Thipphavanh Deovan, certified by Suzanne Tempel as an Awakened Mind Practitioner in 2021, brings a rich array of skills to her work as a consciousness trainer and researcher. Certified in Sound Massage healing, EFT, Shiatsu, and Yoga Nidra, she practices Qi Gong regularly and is studying the effects of all these modalities on brainwave states through the Mind Mirror. Previously a software engineer graduating from the University of Luminy with a master's degree in computer science and a digital imagery specialization, she worked in that field for 15 years before questioning the direction of her life. Meditating at a Buddhist temple and exploring mindfulness with MBSR and higher states of awareness through Insight Timer, she felt drawn to the self-healing work of Jean-Michel Gurret and certified in EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique), thus entering the world of energy psychology. Reading Dawson Church's book, The Genie in Your Genes,
drew her to the practice of Qi Gong, which heightened her awareness of subtle energies, as did sound massage and its ability to shift states of consciousness with singing bowls and gongs placed on the body. Thipphavanh had always wanted to build an EEG to map her brainwave activities. Learning about the Mind Mirror seemed serendipitous. "The Mind Mirror is a bridge to reconcile science and spirituality," she says. "People come to me for healing and well-being, often scientific people with a hidden spiritual side. The Mind Mirror helps pragmatic people believe what they are sensing and feeling, especially in the field of energy studies and spirituality. It connects people with their true self." She quotes Thich Nhat Han: "[Buddhism] meditation is the practice of looking deeply into the nature of reality, so we are not deceived by what we see and what we hear. Science does the same, an attempt to look more deeply into the nature of reality. When we look at the sky and see a star, it may be that the star has already disappeared thousands of years of light ago, yet one can still strongly believe that the star is there. Science helps us to be more careful." She is an ardent admirer of Einstein, whose words she lives by: "Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind."
Visit her website at Thipphavanh Deovan – Believe in yourself
to learn more about her and her work.