Melanie Roche, MA, is an energy healer and creator of the Joy of Presence: The IDEA Method™ (Inner Directed Energy Awareness). She brings a wealth of experience in mind-body healing, meditation, therapy, dance, and theater to lead personalized programs for thought leaders, entrepreneurs, patients, and healthcare practitioners. She served on the faculty of the Barbara Brennan School of Healing in Miami and Tokyo, working directly with Barbara Brennan.
Melanie was invited — along with a physician and other holistic practitioners — to inaugurate the Integrative Health and Wellness Program at Canyon Ranch Miami Beach, the mind-body health resort that attracts guests seeking a healthy lifestyle through comprehensive integration between medicine and healing. A cancer survivor, she is the author of Thriving Through Cancer: Tools and Practices to Feel Better and Improve Your Quality of Life During Cancer and Beyond – An Integrative Method.
At New York University School of Medicine, she coordinated an after-school program for high school students who plan to become physicians. In addition to her eight years of training at the Barbara Brennan School of Healing, she also holds a BA in comparative religion from Columbia University and an MA in experimental theatre from New York University. Melanie leads workshops and gives corporate trainings internationally.