Biography & Resume



Biography

Diane Hecht, MA, is self-employed, the owner of The Joy Within and resides in Ithaca, New York. She offers many ways to improve the quality of lives through wellness workshops, meditation courses, stress management seminars, experiences of the mind and body connection, and Reiki.

Diane has been a certified meditation and stress management instructor since 1990, and has a private Reiki practice in Ithaca. Since 1998, she has been an instructor for Cornell University’s Physical Education and Wellness departments, as well as offering wellness and meditation courses for other business and educational settings throughout the United States. As a former medical technologist, and having earned a Master of Arts degree in Integrative Wellness in 2008, Diane combines her knowledge of western medicine with twenty years of studying and experiencing complementary and alternative modalities. Through a Cornell University grant in 2001, she published a meditation training book for incarcerated male adolescents.


Diane Hecht, MA, is self-employed, the owner of The Joy Within and resides in Ithaca, New York. She offers many ways to improve the quality of lives through wellness workshops, meditation courses, stress management seminars, experiences of the mind and body connection, and Reiki.

Resume

2013-Present

Adjunct/Lecturer for Positive Psychology 275 for Wells College, Aurora, NY

2009-2012

Adjunct Instructor for Psychology 101 Personal Growth and Development course for Tompkins/Cortland Community College, NY

2008-Present

Creates and offers one week seminars for the Cornell Adult University Summer Series, Ithaca, NY

1998-Present

Presents seminars and workshops on creating wellness, stress management, meditation and vegetarian and vegan eating for educational and business settings throughout the United States

1998-Present

Teaches Cornell University Physical Education Department courses Mind/Body Connection and Meditation/Relaxation

1998-Present

Creates and offers workshops on wellness, meditation and stress management to students, faculty, and staff through the Cornell University Wellness Program

1998-2001

Through a Cornell University grant, authored and published a book teaching meditation to incarcerated adolescent male residents and staff: “From Boot Camp to Monastery – The Way Out Is To Go In”

1975-1995

Supervised and trained personnel in all aspects of medical technology for hospital and private physician clinical laboratories as a Medical Technologist

Education

State University of New York, E.S.C., Saratoga, NY: M.A. Integrative Wellness; Thesis on “The Benefits of Meditation”
State University of New York, Empire State College, Ithaca, NY: B.S. Integrative Health
State University of New York, Alfred, NY: A.A.S. Medical Technology.

Training

The International Center for Reiki Training: Certified Karuna Reiki Master/Teacher 2006.
The Reiki Alliance of Usui Shiki Ryoho: Certified Reiki Master/Teacher 1997.
Siddha Yoga Prison Project: Certified Meditation Instructor 1990


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