AWH: Freida Harrell, thank you for making the time to answer questions about your life and your work. What started you on your path to help others?
Freida Harrell: In 1994, I was seriously injured in a car accident. For two years, I was focused on my recovery, on relieving the constant pain, on returning to full use of my back and legs. This led me to a variety of healers, both traditional and alternative.
In the process, I discovered that alternative medicine works in profound ways. I also discovered that spirituality, a connection to God, is very important to health.
I recovered from my injuries, knowing that this car accident, as difficult and painful as the experience was, put me on my path, my mission in life. I came to appreciate with profound gratitude the role the Body plays in our search for enlightenment…and decided to bring this message and healing to others.
AWH: You are the author of The Seven Sacred Discs, a book about healing and honoring the major chakras. It is educational, enlightening and fun. I felt the process could be experienced singly or in a group. What encouraged you to write this book?
Freida Harrell: The Body is the most profound Temple. It not only provides a vehicle for our Life Experience, but it also is a means to understanding Self…yet much of the information available to the average person is intimidating and scares some away from doing helpful and healing things for themselves. I wanted to provide information about the Body…that is, exercise, nutrition, stress-relief…and Mind and Spirit, connecting to a Higher Self…in ways that are simple and fun, in ways that people feel are easy to incorporate into their lives.
AWH: You have such a wealth of information and knowledge. You are a wellness consultant and work with massage modalities including myofascial, sports, neuromuscular, and medical; and the therapeutic modalities you practice include certified massage, fitness trainer and flexibility trainer, certified with the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA). Do the modalities bleed into each other depending on what the client needs?
Freida: As a Wellness Consultant, I work with clients to develop a wellness plan unique to their needs. A wellness plan will consist of a variety of modalities ranging from massage therapy to transpersonal psychotherapy. While the modalities may not “bleed” into each other, they certainly complement each other.
AWH: I have heard the highest praise for your work in how you intuitively know what the body requires and you provide it.
Freida: Thank you! I definitely am in spiritual channel when I am working with a client.
AWH: You are the creator of Integrated Movement Therapy™, a fascinating and complex process to determine if the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual bodies are aligned to achieve a goal. Please explain the therapy’s concept, and its benefits and features.
Freida: IMT is based upon ancient Eastern philosophy, designed to provide coordination, strength, flexibility, focus and concentration. Breath work, that Life Force, is important to achieving full benefit of IMT. It is much more than just physical exercise – it is about bringing balance to the left and right side of the brain, to the body, and to someone’s life. It expands and stretches all the bodies -- physical, etheric, emotional, mental, and spiritual. It is a powerful means to “age gracefully” because rather that just focusing on building the physical body, it provides exercises that positively affect internal organ function, bone density, emotional release, and spiritual connection. I offer both group IMT programs and unique programs designed for specific individual needs.
IMT is fun, passive, and playful, yet focused and powerful. From IMT, one becomes stronger, more flexible, more youthful in spirit and appearance, and increases longevity.
AWH: One thing I was aware of was how much you travel to work. What is your “range of response”? Do you create affiliations with other medical facilities and/or have referral relationships with other professionals in associated fields?
Freida: Much of my work with individual clients is within an hour radius. In addition to the healing modalities and programs I provide, I also offer a number of related educational workshops. While I have no formal affiliations, I am often invited by associates and professional alternative healers to present these educational workshops.
AWH: What are your personal and professional plans for health and wellness in the next twenty years?
Freida Harrell: The Earth and we, humans, on this Earth are evolving. We are moving into an era of community, grace, and spiritual freedom. We are seeing the “old, masculine structures” of greed and power crumble and fall. I see the growing need to balance the Masculine and Feminine within ourselves. My goal is to provide a tranquil and serene place where individuals or groups can come to find that balance, experience healing, live from a base of love instead of fear, and learn about “sustainable living,” that is, living in a healthy, more natural environment with less reliance on outside resources.
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Return to the Art Gallery
I met an African-American artist when he was teaching seniors at the James A. Bland Houses community center where we lived.
I would play with friends and other children and then go into the room and watched skilled elders use oils
to paint the still life of fruits and flowers or other arrangements. I looked at the arrangement. their faces, and the
path of the brush from the pallette to the canvas.
I observed for a couple of years before I got up the courage to bring in a portrait of a woman. This artist shared his wisdom
about color- how hair and skin have more than one color. The woman's face began to move out beyond the page with 3 dimensional
quality. I realized how flat it was before.
I don't remember the artist's name. I am still researching to find it.
In that time, I accepted art supplies from Mr. Alleyne, my 8th grade Spanish teacher who thought it would help me improve my grade
and a shop teacher who made a gift of a box of pastels and to whom I promised to write. I kept neither of those agreements.
I created art for the Spanish teacher but he never saw them. I thought they were not good enough and discarded them in the incinerator.
From lessons my mother purchased for me from the Famous Artists School,
traveling to Jamaica, New York for six Saturdays with my friend Karen Dixon who gave her time to be my traveling
companion and busied herself while I attended art classes for which I will always be grateful; attending the
High School of Art and Design; my major at Pratt Institute, and later, at Delphi University, taking Entura Art
with Patricia Hayes brought the love of art full circle, all contributed to what I do today