is the mother of two grown sons: Kalon Prensky, who lives with his son Keanu in Maui, Hawaii; and Reuben Prensky, who lives with his wife Zoey Wren in Vancouver, BC, Canada.

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